|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 » San Joaquin County » Lodi|
A Naked Wines Selection. Deep and Dark in the Glass. Opens with Spearmint, Mint, and Ripe Cherries. then to a bit of Cola, Vanilla, and Earth. Bit of an alcohol bite, but Oak & Cedar, Roasted Green Chile and Paprika. A noticeable Sandalwood scents. Lo...
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza » Lujan de Cuyo|
Very nice malbec. Full bodied up front with a smooth finish. $14.99 Total Wines
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Premières Côtes de Blaye|
A nice, concentrated wine with some firm tannins, dark fruits, spice, fairly balanced, a bit new world and unexpected, but very seductive and rather splendid. Excellent Value. Purchased at Astor Wines, NYC for $9.99 One of the best values of the decade!
We haven't had the pleasure of tasting this wine yet, but here is Parker's review: "This estate was justifiably elevated to a Premier Grand Cru Classe in the new St.-Emilion classification thanks to the exceptional efforts of proprietress Christine ...
|Region:||Spain » Rioja » Rioja Alta|
Only 9.99 at Astor Wines in NYC, a fantastic example of tempranillo that I always recommend to friends who aren't familiar with this grape. Earthy, spicy and full of dark cherry.
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco » Alba » Barbera d'Alba|
This is a very good Barbera. Nice acidity and the tannins have been toned down a bit by the oaking. While many wineries have not decided to oak their barbera wines, this wine is a great example of what you can get in an oaked barbera. This wine cost...
|Region:||Spain » Castilla y León » Rueda|
Tested circa 55 deg F from a preservation machine. This wine was so crisp and refreshing yet not heavy, it was like a large dose of cool minerally water after a long dry run through the woods. Unlike 99% of wines I sample, this wine would be easy to...
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Chianti Classico » Greve|
|Varietal:||Sangiovese , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Syrah|
What more can be said about this Estate that has not already been written... "The ’99 Montecalvi is rather different in its sensory characteristics from the two preceding vintages, although it nearly repeated the Three Glasses exploit of the ’98. Th...
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A recent Naked Wines selection. A deep opaque Garnet Red in the Glass. Not a big nose, but opens with a mint and roasted cherry/cranberry; a bit of brown sugar, herbs, pepper, and tomato leaf. Medium soft mouthfeel; minimal tannins with more black & white pepper, leather, and tobacco. Opens a bit more and then cherry plum. Though a bit thinner t... Read More
At last, Naked Wines is offering Ports. Inky opaque, Red Purple in the Glass. Opens with Spices, Peppercorns, and a bit of yeast; on to dried Plum and a bit of smoky Alcohol. Silky mouthfeel and long finish of stewed fruits, Raisin and Currant. Most definitely a LBV Ruby Port and good everyday Port. Would like to try this along side of a Grahams... Read More
We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around the corner. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine can be a a dangerous proposition. There's a lot of pressure under that cork! But if you like living on the edge, there's always sabrage. When t... Read More
I love a good value when it comes to sparkling wine, but there are so many occasions that warrant higher price points. In fact, purpose is the single most important part of any sparkling wine purchase. Is it a romantic affair or a graduation? Is it Thanksgiving or a retirement party? Will you be present when the bottle is opened? Generally speak... Read More
A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on Napa reds when you can get these bottles, aged for you already, at these prices?2) you can put together your own Produttori del Barbaresco verticals that'd knock the socks off the Valkyrie serving wenches pouring at the tables in Valhalla. Barbaresco from the Big Cel... Read More
Finding myself a little more curious as to what's going on at this price point lately, with neighbors looking to me for advice, and I did hear BLM's call recently as well.So two regions came to mind, not only for reasonable pricing, but for good overall quality potential. The Languedoc in the South of France, and Etna Rosso from the volcanic soi... Read More
Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy flight was spectacular! As were the food pairings...Simple Pizza/Pancake for the Champagne - Clos des GoissesSome Salmon sashimi w/ the 66' Bollinger. Some life left, but it was a case of the 99' Clos des Goisses being a little young, and the 66' Bollinger a little too old... Read More
This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste some incredible wines. Well, they sure look incredible on paper anyhow.Champs1966 Bollinger 1999 Clos des Goisses White Burgs2004 Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2004 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chevalier Montrachet 2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet 1999 Bouchard Chevlaier Montrachet Red B... Read More
EM - Yes, the self-imposed wine-buying moratorium is not in effect when my spousal unit is with me. Maybe I should drag her over to Total Wine since I have another 20% discount coupon.Another busy weekend; we attended a double opera last night (The Seven Deadly Sins & Pagliacci) at George Mason University, but prior to that we dined at The Wine... Read More
Thanks for the update with regard to the Finger Lakes region. When I want a decent tasting wine for a low price, I look for the Spanish wines in the wine shop. I haven't had good luck with Trader Joe's lately. I tasted this $6.99 Trader Joe special a few nights ago and it was horrible. My wife tasted it and agreed. I poured the remaining 3/... Read More