I am a wine lover with a vocation in the wine business that gives me an excuse to drink really good wine every day. I ferment stuff in my basement and grow grapes and often wonder what life would be like without grape juice, yeast, bees & glassblowers.
George Parkinson's Wines
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Oct 8, 2010 at 10:58am
Added Oct 8, 2010 at 10:58amelegant, well made, well aged; has 5+ years to go plum black color with outer red tones; deep mineral, tobacco, clove and berry fruit tones in the mouth; long silken finish. plays like a Spanish Reserva.
Oct 8, 2010 at 10:55am
Added Oct 8, 2010 at 10:55amDeep Plum red/black color herbs, earth, cherry and cola nut in the nose medium-full mouth feel, more mineral tones and slight tannin medium long finish, elegant with sufficient acid.
Aug 30, 2010 at 12:49pm
Added Aug 30, 2010 at 12:49pmcherry, wild berry, toasted coco and coffee. I liked this while BBQ-ing ribs and baking corn bread on a mild August evening. had the meat to match the food without being over-bearing. good southwest food match
Aug 30, 2010 at 12:44pm
Added Aug 30, 2010 at 12:44pmpeach and nectarine in the nose, the color was a straw gold; good finishing acid and the experience led me to a second glass with a white bean hummus.
Aug 30, 2010 at 12:00pm
Added Aug 30, 2010 at 11:57amA rustic throw back; gritty, chewy and rough around the edges; more like the movie raging bull; I like these wines on chilly nights with a Tuscan White Bean Stew, may gain elegance with some age, then again why wait when all you want is a good punch in the mouth.
May 20, 2010 at 6:04pm
Added May 20, 2010 at 6:04pmrich, cloing fat. 07 was a warm growing season and the earliest harvest on record in the Alto Adige. This wine shows it as it has an almost new world flavor spectrum. gold in color melon and papaya in the nose fat on the mid palate with slight marble/granite notes long finish. I like it and that's my outside new world voice talking.
May 20, 2010 at 5:51pm
Added May 20, 2010 at 5:51pmslightly thinner than the 07. Higher acid and more present mineral tones as well. show the vintage conditions of 08. Nice wine to drink with shellfish and lighter pastas. straw yellow in color melon notes on the nose pleasant but thin mouth feel finishes medium to short drink it up!
May 6, 2010 at 8:22amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $52.89
Added May 6, 2010 at 8:21amThis was an old soldier I opened on my 50th Birthday this week. It was a 1992, and reminded me of times gone by since the day I first tasted the wine. 1992 upon release was considered "vintage of the decade" before the 94's or 97's or 99's were released. The wine had density, tannin, acid and dark fruits in balance. Tight and unapproachable when first barrel tasted; this 18 year old held together. The fruits were somewhat more muted and the earth tones were predominant. There was sediment as expected and the color held its coco, red plum and cherry tones which was unexpectedly pleasant. Over-all I found this wine was at its pinnacle and may start to decline in a year or two depending on cellar conditions. I like well made red wines of certain power and age. This was one of them. The debate over high alcohol and balance in new world wines would be lost on this one as at over 14% this wine at 18 years, (17 really), was graceful and rich with all the meaningful parts still present. It was paired with a roasted game hen, creamed spinach and polenta cakes. Maybe not the perfect food pairing for its younger self, but perfect for its present condition as the subtle food flavors allowed the wine to "show-off". Should you question buying and cellaring a new world Cabernet of 14% alcohol or more, let go, they can age well and are worth the wait, in my opinion.
Apr 14, 2010 at 9:12am
Added Apr 14, 2010 at 9:05amPowerful. Fruit meets flesh. well made and a great example of this terroir. buy this and lay it down for a while...or drink it up; either way you won't be dissappointed.
Apr 14, 2010 at 9:01amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $22.55
Added Jul 23, 2009 at 6:04pmcolor: deep blue/black; nose-wild berries & cola; mouth-earth,clove & plum; finish - long & lingering; buy it, age it, drink it share it.