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    2006 Antonelli San Marco “Chiusa di Pannone”...

    … 2006 Antonelli San Marco “Chiusa di Pannone” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Sagrantino is a special grape from Umbria, Italy that can make some really nice wines! This one’s all purple velvet - dark, dark soft fruit and wet earth on the nose. Dark cherries and plums, violets and wet earth on the palate. Really nice! 4/5 bones $$$ Sagrantino 14.5% abv Montefalco, ITALY …

    By Shiba Sommelier

    Happy 60th Toro!

    …, but that’s all fixed, so now you can pour Toro and still look ‘cool’. The ability to combine refreshment with heartwarming flavours and feelings – and great drinkability, are the features that made me love Toro for at least half of its lifespan. Think log cabin, pick-up truck and other heartfelt experiences. Produced from the Garnacha grape which is also responsible for most of the similar wonderful experiences in Cotes du Rhone wines. TORRES 13 ‘Sangre de Toro’, Garnacha, Catalunya, Spain 6585 $12.95 …

    2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    Mini-reviews 66: Les Griottes, Ecco Domani, Rios de Chile, Rauzan Despagne

    … Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. • Pierre-Marie Chermette Les Griottes 2013 ($19, purchased, 12%): Very pretty rose form Beaujolais made with gamay that has cranberry fruit and a hint of gamay’s grapiness. The catch, of course…

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Wine of the Week 23 – an inspiring tale & a treat from the Rhône

    …, cooked strawberries and black cherry together with and a touch of prune in the background. The palate is quite full-bodied and delivers delicious bright red fruit, as wells some deeper notes. There is a delicately peppery spice, gently firm tannins and some fresh acidity giving it a distinctive purity. This is an elegant, balanced and joyous wine…

    1 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon

    … crop, as well as high quality fruit. This new release was aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 45% new. Composition: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec I rated the 2010 Cosentino Cabernet Sauvignon three glasses. I was happy to drink this wine and brought fond memories of other wines from Cosentino that we have drunk over the years. Life is too short to drink crappy wine! Facebook.com/BillsWineWandering @BillsWineWander Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

    5 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

    Sierra Salinas Puerto Salinas 2009

    …. Categories: Red Wine About Jeff Alexander A co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, Jeff has written about wine and related pursuits through his Main Line Vine blog and Examiner.com, where he is also known as the Philadelphia Wine Examiner. Based outside of Philly and father of a future gourmand, Jeff is a photographer, runner and PR pro who…

    2 readers - By Jeff Alexander/ Pennsylvania Vine Company

    Chianti Days are Upon Us

    …-chilling or maybe it’s because they take me away to another place. Whatever the reason, as soon as the leaves begin to drop and blanket our deck and forest floor aka our backyard, I find myself filling my glass with that wonderful Italian wine. This week seems to be the first official week of fall, although the calendar indicates it’s been fall…

    3 readers - By Kellie Stargaard/ Wine Chicks Guide

    2013 Handcraft Cabernet Sauvignon

    … Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Sangiovese Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Robust aromas of black cherry, black peppercorn, and violet greet your nose. The layers of flavor that follow are nothing short of fantastic with hints of black fruit compote, clove, spice, and black currant. This full bodied wine is rich…

    5 readers - By George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru

    2012 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Working on...

    … 2012 Las Rocas Viñas Viejas de San Alejandro Garnacha Working on my own old vine (stick)! Macerated red and black cherries, mint, balsamic, and fruit leather on the nose. Fresher on the palate with ripe plums and black cherries. Garnacha can tend to get pretty alcoholic but the alcohol is surprisingly in balance here. 4/5 bones $$ Garnacha (Grenache) 15% abv Calatayud, SPAIN …

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Wine on company time

    … Algonquin Park, October 2014 From the Middle English octobre and the Latin October, meaning “eight,” just how the month of October became the Julian and Gregorian 10th is a matter of bad juju. The corporate bumbling by way of the insertion of January and February into the Roman calendar screwed up all available etymological kismet. Perhaps…

    By Michael Godel/ Godello

    2012 Erste + Neue Pinot Nero Trying on a black mane for...

    … 2012 Erste + Neue Pinot Nero Trying on a black mane for size… Fresh raspberries, red cherries, red forest berries, anise, and twigs on the nose. Tart red fruit on the palate - tiny underripe raspberries, forest strawberries, red berries, and cranberries. Delicious! 4/5 bones $$ Pinot Nero 13% abv Alto Adige, ITALY…

    1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Fourteen wines that should be on your restaurant list

    … and good persistence. This is the all-around good guy, the one with an open invitation, the bridge from Estate to Dolomite to Csv. The well-adjusted one steps up its game to help win one for the team, especially out of the convivial 2013 vintage.” Last tasted October 2014 @CaveSpring Rustenberg John X Merriman 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa…

    By Michael Godel/ Godello

    2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge...

    … 2011 Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Keeping an eye on my Ridge lest some pesky Kansas City Royals fan tries to take it! This is some benchmark stuff. Rich blackberries and raspberries macerated with aged balsamic and brown sugar into a decadent syrup. Pine needles. Great acidity to keep all this decadence in check on the palate. GO GIANTS!!! 4/5 bones $$ Zinfandel, Petite Sirah 13.8% abv Sonoma County, California, USA …

    1 readers - By Shiba Sommelier
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