|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...
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 » 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:||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.
|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...
|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:||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:||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:||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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Have small collection of wine to sell, 205 bottles, includes vintage opus one, Joseph Phelps, Storybook, Cakebread, Turnbull, Shafer Hillside select, Schrader Kalon, Amuse Bouche, Stags Leap and more Read More
Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 pink and white wines won’t be drinkable by next spring. Guzzle down the last of those quick-to-turn bottles, cellar a few others, and ready yourself for the onset of fall wines. Even if you do not live in a starkly transitional climate, this a great time to think about ... Read More
This weekend is the Taste of Sonoma/Wine Country Weekend in Sonoma County with events we like to attend and have for the last 5 years or so. This year no tickets :-( but I still got to have a wine related day yesterday.Started out in the AM sampling fruit with my buddy Mike. We started out at Old Lakeville Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap checking o... Read More
It was going to happen at some point. Going the way of gourmet cooking, world traveling, dessert making and millionaire dating, the winemaking world has become the focus of a forthcoming reality television show called “Best Bottle”, according to a story this past week in Oregon Wine Press. The show will follow contestants/aspiring winemakers a... Read More
Greg, don't even read this!Yesterday I hosted a pinot noir event. It was a blind tasting of three BC and one California. Talk about getting out of the box. For me this is tantamount to cross-dressing. It started because Chester introduced me to the Kettle Valley "Hayman" reserve Pinot last year. I really liked it, so when I found one (83 ca... Read More
Good challenge, Greg. Needed some fresh energy here!Nothing wrong with a bit of Cheval Blanc out of styrofoam, even with burgers. Have done that (minus the styrofoam), but with an off-vintage of course. ;-)Recently I'm drinking tempranillo a lot and zin a little with burgers. Dry sherry a very little. Do like wine with burgers a lot better than... Read More
There were three of us, or actually 2 1/2 since my wife didn't drink much and doesn't like whites. The burgers were going to be 50/50 bacon/beef, which opened a world of possibilities so we decided to go all-American. Halcón Vineyards Prado to start, a 50.50 Marsanne/Rousanne blend that would have gone really well with the mushroo... Read More
Nobody said anything about only drinking a few different labels. I've likely had as much variety as just about anybody on these boards.Just saying that I've learned over the years that I will likely want to have a good wine, and vintage of that wine, more than once, thus I tend to buy multiple bottles of same so that I will know how it's been st... Read More
Hi everyone, This thread is dedicated to your thoughts about the wines of Lodi, more specifically for those who attend next week's virtual tasting. Here is a link to the virtual tasting page:http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/lodi-presents-1/The tasting will take place next Wednesday, June 3rd, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific. ... Read More
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
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