|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...
|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:||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:||Domaine Leon Barral|
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Faugères|
I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/33868 for £21.50.I had also bought some of the 1999 vintage which I enjoyed.Faugeres is an AOC for red,white and rose wines from the area around the village of that...
Pretty smooth, port wine at a nice price point. Had purchased a vintage Taylor Fladgate and was curious about this lower price point port. Was not disappointed and will likely buy again.
|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...
|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:||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...
|Winery:||The Little Penguin|
|Region:||South East Australia|
Surprisingly tasty and rounded for a wine at this price point. I held off till my second try from the bottle before scoring because one of my criteria for scoring is how a wine drinks after the vacu-vin/refrigeration episode. After 2 days in the fridge...
|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,...
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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
How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much snow you had. Let your mouth tell you as your brain convinces you to push past cases of luscious and full-bodied red wines that are aching for you. I’m reaching past them, into the remnants of mixed cases for the delightful wines of summer. Patio wines, front stoop wi... 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
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. Read More
Reports from the double-barreled southern duo of sun-guzzlers are positive, for now. Both New Zealand and Australia's news outlets are posting stories about winemakers who say this years harvest could lead to some great wines. Radio New Zealand spoke with two winemakers about the country's early harvest: Gibbston Valley's Christopher Keys and ... Read More
Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More
If anyone wants a counterpoint to CA (or Portuguese) Trousseau, as well as an interesting, refreshing white that isn't the same as chardonnay from there (which itself is different to that from nearby Burgundy), grab what you can from this offer of Ian Cauble's, if any's currently left. Good stuff. Apologies for the messy formatting. That emailer... Read More
DVOGLER- as I mentioned in an earlier post, I was introduced to quality reds, mostly Bordeaux, by a friend who had accumulated an impressive collection and was most generous in sharing and teaching me much about the pleasures of wine. To illustrate, he opened a 1927 Corton Burgundy with the preface that it will be a sheer delight for up to 15-2... Read More
Retired and looking to become more acquainted with wine products. It seems like an vast array of confusion to me. I only drink dark red wines, and the cheap kinds- as you might be able to tell by my username- but I love wine. So let me get my many thoughts together and in some kind of order and I will get back. Thank you community. Read More
Not limited. I've been in NYC most of my life and had access to any Bordeaux I wanted, and even now that I'm mostly in CA, thanks to the internet I have access to pretty much anything. It's been years since I went into stores to buy most of my wine - that was mostly a rhetorical flourish. I was quite pleased with it though!Being in the business ... Read More
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