Monthly Archives: October 2005

Gallo of Sonoma Zinfandel (Barelli Creek) 1999 (PB)

I reviewed this wine a few weeks ago when I brought back a couple bottles from Los Angeles. (NW) and (Billy) and I were tired of wine with animals on the labels and various other bargain wines we picked up here and there and wanted a “real” wine. This wine is huge on blackberries in…

Three Blind Moose Merlot 2003 (PB)

This wine with animals on the label (I detest animals on wine labels) is made worse by the fact that the animals are wearing sunglasses for Pete’s sake. Despite the stupid label and name, the wine is an intense ruby with a light but pleasant green pepper nose with a touch of strawberries.This wine is…

Kempton Clark 2001 Petite Syrah (PB)

This California offering has rich garnet color with fresh cherry and raspberry bouquet. In the mouth it is again rich with a touch of vanilla, and anise with strong tannins. Within a few minutes of air, a little bit of dill emerges right before swallowing–nice! After a half hour or so, tannins are still pretty…

Blind review of two wines (PB) (NW) and (Billy)

Two of my three progeny are here under the same roof with 4 of our 5 1/3 grand-children. Billy and NW are here visiting with their fams– a treat indeed! This give us the unprecedented opportunity to taste wines together and discuss our findings. I believe if you take the time to read this, you…