Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chateau St.Jean Chardonnay (Sonoma) 2008 Review by (PB)

Very light golden presentation with powdery vanilla front on plenty of citrus with lemons and some tropical fruits.Palate–Racy acidity with soft texture and lemon, light apple, and creme brulle that finishes with a creamy aftertaste that hangs on for some time.Another nice value from the maker Margot Von Staavren, which will pair greatly with our…

R. Stuart “Big Fire” Pinot Noir 2007 reviw by (PB)

This Oregon wine presents as a very light crystalline black cherry hue with pronounced green pepper aromas on opening with slight pepper nose. With 10 minutes of air the green pepper aromas are gone replaced by strawberry fruit fragrances.Palate–Somewhat subdued with a hint of licorice and smokey berries. This is an odd Pinot and may…

Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer 2008 review by (PB)

Barely straw hued with nice aromas of Lime, ripe pineapple and lemon touches.Palate– Off dry, with solid acid but a bit much on the alcohol that overshadows the fruit. It has a juicy core but fleeting flavors. I think my wife paid around $8 and it’s OK if you’re desperate for a reasonable facsimile of…

Quarles Harris Vintage Port 2007 review by (PB)

This “Vintage” Oporto is deeply pigmented with beautiful floral violet fragrances with green tree subtleties.Palate: Thick and creamy, rich, plush, sensual with big dark berry fruit; I am nearly struck dumb at how utterly amazing this vintage port is yet so young. This is a love affair in a bottle, absolutely wowing. I reluctantly paid…