Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico 2013

Dark ruby color; cherry, leather on the nose; red cherry, sour cherry, strawberry, roasted tomato, raspberry on the palate. Continue reading “Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico 2013”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013

Dark violet-black color; blackberry, black cherry, cassis on the nose; intense blackberry, dark cherry, plum, smoke, earth, black currant on the palate. Continue reading “Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger Alte Reben Mosel Riesling 2015

Pale yellow color; flinty focus of lavender on the nose; apple, hint of orange, nectarine-tangerine, lemon-lime on the palate. Continue reading “Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger Alte Reben Mosel Riesling 2015”

Frank Family winemaker Todd Graff

Ferrari Perlé Brut Trento DOC 2008

Pale yellow-bronze color with flecks of gold; yellow apple, almond, citrus, bread on the nose; apple, almonds, yeast, bit of citrus zest on the palate. Continue reading “Ferrari Perlé Brut Trento DOC 2008”

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”