Location: San Francisco, CA
Jason’s Wine Blog is focused on filtering through the masses of wines to find those that deliver tremendous value to the wallet and the palate. I can be reached via the following: email: jason at jasonswineblog dot com twitter: @jasonswineblog
Showing 1-9 of 9 wines total
Jun 6, 2009 at 12:19am
Added Jun 6, 2009 at 12:19amnice, recognized the pic as that is my kitchen table...
Feb 28, 2009 at 1:47amCompare and Buy
Average Price: $28.99
Jan 19, 2009 at 4:03pm
Added Jan 19, 2009 at 4:03pmNose of herbs and fruit. Nice, rich fruit but all the same a bit restrained which is unusual and appealing at this price point. Slightly chalky on the palate. A finish that starts with mint and fades to blackberry & barrel flavors.
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:44am
Added Mar 4, 2008 at 2:44amI’ve long heard good things about Thorne Clark’s offerings, at this price I was more than willing to give it a try…Good decision! Very fresh with bursts of light, ripe fruit on the palate over a nice mulled spice background.
Added Mar 4, 2008 at 2:44am
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:40am
Added Mar 4, 2008 at 2:39amThe nose is full of nice medium fruit with a bit of dust and spice. Not unlike the Carmenere without the smokiness. On the palate plums prevail before fading to a finish that is attempting to be velvet like with just a hint of tannin. All in all, a perfect quaffer.
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:38am
Added Mar 4, 2008 at 2:37amLoads of dark fruit and smoke on the nose, on the palate the fruit delivers with hints of vanilla and barrel spice making the finish as velvety as can be. The combination makes this a hands down winner. To be fair, value wines are plentiful coming out of Argentina. I’ve had offerings from Alamos and Terrazas de los Andes that blow the quality to price ratio straight out of the water. That said those two were enjoyable based on the forwardness of their fruit and didn’t display near the complexity of this one. Wonder if I can find anymore!
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:33am
Added Mar 4, 2008 at 2:32amLoads of light fruit and hints of things stranger. I get hints of cola and things that hint toward orange. Either way it is certainly elegant and silky. Were this a Cabernet I would likely rate it much lower but a Pinot at this price that you can enjoy is a rare find. Guessing you can spend 4x as much and still only beat this one half the time. If you are a Pinot fan grab it!
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:29am
Added Mar 4, 2008 at 2:28amHey Philip what if I told you it was only $5..quite nice then huh? Quite a winner...On the nose I found a mostly floral bouquet with some lighter fruits lingering in the background. On the palate something tries to show early but is swept up in sweetness before it can express itself. Just when it appears doomed to be a overly sweet effort a nice crisp, acidic backbone saves the day showing mineral characteristics and leading to a pleasant finish. Unless you are a Riesling purist I imagine there are few out there that wouldn’t enjoy this effort. I challenge you all to try a bottle and report back with your thoughts.
Feb 4, 2008 at 11:53pm
Added Feb 4, 2008 at 11:50pmI've run through about four bottles of this now and am still enjoying it (at $5 a bottle here in CA). The nose was full of earth and herbs. On the palate more of the same, very earthy and robust with hints of cherries. The finish was long and flavorful, with fruit tailing off to a woody, smoky ending. This was earned spot #5 in my best of TJ's January wine ranking. For my full review go here: http://jasonslist.wordpress.com/?p=211