|Region:||USA » California » Napa » Carneros|
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I just opened this bottle (it is now Fall 2008) and I have to say that this wine is drinking a lot better than I imagined. Pinot Meunier is the quiet grape in the blend of grapes used in Champagne and it's known for being an early maturing and drinking...
|Winery:||Sociedade Agrícola Do Vale Da Vilariç|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
Very perfumed with lots of hints of vanilla, caramel, wood, and cacao. On the palate, green peppercorn, lots of ripe berries, cherry and black plums, with a soft hint of vanilla, and a bit of caramel. It was delicious to drink by it self, probably ev...
|Winery:||Cameron Hughes Wine|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa » Stag's Leap District|
Better grab this one while you can. For $17.99 at Costco, this Stag Leap District Cab is phenomenal for the price. Full bodied and ready to drink even though it is 2006, perfect tannins, long finish. Decant for one hour to really open it up. This i...
|Winery:||Midlife Crisis Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
|Varietal:||Merlot , Petite Sirah , tempranillo|
This is my desert island wine. If I could drink this for the rest of my life I would not be upset. Controlled bomb o'fruit. Perfect for the first snowy night of this winter as it really warms the soul. Paired it with kung pao marinated skirt steak. Co...
|Winery:||Tablas Creek Vineyard|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
California Mourvedre berries from French clones dried on straw to concentrate flavors, and oh how they did. Aromatic nose of smoke, lychee, bay leaves with hint of mint, barnyard, and dark chocolate. On the attack noticeable acid and heat and fruit g...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Pauillac|
Tasted April 2008: very good colour, rather classic Pauillac nose with ripe flavours of dark fruit but overall elegant, remarkably well-balanced taste with good intensity and body for the vintage and fine aftertase. Grand-Puy Ducasse is known to produc...
|Region:||Spain » Rioja » Rioja Alta|
|Varietal:||Graciano , Carignan , Grenache , Tempranillo|
Another example of why Spanish wines are such good buys. Medium-bodied and some up-front fruit--cherries, mostly--but also some vanilla. Tartness around the edges is a delight. Very easy to drink without food, but I'll bet it is even better with. U...
This was bought for me as a present on the strength of a bottle we had which was also a Sauvignon Blanc/Semiilon combination and this was even better. The Semillon added that sweet citrus quality but the Sauvignon Blanc was so so refreshing and smooth....
|Region:||USA » California » Mendocino County » Anderson Valley|
|Varietal:||Pinot Noir , Chardonnay|
We drank this celebrating the Holidays with Lou, Pete, Rich, and Jim. An impressive sparkling wine at this price point; all the better to buy and drink more for special occasions! In terms of tasting notes, the others have summed it up well.
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Bourgogne|
This is an excellent Burgundy/Pinot Noir for the price. It cost me 18 euros at an upscale wine shoppe, so it is certainly cheaper at better priced stores. The wine is very light, almost like a light colored ruby. It is soft on the palate, only sligh...
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After a brief introduction to the the state of Washington this past Monday I reported on my visits to wineries in Walla Walla on Tuesday. Today I am reporting on visits both in Prosser, which lies roughly between Walla Walla and Seattle in the Yakima Valley as well as to wineries located basically within Seattle’s metropolitan footprint. As I’v... Read More
Yesterday I presented a brief overview of Washington state to help put what follows in context. I spent a week traveling the region recently and was franklyunsure of how these articles would play out. I didn’t know exactly what to expect and was prepared to write apair of articles on Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Syrah, bu... Read More
I am a firm believer that you can drink sparkling wine any day, everyday. You dont necessarily have to wait for a holiday or special event. you can celebrate life everyday with a glass of champagne or bubbly. So yes, I do have my share of sparkling wines through the year. I drink sparkling at least once a month and in the summer, I have Prosecco... Read More
My first time with Tignanello, and while this not something I'd buy in bulk it was good to have the experience. Definitely good wine, and curious to try an older vintage.TN: Plum, fig, coffee, vanilla, and black cherries on the nose.Shows good acidity on entry, followed by fresh red and black fruit flavors, coating the mouth well with extract. M... Read More
*Please Stop using the term Fine Dining in the USA unless you understand the Dance.-Fine Dining requires both the guest(s) and service professional to work together.When the dance is performed perfectly, the service and memories are magical.I suggest Finer Dining as a term for Finer Italian and French service and cuisine. Read More
Here’s an article that had a slim chance of being written. Pull together a case of wine from a vintage that is deemed passable at best and drink them at 33 years of age. I mean what the hell do you expect to find?How about:People, even the experts don’t know much.What is written about older vintages is a pile of steaming supposition.We are just ... Read More
Readers of these pages will know that I have not been the biggest supporter of Brunello di Montalcino. I had some harsh words for the wines as a whole in the pre-Brunellogate era, and have often been left wanting by many of the wines. Unfortunately I am here today to report a bit of the same. Granted I am going to be discussing the 2009 vintage,... Read More
I'll be in Charlotte, NC on business the week of February 24th, and was hoping some locals might be able to help out with a few questions, and maybe get together to open a bottle or two. Any help would be appreciated, and it would be great to meet Snoothers from that neighborhood. -Bob1) Are there any BYOB restaurants in Charlotte?2) If so, what... Read More
OK, check this out: I have been trying to make room in my storage facility. My Excel spreadsheet indicated that this wine was in there, someplace, and I have been looking for it for a while but couldn't find it. Today, I looked in there and, behold and lo, Concannon 1979 Estate Bottled Livermore Valley Petite Sirah--Celebrating 100 years of wi... Read More
It’s the heart of winter here in the northern hemisphere, a time when our attentions turn to robust red wines. One wine in particular seems to be relegated to these cold months, and that is a bit of a shame. I’m talking about the often misunderstood Amarone. A powerful wine, one with relatively high alcohol and rich flavors, but one that often i... Read More
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