Monthly Archives: September 2009

Atalaya Almansa 2007 wine review by (PB)

This Spanish blend is made from Monastrell, Garnacha and Tintorera primarily. It is dark purple/garnet with aromas of big ripe dark fruit–blackberries galore, plum, cigar box, delightful.Palate–Absolutely elegant tannins, sweet presentation, voluptuous presence with big ripe dark fruit that is mouth filling, bread, minerals and a texture that is simply rich! Wowwwww! It finishes with…

Clean Slate Riesling 2007 wine review by (PB)

This Mosel (Germany) is certainly distinctive as to its style with a pale golden hue and aromas of lemon curd with vanilla cream notes, with citrus highlights.Palate–Off dry with big minerally, wet stone first impression with lemon and citrus fruits. It is made in a relaxed style meaning acid is sufficient for a nice structure…

Rosenblum Zinfandel Richard Suaret Vineyard 2006 wine review by (PB)

This Paso Robles Zin is a deep vibrant purple with aromas of spicy peppery, ripe black raspberry and plum with an under layer of candied notes with perfumy powdery scents. Captivating!Palate–young, dark bitter baker’s chocolate, loads of dark fruit on a bold structure that should mature in 3-5 years. At $28, it’s another Rosenblum wonder!…