July 4th wine strategies

This year we are blessed with a long Fourth of July weekend. Beer may be principal beverage, but with three days to party, wine surely can be part of the fete. Continue reading “July 4th wine strategies”

Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Wine Blend 2016

Deep ruby color; brambly red and black fruits with spice notes on the nose; plum, red cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, minerality on the palate. Continue reading “Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro DOC Red Wine Blend 2016”

Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir La Sierra Vineyard 2018

Pale ruby color; cherry, chocolate, blueberry, pomegranate, brown sugar, forest floor on the nose; red cherry, plum, blueberry, raspberry, blood orange, mushroom on the palate. Continue reading “Beacon Hill Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir La Sierra Vineyard 2018”

Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT 2016

Dark ruby color; red and black fruits—black cherry, plum, blackberry, spice, tobacco, sweet balsamic on the nose; cherry, blackberry, plum, roasted tomato, leather, vanilla, chocolate on the palate. Continue reading “Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT 2016”

Wines people like—myth busting

Wine writers have an Achilles heel. When you drink different wines every day and don’t pay for the bottle because makers sent it to you for free, you lose sight of the real world. Continue reading “Wines people like—myth busting”

Loveblock Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2018

Pale ruby color; black cherry, rosemary, thyme, violets on the nose; tart cherry, plum, raspberry, blood orange, clove, white pepper, rosemary, cumin, herbs on the palate. Continue reading “Loveblock Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2018”