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2007 and 2008 Baer Winery, Ursa


These wines are quite tasty with the 2007 showing a rustic side and the 2008 steps things up by showing beautifully integrated, rippling flavors.  The Ursa is available for $32-$35 per bottle and is fairly priced for the effort.

2007 Baer Winery, Ursa, Columbia Valley
This wine is 44% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot.  This wine has a light nose of assertive, red fruit.  In the mouth there are ripe, sauvage, flavors of blue fruits mixed with some new oak influences.  There is a creamy texture to the wild flavors that then turn towards blue fruits with dusty herbs.  Some heat escapes in the finish.  After two hours of air the wine settles down and softens up with sweet spices, ample sweet cinnamon, followed up by a somewhat coarse finish.  ***(*) Now-2015.

2008 Baer Winery, Ursa, Columbia Valley
This wine is a blend of 53% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot.  It was aged for 19 months in 80% new French oak.  There were 1095 cases produced.  This wine sported a light nose of brooding black and red fruit.  In the mouth there are dark, rippling flavors of blue and red fruits.  This medium+ bodied wine has ample sweet spices, textured flavors of incense, and a vein of acidity running throughout.  After two hours of air it show lovely, sweet spiced fruit that was well-integrated with the acidity and tannins.  If you drink it now make sure you decant the wine for two hours.  Personally, I would cellar this for one year before trying again.  ***(*) 2014-2019.

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