Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2012 review by (PB)

Deep black hue with baker’s chocolate and raisiny bouquet with a slight hint of fresh fruit. Palate–Silky presence with big, bold, black, ripe plums and raisins, and ripe blackberries; lovely, velvety mouth feel with sweet and balanced flavors. Wine Spectator gives this wine 91 points and it’s all of that. I have had numerous LBV…

Chateau Les Granges 2015 review by (PB)

Obviously young, purple hue  and a bouquet that is at first dried, crushed cherries giving rise to a touch of fresh cherry fruit, a lovely note of caraway (rye) The palate yields some surprisingly mouth watering fruit. This Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux (Entre Deux Mers) is surprisingly good considering the $6 price tag…

Vindicated Chardonnay (Carneros) 2014 review by (PB)

Nice gold hue with aromas of lovely vanilla cream pudding, sweet pie spice, lovely ripe pineapple, with a lemon/lime punch Palate–Nice foundation of tongue-cutting acidity (I love it) with true Chard flavors of off dry tropical fruit, and citrus on that buttery base. I paid $14 for this deservedly $24 Carneros chardonnay.  Carneros is perhaps…

Kitchen Sink California white table wine review by Billy

Nose: herbal, apricot, kumquat Palate: refreshing light acids are exceptionally cleansing and fresh. Granny smith apple flavors skip lightly across the tongue Finish: long and crisp with melon, Mown grass and herbs. Overall: I paid $9.99 for this at a local wine store. Very refreshing for a NV California table wine blend of Chardonnay, Chenin…

Freixenet “Mia” 2013 review by (PB)

This ruby Spanish creation has aromas of vibrant red cinnamon red hots, with Asian spices, fruity red berries and bright red hard candies Palate–Nice first impression of vibrant cherries and spiced apples (like the kind you get at Thanksgiving time) sitting on a “sweet” frame with a brief but fun candy apple finish. Wow–this is…