Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza 2015

Medium purple color; blackberry, plum, oak on the nose; ripe blackberry, plum, cocoa, blackcurrant bite on the palate. Continue reading “Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza 2015”

Dobbes Family Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Quailhurst Vineyard 2017

Medium copper-salmon color; strawberry, raspberry, rose petals, peach, sweet herbs on the nose; raspberry, cherry, strawberry, watermelon on the palate. Continue reading “Dobbes Family Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Quailhurst Vineyard 2017”

A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

Pale-medium ruby color; black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, plum, clove on the nose; black cherry, raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, minerals, spices on the palate. Continue reading “A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Noir 2015”

Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey County 2016

Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey County 2016: Deep gold color; lemon, key lime, apple on the nose; lemon, yellow apple, pineapple, key lime, peaches, hint of vanilla and spice on the palate. Continue reading “Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey County 2016”

Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2017

Very pale straw color; white cherry, peach, citrus, beeswax on the nose; pear, honeydew melon, nectarine, peach, key lime pie, minerals on the palate. Continue reading “Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2017”

A Blooming Hill Vineyard Riesling, Chehalem Mountains 2017

Medium straw color; lime, flowers, petrol on the nose; candied tropical fruits, peach, key lime, lemon meringue pie on the palate. Continue reading “A Blooming Hill Vineyard Riesling, Chehalem Mountains 2017”

Wine faults #1

Admit it, you experience a flutter of dread when you open a bottle of wine, especially one not familiar to you or one you’ve held for extended time. Could this wine be, uh, flawed—even spoiled? We investigate this the next three weeks. Continue reading “Wine faults #1”