Daily Archives: November 12, 2008

Zind Humbrecht Clos Jebsal SGN 2000

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Alsace, Clos Jebsal, Selection de Grains Nobles, Pinot Gris There’s honey, caramel and minerals in the nose. In the mouth there is caramel framed by acidity to keep it fresh. The caramel flavor goes on a long, … Continue reading

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Domaine de Trevallon 2005

Domaine de Trevallon, Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhone 2005 The nose sports the sort of lively, jammy fruit that we associate with California Zinfandel. Obviously it’s not, but it is the intensity of the fruit that I am … Continue reading

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La Bastide Blanche 2006

La Bastide Blanche, Bandol 2006 The fruit has a jammy character, a bit liquer-like accentuated by the parfume of sweet flowers. In the mouth, the black fruits are ripe and the tannins are too, showing themselves in a velvety way … Continue reading

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Chateau de Pibarnon 2004

Chateau de Pibarnon, Bandol 2004 The nose combines ripe black fruits, black licorice and some earthiness in a bit of a barnyard way. There’s plenty of structure in this chewy wine, with more of the flavors in the nose and … Continue reading

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Barmes Buecher Pinot Noir 2005

Domaine Barmes Buecher, Alsace, Reserve, Pinot Noir 2005 Unfortunately this wine is corked. Produced by Genevieve & Francois Barmes in Wettolsheim 13.5% $23.99 at K&L Domaine Barmes Buecher

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Domaine Tempier Rose 2007

Domaine Tempier, Bandol, Rose 2007 The nose is clean and full of candied fruit, like those watermelon candies you might have eaten when you were little. The feel in the mouth is thick and low acid, a rich and slightly … Continue reading

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Weinbach Cuvee Theo Gewurztraminer 2006

Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, Cuvee Theo, Gewurztraminer 2006 There’s an intense amount of roses and minerality in the nose. The palate has moderate levels of residual sugar and is quite lusch, thick and rich. The grapes for this wine come from … Continue reading

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Marcel Deiss Burg 2002

Domaine Marcel Deiss, Alsace, Burg 2002 The wine has aged prematurely with a cork that failed to seal completely. Unfortunately, the fruit is drying out and there’s a bit of nail polish. There’s bruised peach character in the mouth and … Continue reading

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Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile 2001

Trimbach, Alsace, Cuvee Frederic Emile, Riesling 2001 The development of vaseline is quite evident in the nose. In the mouth the wine is dry with great concentration, minerality, a hardness that speaks youthfulness 7 years on and lots of acidity … Continue reading

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Roland Schmitt Pinot Blanc 2007

Roland Schmitt, Alsace, Pinot Blanc 2007 The nose features an enticing mix of citrus and tropical fruits. The mouth is clean and fruity and almost dry – an excellent aperitif. Produced by Anne-Marie Schmitt et ses fils, proprietaires-recoltants a Bergbieten … Continue reading

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