Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rock Face Zinfandel 2012 review by (PB)

Cherry hue Bouquet with interesting layer of big cinnamon aromas with cherry, candy apple, and berry Palate–Zesty foundation and mouth feel that is a perky, wake you up kind of wine with nice cherry, berry, cinnamon and more candy flavor. This is a Lodi appelation Zin and it is rather distinct.  At $15 my wife…

Zolo Malbec Reserve 2012 review by (PB)

Deep cranberry hue Bouquet–dark berry nose with crushed berry aromas and a sweet spiced element to it with black pepper. Palate–Deep sensuous black berry flavors with excellent structure for this young Malbec. Expansive mouth feel with a lingering dark berry finish that drives you to go back for more. I am not a big fan…

Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 review by (PB)

Burnt cherry hue showing a touch of age Bouquet–Nose has that maturing grape aroma, lush cigar box, hint of fennel, opening up by the minute Palate–Bready, hot first impression, baked cherry, hefty foundation, juicy acidity, finishing with old cherry pie fruit. I paid $16 for this and am surprised to see and smell such age…

Pira Serralunga Barolo 2008 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Cherry and strawberry note slow to emerge on the nose Full bodied on the palate Earthy, strawberry, and cherry layers on the finish with moderate tannins Summary: This is classic Barolo. A word of advice, give it plenty of air because it’s slow to open up. It can be decanted hours before serving…