Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley 2020

Pale copper-salmon color; strawberry, lime, stone fruit on the nose; strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, key lime, pink grapefruit, minerality on the palate. Continue reading “Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley 2020”

Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2016

Deep ruby color; black cherry, cassis, plum, rosemary, smoke on polished nose; cherry, black cherry, blackberry, black plum, blackcurrant, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, mint on the palate. Continue reading “Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2016”

Golan Heights Winery Gilgal Sauvignon Blanc, Galilee 2019

Pale straw color; grapefruit, white peach, lemon zest, white flowers on the nose; grapefruit, tangerine, pear, peach, lemon-lime, guava, vanilla, minerals on the palate. Continue reading “Golan Heights Winery Gilgal Sauvignon Blanc, Galilee 2019”

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017

Deep ruby color; black cherry, blackberry, mint on the nose; dark cherry, dark fruits, plum, black currant tang, balsamic note; chip of chocolate on the palate. Continue reading “Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017”

Domaine Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc, Tupungato Valley, Mendoza, Argentina 2021

Medium straw color; lime, white peach, apple on the nose; white peach, lemon-lime, grapefruit, green apple, saline on the palate. Continue reading “Domaine Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc, Tupungato Valley, Mendoza, Argentina 2021”

FEL Wines Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 2019

Pale gold color; green apple, pear, oak on the nose; green apple, pear, white peach, vanilla, lilt of Meyer lemon, baking spice, salinity on the palate. Continue reading “FEL Wines Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 2019”

Decanting do’s and don’ts

As veteran readers know, I am an advocate of decanting. But this is wine, so when it comes to how to decant and when to decant, things can get problematic. Some guidelines. Continue reading “Decanting do’s and don’ts”

Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne DOCG 2018

Deep ruby color; red and black fruits, blackcurrant, cherry, violets, tobacco on the nose; tart black cherry, blackberry, raspberry; licorice; blackcurrant; black, oak on the palate. Continue reading “Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne DOCG 2018”

Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2018

Medium gold color; pear, tropical fruit, apple, toasted oak on the nose; crème brûlée, pear, buttered toast, candied pineapple, baked apple, oak, vanilla on the palate. Continue reading “Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2018”

Stags’ Leap Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2018

Pale-medium gold color; grapefruit, citrus, pear, melon, lemongrass, flowers on the nose; Meyer lemon, grapefruit, honeydew melon, white peach, pear on the palate. Continue reading “Stags’ Leap Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2018”