Monthly Archives: March 2009

Los Majones Shiraz 2005 wine review by (PB)

Deep black cherry hue with big sweet ripe fruit with a port-like raisiny quality.Palate– extracted flavors, wood notes, edgy fruit and was actually much better right after opening. Mild chocolate finish.Found a new “outlet” store in Freeport, Maine which buys up left overs from restaurants and other venues then sells them at a discounted price.…

Crandall-Brooks Pinot Noir 2007 wine review by (PB)

On a recent trip to Phoenix I grabbed this Carneros Pinot since it seemed to be a good price at $16. I knew nothing about the wine or the vintner.It is alight cranberry hue with tart Strawberry and raspberry aromas, with cola, root beer notes and a touch of cinnamon.Palate–minerals and fruity sweet impression with…

Fleurie Beaujolais Cru 2006 wine review by (PB)

G. Duboeuf always seems to be reliable no matter he ships. This is no exception.This wine–one of the select locales of the Beaujolais region–Fleurie–is a nice wine with cherry hue and an awesome milk chocolate, wilds cherry, strawberry and spice aroma.Palate–some heft with some tannic structure though elegant with flavors of light milk chocolate, strawberry…

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Currants, plum, leather, and herbs on the noseEarthy and dense on the palateFinish of currants, herbs, and spices with a dash of cocoaHere’s a perennial good value wine from the Rhone. E. Guigal packs a lot into this $12 bottle, with fruit, herbs, and earthy tones. Its best quality is that it has a…