Monthly Archives: February 2011

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Big bouquet of dark berries, anise, and chocolate on the noseFull bodied and densely structured on the palateLong finish of blackberry, anise, rich spice, and vanillaSummary:This is a beautifully made wine and a real treat. It’s big, dense, and chewy with plenty of fruit along with anise and spice. At 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7%…

Rusack Santa Barbara County Syrah 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Rich nose of dark berries and plumFull bodied on the palatePlush finish of blackberry jam, black cherry, chocolate, and pepperSummary:The Syrah coming out of Santa Barbara County has been outstanding lately, and this wine is no exception. It has all the right stuff- ripe fruit, depth, and structure. It will cellar but tastes great…

Kim Crawford 2010 Sauvignon Blanc wine review by Billy

Nose: Very fruity pear and apple with some vanilla flower hintsPalate: incredibly smooth. Firm acids give structure and poise while the wine slides like silk around the mouth. Incredible!Finish: Apples, mown grass and flowers on the finish.Overall: I paid about $15 for this wine at a local store. It is a wonderful, “drink any-time and…