Monthly Archives: July 2014

Chakalaka “Spice Route” 2010 wine review by (PB)

Deeply pigmented opaque black cherry hue with aromas of deep blackberry, tar, spices and dark fruit.Palate–Weighty presentation with loads of luxuriant dark fruit and a prominent charred wood presence. Finishes with more charred wood. Seems to have simplified from what it was about 20 hours ago when I opened it.This is a blend of 6…

Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Black cherry and dark berries on the noseFull bodied  on the palateNicely textured on the finish with fruit that’s layered with toasty oak and a hint of mintSummary:This is a nicely made Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s fruity and well rounded, with good texture and well integrated layers on the finish.  I’m often asked…