|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:||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 ...
|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...
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Found this one buried in a cold box in my alternate cellar today. Seemed like a solid mid-week choice. Expected a strong fruity bouquet but wasn't prepared for the blast of blackberry pie and red starburst candy that met my first whiff. Wow. Now that's a Zin. Friday will be a travel day for me, so this wine set up nicely for tomorrow's work wee... Read More
Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD - 2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More
Well, pedigree helps... those seven centuries of development in viniculture at Chateau Carbonnieux (a Grand Cru) helped Pessac-Leognan detach itself from Graves. The 2012 Blanc Grand Vin evokes acidic green fruit (like gooseberry) with a sweet spice and even fresh snow on the nose. Entry is balanced, but retains enough acid to last a few more ... Read More
Who knew?Now, I guess we all do.Snooth is having an on-line event. http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/wines-of-garnacha-presents-1/ It's time to celebrate #GarnachaDay 2016! Garnacha, one of the world's oldest and most widely planted wine grapes, originated in Eastern Spain. By controlling yields, taking advantage of old vines, and appl... Read More
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
Ok, new year and time for a new topic of discussion. Just yesterday I opened this Pinot Noir from California that initially sounded promising. First - it was given to Sandra as a retirement gift so it was free. Second - a Pinot Noir bottled in St. Helena CA, so it has to be decent, right? and Third - a nice looking label. Well, this 2014 Me... 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