Monthly Archives: June 2005

Beaulieu Vineyard “Beauzeaux” 2001 (PB)

This creation of the folks at BV shows they definitely have a sense of humor. The name of the wine–pronounced–“BOZO,” dare I say it–tasted “funny.” HAAAAAAAA, I crack myself up. Okay seriously this is a wine that is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Charbono, Syrah, Lagrein, Valdiguie and Touriga Nacionale. I have been studying–not…

Trentadue Old Patch Red 2003 (PB)

This gorgeous wine has a young hue and vibrant depth in the glass. It is rich looking with a luscious bouquet of a mixture of fresh berries just picked. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Sangiovese (the great grape of Tuscany) Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Syrah. Zinfandel and Sangiovese seem to be the bouquet busters…

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc “Cellar Selection” 2004 (PB)

This is Villa Maria’s 2nd tier bottling and it is outstanding–They also produce a “Reserve” which is more expensive still. This New Zealand white–even with a screw top–grrrrr-has a wonderful floral bouquet with hints of peaches and pears. In the mouth it is lively with a micro-sparkle that tantalizes, it sits a bit sweet-ish yet…

Fossi Rosso Vin De Tavola (PB)

This Italian table wine cost $8 and was bought on a whim by my wife. With a reheated meal of manicotti from a restaurant we went to a couple days earlier, we were eager to try this inexpensive red from Italy. On opening the bouquet was expansive but odd. In the glass it was somewhat…