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Wine Review: 2009 McCay Paisley Lodi California Red Blend

In Lodi, some wines are real diamonds that are sometimes forgotten or were never discovered in the first place. This wine confirms Lodi has got it going on. I love the blend of these two Lodi specialties—Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. This wine Paisley delivers on a grand scale in the key of E for excellent. Full throttle flavors that are plush, luscious and racy all at the same time hitting high and low notes proficiently. Get it and groove on. Its smooth and polished, tasty and tight. It’s nice! Add Smoky BBQ sweet!

2009 McCay Paisley Lodi California Red BlendRating: Excellent (92) | $30 | 14.8% ABV

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5 Responses to “Wine Review: 2009 McCay Paisley Lodi California Red Blend”

  1. Gerry says:

    Very cool graphical review, I like it.

  2. bali says:

    Excellent Merci!

  3. JenS says:

    Honestly, this “graphic review” looks a lot like (but not as well done) as the wine comics at Wakawaka Wine Reviews: http://wakawakawinereviews.com/ – kind of a ripoff. She’s an original and a friend, and I was disappointed to see this. Consider featuring her work rather than pale imitations!

    • Jen, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Anyone can appreciate Wakawaka sketches but that is not what I do. I keep it simple with line drawings and typical wine geek terms to describe a wine visually to showcase a wine, a region, or a producer. I love to draw and have assiduously sketched many wine related depictions for 20+ years now. As the switch to more visualization takes place in books, blogs and the social media landscape, I am experimenting with visual depictions for wine reviews because I believe wine can be image driven as much as data driven; which is why I am using this media format to verify if it jives with our readers. I don’t consider it a ripoff as evident with the many inspirations to draw from, including The Drops Of God wine comic book and a myriad of online sites that draw line images here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Its simply a way to communicate visually to an audience.

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