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Brown Acid to Red Wine: the Woodstock Collection

Posted in News with tags , , , , on June 15, 2011 by 30daysout

The Woodstock Collection, from Malibu's Cielo Farms.

Editor’s Note: Our L.A. correspondent and wine columnist extraordinaire Randy Fuller checks in from Malibu this week with the flashback-inducing Woodstock Collection.

At the L.A. Wine Fest on June 11, I sampled some nice rock’n’roll wine. Cielo Farms of Malibu poured samples of their Woodstock Collection. The Red House Bordeaux blend shows a great sour cherry flavor; the ’09 Purple Haze has a blueberry nose and luscious fruit on the palate; Blackbird is Malbec and Petit Verdot, with deep and rich dark fruit and a hint of chocolate on the finish.

Will they make you play guitar like Jimi Hendrix? No. Make you sing like Paul McCartney? Maybe. If you spill some, though, your house may well turn red. Drink too much of them, and a purple haze will ensue.

Cielo Farms website

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