Monthly Archives: July 2006

A Return to Roses? (PB)

After many years of eschewing the overly sweet, cloying, pale red soda pop wine called “Rose” I thought I would give some a second chance. Having read an article or two on some roses with character I stopped in a wine shop in Rockland Maine and grabbed a $14 bottle. (I never thought I would…

Masi Campofiorin Ripasso 2002 Wine Review (NW)

Nice nose of perfume and sweet cherriesVelvety coreRich finish with dried cherry and earthy notesFrom the house that helped develop the ripasso technique, this wine delivers! It has body and elegance and touches of Italian earthiness that I love. The texture is very nice, especially as it gets some air. For $14, you can’t go…

Valckenberg Pfalz Gewurztraminer 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Nice nose of pear, peaches, and nutmegSweet core, somewhat flabbySweet spice finish with floral notesWe pulled this from the cellar to pair with spicy fish tacos on a hot summer evening. Gewurtztraminer has a knack for complimenting spicy food, and this worked out well for us. PB and his wonderful wife were in town, so…