|Region:||USA » Washington|
Really smooth drinking wine. Wanted a bit more fruit, which is why only 4 stars but great balance.
|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:||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...
|Winery:||Domaine Corinne & Thierry Drouin|
|Region:||France » Burgundy » Mâconnais » Mâcon-vergisson|
Only 5000 bottles of “La Roche” Mâcon-Vergisson are produced each year. While Decanter has not yet reviewed the 2007 vintage, the acclaimed wine magazine highly recommended “La Roche” 2006, Mâcon-Vergisson in a blind tasting of 168 wines from the Mâco...
|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:||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:||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...
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The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More
After much agony and discernment, I have chosen the official wine for my Super Bowl party this year. Over the 9 years I've hosted this event, it is probably the least exotic selection, not to mention least expensive. Given the fact chili is the main dish (oh please, don't turn your nose. After all, we're American pigskin fans, not Bolsheviks), ... Read More
Man's best friend is a logical pairing for man's best drink. This past week reporter Lauren Eads, a reporter for European industry publication The Drinks Business, published a list of the top ten winery dogs which included pooches – and two donkeys to boot – from three different countries. “Wherever wine is made, it's likely that canine companio... Read More
Not too many years ago, I had what is still referred to in my family as the "Christmas of the Rack" -- an entire holiday season where I inexplicably received a ton of very odd wine storage units. There were racks shaped like stars and guitars, racks meant for hanging and stacking, racks so bizarre and forcibly whimsical they could only have been... Read More
Famed “Come To My Window” crooner Melissa Etheridge is singing a decidedly winey number these days. The Grammy-winning musician and cancer survivor has struck up a partnership with medical-marijuana dispensary Greenway Compassionate Relief to create her own marijuana-infused wine which, for legal purposes, is called wine tincture, CBS News repor... Read More
A legend in the Chicago wine scene is saying “So long” to its original location. BIN 36 moving from its location in Marina City to the neighborhood of West Loop. The change represents more than a new property – the restaurant's owner Dan Sachs is also passing on the Bin 36 name to beverage director Enoch Shully, Eater.com's Chicago division repo... Read More
Lucky you. I was just there... Piedmont is pretty stretched out. If you want to be in Barolo/Barbaresco country, I stayed at a really nice agriturismo (read: Bed and Breakfast) in Castiglione Falletto called Tenuta Montanello. It's a working winery, although not one of the stars. But the hosts are extremely nice and it's quite reasonable. I... Read More
We are are going to this area in September. We have been to Italy 4 times but never to this region. We are winos and foodies and would like some ideas on where to stay in this area. We will have a car and any help would be aprreciated. Hotels recs would be welcome as there are many options out there are you know. Thank you in advance Read More
January 27th saw the arrival of the Benvenuto Brunello road show, from The Fortezza in Montalcino, to Gotham Hall in Manhattan. The purpose of the event was to showcase (and welcome) the 2009 vintage of Brunello Di Montalcino, being as it was, the January five years after the harvest year.Approximately thirty producers were present to pour the w... Read More
From the article... I find it interesting what wine people (see article for what that comprises) found special... and I like the last phrase below:The first factor we asked our experts to focus on was the quality of individual bottles the wineries produced — particular vintages that stand out as stars in America’s wine scene. Next, we requeste... Read More
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