Monthly Archives: February 2006

New World Syrah 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Plum, chocolate and coffee and the noseNutty flavors on the palateJuicy finishThis is a South African Syrah which is made in a modern style that is fruity and juicy. What is interesting is that other delicious layers emerge, too, including some chocolate, coffee and nuts. I was surprised at the abundant flavors in this wine,…

Alamos Bonarda 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Jammy noseSmooth palate with black currant flavorsSilky finishAfter a bottle of beer on Superbowl Sunday, I turned to this wine to accompany several appetizers emerging from the kitchen. Other wines were opened and more small dishes appeared from the kitchen, making this Superbowl more of an epicurean celebration than a football game.The wine is unique…

Brolio Chianti Classico 2002 Wine Review (NW)

Black cherry and tobacco on the noseEarthy mid-palateA touch of cocoa on the finishWhat a nice Chianti for that big, fun Italian meal! If you are preparing for just that type of evening, consider this wine. It’s a notch above the average liquor store or grocery store selection and it’s priced a bit higher, too,…

Chateau Plo Du Roy 2000 wine review by (PB)

This gorgeous red-to-the-rim beauty comes from the extreme South-East corner of France called Minervois. The primary grapes of this region are Grenache, Syrah Noir and Carignan giving these wines a juicy overall tone. Some of the best wine bargains are coming out of this little known region (relatively speaking).Even at 6 years old this wine…