Stark-Condé Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017

Deep ruby color; blackberry, black cherry, tea, cedar, leather, earth on the nose; blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, plum, blackcurrant, tobacco, mocha on the palate. Continue reading “Stark-Condé Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2017”

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carménère Peumo 2016

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carménère Peumo 2016: Deep ruby color; dark fruits, tobacco, earth on the nose; cherry, raspberry, green olive, black plum, mocha, oak spice on the palate. Continue reading “Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carménère Peumo 2016”

Broken Earth Winery CV Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2016

Deep ruby color; blackcurrant, black cherry, pine, oak spice, wet concrete on the nose; blackberry, blueberry, plum, blackcurrant, black cherry, mint hint on the palate. Continue reading “Broken Earth Winery CV Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2016”

Gioacchino Garofoli Piancarda Rosso Conero DOC 2016

Deep ruby color; cherry, blackberry, plum, herbs on the nose; plum, cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, vanilla, oak spice on the palate. Continue reading “Gioacchino Garofoli Piancarda Rosso Conero DOC 2016”

Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, Rutherford Estate 2018

Pale straw color; lemon, citrus on the nose; lemon-lime, green apple, peach, grapefruit, apricot, honeydew melon, cut grass on the palate. Continue reading “Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, Rutherford Estate 2018”

Making wine Part 4–Planting

Land acquired. Grape variety/varieties selected. Vineyard laid out. Training system, other infrastructure in place. Time to put vines in the ground. Continue reading “Making wine Part 4–Planting”

Fonseca Premium Reserve Bin No. 27 Porto

Deep ruby color; dark fruits black cherry on the nose; honey, dark and delicious fruit, prune, black plum, black cherry, chocolate on the palate. Continue reading “Fonseca Premium Reserve Bin No. 27 Porto”

Making wine Part 3–The vineyard

Selection of grape variety, topography of the vineyard, and inclinations of vineyard owner and viticulturist influence the next big decision—vine training system. Continue reading “Making wine Part 3–The vineyard”

Mi Sueño Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016

Mi Sueño Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016: Deep ruby-garnet color; dark plum, black cherry, boysenberry, wet earth on the nose; ripe black cherry, dark plum, blackcurrant, blackberry, dark chocolate, oak, tobacco, pepper on the palate. Continue reading “Mi Sueño Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016”