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Jan 25 at 6:49pm
Added Jan 25 at 6:49pmNice and inexpensive Mendocino white blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Muscat. There's not as much aromatics, as I'd expect for this blend. From the glass there is some nice notes of tangerine, ripe peach, a nice creamy texture, medium acidity and a medium finish. Very good QPR.
Jan 19 at 8:13pm
Added Jan 19 at 8:13pmReally nice Auxerrois from Alsace. There's a touch of honeysuckle on the nose along with some floral notes. A creamy texture carries along honey comb, tangerine, medium acidity (could use a bit more) and a medium finish.
Jan 14 at 8:15pmCompare and Buy
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Added Jan 14 at 8:15pmThis is a very enjoyable Sonoma Coast Chard from Eric Kent. The nose comes across a bit buttery and spicy but not overly so. The palate is balanced, soft and creamy with notes of creme brulee, lemon pith, a touch of butterscotch, medium acidity and a medium finish.
Jan 10 at 7:59pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $54.99
Added Jan 10 at 7:59pmOpened the 2013 Monte Rosso Zin this evening. Aromas of ripe black berries erupt from the glass along with a touch of tar and shoe polish. On the palate there's plenty more ripe dark fruit, blackberry, black pepper, black cherry, a touch of rhubarb, all balanced against some zingy acidity, medium grained tannins and a medium finish. Will be interesting to see how this develops with some bottle time.
Jan 8 at 8:08pm
Added Jan 8 at 8:08pmThe color is very much on the peach side. The nose is over ripe orange/tangerine. The flavors also come out as ripe tangerine, ripe pineapple and orange soda. We only have one bottle so I'll look for others to add their impressions. Seems to be in line with my notes from the 2013 vintage.
Jan 7 at 8:12pm
Added Jan 7 at 8:12pmNice enough Dry Creek Valley grenache from our local North Carolina negociant. There's some earthiness on the nose along with some ripe dark berries. Loads of ripe dark cherry on the tongue along with some black licorice, fine grained tannins, nice acidity and a medium finish.
Jan 2 at 5:23pmCompare and Buy
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Added Jan 2 at 5:23pmThis is bottled pleasure! On the nose it's lemon cream pie with coconut shavings. There's a touch of new oak on the tongue but not too much. This is nicely balanced with lemon pith, a hint of vanilla, creamy texture, very nice acidity and a fairly long finish.
Dec 30, 2015 at 6:46pm
Added Dec 30, 2015 at 6:46pmFairly big ripe GSM from Carina Cellars out of Buellton, CA. A bit on the jammy side with loads of ripe dark fruit, black cherries, slightly underipe plums that are nicely balanced with some zingy acidity. The tannins are fairly mild and the finish hangs on for a decent amount of time.
Dec 29, 2015 at 7:03pm
Added Dec 29, 2015 at 7:03pmNot bad for North Carolina wine. Subdued nose for a petit verdot but some slight floral notes. Flavors of ripe raspberry and shoe polish are poised against soft tannins, medium acidity and a medium finish.
Dec 28, 2015 at 7:46pm
Added Dec 28, 2015 at 7:46pmThis is an interesting southern Italian red made with the Gaglioppo grape. The nose is very much black licorice/anise. This hits your tongue with drying grippy tannins, macerated ripe black cherry, some leather, a touch of menthol, a high level of acidity and a medium long finish.