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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”