Monthly Archives: August 2013

Viu Manent Malbec Reserva 2012 wine review by (PB)

Purple and watermelon hue with aromas of sweet spicy Thanksgiving “spiced apples” without the cinnamon; a touch of mint emerges later with more sweet candied dark berry notes. Reminds me of a big Grenache which is odd for a Malbec.Palate–Intense, bold, espresso roast and dark fruit with intensity and bold mouth feel. Finishes with a…

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Napa Valley Reserve 2009 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Currants and dark berries on the noseFull bodied and dense on the palateFinish of berries, earth, and tobaccoSummary:This Bordeaux-style blend from Beaulieu in Napa Valley has been a consistent winner in recent years. Made from the classic noble blending grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, it shows weight and depth…

Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Lemongrass on the nose Medium bodied on the palateFairly long finish of grapefruit and lime with an herbal touchSummary:Here’s another nicely put together Sauvignon Blanc from Cloudy Bay. It has structure, class, and good flavor. The bottle was emptied pretty quickly during our Wine Cask Blog gathering on a sunny afternoon at a lake house…