|Winery:||Byron Vineyard & Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Maria Valley|
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This smells a bit of soil and rocks, with notes of pressed flowers and dried banana peel over nutty dried apple fruit. Bright in the mouth yet showing an edge of creaminess on the mid-palate. Notes of butterscotch and crème brûlée accent the modest cor...
|Winery:||Bedrock Wine Co.|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
My 6th place wine, the group’s 7th Dark strawberry fruit greets the nose with darker berry accent notes and plenty of savory, slightly beefy complexity. There really is fabulous purity to the fruit here on the nose. Bright, round and intense in the m...
|Winery:||McConnell Estates Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Joaquin County » Lodi » Cosumnes River|
|Varietal:||Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon|
Hints of ginseng and carob accent the candied cherry and blackcurrant aromas that gain a dusting of cocoa and cedar with air. This is broad and low in the mouth on entry, with plenty of toasty, spicy accents to the slow-to-emerge dark fruit. Hints of g...
|Region:||Italy » Lazio » Frascati|
Slightly green and vegetal aromas on the nose recall garden vegetables with hints of tomato leaf laid over rather sweet and slightly spicy lemon and lime fruits with just a hint of melon as well. This is clean and focused in the mouth. At’s a narrow ...
|Winery:||Black Hills Estate Winery|
|Region:||Canada » British Columbia » Okanagan Valley|
This is a a true expression of locale for this delicious, delicate variety from the south of France; a strong scent of fleshy sub-tropical fruit - apricots, peaches and lychee nuts predominate - as expected. There is a ginger infused accent on the apr...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
Soil, earth, prosciutto and stemmy pinot fruit greet the nose with an accent of well-integrated wood spice. Nice acids in balance with the pure fruit. This has a lovely, unforced feel with dark raspberry and cherry tone to the fresh fruit. There are ni...
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
Minerals, earth, hay and herbs accent the melon and crisp pear fruit on the nose. This is elegant from the get go with surprisingly deep and rich, honey tinged tropical fruit on the palate that remains nicely freshly. There is a nice soft edge to this...
|Winery:||Col D Orcia|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Brunello Di Montalcino|
The furthest south of these wines, also at about 900 foot elevation, 18 to 20 day maceration, highest alcohol of the bunch Perfumed and gently spicy on the nose with an accent of oak and sweetness layered over strawberry and mineral fruit, turning a b...
|Winery:||Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côte d'Or » Côte de Nuits » Vosne-romanée » Romanée St. Vivant|
62% Semillon, 38% Sauvignon Blanc Hugely aromatic with intense floral framed notes of spiced, dried lemons draped over melon, dried peach and grapefruit aromas. A little soft on entry and smaller scaled in the mouth than the nose suggest. This deliver...
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza » Santa Rosa|
Eucalyptus accent on the nose. The nose is also quite earthy. The color of this wine is notable and gets your attention. It's a very deep, dark almost violet/black. On the palate there are dark, overripe fruits. Mainly black cherry but with a...
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Nettles, black currant and black raspberry on the nose with a hint of roasted herbs and a fine underlay of oak. Rather smooth on entry, and perhaps a touch soft with some significant and extracted tannins. There's some pleasant fruit here, and the wine is nicely dry, but at the same time this is a bit rough with more structure than fruit. Nice h... Read More
I'm concluding our two week look at Pinot Noir for Snooth's Global Tasting Initiative with a round up of my favorite wines. You might be surprised that I'm collecting a list of previously reviewed wines, but I need to let you in on a little secret: even wines that get great reviews and scores may not be to my or your liking!Yes, it's true. Besid... Read More
With so much new release Rioja tasted recently, and my ever increasing exhortations to buy these wines based on the fact that they represent great value, I thought it only fair to give you a glimpse into my recent dinner party experience with the very highly thought of 1970 vintage.These are not the same wines that Rioja produces today, many thi... Read More
Lovely mineral water, sandy soil, and floral notes accent the Meyer lemon core of fruit. Rich and deep on entry this has absolutely wonderful freshness and fine cut. It expresses a nice mineral edge early on with subtle apple flavors topped with a fine citrus quality. this is dry and austere, structured with broad shoulders that lead into a fine... Read More
I have always wanted a set of general Rule of Thumb style guides for wine pairings. Well, a friend of mine in the wine biz sent me his wine + chocolate guide so I thought I'd share. Mad props to my friend "D" who pulled this together. -Heath Here are some examples (keep in mind these are simply rules of thumb).... White chocolate: tends to be m... Read More
Bearing in mind thet the 2009 has not yet left Premeaux Prissey yet, how can anyone make a comment in what it's like? The '03 was sublime, and personally I found the '02 rather severe and dour in comparison. Have tasted the 06, and liked it. However everyone says the '09 will be fabulous, and this wine is a Premier Cru manque [with an acute acce... Read More
Rosé wines are always an early indication of a vintage’s promise. In the case of 2010, Spain enjoyed a fine growing season with sufficient rainfall and slightly cooler than average temperatures across much of the country, which allowed for the production of rather well-balanced wines as evidenced by this selection.Photo courtesy My Grape EscapeS... Read More
Layered sweet toasty oak and black cherry fruit greet the nose with a touch of mocha adding an accent. Rich and fruity with some nice tannins serving to pin down the slightly soft mass of black fruit on the palate. Theres an attractive herbal edge to the black currant fruit and while this is fairly fruit-driven today, I would drink it over the n... Read More
40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Rolle - This is lightly fruity on the nose but it has an underlying sweetness that supports waxy cherry fruit with gentle chalk tones and a lovely lemon verbena accent. This is really playful in the mouth with a superb fruit/acid balance that allows thus noticeably fruity wine to fill the mouth but remain zippy and ... Read More
Nothing says summer like rosé wine. Well, that not true; nothing says summer like bottles and bottles of this captured sunshine! Sales of rosé have exploded over the past several years and while that has brought many more players into the game, the results aren’t always what we’re looking for. I fear rosé is headed down the path of Riesling! ... Read More
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