Anselmo Mendes Contacto Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Monção e Melgaço 2019

Medium gold color; pear, peach, green apple, citrus, flowers on the nose; pear, peach, green apple, lemon-lime, grapefruit, minerality, salt on the palate. Continue reading “Anselmo Mendes Contacto Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, Monção e Melgaço 2019”

Sosie Wines A Moment of Weakness Sparkling Syrah 2018

Deep ruby-purple color; red fruits, plum, smoke on the nose; plum, black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, bacon, baking spice on the palate. Continue reading “Sosie Wines A Moment of Weakness Sparkling Syrah 2018”

Colline San Biagio Carmignano Sancti Blasii DOCG 2015

Medium garnet color; cherry, balsamic, tomato on the nose; black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, liquorice on the palate. Continue reading “Colline San Biagio Carmignano Sancti Blasii DOCG 2015”

Ehlers Estate J. Leducq Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena, Napa Valley 2017

Deep ruby color; black cherry, forest floor, violets, wet rock on the nose; dark fruits, black cherry, plum, blackcurrant, raspberry, black olive, graphite, blackberry on the palate. Continue reading “Ehlers Estate J. Leducq Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena, Napa Valley 2017”

Rabble Zinfandel, Paso Robles 2018

Deep ruby color; blackberry, black cherry, spice on the nose; blackberry, red plum, blueberry, black cherry, strawberry, chocolate, tar, spice on the palate. Continue reading “Rabble Zinfandel, Paso Robles 2018”

Making wine Part 7–Fermentation

Grape juice is in fermentation vessel—usually stainless steel, but wood or concrete also is used. Yeast decisions are made. More decisions for the wine maker. Continue reading “Making wine Part 7–Fermentation”

Chehalem Pinot Noir Corral Creek Vineyard 2019

Pale ruby color; raspberry, cherry, strawberry, baking spice on the nose; cherry, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, earth, toasted oak on the palate. Continue reading “Chehalem Pinot Noir Corral Creek Vineyard 2019”

Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley 2017

Deep ruby color; black cherry, black plum, raspberry, mocha on the nose; black cherry, black plum, raspberry, blueberry, dark chocolate, baking spice, oak note on the palate. Continue reading “Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley 2017”