|Region:||Italy » Piedmont|
Vintage Wine Cellar
Nose of strawberry shortcake with light cream. Notes of light mountain herb and cranberry with a pretty, medium dark robe. For a young Barolo from an excellent vintage, this wine is quite approachable with few intrusive tannins. A joy to the palate ...
|Region:||Australia » South Australia » Mclaren Vale|
Had this vintage 2003 again on 24 June, 2012 with Asian flavored chicken with plum sauce. A great experience improved - an aussie version of a traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc really comes toget...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
Spicy and oaky on the nose with graphite and dried herbs layered over hard, fresh black currant fruit. Dry, hard and austere in the mouth. There’s some nuanced blackberry fruit on the palate and this feels a little extracted but it’s well balanced with...
Today, I am enjoying my grill along with a bottle of 2009 Chateau de la Taille Bordeaux, another bottle from that super vintage (at least as it's been billed) from France. Now don't get me wrong, the experts who tasted from barrels are probably righ...
|Winery:||St Francis Wine Company Ltd|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County|
Nice black cherries on the nose. Oak is present but not too overwhelming (I'm not a big fan of super heavily oaked wines). On the palate it has good black fruit with a hint of tar and tobacco. Good tannin and a nice grip on the finish but not too ag...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Margaux|
One of the best Margauxs of the 05 vintage for early consumption, in addition to keeping locked up in the cellar for decades. Loads of dark, smokey fruit. Good acidity and tannins that are solid, yet seductive, a long finish and a very memorable wine....
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza » Maipú|
Had the 2001 vintage on 11 Jan, 2014. Has been in my cellar since Nov 2004. Awarded as wine of the year in 2004 in Finland in category 10-20 Eur. Nice smooth, light blueberry, leather, vanilla, on the nose, even some black pepper. Still well structure...
|Region:||Australia » Western Australia » Greater Perth » Swan Valley|
From the only certified organic fortified producer in Australia, a medal winning delightful rich red liqueur shiraz with palate of chocolate, liquorice and plums. It has a smooth palate of chocolate, a touch of liquorice and plums and has a delicious ...
|Region:||France » Champagne|
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Medium straw color. Fresh, exuberant aromas of white peach, crisp pear, apple and quince. Taut and wiry on entry, then fills out nicely in the middle, showing a combination of orchard and citrus fruit flavor...
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Côtes de Bourg|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot|
Well, this is a first! Having a wine blog I routinely place photos of the wines I try on the blog, and then maybe 3-4 times a year I post the reviews to Snooth, just to share with other fans (I guess I have enough to do to actually write the reviews a...
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Let it be said that I purchase most of my wine at Total Wine & More.Here's how I do it and I am usually 95% satisfied with ALL of my purchases.I decide on the varietals I need first then shop in my price range for the highest rated and my tried and true favorites on Total Wine & More Website. From dry to sweet, white to red and to heavy cabs fro... Read More
I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More
I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More
Quite the sea change in Bordeaux as prices seem a bit more affordable these days (as opposed to the 2009 bull rush just 5-6 years ago), and it appears they have a vintage that strikes the right balance between cool and warm. Not a too hot or too cold year that is, probably the first one like it since 2008.Eyeing Grand Puy Lacoste at $53/each, Du... Read More
I would like to say I have read a lot of posts and find more of these fascinating than not. I have been trying to educate myself about wines, not because I indulge but because I have inherited some wine from my fathers estate and want to part with them, The research I have gathered is minimal and somewhat frustrating at times.I have some very ni... Read More
Old wines you decant mostly for sediment, IMO. Too much air can kill them. Unless it's old Barolo, which needs decanting to lose the funky, dirty smells. Young wines also want decanting to open them up, but sometimes they need days and days. Better just to let them rest, although we all succumb to our infanticide impulses now and then.Wines ... Read More
I'm of the mind that decanting is a good thing. Especially with aged wines. I've decanted young wines anywhere from an hour to up to seven hours just to see how the structure would differ. And I've done the side-by-side comparisons to justify my insanity. However, I do realize, as in with stemware, that this may be an extremely subjective topic.... Read More
Picked up some old standbys to plug some holes in the wine racks:The 2014 & 2015 Marques Cabby bu Concha Y Toro. I've had every vintage for a couple of decades now except for the 2013 - found it the other day and am going to order it.A 2014 Chateau Pesquie - Ventoux Grenache/SyrahThe 2015 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Roussillon Villages, been drinki... Read More
Greg, you were right when you said it's tough to keep a forum going. Though this does seem to be an especially slow week all over the place...on the road, in business, etc. good to see people take some time out. Read More
We talked a lot about sparkling wine last week but there is a lot more to cover. The biggest sparkling wine day of the year, New Year's Eve, is right around the corner. Opening a bottle of sparkling wine can be a a dangerous proposition. There's a lot of pressure under that cork! But if you like living on the edge, there's always sabrage. When t... Read More