Monthly Archives: January 2013

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Sonoma County) wine review by (PB)

Rich dark black cherry hue Bouquet–Big ripe blackberry on a foundation of unsweetened baker’s dark cocoa, lush, sweet spice with rose notes and cigar box.Palate–rich textured foundation of plush, ripe tannins supporting dark berry fruit with dark plum and a hint of chocolate ganache underneath it all with a slightly smokey and bittersweet chocolate finish.…

(PB’s) Value Picks from 2012

We’ve enjoyed some awesome wines this past year and some not so awesome ones. Below are some of my value picks that stood out this past year. Remember to enjoy wine to the fullest, determine your palate–ie., what YOU like and then determine a price point–what you would be willing to pay for an everyday…

Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2001 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fragrant smoky tobacco, currants, and licorice on the noseFull bodied on the palateNicely woven layers of blackberry and smoky notes on the finishSummary:If you have this wine quietly laying in the cellar, this beauty is ready to drink! You could wait a couple more years, but you certainly don’t need to in order to…

Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills Merlot 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fragrant blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla on the noseFull bodied on the palateBlack cherry, cocoa powder, and toasty oak on the finishSummary:This wine is quite good and well put together.  While showing obvious oak, it also shows its sense of origins with dark fruit notes from the Horse Heaven Hills region of Washington state.…