Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pio Cesare Barolo 2001 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Richly fragrant nose of sweet cherry, plum, and spicesTight core of fruit and tobaccoElegant finish, tapering with moderate tanninsA crime was committed when we opened this bottle! It’s far too young to drink. After two hours or so, it never really did open up to its full potential. I felt like I could tell…

Bonny Doon Ca’ Del Solo Big House Red 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting Notes:Blackberry jam on the noseCrisp and spicy on the palateFinishes with more berriesBonny Doon produces this interesting blend that I see available just about everywhere these days. According to the label, it’s a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Malbec, Carignane, and Barbera. Where do they find all those vines?I’ve had this wine a…

Pride Mountain Merlot 2000 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Youthful, vibrant purple color in the glassBig nose of ripe berries and some spicesRichly textured and full of fruit on the palateLong finish, moderately tannic and youthful, showing berries and dark chocolateThis wine is terrific! The four extra years of bottle age is hardly noticeable. It tastes youthful and full of fruit. With rich…

Fetzer Gewurztraminer 2005 wine review by (PB)

My perennial favorite for chilling, sitting and sipping on a warm porch with Spring time in the air and your lover at your side. This wine–no matter the year–always seems to be pretty much the same. Pale golden hue with big fresh apricot and peach aromas that make you salivate just swirling.I paid $7 for…