a very smooth and pleasant organic. I will look for another bottle.
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Another one had at lunch. Outstanding deep and dark plum a bit of smoke, spice , thyme, and cedar, with a very nice and subtle touch of vanilla and chocolate at the end. Incredibly smooth. Far too easy to drink, but an exceptional value.
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History of the grape: Carmenère was once widely planted in Bordeaux’s Medoc for its deep color and unique gaminess. I...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
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Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year. With three drinking weeks left, start nominating your wines of the year. And, if you like, nominate a wine experience of the year. I'm going to have to think about the WOTY for a while, and I'll update this OP as things occur to me, but I'm going to say it wasn't a year full of head turning win... Read More
the upside for this wine was that it is organic, and it comes across the palate better chilled, but I would not want another bottle. Read More
Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than ... ... be hard for anyone to resist.Santa Rita 2015 Medalla Real Chardonnay ($18)Composed entirely of Chardonnay from the Ledya Valley, this is one of the standard bearers of Chilean Chardonnay. Toasted hazelnut, green apple and a hint of citrus emerge from the nose. Th... Read More
Wine Sellers of Saugatuck, 8/2016. Pretty color, little to no nose, lousy bitter/medicine like finish. Read More
Since Leslie Renaud became the wine maker at Lincourt, their wines have gone downhill. I will never purchase their wines until they hire a different wine maker. Read More
I find that typically the warmer the region the riper (and bigger/richer) the pinot. We were in Santa Barbara last December and then in Willamette Valley over the 4th and the general differences in their respective pinots are quite noticeable. I'll 2nd the Hahn rec from RCKR. Adelaida has a Sta. Rita Hills pinot from the Doctors Vineyard and an... Read More
I typically shy away from Pinot Noir, preferring more full bodied, dark & dense varieties.But I have had a couple Pinot's that knocked my socks off. In each case, these were made New World style with very concentrated extraction resulting in a fruity palette and dense mouth feel. But I don't recall what wines/vintages were like this.Would love t... Read More
Binny's 5/2016. Much better than the Pinot Noir by the same vintner. Yes, I am comparing apples to oranges. That said, I still had my socks on when I finished the tasting of this bottle. So for $6 in pocket change, a value purchase. Read More
Last night we drank a Lafond Syrah SRH from (duh!) the Santa Rita HIlls. A colleague brought it back from Santa Barbara, where the winery has a tasting room; she does that for me whenever she's down there because she's a great colleague and knows I like the wine. She also got two bottles of Oregon PN in appreciation. This is a seriously good ... Read More
OT - yeah but not always.Basic Barberesco has to get 26 months total age before ... age. And if you make it in Santa Rita or Mexico, it's whatever you want.Was down in Mexico a couple weeks ago and had some Nebbiolo. Also had some from Temecula. Neither were inspiring. But I did pay $60 for a Mexican Syrah!EMark - I'm 100% with you about tastin... Read More