Monthly Archives: January 2009

Atteca Old Vines Garnacha 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Blackberry, raspberry, herbs, and pepper on the noseFull-bodied and herbal on the palateRed berries and pepper on the finishThis could be a nice introduction to Spanish wine for some people. It’s well balanced with fruit and herbal layers. At $15 or so, you’ll be rewarded with a well-crafted Grenache. Raise a glass! –A Review…

Veo Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 wine review by (PB)

Sweet ripe black berries with parsley, vegetal middle.Palate–fleeting initial cinnamon or mint, with chewy tannins with big juicy plump berries galore. This is a phenomenal wine for $6.88 at Sam’s Club and is absolutely delicious and varietal. Buy this sucker and raise a glass to awesome values out of Chile! (A couple days after I…

Cristalino Brut CAVA (N.V.) wine review by (PB)

This Spanish sparkler has something going for it. This straw colored wine is comprised of the Macabeo 50%, Parellada 35% and Xarello 15% grapes yielding nutty cream aromas.Palate–Really packed, pin point bubbles that give your mouth a clean zing! Flavors are light with subtle notes of citrus, dry as dust and a clean finish.At under…

Santa Florentine Malbec wine review by (PB)

This is a Sam’s Club value wine at under $6! From the Formatina Valley, this 100% Malbec is a pretty though light purple, tinted burgundy colored wine. Bouquet is nearly perfumy or pepper and sweet red fruit and powder.Palate–texture is a bit thin with thin flavors of raspberry and is well made for what is…