Daily Archives: July 26, 2010

Pedroncelli Mother Clone Zinfandel 2007

Pedroncelli, Dry Creek Valley, Mother Clone, Zinfandel 2007 The nose features sweet jammy fruit, like a bit of raspberry and blackberry rolled into a crumble for dessert. In the mouth it is spicy and warm, a little viscous and focused … Continue reading

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Pahlmeyer Red 2006

Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley, Red Wine 2006 In the nose the fruit is quite sweet and ripe, reminiscent of Cassis accented with vanilla and brown spices. In the mouth this Bordeaux-style blend is ripe and approachable, quite silky and ready to … Continue reading

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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2006

Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico 2006 Cherries and cranberries mark the nose with a touch of earth and smoke. In the mouth it is perfectly tart, light-bodied and ready to accompany roasted chicken. There’s long, lingering cherry flavor and acidity … Continue reading

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Berger Gruner Veltliner 2009

Berger, Niederosterreich, Gruner Veltliner 2009 The nose is a bit flinty, with a sprinkling of green herbs. In the mouth it is crisp and refreshing – nice. This wine has been a consistent value over the vintages and notice that … Continue reading

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