Duca di Salaparuta Triskelè Nero d’Avola-Merlot 2017

Deep ruby color; cherry, vanilla, spice on vivid nose; black cherry, plum, blackcurrant; black olive, licorice, tobacco, oak, chocolate on the palate. Continue reading “Duca di Salaparuta Triskelè Nero d’Avola-Merlot 2017”

Ornellaia “Le Volte dell’Ornellaia” Toscana IGT 2018

Deep ruby color; cherry, plum, rosemary, flowers on the nose; plum, cherry, redcurrant, pepper, spice on the palate. Continue reading “Ornellaia “Le Volte dell’Ornellaia” Toscana IGT 2018”

Bodegas Virxen del Galir Pagos de Galir Mencia, Valdeorras 2016

Deep ruby color; red cherry, licorice, red fruits, cranberry, smoke on the nose; red cherry, plum, raspberry, licorice, leather, balsamic, spice on the palate. Continue reading “Bodegas Virxen del Galir Pagos de Galir Mencia, Valdeorras 2016”

Adriano Adami Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Col Credas Rive di Farra di Soligo Extra Brut DOCG 2019

Pale straw color; green apple, pear, peach on the nose; green apple, pear, yellow peach, citrus, melon, minerals on the palate. Continue reading “Adriano Adami Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Col Credas Rive di Farra di Soligo Extra Brut DOCG 2019”

Elements of wine judging

On one level “judging wine” is distasteful. A lodestone of my approach to wine is drink what you enjoy and ignore supercilious pronunciamentos from wine snobs. Continue reading “Elements of wine judging”

Cleto Chiarli Vigneto Enrico Cialdini Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco NV

Medium ruby color; black plum, blueberry, blackcurrant, cherry on the nose; plum, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, plum on the palate. Continue reading “Cleto Chiarli Vigneto Enrico Cialdini Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Secco NV”

P+S Prats & Symington Prazo de Roriz Douro DOC 2017

Deep ruby color; cherry, raspberry, spice on the nose; red cherry, blackberry, raspberry, plum, dark fruits, oak, vanilla on the palate. Continue reading “P+S Prats & Symington Prazo de Roriz Douro DOC 2017”

Biltmore Estate Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016

Deep ruby color; raspberry, cherry, blackcurrant plum, tobacco, leather on the nose; black cherry, blackberry, plum, licorice, vanilla, oak on the palate. Continue reading “Biltmore Estate Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016”