Daily Archives: July 11, 2008

Pinot please

Papapietro Perry Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006 intensely concentrated berry, liquer-like fruit and a little warmth. P&B in Healdsburg 14.25% $38.49 at Bottle Barn Papapietro Perry Sonnet Santa Lucia Highlands Tondre’s Grapefield Pinot Noir 2004 Smokey oak and cherry … Continue reading

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In a flurry?

Joseph Drouhin Fleurie 2005 A little rustic with a tart framework. Mis by Drouhin, negociant eleveur a Beaune 13% $15.99 at Bottle Barn Drouhin

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Raving Riesling

Greenwood Ridge Mendocino Ridge Estate Bottled White Riesling 2006 This has always been a crowd pleaser; this vintage pushes the RS up to 2.8%. GP&B in Philo 13.5% $13.69 at Bottle Barn Greenwood Ridge Dr. Loosen Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling … Continue reading

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Bordeaux and her blends

Chateau Sociando-Mallet Haut-Medoc 2005 Toasty oak, ripe tannins and black fruits – delicious. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from vines at an average 30 years old. Mis au chateau par Jean Gautreau in St. Seurin de … Continue reading

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Christian Moueix Bordeaux Merlot 2003 From the Petrus folks, a value-oriented red from the land of very expensive wine. This is on the earthy side with fruit that is evolving in a raisin direction; it’s light-bodied and acidic. Mis en … Continue reading

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Crisp thirst quenchers

Berger, Niederosterreich, Gruner Veltliner 2007 This wine has been a value and notice that you still get a super size. A lean and acidic refresher. Estate bottled by E. & M. Berger in Gedersdorf in Krems 12.5% $10.99 at Bottle … Continue reading

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