Old wine

The vast majority of the wine you are likely to purchase is ready to drink when you get home from the store. What happens when you put a bottle in the back of your wine fridge or dark closet and forget about it? What happens with really old wine? Continue reading “Old wine”

Wine glut

Wine world bad news and good news. Bad: record harvests in 2018 and 2019 produced a grape glut. Further bad: some grapes may have “smoke taint” from fires in California and Australia, further driving down prices. Grape growers are not thrilled. Continue reading “Wine glut”

Sosie Wines Roussanne, Vivio Vineyard–Bennett Valley, Sonoma Valley 2015

Medium gold color; nectarine, Meyer lemon, peach on the nose; Meyer lemon, orange, peach, apricot, mango on the palate. Continue reading “Sosie Wines Roussanne, Vivio Vineyard–Bennett Valley, Sonoma Valley 2015”

Moët & Chandon Moët Imperial Brut Champagne NV

Deep gold color with touches of green; apple, lemon, citrus, brioche, flowers on the nose; green apple, peach, pear, citrus, freshly baked bread, almond chip on the palate. Continue reading “Moët & Chandon Moët Imperial Brut Champagne NV”

Moët & Chandon 2012 Grand Vintage Champagne

Deep yellow-gold color with hint of green; white flowers; pastry, yeast, walnut, hazelnut on the nose; pink grapefruit, pear, nectarine, peach on the palate. Continue reading “Moët & Chandon 2012 Grand Vintage Champagne”

Llano Estacado Texas Tempranillo Cellar Reserve 2017

Deep ruby color; red fruits, vanilla, leather on the nose; strawberry, cherry, blackberry, plum, fig, mocha on the palate. Continue reading “Llano Estacado Texas Tempranillo Cellar Reserve 2017”