Monthly Archives: August 2007

Vignamaggio Chianti Classico 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fragrant nose of black cherry, earth, and mushroomsMinerals and more cherry on the palateFinish tapers nicely with cocoa, spices, and earthPrior vintages of this wine have always tasted good. There’s no mistaking the usual Sangiovese tartness layered with Tuscan earthiness and charm. With the 2003 however, there’s more depth and rich layers than I…

Fox Brook Shiraz 2006 Wine Review by billy

Nose:Surprisingly, there is some black cherry. Is this a shiraz?Palate: surprisingly round. fruity. Finish: surprisingly smooth and even.So why is this wine surprising? Because I paid only $2.99 for this wine. Yes it was on sale. But it was on sale from (I believe) about $6. So when you get a wine for $2.99 and…

Bonterra Mendocino County Chardonnay 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Nose of pear, fig, and some chalky mineralsLively citrus on the palateApricot and lemon finishThere is such a wide variety of Chardonnay styles on the market today. This one is more of the crisp, bright style than the round, buttery style. It has very nice fruit layers and an underlying backbone of minerals. Bonterra…