Nov
28
2010
0
thumbnail

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards 1995, 89 points

1995 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley) I was hoping for more out of this wine. After seeing the reviews I don't agree. Maybe this 1995 was past its prime but I found it a little weak for ...
Nov
13
2010
1
thumbnail

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard 1998, 89 points

1998 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) This wine has big floral to it. Lots of lavender. I enjoyed this wine it was a nice departure from the everyday cabs. The nose was huge with floral, ...
Oct
22
2010
0
thumbnail

2005 Ledson Bellisimo, 88 points

2005 Ledson Bellisimo (USA, California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley Although definitely above a table wine, I was really hoping for the wine to jump pout at me for the price.  However it fell short.  The wine was a little disjointed from the ...
Oct
13
2010
1

Surh Luchtel Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard 2005, 90 points

2005 Surh Luchtel Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) Sweet oak and vanilla aromas jump out of the bottle upon opening, though the fruit characteristics are slow to emerge without ample aeration. Cedar dominates the nose, followed by hints of ...
Jan
01
2010
0
thumbnail

Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine 2007, 90 points

2007 Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine (Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Peninsula VQA) Went to Capital Grille in Boca Raton to have desert and wine.  Decided on the Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling ice wine. I've never had the sparkling version of the vidal before.  $135 for ...
Dec
10
2009
0
thumbnail

Chateau Boswell releases the 2007 Napa Cabernet, 93+ points

The new release 2007 Chateau Boswell Napa Cabernet. This Cabernet has been rated "Classic 96" points. I visited and did a tasting at this producers and I can say I totally agree with that rating. This wine is ...
Dec
06
2009
0
thumbnail

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard 2002, 89 points

2002 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley) The nose has dark fruits,cedar and floral scents. Very nice and was hinting toward old world. Decanted for 30 minutes and the dark fruits started to come out much more than ...
Nov
08
2009
1
thumbnail

Schramsberg Blanc De Noirs, 87 points

Almost clear in color with hints of cream.  Creamy taste with a hint of Carmel and vanilla.  Not as dry as the brut.  A little dark on the after taste.  The finish is short.  A nutty toasty offering with pronounced ...
Oct
10
2009
0
thumbnail

Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, 87 points

2006 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley) At Steve's Steakhouse in Catalina with an 06 Darioush. The initial feel on this wine was mixed.  The nose had nice character with vanilla, cherry and cigar box.  Color was a darker purple.  Right ...
Oct
03
2009
0
thumbnail

Morgan Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard 2006, 88 points

2006 Morgan Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands) Just had this wine while sitting on a bail of hay at a private jazz concert with Peter White on Catalina island. I think the full moon added to ...
Jul
03
2009
0
thumbnail

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard 2004, 92 points

2004 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County) Home run.  Very nice wine with character, complexity and boldness.  Deep violet color.  Huge fruit on the nose with black currant and  licorice.  Nice blackberry, bark and vanilla on ...
May
17
2009
0
thumbnail

Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, 90 points

2005 Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville Had this 2005 Plumpjack at a steak house in Miami. Great wine with a bone in rib eye. Color was a nice deep purple. The nose was a nice balance of fruit ...
May
11
2009
0
thumbnail

E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2004, 88 points

2004 E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Just had the 2004. Love the nose on this because it is different.  Kind of like baby wipes with carnations definitely a baby diaper and flowers.  Little eucalyptus.  Very earthy.  The palate ...
May
02
2009
3
thumbnail

Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gaston 2002, 89 points

Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gaston (USA, California, Napa Valley) My second tasting of Palmaz but this is a 2002.  Quality from the start. Nice soft and balanced wine, I emphasize soft. No one flavor or characteristic comes out which made this feel ...
Apr
30
2009
0
thumbnail

Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Signature 2005, 89 points

2005 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon Signature (USA, California, Napa Valley) Bought this wine at Christens restaurant in Radondo Beach CA. Opened and poured right away.  The nose was very soft and balanced with raspberry and cinnamon, also some strong coffee.  Very pleasant on the ...

WordPress Theme by TheBuckmaker.com