Author: Aaron

Aaron has had a curiosity and passion for wine since his late teens, when he fantasized about becoming a winemaker. After a short stint working on political campaigns nationally, Aaron began a career in marketing, eventually co-founding a mobile technology start-up for the adult beverage space called Slingr. Shortly after the company folded, Aaron and his wife moved to Temecula Wine Country, where he fell in love with the community, the scenery, the entrepreneurism, and (most importantly) the wine culture. Endlessly curious, Aaron earned a WSET Level II Award in Wines & Spirits in 2018, and is embarking on the Level III program. Aaron has a BA in International Relations from UC Davis, and is currently pursuing an MBA at UC Riverside's A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Business.
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Doffo 2016 Syrah

Doffo 2016 Syrah

Dark plum and black cherry take center stage, along with blackberry. The fruit notes together come across as stewed, tart, and a little jammy. Oak elements include smokey charcoal, clove, vanilla, and resin.

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Europa Village 2016 Sangiovese

It’s worth noting the quality of 2016 Sangiovese. It lacks some of the spiciness and oakiness you’ll commonly find in wines from that varietal, but I consider that a positive. The fruit doesn’t need to hide behind these secondary flavors, something indicative of the grapes being picked by hand as opposed to machine-harvested. The result is a pleasant, easy drinking experience which appeals to most palates.