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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”