Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Toscana 2010 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Big notes of dark berries, licorice, and smoke on the noseFull bodied on the palateDense finish of dark berries, earthy notes, and a hint of chocolateSummary:At 75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine screams Tuscany with a real sense of place. From a legendary producer, it’s dense and layered as you’d expect if…

La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Floral, tropical, and mineral notes on the noseLight bodied with good acidity on the palateLemon and apple finishSummary:An excellent value white wine, I’ll be getting more of this for the Summer. It’s crisp and clean but also has just enough depth to keep it interesting.I’ll submit that Sauvignon Blanc is the best value grape…

Virtual Vineyards Malbec 1999 wine review by (PB)

Bricking hue showing its age with a bouquet that is wonderfully winsome full of mint and chocolate covered cherries with young cherry candy and cedar notes.Palate–Totally relaxed structure, fully integrated cherry and spicy red berry goodness through out with stewed cherry fruit in the rear palate.. Finishes with mild cherry and spice fruit.This is a…

The Wine Spectator Has Some Explaining To Do! by (PB)

The Wine Spectator is far and away the leading authority on all things wine–granted. A few years ago Thomas Matthews, Senior Editor of the Wine Spectator commented on a blog post I made errantly ascribing an opinion to them in which I was mistaken. I printed an apology on this blog.Unquestionably, as a many years…