Daily Archives: April 22, 2009

Rosenblum Maggie’s 2005

Rosenblum Cellars, Sonoma Valley, Maggie’s Reserve Zinfandel 2005 This wine is very sweet smelling, with a sense of pastry dough dabbed with vanilla. The mouth is quite rich, full of sweet-appearing fruit – just luscious. Some of the vines that … Continue reading

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Elyse Zin 2006

Elyse, Napa Valley, Morisoli Vineyard, Zinfandel 2006 Brown spices jump out in the nose while the mouth is supple and densely fruity. The grapes are sourced from Morisoli in Rutherford, west of Highway 29 at the base of Mount St. … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Zin 2007

Shenandoah Vineyards, Amador County, Special Reserve, Zinfandel 2007 This is an easy quaffer that delivers the fruit of Zin in a light-bodied format. The grapes were organicaly grown in California’s gold country. P&B in Plymouth 14.4% $7.99 at Bottle Barn … Continue reading

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Corte Rugolin Amarone 2001

Corte Rugolin, Amarone della Valpolicella DOC, Classico, Vigna “Monte Danieli” 2001 The nose is fetching in its liquer-like essence with a bit of volatility amping up the fruitiness. The mouth is quite luscious, rich and in dried fruits and extract. … Continue reading

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Barrua 2004

Agricola Punica, Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Barrua 2004 Earthy notes dominate the nose initially along with dried and pruny fruit. The mouth features ripe New World-like fruit with substantial structure. Give this baby some time in the cellar. Bottled in … Continue reading

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Rocca di Montegrossi 2005

Rocca di Montegrossi, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2005 There’s earthiness in the nose and plenty of tart cherry flavor in the mouth. This wine is medium-bodied, shows a bit of tannin and is long on acidity. I’m craving salame as I … Continue reading

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Antinori Vermentino 2006

Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri DOC, Vermentino 2006 There is fresh perfume in the nose but also a sense of the wine aging and along its peak. The mouth is rounded and full of citrus but again there’s a complexity … Continue reading

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