|Winery:||Craggy Range Vineyards Ltd|
|Region:||New Zealand » Hawke's Bay|
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An area of New Zealand worth watching that's for sure. It and Central Otago are prime wine areas. A delightful nose that reminds me more of schisty French chards than anything else. With lemon, nuttiness, some apple, slight oak, a chalky on the nose fl...
|Region:||Italy » Umbria » Colli Martani|
Aromas of waxy, dried fruit pop from the glass followed by spicy herbal notes of mint and sage all floating above a tense base of peppery white fruit. A touch of trapped CO2 adds a prickle tot eh tongue as this shows off rather restrained flavors of wh...
|Region:||Italy » Alto Adige » Alto Adige - Südtirol|
Nice light golden color. Good fruity nose. Very smooth. First sip is quite pleasing. Almost a slight effervescent sense to it. Smooth and easy on the tongue, not too harsh or biting. Transitions quite nicely into a subtle finish. Not to acidic, not to ...
|Winery:||Willamette Valley Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
I had this wine at their tasting room. It is my understanding that this is actually a bit of a historic wine, in the sense that Tualatin is one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette with small blocks of vines originally planted back in 1971. I thou...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma Valley|
Deep and briary on the nose with ripe black cherry and plum fruit streaked with hoisin and balsamic notes This opens a little meaty on the palate with blue/purple fruit and hints of black pepper spice. Definitely a big but well balanced wine that packs...
|Winery:||Finca Las Moras|
|Region:||Argentina » San Juan » Tulum Valley|
A simple pleasure--fruit-forward in the best sense, with aromas and flavors of leather, plums, vanilla, and spice. MSRP is $12, so it's a good deal for the wine.
|Winery:||Quinta do Crasto|
|Region:||Portugal » Douro|
This acclaimed Douro Tinto was purchased some years back (perhaps 5 years ago). The strength of the wine has not really diminished much with age - there is a hint of oak on the nose, a deep, deep red colour and a strong scent of cherries and anise. T...
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
Very fresh and complex on the nose with complex notes of dried citrus zest, chalk, smoke, mineral and slightly balsamic tones. In the mouth this medium weight wine shows a certain sense of restraint but offers up layers of dried orchard fruits and exot...
|Region:||Spain » Rioja|
This is super aromatic with spicy, toasty French oak notes on the nose along with vanilla, sandalwood, cherry licorice and a hint of citric green anise seed. Smooth, rich and just a touch soft in the mouth, this manages to retain a certain sense of del...
|Winery:||Mutt Lynch Winery|
|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Dry Creek Valley|
A great petite sirah from Mutt Lynch winery. The color and aroma are excellent and entice you to want to taste the wine. Then when you do finally taste the wine it does not disappoint, I enjoyed how it had a sense of fruit beyond what I normally expe...
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WS wrote about it a few days ago.http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Laurent-Ponsot-Leaves-Family-Burgundy-Domaine"Ponsot did not reveal why he has split from his family domaine. But one Burgundy insider told Wine Spectator that a sale of the domaine could now be in the offing: "As a minority shareholder, you could get a regular divi... Read More
I've only had the Aligote and CdlR. We talked about the Aligote and it was an interesting call by Laurent to in the end make it 100% Aligote, but I think that's what makes Laurent one of the icons of Burgundy, (at least from foreign observers) is that he's different. He's notorious for picking late, which has worked great at times in cooler vint... Read More
My big day mixing in the wine world as I've kind of helped break this news, owing to a friend of mine who is close to Laurent Ponsot. Same friend from the Netherlands who GregT and I tasted with in San Diego. Anyhow, Peter from WS contacted me this morning for info and I was able to speak with him right after he spoke to Laurent and before the s... Read More
Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ gender-positive terms in their tasting notes without compunction. Masculine wines are commonly associated with structure and power, while feminine wines can be perceived as delicate and thin. Speaking about a trip to the Bandol region in the Financial Times, wine writer Jancis R... 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
EM - Great job figuring that out. Yes, it makes sense now and he grabbed a Meritage in place of a Syrah, although we were still charged the $26 for the glass. I guess I must now seek out the Syrah and get a taste of it too. Just got home from watching the grand kids up at Tyson's Corner mall; third day in a row and I've about had enough for a... Read More
I have always been a bit bewildered with posted tasting notes that mention descriptors that I have never heard of (e.g. Calcite); mention things that I have no interest in tasting ( e.g. Tar) or mention the ability to differentiate and taste in that wine various types of fruits or flowers that are very similiar in taste or smell. These kinds of ... Read More
Let's break it down.1. Most people are bad writers.2. People who write about wine are a subset of most people.3. It is unlikely that only the best writers are interested in wine.4. Therefore, people who write about wine must include many bad writers.Now, what is the point of tasting notes? Some possibilities:1. To say "look at what I am drinking... Read More
I was wondering if I could get some feedback on an article I wrote about recently entitled Tasting Notes Are Broken. Or just discussion on the topic:https://openingabottle.com/tasting-notes-are-broken/The article has been nominated for a Millésima Blog Award in the Wine Reporter category. If you are on Facebook, please vote for it: https://fcld.... Read More
I know what you’re thinking: When are we gonna start drinking wine? We’re getting closer, I promise you, but today I just want to run through some of the pros and cons of different styles of glassware!After getting your wine out of the bottle (and perhaps into a decanter) at the proper temperature, serving it in the proper glass is probably the ... Read More
Jan 19, 2012 at 8:14pm
I love to support a small, local wine shop. Wine Sense has never let me down. The owner and his staff are knowledgeable and have recommended some wonderful wines. I enjoy sharing these finds with friends. Buying a case makes economic sense.
Nov 24, 2010 at 2:34pm
They have great prices and hard to find wines from the Fingerlakes
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