Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc Jardine Vineyard, Paso Robles 2021

Pale gold-straw color; apple, lime, pink grapefruit, some green pepper pyrazines on the nose; tropical fruit, apple, lemon, lychee, pear, grapefruit on the palate. Continue reading “Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc Jardine Vineyard, Paso Robles 2021”

Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019

Deep ruby color; black cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry, red fruits on the nose; black cherry, blackcurrant; black cherry, oak on the palate. Continue reading “Larkmead Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019”

What does chewy mean in wine? 9-28-2022

What the heck do wine writers mean when they describe wine with adjectives like “chewy” or “crunchy” or “meaty”? Aren’t those words descriptive of chocolate brownies, raw carrots, and T-bone steaks, not an alcoholic liquid? Continue reading “What does chewy mean in wine? 9-28-2022”

Château Mourgues du Grès Galets Rosés 2021

Château Mourgues du Grès Galets Rosés 2021: Deep copper color; strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant, lemon on the nose; strawberry, raspberry, plum, blood orange, watermelon, minerality on the palate. Continue reading “Château Mourgues du Grès Galets Rosés 2021”

Davis Estates Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2019

Medium straw color; grapefruit, honeydew melon, gooseberry, flowers on the nose; grapefruit, apricot, white peach, lemon-lime, citrus on the palate. Continue reading “Davis Estates Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2019”

Adega Cooperativa de Redondo Porta Da Ravessa Special Edition Vinho Regional Alentejano Vinho Branco 2020

Pale straw color; citrus, lime, grapefruit on the nose; lime, grapefruit, white peach, honeydew melon on the palate. Continue reading “Adega Cooperativa de Redondo Porta Da Ravessa Special Edition Vinho Regional Alentejano Vinho Branco 2020”

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep ruby color; cherry, dark plum, eucalyptus on the nose; dark plum, dark cherry, blackberry, black currant, chocolate on the palate. Continue reading “Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2019”

Fermentation vessels 9-21-2022

Winemakers have a choice of fermentation vessels—wood, stainless steel, and concrete. What is the difference between them? Continue reading “Fermentation vessels 9-21-2022”

Etude Pinot Noir, Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Vineyard, Carneros 2018

Medium ruby color; red fruits, strawberry, raspberry, cherry on the nose; cherry, raspberry, plum, strawberry, oak on the palate. Continue reading “Etude Pinot Noir, Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Vineyard, Carneros 2018”

Hampton Water South of France Rosé 2021

Pale copper color; delicate red fruit notes on the nose; white cherry, melon, strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, citrus notes and minerality on the palate. Continue reading “Hampton Water South of France Rosé 2021”