• Bodegas Ordonez Triton Tinto de Toro 2011 Wine Review (NW)

      Tasting notes: Bouquet that's bold with dark berries and cocoa Full bodied on the palate Juicy dark berry finish, slightly tannic, with coffee and spice Summary: This is a lot of wine for $14-a value Tinto de Toro for sure. Made from Tempranillo, wines from this region of Spain are generally modern and full bodied. Prices are starting to creep up, so value wines like these are a good find.

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    • Robert Hall Syrah (Paso Robles) 2011 wine review by (PB)

      Black Cherry hue with aromas of mulled blackberries with Christmas spice, and a touch of cherry cream. Palate--Tightly wound at the moment with woody smokey presence and austere plum and dark berry fruit. I don't remember what I paid for this but I am sure I bought it because it was on sale. Reference price seems to range about the $18 mark so I probably found it for $12 or so.

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  • We Have Moved!

    We are in the process of moving over to Wordpress and we are most of the way there! If you have not been directed there automatically you can go to http://winecaskblog.com/ Sorry for the inconvenience but the new site will allow us to serve ...

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  • Our 10th Anniversary!

    Today we are celebrating our 10th anniversary here at The Wine Cask Blog! Over the past 10 years, we've posted around 3,000 reviews that span varietals, vintages, continents, and styles. We hope these have been enjoyable and useful to you. The world of wine continues to evolve and present new and exciting opportunities. We're excited t ...

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  • LeCole #41 Chenin Blanc wine review by (PB)

    Pale gold with aromas of creamy tropical fruit and a light citrus beam; slight nuance of pear and golden apple. Palate--Lively acidity, with tropical fruit flavors of ripe pineapple, lemon, mouth watering and a hint of vanilla. Finish leaves you with a hint of pear. This ...

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  • Badia Coltibuono RS Chianti Classico 2011 Wine Review (NW)

    Tasting notes: Elegant beam of sweet cherry and red berry with fragrant herbs on the nose Medium bodied on the palate Silky texture on the finish, good length, with cherry, soft woody notes, and spice Summary: This is a nice wine. What really drives it is the perfumed nose of cherry and berry no ...

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  • Petite Petit 2012 wine review by (PB)

    Deeply pigmented blackberry hue with aromas of jammy earthy blackberry with a hint of blueberry with the slightest suggestion of mocha and nice spice. Full fruit bomb presence with big plump berry flavor with a finish of clear milk chocolate. Lingering finish that reminds you of fresh blackberries bursting in your mouth.

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  • Pietra Santa Zinfandel 2008 wine review by (PB)

    Garnet hue with aromas of robust spiciness with a unique odor that I can't pin down that seems to dissipate leaving light blackberry notes remaining Palate--tightly wound with staid fruit which I think just needs some time to open up and warm up; my cellar this time of year is right around 54 degrees which is perfect storage temp but I find a bit too cold to appreciate the nuances in a wine.

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  • Chateau Malescot St. Exupery 2006 wine review by (PB)

    Dark black cherry hue showing some age; Bouquet--sweet, stewed brandied blackberries,a hint of licorice or spice; Palate--Mature wine going over the hill but characteristic, mature fruit flavors of dark berries and spices. Finish lingers with a gentle reminder of mature Margaux Grand Cru Classe. Chicago guest brought this for Thanksg ...

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  • What Thanksgiving wine to serve?

    A Thanksgiving Day meal with friends and family provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy nice wine. Because so much fuss is made over food and wine pairings in general, I find people get a little stressed out about what to serve guest on this special day. Fortunately, many wines have a much broader range than they get credit for. With that in mind, I have some basic suggestions that might help.

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