Monthly Archives: November 2005

Wine Review: Heitz Napa Valley Grignolino 2001 (NW)

Beaujolais in colorNice sweet fruit and floral noseStrawberries on the palate battle a a layer of tartnessClean finishIf you want something totally unique, reach for a bottle of this Grignolino. It is both unusual and interesting, providing a new experience for me. Grignolino is a varietal I’ve never seen. Although I’ve heard of sparkling Italian…

Concannon Petite Syrah 2001 wine review by (PB)

This is been a big wine, previously reviewed. I opened another bottle last night to go with a venison tenderloin, pan fried, rare with a baby bella mushroom balsamic glaze. This wine is deep garnet as you might expect. The air fills with yeasty aromas immediately with huge black berry and ripe plum fragrances.In the…

Christmas ideas for the enophile in your life (PB)

I have been studying wine for over 25 years so it’s fairly safe to say I have all the gizmos, gadgets and gee-gaws any aspiring enophile could want. So remember, my council is based on the assumption that I am “every man” and that my particular gift likes and dislikes might be fairly representative. If…