|Region:||USA » California » Sonoma County » Russian River Valley|
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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...
|Winery:||Brick House Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » Oregon » Willamette Valley|
A very high acid wine, which makes sense given the growing location. Paired well with pork and corn and pasta. Notes of sour cherry and truffle with a white pepper finish
|Region:||Italy » Veneto » Valpolicella » Valpolicella Classico Superiore|
|Varietal:||Corvina , Rondinella , Molinara|
Dark cherries, earthy and sense of soil on the nose and palate; full bodied, nice tannins and acidity with long finish. Lovely wine to enjoy with hearty Italian dish.
|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...
|Region:||Italy » Sicily » Sicilia Igt|
Grapefruit and guava greet the nose followed by nutty, barrel aged chardonnay like tones. This is tense and focused on the nose with those tropical tones but no sense of over-ripeness or overt sweetness. Round, lush and very creamy on entry with stone...
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Côte d'Or » Côte de Beaune » Chassagne-montrachet » Montrachet|
2009 Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon, 1er Cru Domaine Leflaive 750ml $150.00 Clavoillon has been described as the Batard of the premier crus - rich and powerful. And this one displays that power coupled with the plumpness of the vintage - ripe yellow f...
|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:||Australia » South Australia » Barossa|
This is an intense wine that exudes big flavors of blackberry, chocolate and smoky oak. You'll sense aromas of rich, jammy black fruit and molasses with finishes of Asian spices. The texture is velvety and intense, full-bodied and powerful on the palat...
|Region:||Argentina » Mendoza » Lujan de Cuyo|
With this number, the Mendoza Bodega Norton has come up with a clear winner in both quality and value. We have a deep, dense and powerful wine dominated by the plummy, blackcurrant flavors of the 3 principal cepages used in the blend. The Malbec lend...
|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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Not much grown in CA - it's a grape that does well in slightly cooler areas and too many people think that Pinot Noir is the only grape worth considering when you get to that category. I think that's mostly because of marketing and because people just don't taste very many grapes other than the top ten.In any case, the literal translation is Blu... Read More
Despite having been a center of viticulture since the Roman era, it could be argued that the wines of Chablis have never had such cachet among wine geeks as they do right now. As more and more wine lovers have the chance to try older vintages of these steely, austere, and mineral-driven Chardonnays from Burgundy’s northwestern corner, more of th... Read More
Now that you mention it, Jon, most of the ones I have were shipped from the winery. At least one was purchased at the winery, I'll have to look more closely at my inventory to see if I bought any at a retail store.I knew there was another reason why I hated Coravins.The Coravin thing makes some sense, but that's a pretty new gadget. I suppose ... Read More
Capsules are a way of sealing the bottle. Especially now with Coravin, you never know if someone is going to inject a needle in to a bottle of wine!However, for direct shipments like Bedrock, etc. their move to forego the capsule is generally applauded and makes more sense when bypassing the retail part of the supply chain. Read More
About a year ago I ranted a bit about the wax capsules that some makers put over the corked end of the bottle. The cooler heads of the Forum calmed me down, and I am now co-existing with these.In the past few years I have noticed that more and more makers (U.S.) are not applying a capsule at all. I have to say, I like this idea, a lot. Some s... Read More
I drank a bottle of $10 Barbaresco the other day.Barbaresco is a wine region situated in Piemonte, Italy’s North West, just to the south of Torino. It is the sister wine of the better known Barolo and is similarly made entirely from the indigenous grape Nebbiolo. The wines are aged for over two years at the winery and released three years from t... Read More
A Tasting Room Quarterly selection. Too young, too fruity, and too sweet for my tastes, but did go well with a bit of marinated and grilled pork. A rather brash nose opens with youth, a hint of baking yeast, and alcohol. After that, some hints of chocolate, cherry, and leather, then on to a strawberry jelly fruit bomb. I am sure it will be much ... Read More
Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's offering really hit home for me, since I've had it several times locally, and have hiked, climbed, driven, dived, sailed and boated the coast he describes many times before. Fell in love with the area, including Furore (named after the 'furor' of the waves on the rocks), lon... Read More
Things are looking up for a niche wine company. Earlier this month kosher wine and spirits producer L'CHAIM signed a contract with Italian distributor Enovation Brands, a move which experts have said will further the mission of both companies to provide “innovative solutions” for adult beverage consumers. “We reached a stage where we needed a st... Read More
Hey DV - didn't mean to sound like an argument with you - I know you're too much of a realist to buy into some hooey.But look at what even Jamie says - Many of the big brands that have become such a feature of modern wine retail are made in factory-like wineries in huge quantities—and almost to a recipe, in terms of their flavour profile.But exa... Read More
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