Monthly Archives: July 2008

Rombauer Merlot (NAPA) 2004 wine review by (PB)

When I hear “Rombauer” I think Chardonnay. Silly me; I have never even given them a shot at a red wine so my wife picked this up for me on a trip to California. I opened it last night with a gorgeous, thick boneless rib-eye on the grill.The wine is Cherry red on the pour…

Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage 2006 wine review by (PB)

Okay what is up with S. African red wine? This is getting ridiculous. Either they have a whopping Brettanomyces problem ( a yeast contaminant that makes wine unpleasant with flavors/aromas likened to, wet animals, barnyard odors, band-aids and host of other yucky things no one wants to smell, or they have a terroir that is…

Cannonau Di Sardegna Riserva 2005 wine review by (PB)

I grabbed this bottle made from the Cannonau grape thinking I was trying a “new grape” only to find out it is another name for the Garnacha or Grenache grape. Oh well, it was a decent wine made on the island of Sardinia.It pours like a Pinot Noir with a light–even pale cherry hue but…

Chateau Lavergne-Dulong 2005 wine review by (PB)

This Bordeaux Superieur is a deep purple hue with ripe blackberry and plum in a very nice bouquet.In the mouth there is a rich burst of cinnamon that is wonderful but fleeting with bread and tight flavors with perky tannins.After 1/2 hour of breathing this is a big wine and a great value ($14)! Milk…