|Region:||USA » California » Napa » Mount Veeder|
Wine & Beyond
The nose on this voluptuous wine opens to powerful aromas of floral and medicinal tints. The aromatic array broadens and balances at one hour and beyond, offering up notes of orange peel, blueberry and burnt pine. The palate launches closed and tanni...
|Winery:||La Rioja Alta|
|Region:||Spain » Rioja » Rioja Alta|
|Varietal:||Tempranillo , Graciano|
Enjoyed this on 2 March, 2014. Should be noted that we had the 1994 Musar before this wine, so a tough comparison with a real classic. But this is a classic too, mid-dark ruby color turning light at the edges with an almost transparent rim. The nose is...
|Region:||USA » California|
Oh no, wine in a box? :-O Spooking wine-drinkers from its inception, this intimidating carton deserves more of a fair shake. What it truly needs is a blind taste test to get beyond the prejudice. Yeah, it's not the most flavourful zinfandel I've eve...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
What the heck is Muscat Hamburg (Black Hamburgh) you ask? Well as a relative to Muscat Blanc (Moscato) it's a very aromatic and flavorful grape and one that deserves to be planted more often. If you've had his Cabs you might not think of Togni as opu...
|Region:||Germany » Mosel|
Interesting wine where the fruit and mineral seem to balance each other. Somewhat fruity and slightly sweet, although not really beyond off-dry. The 9.5% abv is good for keeping the crowd under control. Good wine for the tame-whites only crowd. Tes...
|Winery:||Weingut F.J. Weis|
|Region:||Germany » Mosel|
Much like its cousin the St Urbans-Hof estate version (which about USD4 pricier). Interesting wine where the fruit and mineral seem to balance each other; I particularly liked the consistent mineral taste in this wine. Somewhat fruity and slightly swee...
|Winery:||Clos du Marquis|
|Region:||France » Bordeaux » Saint-Julien|
|Varietal:||Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon|
The 2006 Clos du Marquis evokes the usual panoply of cassis, blackberry and blueberry on the nose (but dominated by the latter fruit). Entry has a significant degree of residual oak and smoke - with silky tannin on the finish of cassis, blackberry and...
|Region:||USA » California » Central Coast|
From the Wine Enthusiast, Has this vineyard ever produced anything less than a spectacular Pinot Noir? Hitching Post’s ’06 showcases its exotic spiciness and the way its power is modulated with an elegant structure. Cloves, nutmeg, allspice and white ...
|Region:||France » Rhône » Southern Rhône » Côtes du Rhône Villages|
I'm not a huge fan of the regular Bernard Cotes-du-Rhone, but this Villages was surprisingly good. Nothing above and beyond what you would expect, but a great example of a well-priced entry level rhone wine.
|Region:||USA » California » Napa County|
At 30 minutes, the nose is rich with sweet cherry and whiffs of spring florals. At the same time, the palate is spicy and structured and nicely framed, though the wine begins to fall apart after an hour and a half, leaving a juicy center and intermitt...
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I made it a whole month without purchasing any wine, at least that I remember, so when this email hit my inbox this morning I just had to. I really enjoy their Zinfandel as it has some very unique qualities that make it stand alone for me. $20/btl was a no brainer decision.Big discounts on full cases of Chester's Anvil winesView this email in yo... Read More
At the urging of some here on Snooth, I am venturing out of my DCV Zinfandel rut. My one Berserker Day splurge arrived today--a Cabot Zinfandel 6-pack from Humboldt County.OK, this one is not a Zinfandel varietal bottling. It is, obviously, a red blend. With some quick internet research it appears to be 60% Zin and 40% Syrah. What's not to li... Read More
Agreed Amour. There's no harm to it and often a nice upside.D - I didn't say they didn't evolve together, just that they were never developed together intentionally. Think about it. Most wine we know today is maybe a hundred or a hundred and fifty years old. In the late 1800s, Barolo was sweet, Bordeaux was putting out clear wines from Malbec an... Read More
I said I wouldn't wait to long before I tried this one: Sadly, this is not my kind of wine. Much too much upfront red fruit and cola flavors. Beyond that the wine just does not have much to offer me. It is, understandably, a very light bodied wine, and it is easy to drink, I just do not get much complexity. Now, most of my impressions came f... Read More
A lot of up-front bright red fruitstrawberry, plumwith something of a floral note. Beyond the fruity introduction, this is, to me, a very lean wine. Im not disappointed with the lack of tanninOK, I am disappointed, but I also know that this is Pinot Noirbut I also wish there was more acid. This is an easy-to-drink wine, but, sometimes (days e... Read More
Yet, wine is, on one level, a consumer product like any other. No matter what the cost of production is, and regardless of the good intentions of the winery, the love of winemaking--the heart behind it all--the wine has to sink or swim in a consumer market. A critical mass of buyers have to become aware of the wine and, having tried it, think it... Read More
Jack:Discussing politics can be fun while drinking wine - but generally only fun when both parties stick to facts, statistics and generally accepted knowledge of the world around them. I have several friends that totally bought into lies, deceit and misinformation from the Trump campaign, and I'm not surprised that his tweeting and lies have co... Read More
Impeachment may end up being a necessary catharsis if things continues as they look they might. But they'll undoubtedly need to get much worse before they can get better that way.Perhaps more interestingly for now, how about betting on events in the corporate world that we think might anger the TweetMaster? He Tweets nasty things whereupon their... Read More
Ok, I recieved an email list offer from Turley. I have never tried but all I hear is that they are very good. What should I buy? Remember that we like big and structured. Let me hear it? 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