Rich, ruby red color; robust, rustic red fruits on the nose; plum, blackberry, dark fruits, mocha on the palate; fleshy, medium-full body, soft mouthfeel, assertive tannins, bit of tangy bite on the lingering finish; Continue reading “Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Wine Blend 2013”
Ruby red color; blackberry, cherry, blueberry nose; dark fruits, sour cherry, raspberry, menthol on the palate. Continue reading “Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rúfina DOCG 2011”
Translucent ruby color; intoxicating raspberry, dark cherry, blueberry nose; rich cherry, juicy berry, vanilla, toasted bread, integrated oak on the palate; Continue reading “Walt Blue Jay Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2011”
Very dark ruby color; red and black fruit on the nose; bing cherry, spice, blackberry, plum, hints of chocolate and pinch of earth on the palate; Continue reading “Lyeth Estate Meritage Sonoma County 2012”
Like zombies in The Living Dead genre, Generation Y lurches forward inexorably, upending the wine world.
Generation Y (people born between 1980 and 2000) drink alcohol more than any generation in history—and part of that cohort is not yet even old enough to legally drink.
Game changer: surveys show Gen Y’s prefer wine over other alcoholic drinks. Continue reading “Gen Y and wine”
Ink-dark color; melange of dark fruit, vanilla, mint hint, bacon on robust nose; ripe blackberry, boysenberry, raspberry, chocolate, plum, pepper, spice, oak on generous palate—if you want a dark fruit flavor, you probably can find it somewhere in this dense, big wine. Continue reading “Michael David 6th Sense Syrah 2013”
Merriman The Brasher Block Chenin Blanc 2012: Gold-yellow color; green apple, pear on the nose; nicely crisp and bright on the palate, Continue reading “Merriman The Brasher Block Chenin Blanc 2012”
Light straw-yellow color; lime, green apple, white peach, tangerine on the nose; white peach, pear, apricot, minerals on the palate. Continue reading “Château Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling 2013:”
Bright yellow-gold with hint of green color; citrus, little green apples nose; lemon, green apple, lime, white peach on the palate; Continue reading “Vilarnau Brut Reserva NV”
Translucent ruby color; red currant, cranberry nose; delicious cranberry, cherry, strawberry on the palate; Continue reading “Decimus Pinot Noir Napa Valley 2011”