Monthly Archives: January 2014

Medalla Real Cabernet Sauvignon (Gran Reserva) 2009 wine review by (PB)

Garnet hue with interesting bouquet with aromas of black tea, sweet cedar/menthol, and underneath it all there is some ultra ripe sweet plum and a touch of dark berries.Palate–Plush tannins with integrated dark berry fruit and a solid, pronounced beam of black berry. Finishes with some cedar and more blackberry.This “Santa Rita” Maipo Valley (Chile)…

Chateau Mayne Guyon Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Dark fruit and clove on the noseFull bodied on the palateDark berries, roasted notes, and oak on the finishSummary:Here’s a great value Cotes de Bordeaux for only $10. It’s made from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and delivers big flavors along with a structured finish. Stock up on this one.Enjoy with a variety of food,…

Guenoc (California) Petite Syrah 2010 wine review by (PB)

Garnet to black cherry hue on the lighter side for this grape;Bouquet–spice rises over the blackberry and plum on the swirl but comes around with warming and air.Palate–Thin texture, with numerous but confused tastes happening out of the gate; *will breathe it a bit also letting it warm up from my seasonal ambient cellar temp…

Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2007 wine review by (PB)

Pretty garnet hue with aromas rising of sweet cherry, with spices even from a distance. Up close on the swirl and into the bowl, bouquet of big earthy forest floor and evergreen galore,with notes of black licorice.Palate–Relaxed, integrated structure, with mouth filling flavors of all the above aromas notes. Tannins are still a tad immature…