|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:||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...
|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...
|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:||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:||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...
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I'll be in Germany next week, and once I arrive I plan to drag my jet-lagged self to Alsace, France to tour a few wineries there (a couple hours from Frankfurt). BUT- I'm not really into white wines as much as reds, though I don't mind Gewurtzraminer and Dry Riesling.But I am thinking of taking a day off toward the end of the week. I can get pre... Read More
Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More
DM, I'm glad you asked, here's what I have so far:Staying in Santa Ynez Sat-W, probably going to miss the Farmer's Market, which is a shame since both the CFO and I really enjoy them.On Sunday we'll be stomping around the Lompoc wine ghetto. Planning to taste at Palmina, Samsara Wines, Arcadian Winery and Bratcher Winery and Piedrasassi Wine & B... Read More
I've moved my post from another thread discussing problems with a Virginian cabernet franc. Thought it would be better to have a dedicated discussion here, rather than burying the discussion in that ongoing thread that covers quite different subjects.Here it is... To get a better feel for the grape and what it can and should do, you guys should... Read More
Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last year I met several Chicago wine people at a Burgundy tasting, and earlier this year some more at La Paulee. So on short notice I decided to let them all know I was coming to town, and luckily I got a good tip on an excellent restaurant near my hotel, Nico Osteria. Have ... Read More
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