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Shiraz / Barossa Valley 91 pts. / $14-$21 This is the second time I have reviewed Tait's "Ball Buster". I raved about it last year when the 2005 was released, and I was looking forward to see if the wine quality would remain consistent. It has. ...
Rarely do you encounter anyone as single minded and committed to his ‘one true path’ as Felice Coppo. And the intensity of his wine vividly reflects the intensity of the man. Made from old vine Barbera of Monferrato, which until recently remained one...
No vintage on the label. Price was around $14. I met one of the winemakers, who was at a wine shop in New York City promoting his product. He said he preferred blends, and did not understand why Americans didn't drink more of them, and I agreed. Th...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
What the heck is Muscat Hamburg (Black Hamburgh) you ask? Well as a relative to Muscat Blanc (Moscato) it's a very aromatic and flavorful grape and one that deserves to be planted more often. If you've had his Cabs you might not think of Togni as opu...
|Region:||USA » Texas » Gillespie County » Texas Hill Country|
Wonderful interpretation of the classic Tuscan grape variety. Slightly sweet aroma of red fruits. Hints of cherry and raspberry amongst balanced acidity and tame, light tannins. Nicely paired with any tomato-based pasta dish. I had the 2004 vintage bac...
|Winery:||Bodegas Juan Gil|
|Region:||Spain » Jumilla|
Unlike most mourvedre I've tasted this wine is fairly full-bodied in its mid-palate and finish (a plus) but its fruit is so pronounced it needs 45 minutes to breathe and reveal more complex fruit, forest floor, etc. Wine increasingly impressed me as i...
|Region:||USA » California|
Very citrus and floral on the nose. Scents of green apple and pear. Slight alcohol. Evident muscat effervescences with slight oak finish. Slightly tangy. Enjoyed this very different white. A moderate to high in terms of its refreshing factor. A light ...
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Page 1 of 81Vintage Grape on Snooth
Just got another box of Mike Smith's wines, and have noticed the ABV's are in a reasonable space for today's super ripe Napa market. Maybe it's just the wines I tend to buy from Mike's labels, as he has said he likes the challenge of making higher ABV wines drink in a balanced way.This could have been a PM to OT, but I figured others would be in... Read More
No doubt when Spanish conquistador Pedro Gutierrez de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago in 1541, he was not thinking of viticulture. However, today the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys produce some of the finest Bordeaux influenced wines in the world. Chile gained its independence from Spain in the early 1800’s, by mid-century the Chilean economy... Read More
The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting. Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More
DInteresting selectionHad the Semillon couple of times - it is really strange with Semillon - everybody who tries it likes it but nobody buys it, most winemakers love making it and drinking it but very hard to sell in any quantity.Have not tried 14 Hunter Shiraz Tulloch is a very good Hunter winemaker and his shiraz does rate high when it is goo... Read More
It may be the grape that promises most and delivers least. Always a nice floral note and rarely has the acidity and complexity to balance it out.Surprisingly however, as others have said, it's also one of those grapes that people have been playing with in CA and it's promising. I've had a few satisfying versions from CA. Qupe is another that com... Read More
Wowzer,Just tasted my first Viognier and what a delight. I purchased one that was extremely economical but one with respectability in it's ratings. I didn't want to go overboard on my first venture with a newbie.This one averaged 3 and a half out of 5 here at Snooth. I'm sure it's well known, it's called McManis Family Vineyards out of Ripon Cal... Read More
"The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's going to be completely different than the Italian versions"This is true although the Leonetti version is good on its own.Sangiovese is another grape that deserves wider expression. We're willing to drink Merlot or Pinot Noir from many countries but sniff at Nebbiolo or Sangio... Read More
I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More
Jack, look for this: Ridge Lytton Springs Technically, this is not a Zinfandel varietal bottling. It is a field blend. The one pictured is 2012 and its Zinfandel content is 70%. I have seen years when the Zin content does exceed the 75% bar required for "Zinfandel" designation, but that is pretty unusual.Ridge is, arguably, California's most ... Read More
A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go? Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More
Nov 3, 2011 at 4:39pm
Excellent service - delivered quickly to the south end of LI with NO problems. Will definitely use again.
May 24, 2010 at 7:50am
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