Daily Archives: April 21, 2010

JC Cellars Petite Syrah 2005

JC Cellars, Napa Valley, Frediani Vineyard, Petite Syrah 2005 The nose is spiritous yet in the mouth the fruit is liqueur-like. The expected tannic profile of Petite is there along with a sense of the alcohol. The cool thing is … Continue reading

Posted in California, Napa Valley, Petite Sirah | Leave a comment

California Zinfandel

Sobon Estate, Amador County, Old Vines, Zinfandel 2008 Here’s a light-bodied Zin that is quite fruity and ready to quaff. There’s a little sweetness working in the background (about 3 grams per litre) along with a light touch of eucalyptus … Continue reading

Posted in Amador County, California, Dry Creek Valley, Sierra Foothills, Sonoma County, Zinfandel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Alto Moncayo 2007

Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Campo De Borja 2007 This wine smells like dessert personified, with vanilla, cherries and pastry dough. In the mouth it is soft and fruity, quite rich and laden with oak, as it has been consistently over the … Continue reading

Posted in Campo De Borja, Grenache, Spain | Tagged | Leave a comment

Burgans Albarino 2008

Burgáns (Bodegas Martin Códax) Rias Baixas, Burgáns, Albariño 2008 The nose features sweet floral notes while the mouth shows us citrus, lots of acidity and a creamy texture. The grapes are grown on fertile soils overtop granite and schist. The … Continue reading

Posted in Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Ca’ del Solo Albarino 2008

Ca’ del Solo, Monterey County, Estate Vineyard, Albarino 2008 This wine features a strong signature of citrus and refreshing acidity with a little sense of alcohol as well.  The intrusion of the alcohol is disappointing given the beauty of the … Continue reading

Posted in Albariño, California, Monterey County | Tagged | Leave a comment