Monthly Archives: October 2007

Gini Toscana 2000 wine review by (PB)

On a stop over to Boston on the way to LA (NW) served up this Tuscan red.Garnet hue is showing a touch of age at the rim and yields sweet fruit bouquet with earthy tones and taffy. (That’s right I said taffy–or caramel if you prefer!)The palate is medium to full bodied with good acidity…

Chateau St. Michelle Riesling 2006 wine review by (PB)

I am in LA at my daughter’s house and she is fixing Peruvian stir fry called “Pollo Saltado” tonight which means a lot of spices heavy on the cumin and south of the border flavors like cilantro, and essentially raw onion flavors. Not the eaisest pairing. But I chose this very inexpensive first time wine…

Ricasoli Sangiovese Toscana Formulae wine review by (PB)

We’re breezing through Boston on our way to L.A. and spent the night with (NW). Ordered pizza and (NW) served up this inexpensive bottle of Tuscan red.It was a medium cherry red with slight bricking at the rim. Bouquet is amazing with sweet fruity almost candied cherries nose with slight hints of licorice and maybe…

Bodegas Montecillo Crianza 2003 wine review by (PB)

I bought this as a Wine Spectator pick and they gave it 87 pts. I didn’t care for it writing at the time I tasted a few weeks back: Dry cherry bouquet with vegetal, daffodil scent.Palate also yields daffodils, a little bitter on the finish; less than exciting.Hey–you don’t always agree with the pros. I…