|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
<p><b>2001 Blackford Cabernet Sauvignon</b><i> - USA, California, Napa Valley (1/12/2007)</i><br>GREAT NOSE! Sweet cassis, blueberry, a little tobacco, and maybe a little Szechuan pepper. Taste (immediately after opening) is cherry, tobacco, rosehips -...
|Region:||Spain » Aragón » Calatayud|
2. 2007 Atteca Old Vines Garnacha – Calatayud, Spain (14.5%) – Color: inky, purple. Nose: rich, sweet, vanilla, toasty, Taste: had to decant for an hour and a half simply to drink, medium to high tannins, very hot (alcohol), acidic, blackberry, weak fi...
|Winery:||Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Coteaux du Languedoc|
Color: true ruby, a little cloudy, Nose: a little musty, perhaps a raspberry, not the darkest fruit I’ve smelled, Hector: “Coffee, like straight coffee,” Taste: peppery on the palate, slight acidity, keeps it crisp, maybe raspberry, possibly cherry, He...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Côtes de Bourg|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot|
Well, this is a first! Having a wine blog I routinely place photos of the wines I try on the blog, and then maybe 3-4 times a year I post the reviews to Snooth, just to share with other fans (I guess I have enough to do to actually write the reviews a...
|Region:||USA » California » Contra Costa|
2. 2007 Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre – Contra Costa County (15%) – Color: deep garnet with a purple tinge, Nose: (“Caramel…eraser shavings. I’m serious about the eraser shavings…and blueberries, that’s what I’m getting” – Hector), a little must, Tast...
|Winery:||Weingut Josef Leitz|
|Region:||Germany » Rheingau|
<ul type='square'><li><b>2003 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spätlese</b><i> - Germany, Rheingau (2/19/2007)</i><br>Overwhelming aroma of minerals upon opening. After allowing to sit for about 40 minutes, nice floral and mild ...
|Winery:||Sine Qua Non|
|Region:||USA » California|
Hits some high, floral notes off the nose. Dominating palate, with a lush, silky mouthfeel, explosive red and dark fruits, but then finishing seemlessly, with precision and maybe even a bit of magic this wine has big and flavorful fruit combined with e...
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After some more discussion with the CFO, we're thinking about splitting our week in two - a couple days in SB and a few up in the Santa Ynez/Solvang area. I've got a list of over 2 dozen tasting rooms specifically in SB so I think we're set there other than hearing about anyone's fav's (Mark, I've highlighted the ones you've mentioned).For SY/So... Read More
Greg, was that the 2011 Portfolio? It wasn't a good vintage. Hopefully you can get the 2012 soon as it's been getting rave reviews. If it's more 2011, open it the day before and cork it.http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1551703&searchId=9B5EC316%23selected%253DW1551703_3_K017a21e15c1464a345ca1727cb14b07chttp://www.cellartracker.com/... Read More
Greg, don't even read this!Yesterday I hosted a pinot noir event. It was a blind tasting of three BC and one California. Talk about getting out of the box. For me this is tantamount to cross-dressing. It started because Chester introduced me to the Kettle Valley "Hayman" reserve Pinot last year. I really liked it, so when I found one (83 ca... Read More
Barolo is the “King” of Italian wines. Its crown, however, has changed during the past 50 years or so. Italy’s wine laws went into effect in the mid-1960’s. At that time Barolo was a DOC wine. There were 3 categories: DOC Regular (Normale), DOC Riserva, and DOC Riserva Speciale. Two years of aging in cask and 13% alcohol was required by all thre... Read More
Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More
Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More
Calling JD & friends! Last Chance to Bid:World’s Largest Commercial Burgundy AuctionToday and tomorrow are your last chances to submit absentee bids for HDH’s A Celebration of Burgundy auction—the largest commercial Burgundy auction world-wide for the 4th year in a row. The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant TR... Read More
Working at a notable wine venue, that serves amazing cuisine, occasionally we have guests that bring legends. DRC,Penfolds, Latour, Petrus, Lafite, Gaja and Giacosa and more.-In my strongest opinion, I think the Cork Fee should be waived at a venue if the guest decides to compliment your food and venue with an amazing wine.It is an opportunity ... Read More
Made a trip to Pahrump Nevada today to play a round of golf with my friends at Mountain Falls GC. Amazing course! Rated #1 in Nevada and the #7 public course in America. Who would have thought a course that nice could be located smack dab in the middle of basically no-mans land.Because the trip is 45 minutes from Vegas, I decided to visit the wi... Read More
The cork was horrible. The wine should have been spoiled but it was not. In fact it is very good. My wife who is more critical than I am also pronounced it excellent. My question to the experts is why?No expert here but why should the wine have been spoiled?1995 is an excellent year for Napa/Sonoma and those wines should be quite fine today, pro... Read More
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