|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » St. Chinian|
|Varietal:||Carignan , Cinsault , Grenache , Syrah , Mourvèdre|
Domaine Canet Valette is run by Marc Valette, a young vigneron who worked his first vintage in 1992. Marc's first exposure to wine was through his grandfather, who had tended vines and made wine in Minervois. In 1975 Marc and his father began to purcha...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
Spicy and oaky on the nose with graphite and dried herbs layered over hard, fresh black currant fruit. Dry, hard and austere in the mouth. There’s some nuanced blackberry fruit on the palate and this feels a little extracted but it’s well balanced with...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
Very powerful nose of cherry, sezchuan pepper, and pineapple rind. This bottle was running a little "hot" on day 1, but became more balanced on day two. Flavor highlights were sour cherry, red currant and blackberry. Based on my observations with this ...
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D--They are impressive, those Chianina. The Chiangus are interesting, because both animals have dark skin, but the Chianina have white coats, but the Angus have black coats, and because they are clearly a cross. If you notice (and how could you not?), the Chianina has a long body, high shoulders, but not very long legs, just really meaty. So ... Read More
Honoring the creator of this thread, vin0vin0, who documented his experience with the 2011 version of this wine mere weeks prior to my visiting the same winery An easy wine to like. Big fruity nose--cherry, stone fruit. Sure enough an intense hit of cherry flavor on the tongue. However, strong acid makes it a wild cherry or, maybe, a not quit... Read More
OK, this is a topic that hasn't come up recently but has many times in the past. How to store wine in the house? Whether to refrigerate? How to choose passive or refrigerated wine cellars? What kind of wine fridges are best? Etc., etc.I was doing some real estate shopping in the Ventura/Santa Barbara counties area and ran across a higher-end h... Read More
I've moved my post from another thread discussing problems with a Virginian cabernet franc. Thought it would be better to have a dedicated discussion here, rather than burying the discussion in that ongoing thread that covers quite different subjects.Here it is... To get a better feel for the grape and what it can and should do, you guys should... Read More
Secret Santa 2015 was a success! We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing. Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them. Thanks to everyone for participating. Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More
Rimmerman's bombast has been known to turn off more than a few readers, but I've had some success with his offerings in the past. This is one that caught my interest in the past day, because the backstory about Beaujolais is something I've thought for decades. Beaujolais truly is, i believe, the flipside of Burgundy, so without it one's perspect... Read More
We're heading to Portland for our annual visit with our son in July. We already have a VRBO in Newberg rented for our weekend. On the list of downtown wineries/wine bars within walking distance are:Anam Cara CellarsChehalem Tasting RoomArtisanal Wine CellarsFox Farm Vineyards (wine bar)Longplay WineDark Horse Wine BarCliff Creek Tasting RoomPurp... Read More
Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More
Afraid I'm merely a pale shadow of my former self. Highlights over the past month have been:three pints of high-alc craft beer one night at Brew Dogs, with fish and chips (execrable) , and bangers and mash (acceptable),six pints of Asahi brew and a no-name whisky at a Nepalese restaurant that foolishly advertises a 90' all-you-can-drink-for-$10 ... Read More
Had the pleasure to taste with GregT in San Diego yesterday evening. I had the idea to pair up Greg and a friend from the Netherlands who was in San Diego for a convention, due to their interest in Tokaj, and it seemed to work well, everyone having a good time.Lessons Learned: Harslevelu is good stuff, and probably my new favorite white wine gra... Read More
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