Monthly Archives: June 2011

Ramey Napa Valley Claret 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Harmonious layers of black cherry, raspberry, cedar, and aniseFull bodied on the palateSmooth, integrated finish of black cherry, dark fruit, and cigar boxSummary:This wine from David Ramey is smooth and harmonious. It has nicely integrated flavors and is full bodied but not huge. In fact, it has a bit of the subtle restrain more…

Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Ribera del Duero 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fresh raspberry, violet, and some clove on the noseFull bodiedPuckering tannins with wild dark berries, violets, and cocoa on the finishSummary:Here’s a wine that has good depth and density, but is a bit too savory and mouth-puckering. Maybe it will flesh out given some time, but it’s not coming together right now.Made from Tinto…

Yellow Tail Reserve Shiraz 2010 review by (PB)

Intense dark plum hue with an equally intense bouquet of plush fragrant sweet, nearly floral smelling fruit full of dark berry and rose petals! Later it’s cranberries or dried cherries. Very nice!Bitter front with a bite, sweeter presence of big, ripe dark blackberries; rear full of more berries, and a finish that is decent. This…

4 Bears Vin Gris 2010 sponsored review by (PB)

Light watermelon hue with fragrant, floral, strawberry juice with tropical fruit undertones and sweet spice. Palate–structured with solid acid foundation carrying a balanced, red fruit, off dry quaff.The good folks at Sean Minor Winery sent this to us for review. These are the folks who received our first “Winery of the Year” honor in 2010…