Monthly Archives: November 2011

Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 wine review by (PB)

Deep black cherry hue with big aromas of rich blackberry, licorice, cedar, cocoa and violets with a nearly floral bouquet.Palate–Pure Cabernet presence, integrated, silky tannins,bold fruit and lingering finish. I can only imagine this in another 10 years but is really good NOW. I bought this online for $20; Raise a glass.–A Review from The…

Beaulieu Vineyards Napa Cabernet (Rutherford) 2005 wine review by (PB)

Cherry-black cherry hue with cigar box, cedar, licorice and cocoa aromas.Palate–relaxed yet bold, with classic Cab flavors and slight green pepper, spice with blackberry and cherry fruit that lingers.A classic Napa offering from this reliable producer.Friends brought this with them to our Thanksgiving feast and it was a perfect pairing for all the spice and…

Cuvee Michel Leon Gewurztraminer 2009 wine review by (PB)

Nice gold hue with fragrant tropical fruit and sweet spices. Palate–Sweet, floral, tasty with nice aftertaste that lingers a bit. This Alsatian wine was excellent–before tasting it. The bouquet is flattering and I was expecting a lot in the mouth but this wine is a good example of the importance of structural balance. It is…