Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chateau Pesquie Terrasses 2009 wine review by (PB)

This Rhone blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah an immature purple in color with an “all” Grenache nose of fruity pie berries galore.Robust fruit filled palate, bread undertones with loads of berries on the tartish pie side with a decent, ripe tannin bed.This is a young wine and needs plenty of air to open…

Atalaya Almansa 2008 wine review by (PB)

Deep black cherry hue with big expressive bouquet of dark berries. Palate–Silky tannins,integrated with creamy, dark fruit with a touch of black pepper on a chewy foundation. Pure berry flavors are uncomplicated even if a little “hot.”This is a solid wine and would benefit from another couple-3 years in the bottle although it is drinking…

Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana 2007 wine review by (PB)

Medium Bodied, garnet hue with some intensity and a bouquet that on opening is brimming with cinnamon “red hot” candies, on top of strawberry fruit.With decanting, the cinnamon sadly dissipates leaving strong, strawberry aromas with chocolate covered cherries, leather and oak. This is a great start!Palate–Mellow tannins that are still tight enough to carry this…

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Tropical fruit and creme brulee on the noseMedium bodied on the palateMedium length finish of integrated honey, pear, and mineral tonesSummary:I characterize this as a good, solid Chardonnay. It shows its oak influence, but all in proportion. While the price has crept up around $20, look for it on sale. I grabbed a bottle…