Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hogue Riesling 2010 wine review by (PB)

Light gold with peach, sharp apple, tropical fruit and an awkward, oily petrolium kind of aroma. Palate–lovely acidic foundation with sharp, puckery, green apple flavors. Short lived but fairly refreshing.This is a Columbia Valley wine which would be pleasant anf fresh chilled if it wasn’t for the nasty, petrolium odor. I’ve experienced this before in…

Burgans Albarino 2010 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Bright and lively nose of tropical fruit Medium bodied on the palate, with good acidity Citrus and melon woven together on the flavorful finish Summary: This is a terrific white wine that shouldn’t be overlooked. From the beautiful Spanish region of Rias Baixas to the North of Portugal, the Albarino grape produces bright…

Lewis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Fragrant notes of black cherry and currants Full bodied and dense on the palate Long, rich, and densely packed finish with dark chocolate and plum accented by spice Summary: There’s intensity and depth to this Cabernet that showcases classic Napa Valley character. It’s big and bold yet also dense and refined. I’ve sampled…

Cortijo Rioja 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fresh raspberry and herbs on the noseMedium bodied on the palateFinishes with strawberry jam and herbsSummary:Here’s a simple Rioja that shows some freshness but is one dimensional. Take a pass on serving this as a dinner wine. For $10 or so, it will make a nice red sangria.–A Review from The Wine Cask Blog.…