|Region:||France » Alsace » Ammerschwihr » Alsace Aoc|
It can be tricky, this variety, especially at this price point; too often it's perfectly pleasant, appley and fresh, but just a bit ... dull. This, however, is what you hope for: a beautiful golden colour, perfumed, almost viognier-like asparagus nose,...
|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:||Eric Kent Wine Cellars|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
The 2004 vintage is a tremendous pinot noir from the Russian River. The wine is very concentrated with complex layer fruit ranging over Pinot Noir in the new world. The initial flavors are cherry, blueberry changing into blueberry jam, smoky and...
|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:||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...
|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 ...
Eric Forest Pouilly Fuisse Terre du Nord Chardonnay France Burgundy Maconnais Eric Forest France (2005)
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Pouilly-fuissé|
Good, crisp Pouilly-Fuisse, but in the context of the vintage and appellation and producer, something of a disappointment. I actually strongly preferred the "lesser" Macon-Vergisson from Eric Forest to this wine, which is more than double the price. Th...
|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:||Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco » Alba|
1 week maceration in tini, temperature controlled to retain freshness and aromatics, Malolactic fermentation in Stainless followed by ageing, half in stainless and half in botte for several months depending on the vintage. Lovely floral tones soar fro...
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Vinsobres|
A splendid little wine by Perrin et fils, this regular Southern Rhone offering is redolent of wild blueberry and bilberry with soft tannin and blended red fruit mid-palate - perfect for current consumption from a highly touted vintage (which, in this i...
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OT, takes one to know one!BTW, that '09 Brunello is one to jump on now, too. That vintage is more forward and riper than my typical choices in BdM, definitely not for the cellar at this point. But it's Lisini, and they don't bottle it as BdM if it doesn't meet standards, so it's going to be tasty with a Bistecca Fiorentina or some rabbit ragu. 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
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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
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 good too, 87 pts and six bucks at my store Read More
The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit in the cellar for decades is time-consuming and expensive. There is a time and place for wines that age and adventurous palates are required. Most all age-worthy wines will have high acid, tannin, ... Read More
Wine is not becoming too industrial. However, to explore this concept one must first understand what the word industrial means. Industrial means “of an industry”. In that sense all wine is inherently industrial because it is part of the wider wine industry. The question of if wine is becoming too industrial is then what should be explored in dep... Read More
Short trip. Will be very busy but not too so to taste the wine. At Boston Logan Aitport. Read More
White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a good chance that you are surfeit with white wine by now. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. Summer calls for diaphanous red wine grapes that allow fresh fruits to shine without the deep, dar... Read More
What are the secrets of a winemaker with over one hundred 90+ point wines across decades, appellations, and grapes? Perhaps it’s like any top chef: Add a pinch of this, a dash of that, and voila – you’ve got an award winning product. But decorated Murrieta’s Well winemaker Robbie Meyer doesn’t believe in recipes. Rather, he brings an intuitive c... Read More