Monthly Archives: April 2014

14 Hands “Hot to Trot” Red Blend 2011 wine review by (PB)

Cranberry-garnet hue with aromas of sweet cream candy with pleasant notes of Chinese 5 spice, white pepper and red berries.Palate–Nice first impression cherry cream and red berry fruit and a finish that actually lingers a bit.According to the 14 Hands web site, this is a blend of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and “other select…

Querciabella 2008 (Chianti Classico) wine review by (PB)

Black cherry to ruby hueBouquet–spicy earthy cherry with loads of menthol, cherry cream, chocolate covered cherries and more sweet spices with black licorice.Palate–Structured gentle front-presence and then kicks it into overdrive with edgy tannins, rustic cherry flavors with sweet cherry finish and a hint of menthol.A gift from (NW) of this blog, always takes me…

Argyle Willamette Valley Brut 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Asian pear aromas on the bouquetMedium bodied on the palate with fairly substantial bubblesApple and vanilla with yeast notes on the finishSummary:Argyle has a strong track record of producing high quality sparkling wine. This is a vintage Brut from 2007 that’s drinking beautifully right now. Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, it shows…

Bodegas Ordonez Tineta Ribera Del Duero 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Wild berry notes on the bouquetFull bodied on the palateTannic finish, fairly firm, with berries, plum, and charcoal accentsSummary:Rustic and firm, this one just needs some time. Set it aside for a couple years and it should help round out the sharp edges. From the Ribera del Duero region of Spain, this wine is made…