Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Valentine wine

Note to male readers: Valentine’s Day happens next Tuesday. You are expected to do something romantic—so is she for that matter, but the consequence of a man ignoring the day is more dire than it is for people of the feminine persuasion. Continue reading “Valentine wine”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2013

Dark brick-red color with translucence; red fruit, spice, violets, tobacco on the nose; tart cherry, red currant, raspberry, leather, earthy flavors on the palate. Continue reading “Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2013”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Frei Brothers Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2014

Lovely gold color with hints of green; green apple, pear on the vibrant nose; apple, pineapple, pear, citrus, reserved oak, vanilla on the palate. Continue reading “Frei Brothers Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2014”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Conde de Velázquez Condesa Real Premium Blend 2013

Dark magenta color with wisp of translucence on the rim; cherry, oak, berry on the nose; cherry, red fruits, black olives, balsamic, herbs on the palate. Continue reading “Conde de Velázquez Condesa Real Premium Blend 2013”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Château de Berne Côtes de Provence Impatience Rosé 2015

Pale gold-salmon color with hints of light rose petals; peach, flowers on the nose; peach, apple, strawberry, raspberry on the palate. Continue reading “Château de Berne Côtes de Provence Impatience Rosé 2015”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Trivento Amado Sur Malbec-Bonarda-Syrah 2014

Dark red-violet color with hint of translucence; red berries, forest floor on restrained nose; sour cherry, black cherry, blackberry, cola, lick of licorice, some dark plum on the palate. Continue reading “Trivento Amado Sur Malbec-Bonarda-Syrah 2014”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Casal Thaulero Orsetto Oro Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGP 2015

Bright gold color with green hint; flowers, honey on the nose; citrus, lemon, green apple, pear, and delicate herbs on the palate. Continue reading “Casal Thaulero Orsetto Oro Pecorino Terre di Chieti IGP 2015”