Monthly Archives: January 2006

Panarroz Jumilla 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Beautiful dark purple colorBlackberry jam bouquetPlush texture and some cocoa as a corePeppery, but clean finishSomewhere along the way, I was directed to the wine as a great value Spanish red. Of course, there are a lot of great values out of Spain these days, as quality is being increasingly favored over quantity. This particular…

Fusee Chardonnay 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Lemon cream and melon on the noseLively core and enough acidityNot much finish, but tapers effectivelyWell, maybe it is possible to make a good Chardonnay for under $5. I was first intrigued by the Fusee label when I found it in a local liquor store bargain bin. After discovering that it’s a project of Don…

Trumpeter Malbec-Syrah 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Some blackberries, blueberries, and cocoa on the noseA nice acidity and balance on the palateShorter finish, moderate tannins, and a bit tangyMore and more bargain wines are hitting the shelves from Argentina. This wine is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Syrah, which are both widely planted in the South America. I’ve seen the Trumpeter…