|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:||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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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.
|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 » 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...
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You know what I miss? I miss cheesy commercials on wine on TV. For whatever reason the industry at large has pretty much relegated TV advertising to spirits and beer. What fun is that? We’ve been left with dogs and pirates to guide us through the confusing world of alcohol consumption. No wonder we’re drinking so poorly.I mean back in the day we... Read More
Last week I began my summer time look at Zinfandel by focusing on Mendocino and lake counties, two regions that have limited presence in the Zin lovers mind. Today I'm taking a different tact and focusing instead on lodi, a veritable Zin lovers paradise.Why you ask?Well simply put it's a region that not only has a great climate for Zinfandel, wi... Read More
Fennochio was high on my list. Wines were great, Claudio was incredibly nice and down to earth, and it's under the radar in the US. I am no expert on Barolo, but I'd say for the lineup, the stars so far were Brovia and, today, Burlotto. Monvigliero from Barolo was totally stunning, but the whole range from Brovia was at a high level and really ... Read More
So where are you guys, what are you seeing, who are you talking to, and what are you drinking? Assuming they have the Internet in Piemonte... Read More
Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa 2008 Tiers Picca... Read More
I would actually give this wine 2 and 3/4 stars if it allowed me to. Needs time to open. Beautiful color. Sweet Oak and notes of raspberry on the palate. It really expands big time in the glass. A tad bit too much oak for me....But it doesn't make me dislike the wine. All in all a good wine that is clearly well made. Cheers! Read More
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 winery in Alpha Omega. My only criticism is in the lack of the end palate. The finish dissip... Read More
Oh no.. not the ratings issue again!!!Firstly, I do not care for Robert Parker, nor I am any type of slave to any of his ratings. As a matter of fact, I pay absolutely no attention to his ratings. That is just my personal opinion. I'm sure he rates some great wines, but I have found some of them lacking for my palate.Yes, I have found one pers... Read More
NDDave-1997 and 2001 cabs rocked for much of Napa. But they are getting expensive and hard to find. If you find any CA wine of those vintages, buy it, as a gamble, no matter who the maker is (but it will still be a gamble depending on maker). I believe 2007 was also a good CA cab year.Later on, I got kinda out of cabs, and more into Pinot. P... Read More
Pinot noir has become the great alternative. When you don’t want to give another big red wine as a gift it opens up a world of possibilities. Immediately appreciated by name alone, Pinot seems to have developed a certain cachet as the thinking man’s red wine, though there is little evidence to support that. Perhaps it comes from the history that... Read More
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