Monthly Archives: May 2014

Girard Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Wild berries, bramble, and smoky notes on the noseFull bodied and denseDark plum, black tea, and herbs layered on the finishSummary:I always enjoy finding a good Petite Sirah. When made well, it’s a varietal that shows incredible density and depth along with a bit of rustic charm. This wine is a stellar example from…

Cellers Can Blau Montsant 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Ripe dark berries and toasty oak on the noseFull bodied on the palateBlackberry and licorice on the finishSummary:This is a nice wine every time I’ve sampled it. The 2011 has bold fruit and a robust, modern profile. It’s made from Mazuelo, Syrah, and Grenache in an up-and-coming region in Northern Spain. For $13, you…

Domaine Virginie Thunevin 2009 wine review by (PB)

Significantly bricked hue with really enticing cherry/berry bouquet with sweet cigar box notes and daffodil blooms.Palate–*Understated, subdued,a bit clunky with slightly bitter fruit, and a minerally finish.I paid $12 marked down from $17 for this Grand Vin De Bordeaux. Quite surprising that this wine should be on its way out. Drink yesterday! I will be…