BTKerne

Location: Saint Louis, MO

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  • May 3, 2012 at 2:03pm


    BTKerne's Review:
    Added May 3, 2012 at 2:03pm
    I have had several Etna Rosso's before coming across the Graci. They all share similar flavor profiles but while the other Etna Rosso's have been light with thin structure, the Graci really delivered with a med to full bodied compelling mouthfeel. Upon opening, it was very Burgundian on the nose with loamy forest floor smells. The nose reminded me of dried cherries and roses filtered through charcoal, with a nice smoky aroma to it. Strawberry jam and dried cherries on the palate as the tar smoky flavors envelop the palate. Great wine for the price. Drink 2012-2017 at least.

  • May 3, 2012 at 1:56pm
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  • Apr 22, 2012 at 10:10pm
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  • Apr 19, 2012 at 3:54pm
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    BTKerne's Review:
    Added Apr 19, 2012 at 3:54pm
    A Tuscan 100% Syrah. Drank at 33 Wine Bar In Lafayette Square of St. Louis. Really elegant syrah with raisin and wet brook stones on the nose. Medicinal fruit, blackberry, peppery spices. A midweight Syrah produced from 25yr old vines. Nuanced and interesting. Drinking very well now but will enjoy revisiting in a few years. Best 2012-2018.

  • Apr 19, 2012 at 3:47pm

    Previously available for $68.95



    BTKerne's Review:
    Added Apr 19, 2012 at 3:47pm
    Visited 33 Wine Bar in Lafayette Square of St. Louis and told Jeff there to grab me something interesting. Never expected him to come out with this beauty. An old school Rioja with 17yrs of age on it. Nose of leather, wet earth, and I have to say a little dung-like with some American oak vanilla. Extremely pleased with the flavor, well integrated with subdued tannins. Dark cherry wet leather and earth. Really a pleasure.

  • Apr 12, 2012 at 10:32am

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    BTKerne's Review:
    Added Apr 12, 2012 at 10:32am
    This is my first Peter Franus wine and was a great experience. The wine won Best Zinfandel of 2008 in Wine and Spirits. Blueberry and lots of Indian spices on the nose. Dark ruby in color. Beautiful textured blueberry fruits thickly coated with a load of spices and smoky tobacco. Spicy McSpicy here. Great finish. Great wine.

  • Apr 9, 2012 at 10:11pm

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    BTKerne's Review:
    Added Apr 9, 2012 at 9:40pm
    A top class wine from the relatively new Yamhill-Carlton District of Willamette Valley. 30mins after opening, this wine shows dense smoky wet earth on the nose with hints of wild cherries. Great aromatics. I keep going back to the nose, but the fruit is not showing much. On the palate it is a denser Pinot Noir, which doesn't say much considering my level of experience with these wines. A broad spectrum of red and dark fruit. Great wild cherry flavors with a dark loamy earth foundation. Consistent tar and mocha flavors through the finish. Balanced acidity with great structure. This wine could still use some time but is showing greatly now.

  • Apr 9, 2012 at 9:07pm

    Previously available for $18.95



    BTKerne's Review:
    Added Apr 9, 2012 at 9:07pm
    Disclaimer: Did not have time to fully appreciate this. Was at a friend's house for an Easter dinner and brought this bottle. All I remember is that it just seemed unripe and very vegetal in flavor. I cannot find any other reviews to see if I should give this one another chance. I would hate to write it off.

  • Apr 6, 2012 at 4:34pm

    Previously available for $22.95



    BTKerne's Review:
    Added Apr 6, 2012 at 4:34pm
    Found this gem for around $20 at the Wine Gallery in the CWE of St. Louis. It came highly recommended and I certainly agree. This wine is Blue Rock's entry level everyday red. I believe they also produce a 100% Cab and a "Best Barrels" blend. This wine was a treat at $20 with good complexity, balance, and finesse. Medium bodied and smooth. The Cab dominated the nose, but after 20mins the fruit came through in a delightful way. Cherry cola, blueberry, and raspberry, with a little peppery spice and hints of light oak contact. A very well produced Bordeaux blend that I will certainly be returning to.

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