Steve Peter's Wines
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Oct 11, 2013 at 6:41pm
Added Oct 11, 2013 at 6:41pmThis is a hedonistic fruit bomb if I've ever had one. The nose is plum and dark fruit with an overtone of dark cherry and a hint of leather. This is a great balance of rich, jammy fruit up front followed by a blast of drying tannins, all leading up to a very nice experience. The lingering aftertaste does have a bit of the lavender and lilac I associate with Malbec. However, if I were to taste this blind, I fear I'd call it out as a Zinfandel. I shouldn't say fear, because I'm a fan of a good Zin. It's big and jammy, but not too hot, at just over 13% (I'm seeing more and more Malbecs up around 14, which concerns me.) I had this with green beans and Italian sausage, and I'd dare say this gives many Italian wines a run for their money with this style food. I'd recommend this with anything tomato, beef, or pork.
Dec 13, 2012 at 5:49pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $21.99
Added Dec 13, 2012 at 5:49pmThis has to be the hottest Gewurz (Alsatian, thus no Umlaut) I have ever had. The alcohol completely overwhelms the spice. The color is rather ruddy, tending toward a copper hue, and the nose is very nicely in style, with tropical fruits, but instead of the long finish, you get the long burn. I cannot recommend this.
Feb 1, 2012 at 7:28pm
Added Feb 1, 2012 at 7:28pmI love dry Saperavi from Georgia, but this is a disappointment. Appearance is a dark, but very cloudy purple/red. Legs took a bit of time to form due to all the particulate matter. Nose is very yeasty and earthy with overtones of mint and allspice. Taste is almost plastic, with dark pit fruits and again a hint of mint and vegetal matter. The yeast is also very present. I'm curious to try a more recent vintage by this producer, to see if the problem is bottle abuse by my local liquor store or is a more fundamental problem.
Dec 17, 2011 at 8:28pm
Added Dec 17, 2011 at 8:28pmAppearance: Deep translucent ruby. Nose: Green pepper (dominant), banana ( yes, an odd combo, but it works), cedar, dark cocoa. Taste: Front is a medley of cherries: Bing, Montmorency, Maraschino, and Black, with a hint of green pepper. The center is chocolate-covered green pepper. The finish is chocolate-covered cherries on the lips and English tea on the back of the palate. This would be a killer with chili.
Dec 13, 2011 at 7:44pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $16.49
Added Dec 13, 2011 at 7:44pmDeep ruby red with long viscous legs; nose is strawberry and Bing cherry jam; flavor is dark chocolate-covered cherries served with espresso. Silky smooth.
Nov 9, 2011 at 8:21pm
Added Nov 9, 2011 at 8:21pmLight brick red in color, the nose is dark cherries with a hint of band-aid. Flavor is cherries (both dark and red), red currants, and a bit of strawberry. The finish is interesting. It seems to die off quickly, but comes back for an extended play. Early on in the aftertaste, there are overtones of mint, but as the aftertaste lingers, it strangely enough becomes reminiscent of salami. Obviously, this is a perfect wine for pizza!
Oct 5, 2011 at 9:53am
Added Oct 5, 2011 at 9:53amThe color is a nice dark ruby, with moderate legs. The nose is very chocolaty. Taste is rather sweet and somewhat one-dimensional, but serviceable for the price.
Sep 22, 2011 at 9:32pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $19.95
Added Sep 22, 2011 at 9:32pmThe nose has aspberry, stawberry, and a light hint of wonderful stink. On the palate, this is bright and amazingly fruity, with very soft tannins and a great acidic bite on the back end.
Sep 3, 2011 at 8:35pm
Added Sep 3, 2011 at 8:35pmAppearance is dark ruby with a slight brick color to the rim. The nose is dark cherries with a hint of plum. Flavor is dark cherries, blueberries, pepper and a bit of tobacco. Overall a beautiful and elegant wine.
Aug 29, 2011 at 9:16pm
Simonassi Malbec 2010Compare and Buy
Average Price: $12.49
Added Aug 29, 2011 at 9:16pmNose is violet, plum, dark cherry, tobacco, and vanilla. Very aromatic. The front is dark fruits: currant, black cherry, plums. On the mid-palate, the tannins and oak begin to become noticeable, and the nice long finish definitely has some oak in it. I'd love to grab another bottle and lay it down for a while to see how it develops.