Sep
19
2008
0
thumbnail

2003 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza, 87 points

2003 Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja) This wine was edging toward the Brunello feel.  However the quality level was not there.  The color was deep purple and a hint of dark brown. The nose had some apple and pear.  ...
Sep
04
2008
0
thumbnail

J Keverson Zinfandel 2006, 88 points

Heard from John Hazelewood at the vineyard on a post about the Sangiovese.  He mentioned to try the Zinfandel.  He was right and the Zin is much better and has more character than the Sangiovese.  This wine still had the ...
Aug
25
2008
0
thumbnail

Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, 89 points

2003 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley) Nice wine for the money. I had a glass of this Lancaster Cabernet Sauvignon at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. The bottle was opened new at my table and poured ...
Aug
10
2008
4
thumbnail

J. Keverson Sangiovese 2005 – 88 Points

This wine was a surprise because when you pour it the wine is very thin and light in color. Not what I expected from a sangiovese. The wine is very fruity on the nose and taste. This was a little ...
Jun
25
2008
0
thumbnail

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, 89 points

2004 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 - 89 points (USA, California, Napa Valley) Very nice nose and has an old world feel to it. Lots of smoke and oak on the nose. Red fruits on the palate with a medium ...
Jun
21
2008
0
thumbnail

Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, 88 points

2005 Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 points (USA, California, Napa Valley) Very nice old world nose with blackberry, plum, clove, and espresso. I really like the medium French oak and vanilla. Color was dark. The palate has very nice start ...
Jun
10
2008
1
thumbnail

Jacobs Creek Grenache Shiraz 2005, 86 points

2005 Jacobs Creek Grenache/Shiraz (Australia, South Australia) This producer seams pretty consistent however, constantly average. The wine was simple and kind of like an average hotel type wine. It has some nice body and a deep color. The nose was fresh, ...
Jun
01
2008
0
thumbnail

Orin Swift The Prisoner 2006, 90 points

2006 Orin Swift The Prisoner (USA, California, Napa Valley) Loads of personality in this wine. Very big and jammy. The nose was not as surprising and the palate. Had black olives, caramel and an overall soft earthy smell. The color was a ...
May
23
2008
0
thumbnail

The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Allomi 2004, 89 points

2004 The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Allomi - Hess web site (USA, California, Napa Valley) Holy tannins explosion... But, in a good way because this is a nice balanced wine overall. The tannins really attack the sides of your tongue and stay ...
May
13
2008
0
thumbnail

Steele Wines Zinfandel Old Vine Zin Pacini Vineyard 2005, 85 points

2005 Steele Wines Zinfandel Old Vine Zin Pacini Vineyard (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County) The nose has lots of vegetable and caramel. The palate opens with blackberry, strong dark chocolate, and raspberry. Not outstanding but just ok for the money. I ...
May
11
2008
0
thumbnail

Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros 1999, 89 points

Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Carneros 1999 -89 points USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros The 1999 Pinot Noir is filled with black raspberry, wild cherry, and chocolate. Very earthy nose with some real strong green peppers. I love the old world feel to ...
May
09
2008
1
thumbnail

Domaine Boisson Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Elisabeth 2005, 87 points

Domaine Boisson Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Elisabeth 2005 -87 points France, Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Nice nose, creamy with butterscotch, blackberry, black tea, and green peppers. Balanced nose and solid. Little earthy. The color is not extremely bold. Little thin but inline with a ...
May
04
2008
0
thumbnail

Uma telteca Shiraz 2006, 84 points

Uma telteca Shiraz 2006, 84 points Had this wine in first class on Continental airlines. I guess its ok for an airline wine. However, here is my real take. The color was weak at best, very light purple with not much ...
May
01
2008
1
thumbnail

Rosenblum Syrah Abba Vineyard 2003, 88 points

Rosenblum Syrah Abba Vineyard 2003 - 88 points Nice nose on this wine. Not your average aromas. Extravagant and rich aromatics and mouthfeel highlights with blackberry, lots of oak and smoked bacon aspects in this enticing wine. Lots of strawberries and a ...
Apr
24
2008
0
thumbnail

Concannon Vineyard Petite Syrah 2004, 87 points

Concannon Vineyard Petite Syrah 2004 87 points Nice soft nose with cranberry and blueberry. The color is a very deep purple. The palete is not real long but does have some complexity. Not bad. Coffee, sour cherry. Tannins are just right ...

WordPress Theme by TheBuckmaker.com