Monthly Archives: September 2012

Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Plum, cherry, and smoky notes on the noseMedium bodied on the palateSmooth layers of plum and tobacco on the finish, nicely integratedSummary:A style debate has ensued in the Rioja region of Spain lately with some wines showing an obvious modern, extracted style and others a more reserved, subtle style.  This wine is squarely in…

Four Vines Maverick Amador County Zinfandel 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Big spicy red berries on the bouquetFull bodied on the palateRed berries and plum with some vanilla and pepper on the finishSummary:Here’s a good, spicy, rich style of Zinfandel.  It’s jammy, but not overly so.  Four Vines has a nice line up of Zinfandel and the “Maverick” is often available for around $20.  Enjoy…

Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 wine review by (PB)

Nice black chery hue with aromas of poultry seasoning, cranberry fruit and sweet Twizzlers with spice.Palate–A bit hot on the palate with good bright red fruit.This wine was drunk too young. From the awesome vintage in Napa of 07, the cabs are lengthy and made for some longevity. I paid $17 for this wine and…

Pasqua Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2010 wine review by (PB)

Light cherry hue;Light cherry and basil aromas, with tart cherries underneath, maybe a note of cocoa and cedar or spice.Palate–Fruity, light bodied but big flavored cherry with a touch of smoke on the finish.Trader Joe’s value wine at $11 so always raise a glass.–A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution – ShareAlike…