|Region:||USA » Washington » Columbia Valley|
Wine and Shine
A luscious yet friendly Chardonnay, fresher than a hickey on a Catholic school girl's neck on the first day of class. This Chardonnay is a true example of the style of Chardonnay for which Washington is becoming known. Crisp, clean, citrus and honey s...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain|
This wine has a nice deep ruby, almost purple color in the glass, and a consistency that makes it shine as a solid example of a good Napa Valley vintage. The nose is filled with spices and rich ripe fruit, with notes of anise, tarragon and black peppe...
|Winery:||Bonneau du Martray|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côte d'Or » Côte de Beaune » Aloxe-corton » Corton|
No fat or flab here - this 2009 is mineral driven, from the aromatic nose to the bright, focused flavors. The nose delivers a tang of minerality, fleshed out with rich orchard fruits. The flavors are energized with a stream of acidity that brightens th...
|Region:||USA » California|
Lovely nose - very intense fruit. But this isn't all fruit as there is some nice complexity here with some minerality and earthiness to balance the fruit. Tannins are nicely controlled and just a bit of oak that isn't too overpowering. My friend called...
|Winery:||Podere il Palazzino|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Chianti Classico|
Espresso foam and a touch of baking spice offer hints of the oak here but the candied cherry cough syrup notes and a hint of lemon oil offer good balance. There is an underlying touch of earth funk that adds complexity and depth. Lovely balance in ligh...
|Region:||Italy » Veneto|
Excellent wine , . The colour gold yellow and intense shine ( 10). In the nose, aroma´s fruit season mature , almond and truffle (30). In the mouth , correct a little intense (30). Good wine with chicken dishes (16). Rate:86/100
|Winery:||Weingut Josef Leitz|
|Region:||Germany » Rheingau|
<ul type='square'><li><b>2003 Weingut Josef Leitz Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Riesling Spätlese</b><i> - Germany, Rheingau (2/19/2007)</i><br>Overwhelming aroma of minerals upon opening. After allowing to sit for about 40 minutes, nice floral and mild ...
|Winery:||Chateau Ste. Michelle|
|Region:||USA » Washington » Cold Creek|
Tight and taut on the nose with restrained fruit and moderately heavy, sweet, walnutty oak. In the mouth this is big and rich with excellent acids but a thick, almost chewy texture that can be a bit much for many people. This just feels a bit unintegra...
|Region:||Italy » Sicily » Vittoria|
Rather assertive on the nose with dark cherry fruit topped with fine floral and herbal top notes. This smells decidedly ripe. Youthful and maybe a bit closed on the palate with a slightly dense feel, though this remains lively and elegant. There’s a re...
|Region:||USA » New York » Suffolk County » Long Island » North Fork of Long Island|
Incredibly fruity with notes of cacao, chocolate and spice. Rich plummy fruits burst out, and even with this, the wine displays great balance. There's age and some secondary characteristics are beginning to shine: mushrooms and a nice earthiness. Plent...
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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
Welcome Ellen, nice first post (a big rarity around here at Snooth).I've been thinking about some of the same themes you mention here, like wines in the $30 - 50 range, and the big field of dry wines, with some toward the sweet side and other dry wines very savory.The dry wines of much of Italy and Spain (Chianti, Piedmont/Barolo or Barbaresco, ... Read More
Long time lurker on both Snooth and Wine Berserkers. Why I decided to post now, I am not sure. Lover of California red wines particularly Zins and Cabs. Just getting into Pinots. Hate spending more than $50/ bottle. My comfort level is between $30-$40. Small wine cellar ( about 100 bottles) because we tend to drink what we buy.I do not feel that... Read More
Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of different wine grapes. The variety (400-500) is practically dizzying. That sort of diversity is also present in Italian sparkling wine where a number of traditions persist. One of the best known is Prosecco. These wines are made with the Glera grape and fermented in s... Read More
Yeah but you live in a blessed and enlightened area my friend!That's not the case in many places. Take a glass back? More like shove it where the sun don't shine and you better enjoy that because you're leaving a 25% tip!Free tasting? I'm moving to your neighborhood.Oh wait. I can't afford to. That's why I'm looking at Sunnyvale.But Kathy - the... Read More
Hello all,I'm not actually a beginner in wine preparation. I started preparing wine 3 months ago. I've tasted different varieties of wine and my favorite is Merlot wine. I had a doubt earlier on how to store the prepared wine. I searched many sources and asked many friends and I happened to read an article yesterday which had tips to properly s... Read More
Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the getting's good. Seems Cauble is of similar opinion about that region's wines to a statement I made over in WB... ;-) Nervi, Podere dei Ginepri, Nebbiolo, “Spanna,” Coste della Sesia DOC Piedmont, Italy 2012 Many of you are familiar with Nebbiolo’s uncanny ability to captur... Read More
White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a good chance that you are surfeit with white wine by now. Ultra-hip rosé and orange wines aren’t your only options. Be a true trendsetter and cozy up with a late summer red. Summer calls for diaphanous red wine grapes that allow fresh fruits to shine without the deep, dar... Read More
Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence may prevent wine novices from feeling confident about how they drink. Most would agree that wine experiences are best enjoyed with friends, but myths can hinder otherwise joyous wine drinking occasions. “Sparkling wine MUST be enjoyed in a flute glass, or else!” “Wine... Read More
“Spat” means “late” in German. In (that crazy) German noun compounding, Spat + Burgunder = “late-ripener from Burgundy”. That, in turn, means Pinot Noir. Chances are good you’ve never seen a bottle of Spatburgunder, much less tasted one, but hopefully that soon changes. Today over one-third of German wine is red, and Spatburgunder is the leading... Read More
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