Intense ruby-garnet color; black fruits, coffee, toast on the nose; blackberry, red currant, dark cherry, plum on the palate. Continue reading “Château du Taillan Haut-Médoc 2012”
Bright red-garnet color with some translucence; cherry, plum, vanilla, cedar on the nose; red and black cherry, oak, pinch of pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Château Penin Grande Sélection Merlot 2012”
Dark crimson-purple color; ripe red fruits and spice on somewhat tight nose; red fruits, touch of red currant tang, raspberry on the palate.
Continue reading “Château Chatard Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 2012”
Cab or merlot—vino version of “Ginger or Mary Ann?”
Cabernet sauvignon and merlot are America’s most popular red wines. Each has its own set of characteristics. Differences not only fuel debate about which is best, differences complement each other—which is why Bordeaux blends (usually with help from other grapes, especially cabernet franc) rank among the world’s greatest wines. Continue reading “Cab-merlot”
Very dark ruby color; red and black fruit on the nose; bing cherry, spice, blackberry, plum, hints of chocolate and pinch of earth on the palate; Continue reading “Lyeth Estate Meritage Sonoma County 2012”