|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Alexander Valley|
The French Cellar
The Wine Spies Say: TOP SECRET ALERT: Today we are featuring another incredible value. Again, we we bring you a big, classic Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks like a way more expensive wine. Mission Codename: Agent White sees Red Operative: Agent White ...
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany|
Purezza is one of the prestigious red wines from the A Solatio winemaker in Tuscany. The name comes directly from the vinification method in the "purity" of Sangiovese grapes , produced in the extent of 50/70 quintals per hectare , which ensure high fi...
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Mclaren Vale|
|Varietal:||Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
Enjoyed this on 10 March, 2012. In cellar for 5 years. Raspberry and oaky vanilla on the nose. Taste develops into a real fruit bomb with red berries, leather and some sweetness to it (reminding of some amarones). A very lively wine despite its age. T...
|Region:||Italy » Piedmont|
100% Lampia clone from vines averaging 20 years old. 15 days maceration in tini, temperature controlled if needed, Aged 10 months in small, 3-5 HL, French oak barrels where Malolactic fermentation takes place. Aged an additional 20 months in botte. S...
|Winery:||Quinta do Crasto|
|Region:||Portugal » Douro|
Aged in very light toast wood,100% new French, A bit spicy on the nose with a fair base of new French oak showing some toastiness in a nutty coffee bean kind of way along with , a bit of something herbal and smoky adding a bit of a wild note to the ...
|Winery:||Château La Paws|
|Region:||USA » California|
Tried this wine recently and went back to buy a case. It was on sale at World Market (Cost Plus) for $6.99/bottle. My girlfriend and I are big Rhone wine fans, and this wine really hits the spot. Good finish. While lacking in terroir (it's not French ...
|Region:||France » Champagne|
|Varietal:||Chardonnay , Pinot Noir|
Very strong in colour the Cuvée Rosée Diadema Selected burst with a lot of red fruit and freshness. This complex Rosé Champagne is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. For having a huge round texture a part of the wines has been vinified in ...
|Winery:||Paso Robles Cellars|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Paso Robles|
Really I was joking when I told my girlfriend Susie the other night that I could get at least a hundred bucks for this wine on eBay. She looked at me wryly, "really?" and pop went the cork. I was cooking up some of the Halibut that Susie had caught las...
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Page 1 of 48The French Cellar on Snooth
Carménère is an old grape variety from the Gironde. DNA analysis suggests that it’s a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet (which is itself a distant relative of Cabernet Franc). Fortunately for our collective palates, when it comes to wine grape parentage, breeding with a relative can be a very good thing. Carménère is a highly refine... Read More
Welcome Ellen, nice first post (a big rarity around here at Snooth).I've been thinking about some of the same themes you mention here, like wines in the $30 - 50 range, and the big field of dry wines, with some toward the sweet side and other dry wines very savory.The dry wines of much of Italy and Spain (Chianti, Piedmont/Barolo or Barbaresco, ... Read More
Greg, you were right when you said it's tough to keep a forum going. Though this does seem to be an especially slow week all over the place...on the road, in business, etc. good to see people take some time out. Read More
Long time lurker on both Snooth and Wine Berserkers. Why I decided to post now, I am not sure. Lover of California red wines particularly Zins and Cabs. Just getting into Pinots. Hate spending more than $50/ bottle. My comfort level is between $30-$40. Small wine cellar ( about 100 bottles) because we tend to drink what we buy.I do not feel that... Read More
We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around the corner. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine can be a a dangerous proposition. There's a lot of pressure under that cork! But if you like living on the edge, there's always sabrage. When t... Read More
Just back from Chablis with a few thoughts. The first is that the Chablisienne should try and find another name for Petit Chablis. I often hear wine enthusiasts say it’s “Chablis that didn’t make the grade”, “from young vines or poor vineyards”. Sadly, this is not surprising as the name does suggest an inferior wine but after two days of tasting... Read More
This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panoply of Thanksgiving table wine suggestions over the past ten years. There was the time we assured you that Thanksgiving wines wouldn't break your bank. In fact, we've discussed Thanksgiving value wines time and time again. We've been here for you during Tha... Read More
I did not know exactly what was in mine till I had the idea for this post. Time to drink it up to make room for some new arrivals. Read More
Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More
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