|Winery:||José Maria da Fonseca|
|Region:||Portugal » Terras Do Sado » Setúbal|
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A blend of Castelão (38%), Touriga Nacional (34%), Touriga Francesa (28%) Smells a bit like Syrah, peppery, inky a bit olivy, and filled with briary blue and black fruit, spice notes and a late hint of vanilla. Pretty rich on entry with an attractive...
|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...
|Region:||Italy » Veneto » Valpolicella » Recioto Della Valpolicella|
|Varietal:||Corvina , Rondinella , Molinara|
Huge aromas of raisins, dried blackberries, black cherries are joined by accents of bitter chocolate, black tea, and leather on the complex and deep nose. This is relatively sweet, with huge acids keep this lively, if quite creamy with black cherry fr...
|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:||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...
|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:||Greg Norman Estates|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Limestone Coast|
Excellent Shiraz for the price. Lovely color on presentation. Blueberry and plum flavors accent the wine along with a soft smoky flavour.
|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:||Novy Family Wines|
|Region:||USA » California » Monterey County » Santa Lucia Highlands|
This is dark and brooding on the nose with inky, stemmy, herbal accents to the slatey blue and black fruits that are backed up my gently smoky dried meat tones. Really exceptionally fresh on entry with a wonderful to the bright blackberry and boysenbe...
|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...
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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
I've been lucky enough to spend some time in Soave and through the generosity of the producer, I've been able to taste many wines, several in multiple vintages.This experience has certainly shifted my opinion of Soave from a simple, easy to drink young wine to one that almost requires some age to show its best. Time and time again I felt that yo... Read More
I doubt many people successfully filled out their March Madness brackets to predict Butler and the University of Connecticut appearing in the final game. Similarly, if you were to fill out a bracket of wine from around the world, I doubt very many people would have a Virginia Cabernet Franc winning the whole thing. Yet that is just what happened... Read More
Its mushroom time. We ate these with carmelized onions over grilled steaks two hours after we found them. I'd like to read about how some of you prepare mushrooms, serve them, and pair them with wine. Read More
Just saw this article on national brands with the greatest momentum in the market. Cupcake is #1, Menage a Trois (Trinchero) is number 2 and Barefoot is #3. Enjoy! http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=news&content=84813&htitle=Cupcake%20Wines%20Ranked%20No.%201%20in%20Momentum Read More
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