Showing 1-11 of 19 wines total
Jul 20, 2013 at 12:20pm
Added Jul 20, 2013 at 12:20pmA joy for the money. Two obscure grapes from the boot. Give demeaning comments the boot. This unpretentious quaffer offers balance, acid and adequate heft. We are glugging it by the case.
May 7, 2013 at 2:21pm
Aug 23, 2012 at 5:06pm
Added Aug 23, 2012 at 5:06pmSide-by-side 2011 and 2010. The 2011 is more vibrant, fresher, with an additional slight edge of fruit. The 2010 was good value; the 2011: excellent. Too bad summer is waning but this is a super quaff and will be again next summer.
Nov 6, 2011 at 2:51pm
Added Nov 6, 2011 at 2:51pmPleasant nose. Soft for a Concannon Petite. Vinified right down the fairway. Would compliment wide choice of food. Lingering finish turning a bit chalky. Fresh, cherry fruit with no hint of raisining. Drink now although Ph, acid and alcohol are balanced enough for some aging. By the half-case in Central Oregon $10.34 the bottle.
Aug 23, 2010 at 4:33pm
Added Aug 23, 2010 at 4:28pmIf there is such a thing as a lunch wine, this is it. Lovely prototypical Pinot Noir esters wafting out of the glass. Medium bodied and beautifully balanced. Remarkable value for price paid. Run don't walk.
Apr 26, 2010 at 9:22pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $45.00
Added Apr 26, 2010 at 9:22pmThis big guy gives hedonistic pleasure. Beautifully balanced with understated acid and tannin. It probably will age gracefully but no sin in pulling the cork now to enjoy the forward fruit. Although 14½% alcohol there is no trace of hotness. We had with beef brisket and it was a marriage made in heaven. May be even better tomorrow.
Mar 25, 2010 at 12:33pm
Added Mar 25, 2010 at 12:33pmHome run for an inexpensive Syrah. Plummy, round, harmonious balance of fruit and acid. 13.5% alcohol claimed: not off the chart. Totally satisfying quaff and remarkable value. We have been buying by the case.
Dec 15, 2009 at 4:42pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $124.99
Added Dec 15, 2009 at 4:42pmThis guy is a brute at Christmas 2009. Huge tannin and alcohol listed at 15%. Probably will soften with bottle age but will also lose fruit. Match with big cheeses or meats with fat content (prime rib, rib eye steak, lamb chops).
Nov 27, 2009 at 12:39pm
Added Nov 27, 2009 at 12:39pmMostly Cab table red from this reliable producer. Tannic grip lingers into day 2 and 3. Works best with grills, roasts, robust cheese. Persistent legs, pretty color. Alcohol 13.9%, pH and acid in nice balance.
Aug 21, 2009 at 11:45am
Added Aug 21, 2009 at 11:45amIdeal summer quaff. Vinfied dry but lovely fruit/acid balance. Unpretentious and priced fairly. One glass is not enough.