Monthly Archives: June 2006

“Brouilly” Beaujolais Cru 2003 wine review by (PB)

First, a primer on Beaujolais–Beaujolais is a region in France where the soil is granitic and the wine is made from the Gamay grape. Gamay is a grape that yields basically, straight forward, uncomplicated wines which are meant to be drunk early (meaning age of the wine not the time of day …)(Beaujolais Nouveau is…

Chateau La Baume 2004 wine review by (PB)

This Rhone wine comes from the appellation called Costieres De Nimes, an area known for its soil comprised of nice round pebbles. When I first swirled this on after pouring I said, “Grenache,” “Syrah” and “something?” Sure enough this blend form the southern east bottom of France is made from 25% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and…

Carmen Carmenere 2003 wine review by (PB)

This Chilean red from the Rapel Valley is dark and inky in color looking more like a Shiraz than a Carmenere (pronounced–Kar-men-YAIR) but on the pour it is gargantuan with blackberry and eucalyptus aromas all laying on a deep bed of green herbal leaves.In the mouth it is better than I would have predicted by…