Category Archives: Missouri

St. James Country Red

St. James Winery, Country Red, Semi-Sweet Wine nv In the nose this is beautifully grapy, reminiscent of the grapes I ate as a boy. In the mouth it is moderately sweet, light-bodied and balanced by acidity – nice. P&B in … Continue reading

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St. James Vintner’s Select Vignoles 2006

St. James Winery, Ozark Mountain, Vintner’s Select, Semi-Dry, Vignoles 2006 This wine is like peaches in a glass, infused with simple syrup to add richness. The viscosity is balanced by acidity making for  delightful wine to pair with the spicy … Continue reading

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St. James Friendship School Red

St. James Winery, Ozark Mountain, Friendship School Red nv This is mildly sweet and light-bodied with a little grapiness. The grape behind this wine is the French hybrid Rougeon. P&B in St. James, Missouri 12.5% $7.99 at the winery St. … Continue reading

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St. James Late Harvest Vignoles 2005

St. James Winery, Ozark Mountain, Late Harvest, Vignoles 2005 The smell reminds me of pumpkin pie with its brown spices showing and maybe graced with a few slices of orange. The mouth is full of the flavor of caramel. The … Continue reading

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Port o’ Missouri

Stone Hill, Missouri, Port 2004 The prunes and sweet Linzer torte stand out in the nose. In the mouth there is the alcohol and tannic edge of vintage Port from the Duoro as well as chocolate and vanilla. This was … Continue reading

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Mountain Port

Mountain Grove Cellars, Ozark Mountain, Ruby Port nv There are prunes and a touch of alcohol in the nose. The mouth follows through with the same with a baked fruit and walnut tart character – moderately sweet making it a … Continue reading

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A honeymooner

Stone Hill, Hermann, Estate Bottled, Norton 2005 The nose features the smells of black fruit, compost, tar, cinamon and floral notes like violets. There’s equally a vast medley of flavors on the palate with plenty of backbone. The tannin and … Continue reading

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