Monthly Archives: August 2011

Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Pear and apple aromas on the nose Medium bodied and smooth texture on the palate Decent length finish of citrus, green apple, and minerals Summary: If you’re like me, you find it difficult to find bargains out of Burgundy- white or red. The quality of the wine is high, supply and demand economics…

Benton Lane Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Pretty and delicate nose of cinnamon and red berries Medium bodied Red currant and berry finish with some dried herbs Summary: Here’s a good, light, and pretty Pinot Noir. It has Willamette Valley written all over it in weight and style. Pure and elegant, you’ll be able to pair it with many different…

Renegade Horse Heaven Hills “RedWine” 2008 wine review by (PB)

Slightly opaque garnet hue with a bouquet of spicy green pepper with dark berry fruit and a bit alcoholy. Palate–Harsh first impression, tannic, with tight plum and black cherry/berry fruit. Finish is a mite bitter with some smoke. From another blog I read: “Trey Busch (from Sleight of Hand Cellars) began his Renegade Wine project…

Covey Run Columbia Valley Gewurztraminer 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Citrus and floral notes on the nose Medium bodied on the palate Slightly spicy finish of lychee with floral accents Summary: Here’s a good, inexpensive Washington state Gewurztraminer. You’ll probably see it priced under $10- in fact, I paid only $6. Go a bit off the beaten path with this unique varietal and…