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91 Points “While attractive and fairly well-focused, this wine is a little low-keyed in the nose, but it ups the ante in terms of richness and depth once in the mouth. It is never a big wine, but it is well-balanced one and its racy flavors are charged...
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“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
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HDH (and its auction clients) apparently think it can... RemoissenetFounded in 1877, Remoissenet is one of the Côte d’Or’s most esteemed historic négociant firms, as well as a holder of venerated library reserves. Located beneath the town of Beaune, Remoissenet’s famous cellars date back to the 14th century, and hold almost one million bottles o... Read More
It’s the holiday season and everyone is recommending Pinot Noir again. What is it with folks, do they just like to take the path of least resistance? Will there come a day when Pinot is not the end all of holiday wine recommendations? Probably not. Lambrusco and Blaufrankisch have a whole set of issues that will prevent them from ever garnering ... Read More
Melnik is Bulgaria’s ancient winemaking center, where wine cellars are dug straight into the sandstones cliffs surrounding the town. Melnik is renowned for its dramatic landscape, its warm dry weather and its native varietal, Shiroka Melnishka Loza, which is grown nowhere else in the world. Its houses sit atop stone walls that once protected t... Read More
What are people planning to open for New Year's celebrations? Anything special in your cellar that you are planning to open and share with friends? Or, keep all for yourself?! Read More
So, in an effort to return to being more of a presence here I'll start posting some new threads. I'm also going on vacation, I know imagine that, so I may not be able to answer everyday next week, but I'm gonna try.What was your wine(s) of the year?I'm digging through my notes to find mine. I have several lined up, a few of which will be rolled ... Read More
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/Looks like the Sat tasting is 150 wineries/ over 1000 wines plus food. I am gonna try to make this one if a) I can get a room and b) friend or hubby can come.Looks GREAT- especially since I love the area. Read More
Being a fan of Pinot Noir from Burgundy, Cabernet and Merlot from the left and right banks of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals from, you guessed it, the Rhone valley, I've had trouble finding wines that I really like from California. Sure there have been a number of very good, and occasionally great, bottles, but my experience has been about a 20% a... Read More
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I've done a study searching for answers and this is what I've come up with, perhaps this will educate some of my wine beginners and intermediates. If the Pros disagree or want to embellish, feel free to post me .There are only 5 tastes that a human can sense: 1) sweet 2) sour 3) bitter 4) salty 5) spicy. What the wine reviewers are talking about... Read More
I always was under the impression that non-vintage champagne and other sparklers have to be drunk shortly after release and usually never keep them more then a few months. Now a friend of mine claimed that he ages non-vintage champagne for about 5 years, as they would develop a "nuttier" and less fruity taste. So is there any advantage in aging ... Read More
91 Points Medium ruby color; deep, spicy aromas of cinnamon with black cherry notes; deep, complex core of black cherry fruit, spicy and earthy notes, sweet oak, good structure and balance; long finish. Deep and rich, this Pinot is a terrific mouthful of earthy, spicy complexity. Pinot Report 12/30/08 Read More
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