Monthly Archives: April 2015

Plungerhead Old Vine Zinfandel 2012 review by (PB)

Purple lighter hue Bouquet–What I would call a classic sweet spicy, cinnamon wild, red berry nose Palate–A big bold blast of solid Zin flavors, with mouthwatering acidity, edgy blackberry fruit, vibrant structure though a bit young, and a finish that keeps on going. I was predisposed not to liking this Zin; partly because of the…

Parducci Petite Syrah (Small Lot Blend) 2012 review by (PB)

Deep Cranberry jelly purple hue Bouquet–Intense dark berry fruit, Palate–Loads of jammy dark berries, coarse tannins, Parducci conjures up memories of my earliest days of wine exploration.  In New England where I now reside, I do not see Parducci offerings but rarely.  I grabbed this for $9 at an out of state store for when…

Sanguineti (Small Vineyards) 2006 Rosso Di Montepulciano review by (PB)

Bricking hue showing age Bouquet–Fresh lovely cherry emanating from the glass as it sits. Forest floor and minty spices, with more fresh cherry still fighting through, Palate–supple structure showing its maturity with integrated flavors of brioche, tart pie cherry, light white pepper notes, with a touch of vanilla and more fruit.  Nice lasting finish that…

Viberti Barbera D’Alba 2012 review by (PB)

Cranberry jelly hue Bouquet–Tart cherry, musty, reminds me of a Sangoivese-like aroma that is strong, and rustic with daffodil notes. Palate–Mouthwatering, tart pie cherry with a subtle ultra- fresh sweet candied cherry that is underneath.  Drinking well, tannins are a touch chewy but all in all a nice quaff. I paid $12 marked down from…