|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:||Australia » South Eastern 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:||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...
|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...
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
The 2008 vintage has reached it's "expiration date". I got this for 75% off at a local liquor store since it expired about a month ago, which means I paid a mere $6 for 4 bottles worth of wine. I was unaware that box wines actually had expiration dat...
|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,...
|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:||Opus One Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
|Varietal:||Petit Verdot , Malbec , Cabernet Franc , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot|
Wine Review: A Tale of Two Vintages – Opus One 2007 & 2008 I was so unbelievably honored when Opus One’s Winemaker, Michael Silacci invited me to dinner as a thank you for my Opus One 2007 wine review. Well, honored is an understatement, I was so ...
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...
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Lassen was pretty covered in snow and clouds kept hitting the tops of it, so I presume it got more. Temps in the morning at 4500 feet were 40-ish, days got warmer, but as you went up the difference was noticeable. There wasn't much more than patchy stuff in the passes at 5000+, but that was near the roads and with presumably less shade cover t... Read More
Rckr, you'll notice that word "epiphany" in posts. Searching that on the forum yields a lot of stories. There's even a thread on the subject, and it contains my own epiphany wine. It's good to reignite that discussion, as we have newer contributors who have great stories along these lines, like yours. Also, people have their way of thinking c... Read More
I remember mine completely, just like it was yesterday, all except for the producer which I think was Tyrrell, but after 40+ yrs the name has faded. What remains vivid is the experience. The place was in Freemantle, just outside Perth, in 1976. Hungry for a good meal, myself and 2 friends chanced upon this spot. It was owned by a WW2 refuge... Read More
Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years? Read More
Looking forward to trying these wines. Pick-up is May 1st. Joel going back to his roots and old school production methods for these small lot wines. The EssentialsFor this first release, Once & Future wines will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We have no idea what the demand might be for these wines, but the volumes are small tha... Read More
ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the high water mark for wine brands, regions, and drinkers worldwide. Nearly every wine producing area you’ve ever heard of (or not heard of) is represented at this event. The event is so huge that it should have its own postal code. This is one of those rare instances in life ... Read More
I find my 1995 Madiran a bit dry/tart for my taste and am considering blending the remaining four bottles with a Cabernet. Any objections? Suggestions? March 25, 2016 Read More
When I see those drinking windows on CT that say, 2016-2022, I think of the harvest date as the beginning of that year. So a S. Hemi wine that says 2016 is the beginning of the window means March or so, and a N. Hemi wine means fall of 2016. I would also date the wine from the day of harvest--before that, what grapes will go into the wine (if ... Read More
Since we open wine everyday, it's true that it's age needn't be a big whole even number.I totally get JD's point though. Maybe only weirdos like he and I would actually hold a wine for a few more months to satisfy the big anniversaries. Read More
This is precisely why I waited until late August to open my 1994 Mondavi reserve and Beringer private reserve a couple years ago. In March, they weren't twenty years old.At what point is a grape berry a being? Read More
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