Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

Niepoort Tawny 10

Niepoort, Porto, 10 Years Old, Tawny, nv Caramel and spirit entwined, with nuts and a nice thread of acidity. The RS is 106.3 grams per litre. Produced and bottled in Porto 20% $19.99 at Bottle Barn for a 375ml and … Continue reading

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Dow’s Vintage 2003

Dow’s, Porto, Vintage 2003 Black fruits and brandy mark the nose, in the way that you would expect. In the mouth there is the trademark flavor that always reminds me of linzer torte. This is still a baby but a … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Zinfandel

J. Keverson, Russian River Valley, Alton Lane Vineyard, Zinfandel 2007 The fruit is very bright in the nose and graced by a healthy dose of black pepper. In the mouth the fruit is framed by acidity. This is one of … Continue reading

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Layer Cake Primitivo 2007

Layer Cake, Puglia IGT, Primitivo, a.k.a. Zinfandel 2007 The nose features cooked fruit and vanilla while the mouth is light and soft. Bottled under Stelvin. 13.5% $12.99 at Bottle Barn

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Biserno Insoglio del cinghiale 2006

Tenuta di Biserno, Toscana, Insoglio del cinghiale IGT 2006 There’s a sense of France in this wine from Tuscany, with black fruit, an herbaceous edge and tannic grip. The grapes are Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This winery is shepherded … Continue reading

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Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2006

Badia a Coltibuono, Chianti Classico 2006 There’s a dusty,woodsy character in the nose at this point. In the mouth there is plenty of expected acidity and cherry fruit, with a soft dusting of tannin, an elegant Classico. The grapes for … Continue reading

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Siro Pacenti Rosso 2006

Siro Pacenti, Rosso di Montalcino 2006 The fresh cherries come through in the nose with a New World freshness. In the mouth however, is the structure you expect, plenty of acidity and tannin – nice. The grapes are all Sangiovese … Continue reading

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