Jacob's Creek Barossa 2012 Reserve Shiraz

    Jacob's Creek Barossa 2012 Reserve Shiraz Jacob's Creek Barossa 2012 Reserve Shiraz, $14.99, 89 points, poured an opaque purple/red trending ruby toward the clear rim at the leggy glass wall. With some prodding the aromas wafted rich and complex with red fruit, blueberry, chocolate, leather, black olive, and flowers.

    10 readers - By Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man

    Top Ten White Wines of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

    Now it’s time for the top whites. (you can read about the Top Ten Reds here) We’ve been drinking more white wines lately, and due to that fact we’re expanding to a Top Ten list for whites. There were many good ones. A few trends were that Sauvignon Blanc was everywhere, Chardonnay is still everywhere, and the Rose craze seems to have died down a bit.

    9 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 8 readers - Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

      Wine Reviews: Prosecco

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Looking for bubbles on the cheap? Well, there’s always Prosecco, right? Right? Umm… Look, I’m rarely excited by Prosecco. I can’t remember the last time I bought a bottle or ordered a glass at a wine bar. But I will admit this: I was surprised and pleased by a few of these Proseccos. Seriously. I especially liked the Mionetto Superiore di Cartizze, which is a complex and elegant wine.

      Wine Blogger Conference 2015 Preview: Get Your Riesling On

      Dallas Wine Chick - - 6 readers - As a follow up to the announcement that the next Wine Blogger’s Conference will be in the Finger Lakes area, the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance asked me to participate in the 2013 Vintage Riesling Launch on Twitter #FLXRieslingHour. Nineteen wineries participated to virtually celebrate the release of the 2013 Finger Lakes Rieslings.

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      Summing Up Two Trade Tastings - 120 Wines Tasted - Part III

      … of flowers and sweet lemons and a dry, long, finely tuned taste (~90p). The NV Blanc de Blancs has a Deep nose with notes of bread and lemon cream and a tight, focused taste. Very, very good (~91p). Moving up the quality ladder, the 2006 Blanc de Blancs reeks of elegance and intensity while the taste is crisp, cool and concentrated (~92p). On the same…

      3 readers - By Barolista

      The March of the 2013 vintage white wines

      … wines from Washington's 2013 vintage. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Waitsburg Cellars The Aromatics Chevray Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2013 $18 (Excellent/Exceptional) Moderately aromatic with notes of almond…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Something Special in the Swartland

      … of the hospital, takes off its oxygen mask, and takes a drag of a cigarette.” It’s certainly still alive with ripe fruit, sweet spice, and tea leaves. Not as savory as the previous few vintages. Also the first year Grenache was added. 2005: “Monumental vintage because it hit 95 points and really bridged the gap between South Africa and the wine…

      2 readers - By Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Domaine de la Tourade Vacqueyras, 2008

      … Whether because of the vintage or the producer, this Vacqueyras is more elegant and less rustic than most of its peers. It's really at a good stage for drinking right now. Good honest Southern Rhone color, medium deep, no hints of barriques or new oak. A prominent but not overbearing peppery streak defines this wine. Peppercorn, spice and blueberries with a hint of bulb flowers. Vacqueyras dark mineral tones. Same on the palate; a peppery dance with well defined Grenache/Syrah fruit. …

      3 readers - By Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget

      As Sortes Val do Bibei Valdeorras Godello, 2007

      …. The color is a deep lemon yellow, not overly gold as the previous bottle was. The wine has had some new oak treatment, but most of the oak has now been integrated nicely into the wine, as with a fine white Burgundy. I smell lime, nutmeg and flowers plus a mineral tone that apparently comes from the limestone soil. Not exactly the flintiness…

      2 readers - By Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budget

      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Kevin White Winery Kevin White Winery La Fraternité Red Wine Yakima Valley 2012 $28 (Exceptional) A vibrantly aromatic, expressive wine with notes of raspberries, kirsch, licorice, huckleberry, and dark coffee along with floral notes and spice. The palate is medium bodied, filled with luscious, direct, primary fruit…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Wine of the Week

      … by notes of blueberries, cloves and lavender with undertones of dusty graphite. It’s sleek and supple in the mouth, propelled by vibrant acidity and oak-tinged tannins that do not detract from juicy and spicy black fruit flavors with a touch of dried fruit and flowers about them. The slightly chiseled finish is packed with spice and graphite-tinged…

      1 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      2013 Matthiasson Chardonnay

      … Knoll was recently leased and farmed by Steve and Jill, and these early vintages show incredible promise... this wine presents a nose of white peaches, apples, flowers, honey and minerals... and a super-clean mouthful of tart and tangy citrus, melon and pear notes... an appealing, subtle texture and more minerals and saline on the finish appeals…

      6 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      2012 Matthiasson White Wine

      … and substance you'd appreciate from a Chardonnay, with the minerality and flowers you'd love in a Viognier... All in all, its a perfect White wine for a warm day, a cool evening, with food or on its own... fantastic! Taste 9 Nose 9 Value 9 40.00…

      3 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      Keller S Riesling 2012

      …, cucumber and shallots and serve with the satay sauce. A tasting note. Keller S 2012. Florsheim-Dalsheim. Troken 12.5%. Approx $A80. It is similar to the cheaper Von Der Fels, though less convincing. The cork is tight and once again it smells sweet, but in the mouth it is mostly dry. Stone and pollen, white pepper and flowers. It seems held and false. . . there is sweetness in attack, but then a slate dry, citrus pith finish. . . an incomplete amalgam. Click here for the original context …

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Drinking Tonight - 1964 Pommard, P. A. André

      … In fact, I opened two Pommard´s from the greatest vintage ever, but the bottle from Louis Affre turned out to be a poster child for a corked wine. I could smell the wet cardboard several meters away... But the other bottle made up for it. 1964 Pommard, P. A. André The nose is deep, mature and hedonistic with notes of dried strawberries, moist…

      5 readers - By Barolista

      A Grant Eddie Retrospective

      …, fresh, lithe; very pure and intense; blackberries, blueberries, black currants with a vein of poignant graphite minerality; perfectly managed tannins for framing and foundation, a little austere on the finish. Try from 2015 or ’16 through 2020 to ’22. Excellent. About $27. Zinfandel 2007. 13.5% alc. Whitman’s Mountain Vineyard. dark ruby…

      3 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Wine Reviews: Rosé Grab Bag

      … tangy on the palate with tangy strawberries, grapefruit and lemon zinger tea. Spicy and crisp. 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 20% Tannat. (86 points IJB) Review: 2013 Domaine de Nizas Rosé- France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc SRP: $13 Salmon-copper colored. Smells of rose hips, white cherries, wild strawberries and a hint of green grass. Juicy…

      3 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog