From French wine magnate Bernard Magrez, this fresh and floral, Viognier-based French white is pure, elegant, and impeccably balanced on the palate. Serve it chilled and relish succulent notes of tangerine, honey, and kiwi, and a deep mineral streak.
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Spanish Tempranillo towers over other reds thanks to its big notes of cherry and red berries, and its versatility with food—this medium-bodied wine is great with crowd-pleasing meals like pizza, tacos, and pasta. As an unaged Joven wine, 2017 Torre De Rejas Joven Tempranillo has an exciting sense of newness, which shines through in its […]
I open this 2016 El Portal Syrah, a full-bodied California red that has a rich, dark purple color in the glass with big flavors of dark berries, and savory notes of pepper and olive. I’m trying as a chill out wine and possibly with grilling some steaks this afternoon which is the recommendation. A subscription […]
Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay, California, Wine Insiders, $26.00. This blend of styles produces a stylish and delicious Chardonnay, which has the classic flavors, but with a California twist. It tastes like: apple, ripe melon, nectarine, vanilla and toasty oak. It is best served cold, around 45-50 degrees fahrenheit. It pairs well with roast chicken, […]
Fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc. Balanced and full Loin De L’oeil. Sparks fly when these French icons meet in every bottle of 2016 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Blanc, a refreshing white wine with flavors of gooseberry and citrus. This wine hails from Southwest France, the Wine Enthusiast 2017 Wine Region of the Year,
I finally get a chance to open this Prosecco up and have it with a spicy asian meal. Because of the sparkling bubbly qualities, It tones down the spiciness and played well with the meal. I talk about most of the qualities of the wine as well.
This week I had a taste for a smooth acidic Riesling. Having a good Easter meal with Ham and sweet potatoes, this lovely riesling went so well with the meal that this Fritz Zimmer did a good job complementing it.
This Lodi Cab is the proof, showcasing a lush, ripe style from a single estate vineyard. Sweet red fruit, predominantly cherry with an undertone of raspberry, and some smoke. A bit spicy with a hint of oak This low cost Cab was something I pulled out this wine just for a light meal. Not my […]
“This wine is lively with acacia and lemon flavors. These are complemented nicely by a touch of minerality. The wine is super as an aperitif, but will pair nicely with lighter white-wine foods. This Jacquere is a wonderful and low priced alternative for people who like to drink Sauvignon Blanc wines (and even Pinot Grigio […]
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 […]
This white wine comes from Gascony and is typical local blend. It is crisp and fruity with a soft texture from the ripe Colombard. There is a light dancing character to this lively, fruity wine.
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.
Vidal Blanc grapes are grown from a hybrid of Trebbiano and Seibel varietals. This year, we covered the vines in bird netting to protect the grapes, and cooler summer temperatures let the grapes spend more time maturing on the vine. As soon as we picked the grapes, we chilled them and fermented them to ensure […]
Colour: Clear with a light green hue. Aroma: Delicate stone fruit aromas. Taste: A melange of tropical fruit with elegant pear and guava flavours followed by floral notes. […]
Lois (rhymes with choice) is named after the village of Langenlois where Fred Loimer’s winery is located. The wine is produced from contracted growers who are in conversion to organic viticulture. Lois is intended as a high-quality “regional” expression of Grüner Veltliner and wears the Kamptal DAC appellation on its label. A wine that delivers […]
Shows crisp aromas of green apples, chalk and spring flowers, and fresh, tangy fruit flavors in the mouth with a trace of sweetness that is well balanced by acidity.
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 […]
“While the nose is a touch herbaceous, there’s plenty of varietal characteristic to celebrate in this fresh, blossomy Gewürztraminer. Green melon and peach flavors are brightened by a lemony squirt and delicate lace of sweetness on the finish.”
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 […]
Alsace, France- Typical nose, expressive with apricot and mirabelle A nose of lemon and bright citrus hints at the promise of something enticing, and it doesn’t disappoint. Flavors of golden apple, Asian pear & grapefruit with a subtle note of smoke makes this a winner A mouth with a beautiful structure. It can be served […]
This second installment of Urban Wine Life from the Robertson Winery. I try a $6.99 Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc. This is a South African wine that normally shows up pretty well (reference the Chenin Blancs and Chardonnays) During this episode, I try this South African Sauvignon Blanc and sadly compare it to the best regions […]
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