|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Petit Verdot , Malbec , Cabernet Franc , Merlot|
Nice blend of around 50% Cab, Merlot, and a handful of other bordeaux varietals. This wine can taste a little disjointed with oak and acidity, but it has a great core of fruit that wins out, making it a nice drink at a reasonable price. Coming from a...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Pauillac|
Somewhat "closed" after initial pour. Never really opened up the first evening. Day two was much better with layers of fruit and tannins well integrated. My feeling though is that you can get wines this good that are a better value, and ready to drink ...
|Winery:||Concha Y Toro|
|Region:||Chile » Central Valley » Maipo Valley » Puente Alto|
Really lasted well and developed better than the more heralded '07. Blackberry and a tart choke cherry, with spice and chocolate on the nose lead to a plate that is somewhat dry with slightly chewy tannins and balanced aciditty. Drink now Paul 90 points
|Winery:||Confrérie du Jurançon|
|Region:||France » South West France » Béarn » Jurançon|
Winemaker labeled it as a semi sweet wine, but when you drink it, you feel like it was sweet. The taste lasts for a long time. You could drink it without any meal, but it is much better with fish. This is one of my favorite vines.
|Region:||New Zealand » Marlborough|
Definitely one of the better ones from Tesco. Bold dark cherryness throughout, so easy to drink. Beautiful.
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza » Valle de Uco » La Consulta|
Smooth, easy to drink, moderate nose. Berries, cherries, some plums. Not sophisticated, but pleasing - better than, or as good as, other malbecs that cost 3-4 USD more, which is an additional recommendation.
Big almond and lemon verbena aromas greet the nose with hints of lemongrass and quartz adding complexity. This opens with fine acidity supporting flavors that have a subtle meaty edge to them little. Texturally this is bright, clear and moderately ten...
|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...
|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.
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When you think of drinking wine at the appropriate age, what picture comes to mind? Usually it is a red wine. Maybe a decanter is involved? It’s a special occasion or with friends and family. However, not all wine is designed to age a long time. I have heard so many stories of people saving a bottle of wine that they were given as a gift only to... Read More
Checking my notes I realized that I have had the 2006 Reserva as well in 2012 and in 2014. On both occasions I was pretty happy with the wine... Anyway I am very sure that the weird bitter finish that I got on the 2013 had nothing to do with its youth. I have had plenty of Reservas and Gran Reservas that were not ready to drink yet, but its not ... Read More
I am drinking a 2013 Porca de Murca, Douro Reserva from Portugal. The wine seems to be fine, clear sight, clean fruity nose, in the beginning its fine on the palate (maybe a lack of fruit compared to the nose)... everything but the finish. It has a weird bitter finish, very unpleasant. Its not the tart taste of tannins (even so it is pretty high... Read More
2007 in Burgundy has been considered all this decade, to the extent stock still ... All that maquillage helps it drink better earlier so it can be placed quickly before nearby vintages come into their drinking windows. As with wine anywhere, better winemakers turn out better product, but even the better ones in 2007 Burgundies are weak sisters,... Read More
I started a thread on WB recently, and not many folks agreed with my stance, though I suspect many more do agree that just don't say anything.Strictly speaking about Northern Hemisphere Wines, leaving the various barrel aging out of it for sake of discussion. Read More
As I mentioned in various posts, I had a good time helping some friends plan their wedding wines recently. I was trying to be sensitive to price for the most part, but it came as little surprise that the wines pushing $30 outperformed the other two at around $15, however have to say the Dog Point Sauv Blanc was plenty serviceable for that price!... Read More
Very dark plum color. Maybe the darkest Zin (OK, Zin blend) Ive ever seen. Tart cherry nose, with some alcoholic zing. This one starts out winner winner on entry. Various berry flavorsa blend of red and blacksome dried plumprune without the sugar. Very settled tannins Good acid holds the fruitiness in check. In a note five years ago I sai... Read More
Hey, Al, in the "Weekend wines" thread you commented that the Nickel & Nickel wine that I had over the weekend was well regarded by critics and at about $100 was a pretty spendy wine. I think I spent closer to $70 for mine.I am of the opinion that the price of wines can be correlated to the quality. However, that correlation is definitely 1.0.... Read More
Thank you Richard, great advise.. I will probably skip the coast region on this trip (Muscadet), already lots of driving and enough to do and drink in centre and eastern Loire. I am in France almost every year lately as my mother lives in Germany half an hour from the french border (and 20 minutes from the Mosel!!). So there will be another poss... Read More
Hi everybody, haven´t posted for a while... too busy drinking wine.Anyway, I have a trip to the Loire Valley coming up in July. We will stay 4 nights in Saumure and 2 nights in Sancerre. Anybody has ideas of which winemakers to visit? I like Pinots, Sauvignon Blanc, some Cabernet Franc and wouldn´t mind visiting a good Cremant maker. Anybody bee... Read More
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