Daily Archives: April 16, 2010

Bordeaux 2005

Chateau LaFleur-Gazin 2005 The sweetness of the fruit in this Pomerol is rather fetching, possessing a liquer-like character. In the mouth it is supple and fruity, with plums and cassis on a velvety palate. The flavors linger with the acidity- … Continue reading

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Storrs Rhone Red 2006

Storrs, Santa Clara County, Two Creek Vineyard, Red Wine 2006 The nose features a big heft of vanilla and freshly split oak. The oaky flavors carry through on the palate, with ripe black fruit and warmth. I can’t believe as … Continue reading

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Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc 2008

Lucien Albrecht, Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Cuvee Balthazar 2008 The nose features flowers and minerality. In the mouth the fruit has a candy-like character, framed by acidity. The body is light and augmented by a little creaminess. Balthazar Albrecht settled in … Continue reading

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William Fevre Vaillons 2007

Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Premier Cru, Vaillons 2007 This wine features lots of green apple, plenty of acidity and buttery richness. There’s a silky thick quality brought on by the butter yet the balance is there with the electricity of … Continue reading

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Innocent Bystander Pinot Gris 2009

Innocent Bystander, Victoria, Pinot Gris 2009 In the nose you’ll find a medley of fruits, from pears and peaches to pineapple and kiwi, all sprinkled with flowers of a sweet nature. The mouth delivers the fruit with a creamy texture, … Continue reading

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St. Raphael Rouge

I was delighted to find this aperitif during our recent trip to Bordeaux. While in a little grocery store buying some essentials for the apartment, I had to check out the wine section and low and behold, St. Raphael. St. … Continue reading

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