Monthly Archives: April 2006

Beringer Chenin Blanc 2005 wine review by (PB)

This straw colored wine is just a head turner with a bouquet that will slap you silly with sweet pineapple, tropical fruit and a creamy vanilla pudding overtone.In the mouth it is sweet–quite sweet–but tasty with a supple texture. It lacks acidity but not to where it is flawed. If it had a tad more…

Fetzer Gewurztraminer 2005 wine review by (PB)

My pernnial favorite for Summer time quaffing is this wine with the funny name. It is pronounced Ge-vurts-tra-meen-er and means spicy Traminer which is the grape. It is golden with a ripe, sweet peachy/apricotty bouquet and apples underneath.In the mouth it is subtly “spritzig” (German for effervescent or bubbly) with nice mouth feel, good acid,…

Mouton-Cadet 2003 Bordeaux wine review by (PB)

Many years ago when I was just wetting my palate with my first wines Mouton Cadet was a ubiquitous wine found on every restaurant list and on every shelf of every store I went in. That was some 30 years ago. Back then it was a very inexpensive wine running about $5 a bottle in…

Yellow Tail Shiraz Grenache 2004 Review by (billy)

Eyes: dark deep opaque purpleNose: big jammy dark fruit with underlayers of cracked pepper, creamy vanilla (just a hint of this though), and black licorice.Palate: Spicy and dark plumb, decent balance though not expertly balanced. Big fruit, not too tannic and not overdry. The grenache cuts a strong sharp shiraz to produce a more muted…