Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bila Haut (M. Chapoutier) 2008 review by (PB)

This Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane has a nice medium deep black cherry/garnet hue with moderate bouquet of red fruit, some bright cherry though tightly wound.Palate–White pepper, very tight on fruit–decant…Decanting doesn’t help much but yields some subtle sweet licorice with earthy notes on the bouquet with the help of air. This hails…

Redtree California Pinot Noir 2009 review by (PB)

My babe and I were shopping for wine today and she said she wanted to get this because someone voted it the best Pinot Noir under $11. This is the most beautiful looking wine in the glass that I have seen in a longtime. It is a gorgeous brilliant ruby that looks like a gemstone…

Tenuta di Biserno Insoglio Toscana 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Nose slow to reveal cherry, sweet plum, and herbsMedium bodied on the palateEarthy cherry finish with some leather and spice notesSummary:I’ve been sampling a lot of super-Tuscans lately as I find them to be surprisingly good values. Not the $200 wines, but the value lies around the $30 mark. This wine seems to run…