Monthly Archives: February 2013

Betts & Scholl Black Betty Shiraz 2009 wine review by Billy

Nose: Big blueberry, plum and spicy leatherPalate: Silky smooth with gentle tannins and soft acid core.Finish: Medium length with plumOverall:  This 2009 Australian Shiraz comes from the Barossa valley.  At least that is where Betts & Scholl bottle it.  This dark red wine is fruitier and less spicy than other Shirazzes from Barossa. This is possibly…

A to Z Pinot Gris 2011 wine review by (PB)

Light straw hue with a big bouquet of all kinds of fruit; ripe honeydew melon, a touch of ripe apple all sitting on top of a foundation of a tropical fruit melange with floral notes.Palate–Delicious full bodied white fruit all over the palate that is hyper-fruity with a different fruit everywhere you turn. The structure…

Rocca Barolo 2006 wine review by (PB)

Ruby hue with large cherry bouquet wafting into the air. Forest floor, cedar and earthiness with occasional suggestion of cocoa.Palate–Cherry fruit with a definite cocoa mid palate nearly overwhelmed by rustic flavors of cedar or spruce. Tannins are surprisingly chunky and still need some time to mature. For a wine with this age on it,…

Castelvecchio Il Breccolini Toscana 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Rich blackberry and black cherry on the noseFull bodied on the palateRichly layered finish of spices, pine, berries, and licorice woven togetherSummary:There’s a lot going on in this wine. It’s rich and dense with great layers. Made from Sangiovese, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, it’s a modern style super-Tuscan that will compliment hearty Tuscan fare…