Monthly Archives: December 2012

Our 8th Anniversary! (NW)

Wow, it’s our 8th Anniversary at The Wine Cask Blog. Hard to believe! The three of us have been enjoying the world of wine for a long time and our more that 2,500 reviews on this site bring back a flood of memories. Our no-nonsense approach to reviewing wine in plain language was ground breaking…

Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Spicy cherry with blackberry jam notes on the noseFull bodied on the palateSavory, earthy finish that’s full and layered with tobacco and raspberrySummary:This wine has been consistently good for at least a decade. It has been at the forefront of the richer, more extracted style evolution of Chianti Classico that has taken hold in recent…

Charles & Charles Red Blend 2011 wine review by (PB)

Thin cherry hue with aromas of vegetal fruit with a touch of mocha.Palate–bready, non-nondescript, dark fruit with a finish of milk chocolate.This blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Syrah is your basic plonk, an adjective I don’t use often. This wine is collaborative effort between Charles Beiler and Charles Smith, the iconoclastic wine guru…

ZD Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 wine review by (PB)

Deep purple hue to the rim with rich, black licorice front with deep berry and a coffee twinge to the lush rustic fruit underneath. Palate–gloriously integrated on a bed of plush tannins balanced with mocha notes and more fruit.ZD winery stands for Zero Defects and that is what you get with this beautiful Cab. It…