This Cassiday Blare 2016 Pinot Noir, is a striking wine that will be an instant classic. Powerful, with notes of dark berries and plum, this wine is enjoyable to drink on its own, but it really shines with food. We’ve been enjoying it seasoned lamb and roasted asparagus that really brings out the earthiness of […]
Dark and smooth, the Magnus Nox 2013 Merlot is part of an epic vintage with high praise from some of the most revered critics in wine. Light sage and plum accents play off of the oak flavors in this well-balanced, silky Merlot.
Opens with Spearmint, Mint, and Ripe Cherries. then to a bit of Cola, Vanilla, and Earth. Bit of an alcohol bite, but Oak & Cedar, Roasted Green Chile and Paprika. A noticeable Sandalwood scents. Long finish of Oak/ Cherry/ Strawberry. Nicely balanced Tannins and Acidity.
Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits.
The arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau from Georges Duboeuf is an annual celebration. A bright and brambly version, with light tannins and a subtle, minerally underpinning to the flavors of black raspberry, mandarin orange peel and fig. Here’s my take on this new Holiday drink.
Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins.
Oak Creek Syrah is dark colored, full bodied, peppery and dense. Layered with spicy fruit and streaked with mineral undertones. This is a perfect example of a traditional varietal that has found its home in Arizona and is here to stay. Red meat and Italian food will only be enhanced by this rich and full […]
Tuesday Night Red is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a truly pleasant example at this price. Though typically assertive in flavor as Cabernet is, this one is gentle in style: black fruits, and a slightly ripe fruit edge in the nose and on the palate, with a touch of black licorice and pepper. There is still […]
Beaujolais Nouveau day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested. This Beaujolais is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. This “Beaujolais Day” is accompanied […]
This beautiful wine has aromas as ripe as dried figs, flavors as deep as blackberries falling off the vine. Four Vines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel: big berry flavors, a hefty dusting of spice and zesty pepper are this Zin’s calling cards.
Ruby red color with gold trim. Bright and deep. Complex aromas. Great balance between fruit (cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries) and clear tones from wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The sense of smell is even more intensified with the aromas that develop during aging in bottle. Smooth and balanced on the palate with a […]
With my first installment of Urban Wine Life as a podcast. I try a $6.99 Robertson Winery Pinotage. This is a South African wine that normally shows up pretty well (reference the Chenin Blancs and Chardonnays) During this episode, I’m feeling out this method of review without doing it as a video podcast. Here are […]
Ripe and balanced with deep dark color and a flood of plum, dark cherry, blue berry, pomegranate and aromas of mocha, vanilla and oak spice. Medium tannins and a nice long lingering finish. 90% Petite Sirah and 10% Syrah. Barrel aged in 20% new French oak for over 9 months
This Zinfandel showcases aromas of spice, black pepper, dark fruits and vanilla. This refined, well balanced Zinfandel has spicy flavors of plum and black cherry along with black pepper and cocoa powder. There is nice acidity and length to the finish.
A blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, & Grenache combine for seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.
APPELLATION: South Australia COUNTRY: Australia SUB-REGION: McLaren Vale GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache ALCOHOL: 15% A brilliant Grenache jam-packed with fruit flavours: raspberry, blackberry and plum, mixed with smoke, white pepper and herbal notes. Rich, full and yet never heavy on the palate, with a neat long finish
Australian Grenache. Dark berry taste herbal notes and heavy textured
Grenache blanc is a variety of white wine grape that is related to the red grape Grenache. It is mostly found in Rhône wine blends and in northeast Spain as well. I wanted to try this white wine grape because I’ve tried most of my Grenache wines from the Rhone region and Australia.