|Region:||Spain » Castilla y León » Toro|
Bodegas Frutos Villar, Toro, "Muruve", Crianza, 2006 Production background: 12 months oak, 12 months in bottle. 100% Tempranillo, Toro region, Spain. I gave it "4 stars" over there for its value in particular, along with an overall, "Parker-esque" r...
|Region:||Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco » Alba » Nebbiolo d'Alba|
3.75 to 4 stars Appearance: opaque-/deep ruby Nose: medium+ intensity aromas of roses, tar, black cherry, violets Palate: medium+ slightly green tannins (clearly from Italy), medium+ concentration, flavors = aromas and a long finish. This wine is a...
|Winery:||Herzog Wine Cellars Co.|
|Region:||USA » California » San Luis Obispo County » Edna Valley|
At first was only 3 stars, but improved after 15 minutes in the glass. Nose had cedar, cherry and olives. Viscous and chalky in mouth, with notes of pepper. Finish was maybe a little too tight. This wine may drink better next year.
|Region:||Italy » Rosso Del Veronese|
|Varietal:||Corvina , Rondinella , Sangiovese|
Had this with dinner at Del Frisco's Eagle in Dallas. This one from Wine.com seems very accurate to me - '"One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2011 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavo...
|Winery:||Tenuta San Guido|
|Region:||Italy » Tuscany » Bolgheri » Bolgheri Sassicaia|
4.25 to 4.5 stars Appearance: deep ruby/ slight brick core transitioning to ruby rim Nose: medium intensity with aromas of cherry (red & black), black tea, currant (red & black) Palate: medium+ velvety tannins, high acidity, long length, flavors of...
|Region:||Italy » Veneto » Valpolicella » Amarone Della Valpolicella|
3.25 stars Appearance: deep ruby core Nose: medium+ intensity with aromas of Christmas cake, warm spices Palate: medium+ fine-grained tannins, flavors of Christmas cake, Marischino cherry, medium+ length but the tannins where a distraction on the fi...
|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara|
Wine Peeps Blog 2007 Lionheart Wines McGinley Vineyard Roussanne (Santa Barbara County, California): Lime, pear, and floral aromas. Pineapple and lemon also come through on the palate. Crisp acidity and a bit creamy. Good mouthfeel. Smooth finish. Ver...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
Wonderful wine. Full structure and front and mid palate loaded! The entry and mid palate are big, ripe, and full structured. The tannins are fine and the nose is fantastic! Mocha notes entice the senses in this great accessible blend from a fantastic...
|Region:||USA » Washington|
Really smooth drinking wine. Wanted a bit more fruit, which is why only 4 stars but great balance.
|Region:||France » Languedoc-roussillon » Languedoc » Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape|
|Varietal:||Carignan , Grenache , Mourvèdre , Syrah|
Made from a blend of southern red grape varietals (52% Carignan, 24% Grenache Noir, 18% Mourvedre and 6% Syrah), the wine is cherry red with flashes of black in the glass with an intense nose of black currants, raspberries and licorice. As the wine op...
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According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More
Sometimes a difficult choice, and I have on occasion regretted not saying 'Hi' since when I do it often leads in interesting directions, like when twice sitting on a bar stool next to Virgin's founder, or unlocking a hotel door next to old slowhand, or finding myself on stripclub couches next to all sorts of rock or hoops stars, finding myself a... Read More
MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true wine geek when I was informed of a trade show in Tampa my first thought was "I'm making reservations at Bern's." I have friends who live in Tampa about 3 min from the restaurant so we hooked up for a fun three top. Rachel came recommended as a Somm so I requested her in advance.... Read More
Very clear and light in color....of which this is cherry/red grape/strawberry juice. The aromas are mild overall, and consist of currant, dark blackberry and is somewhat brisk at the finish with spice. Flavors follow suit and the Malbec shows over the Merlot, with subtle spice, Earthy deep berry, currants, booze and even some licorice. Overal... Read More
Had this with dinner at Del Frisco's Eagle in Dallas. This one from Wine.com seems very accurate to me - '"One of the brightest and most consistent stars from the Allegrini portfolio, the 2011 Palazzo della Torre does a great job in framing local flavors with the current and future favored global drinking style- soft, ripe and smooth, but not ov... Read More
We have similar issues in AustraliaMain concerns for most wine companies is the "bus load of drunks" that turn up drink rather than taste buy nothing remember nothing and put off those who are there to genuinely sample.Napa probably leads the world in extravagant facilities but given you have have a bunch of movie stars/rock stars/corporate big ... Read More
Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Cabernet” mean. Nowadays “Pinot” and even “Riesling” are familiar pals too. This is largely because the United States and other New World regions label their wines by varietal rather than geo... Read More
Brunello is the Hercules of wine. It’s powerful, strong, and valorous. It ages exceedingly well and lives nearly forever. These are testosterone-heavy wines that don’t need to peacock or boast about their masculinity. Rather they are quietly strong and confident, throwing powerful punches only when necessary. Vintage year plays a big role in the... Read More
Just read through this. Fox, you can't be serious with this line:"The good news for me is I live in California. I'm in a wealthy state, with a less crazy electorate,"Amigo - the rest of the country views California as the definition of crazy. The state with the smartest people in all the world and its finances are a disaster, its infrastructure... Read More
Actually, there's some other cool things you can do on that trip: It is the spine of the gold country, with old mines you can view and tour, you can go through Lodi's wine country, there's at least three major underground caverns (one with rappelling and an outdoor zipline), the town of Murphys is cute and has lots of tasting rooms. If one has... Read More
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