Champagne origin myths

Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon did not “invent” Champagne in the late 1600s. He did not exclaim “come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” Champagne’s story is older, more complicated, more interesting. Continue reading “Champagne origin myths”

Oak Farm Vineyards Albariño, Lodi 2018

Medium straw color; pear, green apple, lemon, wet stone on the nose; green apple, apricot, pear, grapefruit, lemon-lime, honeydew melon on the palate. Continue reading “Oak Farm Vineyards Albariño, Lodi 2018”

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

Deep ruby color; black cherries, plum, cassis cedar, graphite, spice on the nose; black cherry, blackcurrant, plum, blackberry, chocolate, spice, vanilla, black pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016”

Calabria Wines Three Bridges Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2017

Deep ruby color; blackberry, eucalyptus, graphite on the nose; black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, redcurrant, boysenberry, mocha, oak on the palate. Continue reading “Calabria Wines Three Bridges Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2017”

Frescobaldi Pomino Benefizio Riserva 2017

Medium gold color; orange peel, white flowers, yellow apple on the nose; yellow apple, orange, lemon, vanilla, butterscotch, spice on the palate. Continue reading “Frescobaldi Pomino Benefizio Riserva 2017”

Summit Lake Vineyards Sophia Lynn Petite Sirah, Howell Mountain 2016

Deep ruby color; plum, blueberry, violets, chocolate, cedar on the nose; plum, blueberry, raisin, tobacco, meat, chocolate, oak, baking spice, pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Summit Lake Vineyards Sophia Lynn Petite Sirah, Howell Mountain 2016”

Yao Family Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Yao Ming 2016

Deep ruby color; black cherry, blackcurrant, cedar, spice, violets on the nose; black cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, plum, cocoa, toasted oak, tobacco, nutmeg on the palate. Continue reading “Yao Family Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Yao Ming 2016”