Monthly Archives: February 2010

Andrea Oberto Barbera d’Alba 2008

Andrea Oberto, Barbera d’Alba DOC 2008 The nose features tar as well as some bound up sulfur. In the mouth it is immensely tart, screaming with acidity and a little leaner than hoped for. This wine doesn’t show nearly as … Continue reading

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d’Arenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2005

d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale, The Footbolt, Shiraz 2005 The nose features liquer-like character, a concentration of candied black fruit, a hint of eucalyptus and some subtle volatility. In the mouth the fruit is in force, the feel is silky and a … Continue reading

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Perrin & Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages 2007

Perrin & Fils, Cotes du Rhone Villages 2007 The nose features sweet berries and black pepper. In the mouth it quite structured with medium weight; it’s crying out for red meat – nice value from the Rhone. This wine is … Continue reading

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Beringer White Zinfandel 2008

Beringer, California, California Collection, White Zinfandel 2008 You remember those hard candies, watermelon flavored?  Well here you have them in a glass, sweet and tart at the same time – very nice. 3 hours of skin contact provide the color. … Continue reading

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Carol Shelton Rendezvous Rose 2008

Carol Shelton, Mendocino County, Rendezvous Rose 2008 The nose is vibrantly fruity, evocative of fresh raspberries and herbs. In the mouth it is dry and fruity, with a little warmth.  The RS adds some weight, filling our the wine and … Continue reading

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Duca del Frassino Garganega Pinot Grigio 2009

Ducca del Frassino, Venezie IGT, Garganega Pinot Grigio 2009 This is amazingly New World in styling. In the nose the fruit is overt and fresh, reminiscent of banana and other fruits of a tropical persuasion. In the mouth the fresh … Continue reading

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Chateau Pajzos Tokaji 3 puttonyos 2003

Chateau Pajzos, Tokaji, Aszu, 3 Puttonyos, 2003 The nose sports dried fruits, honey, a sense of Amontillado’s nuttiness, a bit of mustiness and wet hay, the appropriate volatility as well as a touch of spiritousness. In the mouth it is … Continue reading

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Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2008

Selbach-Oster, Mosel, Zeltinger, Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Kabinett 2008 Give this wine a bit of air to blow off most of the reductive character, then the peaches will start to come through. In the mouth it is the Sweetarts of my youth, … Continue reading

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Brundlmayer Kamptaler Terrassen Riesling 2008

Weingut Brundlmayer, Kamptaler, Terrassen, Riesling 2008 The nose features limes circled by flowers, very perfumed. In the mouth it is the concentrated essence of limes tempered by a touch of RS – delicious. Estate bottled in Langenlois in Kamptal 12% … Continue reading

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Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2008

Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre 2008 The nose sports minerality and lime. In the mouth you’ll find concentrated citrus, a sense of austerity, a very dry wine with overt minerality – very nice and very long. The only thing missing is the … Continue reading

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