|Winery:||Elizabeth Spencer Wines|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Coast|
Liquor And Tobacco
This particular Pinot is almost purple in color. The initial aroma is of cherry liquor and smoky tobacco with a hint of spice. It is also quite oaky and somewhat complex. The wine starts out very full bodied and has flavors of dark plum, cherries and...
A deep dark purplish black hue with a glistening sheen. The nose is rich with Amaretto, cherry liquor, plums, pecan and confectioners sugar. In the mouth, full and velvety, intense cherry fruit, cinnamon, clove and savory herbs and with a long slight...
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côte d'Or » Côte de Beaune » Pernand-vergelesses » Les Vergelesses|
Tight and a bit hard at first, the nose here really opens up with air, revealing candied medicinal fruit, sweet tobacco tones and a touch of beefiness. On the palate, this super well balanced with ripe tannins and clean strawberry fruit. The finish is ...
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OK, since composing the above, I’ve done some on-line research and it appears that U.S. Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is responsible for enforcement in the U.S.Notice at the top of this web page that there is a solicitation to report fraud.However, notice a bit farther down the page the bullet Market-based ... Read More
This morning I was pontificating in the coffee shop about wine bottle labeling. My buddy, being the the ex-lawyer type, asked a lawyer question. Who monitors this stuff?I then realized that I had never heard of anybody (OK, I'm talking domestically, here.) being accused of say:Labeling a bottle as "Cabernet Sauvignon" and, then, being caught f... Read More
Rich, spiced, dark plum is prominent on the nose with a solid layer of shale and mineral Earth underneath. Also present are black pepper, olive, aromatic dried herbs,espresso notes, and black cherry liquor. The palate shows ripe blackberry with lean edges, dark chocolate, and nice acidity balancing things out.There is a definite "yummy" factor i... Read More
We are looking for great values, and you can find them from just about every region on earth except for a small handful of regions that seem to only do well with wines that start at what no one I know is calling a value price. On the flip side, there are many wine producing regions around the globe that seem almost incapable of cracking through ... Read More
Wow, I've been missing a lot. I should post about the value wines I'm tasting in here. Here's a sneak peak of my top three values for next week:2010 Musto Carmelitano Maschitano Rosso Rosso di Basilicata 13% $15Powerful and tannic on the finish with a suggestion of bitterness to the mineral and think black cherry skin fruit flavors that finger o... Read More
I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of Dolcetto, that I almost forgot about Barbera! I love Barbera. It’s a rich wine, though too often spoofed up with too much oak, but when you find an example that focuses on the fruit you get a wine that is bursting with mouth cleansing acids, rich with plummy fruit, and li... Read More
California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of course, all that is true but today we are seeing that free spirited attitude change the paradigm for wine production. Some might say that we are witnessing a return to a different style of wine. Fresher, lower in alcohol and having more in common with wines produced se... Read More
Hi all,Thinking about getting down there after NYE, but will have well-behaved nine year old with us. Are most of the wineries in Kenwood/ Glen ellen child friendly? Read More
I'm continuing to try to broaden my wine horizons and try a broad spectrum of new wines.I was lucky enough to find a neat store that only sells Italian wines. And holy cow, did this ever open my eyes to a slew of new-to-me grape varieties! I bought a case of wine - most bottles made from grapes I've never heard of. I figure such complex diversit... Read More
Coming from the rugged Dolomite Mountains along the border of Austria in North Central Italy, Lagrein is the iconic red grape of Italy’s Alto Adige region. In some ways, the wines are similar to Syrah, though perhaps with a more obvious appeal and richer fruit in youth. At their best, these are medium-bodied and quite fresh, yet at the same time... Read More