Rock Gully Dry Riesling 2014 review by (PB)

Straw hue with aromas of classic Riesling “oily’ foundation with lemon, and ripe pineapple. Palate–Nice structure supports a beautiful acidic line that almost makes the mouth feel sparkling.  It is bone dry with a fruity beam, wet stone and a bit of the oil on the finish. This Aussie Riesling from Franklin River, Western Australia…

Petroni Syrah 2010 review by (PB)

*(Only pic of the correct label I could find is the S. Blanc here so replace the name of the grape and you got it.) Garnet hue with aromas of dark berries with a twinge of berry cream bonbons, a touch of cedar, and a hint of smoky tar. Palate–Spicy baguette with a mix of…

Quarles Harris Vintage Port 2011 review by (PB)

Inky almost black hue with crimson rim. *Bouquet–sweet rising aromas of dark fruit macerated in brandy and a raisiny tin.  (wine is very cold from the cellar) *Palate–Silky plush, tarry, thickish texture with huge dense fruit full of rich raisiny goodness.  Finish lingers on and on. I paid $45 for this at a Trader Joes…

Guenoc “Victorian Claret” 2014 (North Coast)

Black cherry hue with aromas of Spicy Brambly black berry and blueberry with a touch of chocolate cream. Palate–Solid foundation with big beam of berry fruit and that’s about it. Now the get a grip factor–This is a decent quaffing wine (Merlot) to put with pizza or pasta, straight forward and simple but tasty and…

Native Son (Napa County) 2013 review by (PB)

Cranberry jelly hue with aromas of blueberry jam, spicy dark berry and cigar ash. Palate–Big jammy front with lots of spicy fruit, tar and a touch of baker’s chocolate. This is a blend of: 58% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Sangiovese, 4% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet. I have mixed senses about these…

Produttori del Barbaresco 2011 review by (PB)

Cherry hue showing a hint of age with spicy cherry notes in the bouquet with a touch of cocoa, licorice, and cedar. Palate–Bright, light bodied,the taste of a mature wine is prominent, cedar galore, with subdued cherry fruity and mocha at the end. I paid around $40 for this and expected a bit more out…

Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 review by (PB)

Black cherry hue with aromas of jammy Christmas tree, OK, spruce, cedar, and evergreen, laced blackberry, blueberry and a hint of cocoa trying to leak out on the end. Palate–Actually full bodied, full flavored, rich, juicy fruit filled black cherry and dark berries with a touch of tar and a decent finish.  Wow– a surprise.…