Monthly Archives: January 2015

Drops of Jupiter “Red Wine” 2012 review by (PB)

Nice intense pigmentation of deep garnet Bouquet–A fudgy front aroma with tart bold blackberry and ripe plum Palate– Soft mouth feel with jammy ripe extracted fruit that ends abruptly mid palate and finishes as quickly with a tart pomegranite nuance. This is *not as good as previous vintages of this wine but still enjoyable. (And…

Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2013 review by (PB)

Pale straw hue Bouquet–Absolutely predictable beautiful bouquet of lush tropical fruit, vanilla, sweet vanilla pudding, loads of green apple and pear, with ripe pineapple. Palate–Rigid acidity, crisp summer fruit flavors with all of the above. Quick apple finish saying go for more. Charles Smith was just named Wine Enthusiast’s wine maker of the year and…

Robert Hall Syrah (Paso Robles) 2011 review by (PB)

That deep blackish to black cherry hue you expect of Syrah. Bouquet–Good indications of heavy jammy blackberry and ripe mulberry, with cigar box and sweet tart pie berries. Palate–Intense fruit bomb with supple tannins, mouth filling flavors, loaded with big dark berry jam, black pepper, and a touch of tar. Finish hangs on and on.…

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008 review by (PB)

Pigmented cranberry jelly hue Bouquet—Sweet dark berries above the rim; hints of chocolate, with a touch of tar, and spices with more chocolate covered blackberries. Palate—Bold front-immature tannins, with big somewhat jammy dark berries, extracted, angular, trying to release the gloriousness of what’s there but just a bit too young by 2-3 years at least.…