|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
A Bottle Or Two
I received a complimentary bottle of this when I was staying at the Hotel Lucia in Portland, I remember it being such a good wine, I ordered a second. Not that same night. I think they went to twist cap the next year or two after the 2002 when I found ...
|Region:||Spain » Castilla y León|
Dark and rich red color to this wine. The nose straight out the bottle shows oaky chocolate notes with rich raspberry and black raspberry aromas. In the mouth this wine has firm tannis that are soft and lush with a palate showing wound up black raspber...
|Winery:||Altos las Hormigas|
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza|
A mild malbec with a faint nose and a bright, inoffensive flavor, quite a good substitute for a cheap bottle of Cahors but likely a touch too acidic for fruit lovers. The key is to leave it open for a day or two – then the wine takes on a velvety yet s...
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza » Lujan de Cuyo|
With this number, the Mendoza Bodega Norton has come up with a clear winner in both quality and value. We have a deep, dense and powerful wine dominated by the plummy, blackcurrant flavors of the 3 principal cepages used in the blend. The Malbec lend...
|Winery:||Lavradores de Feitoria|
Intensely aromatic showing a bit of toffee, big bold black fruit, spicy notes, bit of sage, sweet black fruit that shows some emerging complexity. Open, juicy, big and pure on the palate, this is packed with black cherry, black berry fruit in a fairly ...
|Region:||Italy » Sicily » Vittoria|
Rather assertive on the nose with dark cherry fruit topped with fine floral and herbal top notes. This smells decidedly ripe. Youthful and maybe a bit closed on the palate with a slightly dense feel, though this remains lively and elegant. There’s a re...
|Region:||USA » California » Mendocino County » Yorkville Highlands|
I had a glass or two of this last night and must say WOW. A little meat on the nose, it was incredibly smooth in the mouth. It had a nice plum flavor. This was such a well rounded wine I will probably order more if they don't run out. The good news...
|Winery:||La Winery Philippe Raoux|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Crémant de Bordeaux|
I thought on the first sip on New Years Day, 2011, I was drinking hard cider and didn't like it much, but Mary loved it. So the next day when we finished the bottle while unChristmasing the house, I came around some to her way of thinking. While we bot...
|Winery:||Dierberg Estate Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Maria Valley|
I like this wine! Got a few bottles of it in 2006. Some I drank right away, and enjoyed. I opened my last bottle recently and felt that it didn't age as well as it should have, even though it wasn't too long. While it had a nice bouquet, it was a l...
|Region:||France » Rhône » Ardèche|
Black berries and cherries integrated with the right amount of spice along with a bit of minerally earth. It seemed a bit closed so it could benefit from two or three more years in the bottle. This wine is a great value and I intend to drink a lot mo...
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Foxall and I are getting together for a Burgundy and Barolo dinner in Oakland this Saturday. We may have a seat or two available for anyone willing to make some spur of the moment travel plans. Read More
Something to digest: When one thinks of Barbaresco the names that most readily come to mind are Gaja and Giacosa. These producers have in many ways shaped how we've come to understand this sometimes inscrutable corner of Piedmonte. For years however, those in the know have been whispering the name of another producer who belongs among the top ec... Read More
Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence may prevent wine novices from feeling confident about how they drink. Most would agree that wine experiences are best enjoyed with friends, but myths can hinder otherwise joyous wine drinking occasions. “Sparkling wine MUST be enjoyed in a flute glass, or else!” “Wine... Read More
Some interesting Chianti Classico, at good prices, vouched for by our very own GDP... Red soils in ChiantiA “New” Chianti Classico: Gregory Dal Piaz on Lecci e Brocchi"Discovering" great wines today is a crapshoot. Simply put, there are not many producers out there who are both little known and fabulous. One must rely on luck and timing, above... Read More
I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/90556 for £22.50.Loupiac is an appellation created in 1936 for sweet white wines from around the small town of that name located about 20 miles south of the City of Bordeaux on the east bank of the river Garonne opposite Graves and Sauternes on the west bank. T... Read More
If I had a Twitter account, I'd probably remind all my friends to drink French today. (Funny how I don't really celebrate Italian independence day, or Republic Day, or the anniversary of the unification of Italy, which unluckily for it falls on March 17.) Not trying to get too political, so let's just say that France certainly has a big impact... Read More
Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of outstanding wine producing regions with a fascinating twist. While there are numerous ways in which these three areas are vastly different from each other, they have one key similarity. Their acreage spans across both Washington and Oregon states. I spent a week traveling ... Read More
Since dailies aren't usually wines that I store long term--good early drinkers like Barbera, Dolcetto, simpler Chiantis, roses, and whites--they don't actually take much storage space, and rarely in the basement. They aren't going to go bad if the house gets up to 78-80 for a couple days (which is how long it takes to break a "heat wave" with t... Read More
Interestingly enough, was an offer from our friend Ian Cauble that falls right within this thread's discussion: Massimo Clerico, Nebbiolo, Lessona DOC Piedmont, Italy 2008 If there is one lesson that is common amongst all the great red wines of the world, it is that nothing can substitute for optimal bottle age. You can decant a young wine t... Read More
Planning to do some exploring into Italy's other wine varietals, those without the fanfare or popularity of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, etc.First up is a Ruche with a few years bottle age by Montalbera, apparently a lighter wine that was traditionally brought out for special occassions...figure this should make for a nice aperti... Read More
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