Monthly Archives: September 2008

Casillero Del Diablo Carmenere 2007 wine review by (PB)

This 07 is highly pigmented like a Syrah with really big aromas of deep lush dark fruit with cigar box fragrances, elderberry and with breathing, chocolate and more dark fruit.In the mouth the wine has an initial front palate of nice spice with young tannins, and dark rich berries with fruit that hangs on and…

Morgante Nero D’Avola 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fresh berry and cherry noseLively acidity on the palate, fresh and fruityCocoa and plum on finish, lightly spiced, and tapering nicelyDon’t overlook the charm of Nero D’Avola from Sicily. Here’s a fairly consistent wine from year to year and one that can give you a pretty good introduction to the grape.I’m just amazed by…

Castello Banfi Sant’Antimo Cum Laude 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Nose of raspberry, currants, and mushroomsDense layers of fruit and acidity on palateTannic finish of grape, licorice, currant, and herbsThis is decent, but a bit rustic with heavy tannins and flavors that don’t seem very well integrated. I had this wine twice at restaurants in the past two weeks and had the same experience…

Concha Y Toro Casillero Del Diablo Carmenere 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Blackberry, coffee, and sage noseDense core of fruit on the palateGreen herbal finish with lingering currant flavorsTry something different next time you’re reaching for a Cabernet or Merlot. You’ll find this wine showing up more and more in the bargain aisle in wine shops and even in the grocery store. It runs about $10.…