|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
Classic aromatics of peppery, briary spice and smoke that help to add definition to the wild blackberry fruit tones. In the mouth this sneakily gives the impression of being rather modestly scaled though it's bursting with pure, ripe fruit. the balance...
|Winery:||Castello di Volpaia|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Toscana Igt|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Sangiovese|
One-third Cabernet Sauvignon, two thirds Sangiovese di Volpaia, a clone from the property. This offers up the classic scents of these Sangiovese/Cab blends yet even at this relatively high percentage of Cabernet it does not dominate the nose. There are...
|Region:||USA » California » El Dorado County|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Franc , Gamay|
This California take on a classic Loire Valley red is a very welcome surprise with only 13% alcohol and fresh, anise-inflected red cherry fruit. A vibrant, sassy, and feminine wine that uses subtlety to get noticed. Bebame means "drink me" in Spanish! ...
|Winery:||Texas Hills Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » Texas » Gillespie County » Texas Hill Country|
Preferred over the 2007. Again with dark berries being center stage with black cherry playing lead. Some spiciness with an attempt to mimic the classic Rhone wines. Not bad at all.
80% young vine Bricco Boschis, the rest comes from vineyards that are outside bricco boschis, since they don't make a base Barolo it all goes in here. Traditionally made with 18 months of aging, in more simple vintages maybe 15 Nice nose, a bit earth...
|Region:||Ukraine » Crimea|
|Varietal:||Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains|
The White and Pink Muscats of Massandra are their classic wines and are considered by many to be the best Muscats in the world. Golden brown in color with intense flavors. Bright, hard and sugared fruit in center with a thin finish which is tight bu...
|Winery:||Mike Weir Estate Winery|
|Region:||Canada » Ontario » Niagara Peninsula » Niagara Peninsula Vqa|
Rich in colour and taste, this wine is perfectly crafted for palates who adore the classic toasty, buttery Chardonnay taste, with enough crisp acidity to cater to those who dislike overdone Chards. Although lacking its own unique character, this charmi...
|Winery:||Château de Fieuzal|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Graves » Pessac-Léognan|
Tasted February 2008: Expensive but superb wine with a top-notch bouquet (distinctive elder fruit and plums) and a slightly earthy, spicy taste and a delicious, dry and still oak-driven aftertaste. A classic Pessac-Léognan, ripe but not yet in decline,...
|Region:||Italy » Piedmont|
The 2006 Grimaldi Luigino Vigna San Biagio Barolo is of a more subtle style than other Barolos, so if you prefer more powerful, in your face wines, this one is probably not for you. The wine is lighter in color, with the classic brownish almondine tin...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Sauvignon|
I underestimated this wine young, as it continues to put on weight and character. In fact, of the great vintages of Leoville-Las Cases, this is one of the more forward wines, largely because of the seamlessness of the 1990 and its exceptionally sweet ...
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Red wine should be served at room temperature. Or should it? This is one of 12 wine facts listed on a recent post by Spanish wine website Vinetur in which wine myths, truths and falsehoods were examined to determine reader expertise. “We're always talking more about wine, but what do we really know about them,” the story began. The list started... Read More
Rioja remains one of the very last bastions of value when it comes to traditionally styled wines. However, it offers consumers considerably more than that: it affords consumers the chance to purchase aged wines that are ready to drink at prices that make them undeniable bargains. But today that is not what I want to talk about. I’m still going t... Read More
I’m part Irish, but I’m not sure how much. I’m not Catholic and my surname is decidedly English. But the family tree has branches throughout the British Isles and I sit here today with blond hair, a red beard, freckles, and the inability to get a tan. On top of that, my grandmother plays about a dozen instruments and has often gone to Ireland to... Read More
It's been said that Greeks are the biggest fans of Greek wine and that the rest of the world isn't missing out on anything if they say no to vino from the land of Mt. Olympus. However, a recent story by The Wall Street Journal wine guru Will Lyons said that it may be time to rethink what you known (and don't know) about the many-isled Mediterra... Read More
JD, found this on the internet:Method Ancestral This method, which can be quite difficult to control, is still used in the French appellations of Limoux, Gaillac, Bugey and Cerdon…It is likely that this was the first method developed for making effervescent/sparkling wines. Phase 1 :Making the base wineClassic techniques for making still, half-f... Read More
It always seemed odd to us that in Piemonte, the land of Barolo, the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings, we would always find a bottle of Barbera in front of us on the table. The answer was and is simple: Barbera is bountiful, versatile, delicious and moderate in price. The Piemontesi drink more reds than whites and almost 50% of the reds that ... Read More
Well, I really wanted to take it down to Florida, but no visit is in the cards so . . .Plus I needed something to stand up to venison Bourguignon and it seemed just right. Plus there were three of us so we needed that bottle.Anyhow, the RdD was awesome. In fact, Friday I did a blind tasting of Napa vs RdD and this was coincidentally a continuati... Read More
If you own this Bottle and would like to share it in 20 years or so...??? contact me ASAP2010 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer to To-Kalon; Wow. Read More
The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More
This is a great moment to marvel at the sheer beauty of Italy’s unfathomably old vines in combination with volcanic soils: February is Italian Wine Appreciation Month on Snooth! The Etruscans and Greeks began planting vines in Italy around 2 BCE, and the native grapes have adapted extraordinarily well to changing soils over the past several thou... Read More
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