Archive for April 2011

Port houses trying to cypher 2009

Decanter recently ran an article on which houses will be declaring vintage wines.  Somewhat unusually, it looks like there is a split with Fladgate (owners of Taylor’s, Croft and Fonseca) saying that they will release 09 vintage port, and Symington Family Estates, (owners of Graham’s, Warre’s, Dow’s, Gould Campbell amongst others,) saying that they will […]

Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato 2009

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Rose is such an under appreciated wine!  Give it a chance, that’s all we are sayin’.  Rose is something that should be deployed copiously on hot days while warming up the barbecue, having nibbles or sitting around the pool.  It is a great way to start the evening off with a festive mood and gets […]

Ca’Bianca Moscato D’Asti 2009

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This wine is… adorable.  I can’t think of a better word for it, the wine is so light and refreshing that you should have the pleasure of experiencing it.  It is pure joy, and so easy to drink that it would be bad news if it were more than 5% alcohol.  Use this wine as […]

Albino Armani Incontro Soave 2007

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Soave is a wine that hails from the area around Verona, and is something that I fell in love with during my honeymoon.  Verona gets really hot and humid during the summer, so tourists and locals alike head to their favorite watering hole and order a glass of Soave or a Negroni.  Since I can’t […]

Cayalla RTW red table wine 2004

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The Cayalla RTW (red table wine) from the south west part of Washington. This wine has fruit from north east Oregon as well, and over-delivers in several ways.  The blend has Cab Franc, Cab Sav., Merlot and Syrah, and it has 5+ years of bottle age on it.  These two factors combine nicely to reveal […]

Rond Pond Cabernet 2006

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So, when you think of Napa you think of Cabernet, right?  And when you think of Cabernet, you think of Rutherford, right?  Well you should.  Rutherford has the rare combination of perfect conditions which produce, year in, year out, some of the best Cabernet wines in the world.  Sun exposure, temperature, soil, drainage and a […]

Saint Emilion classification overhaul in motion

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This is a great article from Palate Press covering the reclassification of the Saint-Emilion region in Bordeaux.  They are, basically, going back to the drawing board in an effort to make sure that their classification system is accurate, fair, and somewhat functional. or click here If you haven’t been up on the subject (like […]

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