Monthly Archives: July 2005

Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Sonoma County (PB)

This is a Wine Spectator current best buy and they gave it a 91 rating. I am a bit perplexed. On opening, there is a hint of bananas in the room which is really nice. The bouquet of this wine is fabulous and intense with citrus, and huge grassiness reminiscent of the New Zealand creations.…

Redwood Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (PB)

This pale white from Frei Bros. has good Sauvignon Blanc aromas though somewhat diminished and not as intense as the Kenwood S. Blanc. Still, in the glass, it holds up as well as the Kenwood and is comparable with citrus flavors, a little grassiness and good acid. Finish is quite short. There’s better out there…

Mark West Pinot Noir 2003 (PB)

This lighter wine has a fine bouquet of fruit and a nose that hints of celery. Alcohol comes to the fore a little too strongly but I believe this is a result of the wine being served too warm. In the mouth this wine is peppery in a large way with a subtle taste of…

Miscellaneous recommended wine selections (PB)

In the most recent issue of “The Wine Spectator,” numerous recommendations are proffered for the “Savvy Shopper.” Note that NONE of these wines have been reviewed by yours truly and only offer them in the “for what it’s worth” category. I have not seen any of these wine in my area but then haven’t really…