Monthly Archives: May 2009

Charles Shaw California Merlot 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Cherry, red berries, and vanilla on the noseRound and slightly sweet on the palateCherry, red candy, and oakWell, I haven’t reviewed a “Two Buck Chuck” in a few years, so I thought I’d grab a couple bottles on a Trader Joe’s run. I need to level with you here- this run was a year…

Stony Brook Camissa 2004 wine review by (PB)

This S. African red was given to us as a gift. It was recommended to our gift giver by the shop proprietor emphasizing terroir over “another red wine.”It is a black purple hued wine with an interesting bouquet of sweet berry and spearmint notes with a bubble gum and spice underlay. Nice!Palate–spices galore but a…

Rosenblum Zinfandel Aparicio Vineyard 2005 wine review by (PB)

Tired of the same old $10 wines, I used Memorial Day as an excuse to “open that bottle” and chose this one since I was grilling ribs.This wine is a pretty cranberry hue with super wild, brambly, floral, spicy, with subtle dark baker’s chocolate underneath rich blackberry jam notes.Palate–Wow! Ultra sweet–yet not sweet– with a…