|Winery:||Château Pey La Tour|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux|
This is my first taste of Pey la Tour in many years, and the 2012 vintage (considered "classic") is the perfect point of return. It greets the nose with cherries and earth - not a great deal more - but typical red from the region (Bordeaux A. C.). En...
|Winery:||Produttori del Barbaresco|
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco|
Dark and earthy at first with raspberry in alcohol, tree bark, fleshy wild cherry and a minor menthol note. This opens to reveal good aromatic complexity full of incipient floral tones, pollen, and fennel seed tones. Sweet on entry with a really nice s...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
This highly regarded wine has some presence in my cellar, perhaps because, as Stephen Brooks notes, there is something slightly wild in each bottle. On the nose, there is sweet blueberry and wood (cedar) with just a hint of cloves. Inviting. On the ...
|Winery:||Epicurea de Château Martinat|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Côtes de Bourg|
With all the focus on upcoming vintages I thought it was time to look at a less well known Bordeaux from the highly acclaimed 2005 vintage. This value, whose price has barely climbed up since release remains a wine worth purchasing, or does it? On op...
|Winery:||Viña Casas Patronales|
|Region:||Chile » Central Valley » Maule Valley|
2014 vintage as impressive as 2013, medium to full bodied dry Chilean red with dark fruit, earth, and coffee notes, smooth finish for this price point $6 what are you kidding me all day, barefoot and yellowtail got nothing on this one, their Merlot is ...
|Region:||Italy » Veneto » Prosecco Di Conegliano-valdobbiadene|
Perfect little non-vintage Prosecco. Full of green apple and under-ripe peach with scents of honey and honeysuckle flower. Medium to soft acidity, but an overall great sipper. Had it with fresh oysters. At the price point, cannot be better.
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
Enjoyed an earlier vintage at a restaurant in Oregon. Easy and smooth, if a bit thin. Considering this as an additional "house wine", with its reasonable price point.
|Region:||Spain » Castilla y León » Toro|
Bodegas Frutos Villar, Toro, "Muruve", Crianza, 2006 Production background: 12 months oak, 12 months in bottle. 100% Tempranillo, Toro region, Spain. I gave it "4 stars" over there for its value in particular, along with an overall, "Parker-esque" r...
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Chianti Classico|
Now here is a modern style Chianti that really measures up: bright red robe, lots of tobacco, cherry salad puckering tannins and good acidity - all from a fine, successful vintage from this well known producer. Unless moving upscale looking to the 7th...
|Winery:||Greenock Creek Wines Pty Ltd|
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Barossa|
I always bring a good bottle of wine to any social gathering, especially around the holidays. Most of the time, it is a bottle of wine from my cellar, that has been aged at least a few years. I learned a long time ago that wines need some time to allow...
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Fox, obviously your cellar needs some strengthening. ;-) Hey, maybe I want a 3.78 L bottle of '70... Barbaresco1962 To me, Barbaresco means, first and foremost, the Produttori del Barbaresco; I’ve tasted back over more than 50 years of their history, and the high qua... Read More
MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More
One of my few discoveries this year has been CA Viognier of all things.As per usual, someone on WB posted the details of the latest Dirty & Rowdy release, and at first glance, it seemed like a release I wouldn't be interested in....then I got to remembering a 2014 Kamen Viognier that a friend opened recently (in India nonetheless), and how surpr... Read More
Hi, I was wandering how one goes about pricing the value of wine. I have 1/2 dozen 750ml bottles of 2010 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz that I thought I might sell. Read More
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
My big day mixing in the wine world as I've kind of helped break this news, owing to a friend of mine who is close to Laurent Ponsot. Same friend from the Netherlands who GregT and I tasted with in San Diego. Anyhow, Peter from WS contacted me this morning for info and I was able to speak with him right after he spoke to Laurent and before the s... Read More
Great 1st day. Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more rain, cool, warm, ... Here's what the six happy travelers did today:Martinelliwww.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tastingCarol SheltonInspirationBenoviaJoseph SwanMoshin Barrel tasting started at 11am but since we're still kind of on East Coast time we all woke up early and were... 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
Looking for a smooth, soft white wine from a good vintage - perhaps even a conversation piece? If yes, this slightly off-the-track Sauvignon Blanc from Auxerre near Chablis may just be the ticket. The wine is less concentrated than SB from the Loire or Bordeaux with a softer, more herbal entry of lemon and grass. Musk tends to dominate elsewh... Read More
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