cf. The Fire Lizard blog 11.18.11 entry http://​​/2011/11/18/​steve-kalecs-slovenian-wine​-stone/ #comments wine diamonds​wiki/Tartaric_acid "stereochemistry: Naturally occurring tartaric acid is chiral, meaning that it has molecules that are non-superimposable on their mirror-images & a useful raw material in organic chemistry for synthesis of other chiral molecules." ... "a muscle toxin, ... in high doses causes paralysis and death. The median lethal dose (LD50) is about 7.5 grams/kg for a human"

Callaway Reserve 2009 Pinot Noir

United States, California, Sonoma Valley
cut cork stopper, medium dimple
Vineyard: Callaway Reserve
Color: Red
Year: 2009
Country: United States
Logged on: 2011-12-05
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma Valley
Grape: Pinot Noir
Alcohol Content: 14.5
Date Drank: 2011-12-08
Price: $ 5.43
Size: Bottle 750ml
Purchase Location: Grocery Store
Purchase Location Name: Grocery Outlet
Taste: Very little, faint brief cherry quickly ruined by sour finish
Finish: Sour milk, olives
Nose: Sour
Appearance: Not opaque
Positives: pref. varietal, pref. AOC, inexpensive
Negatives: young, short term availability
Buy Again? No


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