Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sebastopol Hills Pinot Noir (Sonoma) 2010 wine review by (PB)

Pretty bright cherry hue with nice Pinot aromas of gentle cocoa and str4awberry with candy cherry lifesavers with a base of mulling spices.Palate–Crisp, pure, fruity strawberry, with cinnamon touch and solid Pinot flavors. this is a lot of wine for the $12 I paid at Trader Joe’s. Raise a glass of a nice straight forward…

Melini Borghi d’Elsa Chianti 2010 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Cherry and violets on the noseMedium bodied on the palateSilky but simple finish of cherry and dried herbsSummary:I’m a bit disappointed with this wine. It received some critical acclaim as a value priced Chianti that stands out from the pack, but I just don’t see it. It tastes like every other Tuscan wine in…

La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Rich, ripe nose of tropical fruitFull bodied and richly texturedLong, incredibly smooth finish of pear, pineapple, and vanillaSummary:This wine is all about the texture: rich and smooth. It has plenty of fruit to round it out, but you won’t find a more richly textured Chardonnay at this price. Expect to pay around $17. Of…