Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

Navarro Edelzwicker 2008

Navarro Vineyards, Mendocino Table Wine, Edelzwicker 2008 The flowers are vibrant when you smell this wine – really delightful. In the mouth the fruit combines nicely with the sweetness. You’ll also pick up a sense of the Gewurz and its … Continue reading

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Barbaresco and Barolo 2004

Moccagatta, Barbaresco, Basarin 2004 The nose features plenty of black licorice and a blush of vanilla. In the mouth this young Barbaresco is approachable, with ripe yet present tannins – another winner from Moccagatta with great length. The grapes are … Continue reading

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Seghesio Barbera 2008

Seghesio, Alexander Valley, Barbera 2008 The nose screams fresh fruit galore. It’s pretty in the way the black fruit melds with floral notes. In the mouth it is supple and rich, with a viscosity not often seen in Barbera. This … Continue reading

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Vietti Barbera 2006

Vietti, Barbera d’Alba, Tre Vigne 2006 This is Barbara with structure, quite formidable and begging for red meat. I swear that there is a compelling sense of black licorice and green herbs in this wine. The flavors carry for a … Continue reading

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Ruquist Barbera 2008

R (Jeff Runquist), Amador County, Cooper Vineyard, Barbera 2008 True to form this wine smells sweetly of vanilla jammy berry fruits. In the mouth the oak comes on with force, adding complexity and richness while Barbera’s acidity is there to … Continue reading

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La Rasina Brunello 2004

La Rasina, Brunello di Montalcino 2004 This wine smells as if you’ve walked into a room filled with spices, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and more. In the mouth you’ll find lots of extract, a wine that is dense and acidic yet … Continue reading

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Avignonesi Vino Nobile 2006

Avignonesi, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2006 In April, the nose spoke Old World with a bit of funkiness. In the mouth this Vino Nobile shined, concentrated, tannic and possessing electrifying acidity that accentuated the cherry fruit – very nice. I … Continue reading

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