Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kingston Family Casablanca Valley Lucero Syrah 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Interesting aromas of dark plum, roasted meat, mesquite, and pepper on the noseFull bodied and dense on the palateLong finish of dark fruit and pepperSummary:Here’s a very good Syrah from Chile. It’s dark, rich, and interesting. Like much of the Syrah produced in California and Washington, it exhibits rich fruit and pepper. It also…

Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (NAPA) 2006 review by (PB)

Hefty garnet color with lovely fruit filled bouquet of ripe black berries, and anise.Palate–Still rigid structure that will benefit from a couple more years but drinking pretty well. It should soften up and open up revealing more than what it’s showing right now. I got this on sale for $15 but usually runs around $20.This…

Le Coq Rouge 2009 review by (PB)

Cherry-garnet hue with aromas that remind me of homemade wine. (That’s not a good start.) Bright candied fruity flavors and cocoa powder.Palate–Lifeless first impression with subdued cherry fruit and a touch of tannic structure. All in all, plonk especially at $10.This wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon primarily but you wouldn’t know…

Sideyard Gewurztraminer 2007 review by (PB)

Light gold with a bouquet that is a bit a typical for a Gewurztraminer with loads of lemon, pineapple and tropical fruit.Palate–Zingy acid foundation with lemon in loads, off dry, fruit galore, and unique. Finishes with a long lingering cream. This is from a California shipper (?) importing this wine from the Pfalz (Germany) and…