Monthly Archives: August 2015

L’Argentier “Cinsault” 2011 review by (PB)

  Hue–Aging rim with slight amber Bouquet–reminds me of Cotes du Rhone. Albeit subdued, there is ambiguous subtle cherry, spice and earth, with some air, a subtle touch of cinnamon, cherry and black pepper? Palate– Slightly tart first impression with steely front, subdued fruit and black pepper. Thin texture, fleeting finish. Meah. $11 The Cinsault…

Renwood Sierra Foothills Syrah 2008 Wine Review (NW)

  Tasting notes: Plum and cherry notes dominate the nose with some pepper Full bodied and silky on the palate Fine-grained tannins drive the red currant and spice finish Summary: This wine likely tastes quite different than it did on release 5 or so years ago. It has a very relaxed feel, but not tired…

Beaulieu Vineyards “Beaurouge” 2010 review by (PB)

Nice cranberry jelly hue Bouquet–Big Napa bold berry grape aromas; rich spice, red berries. blackberries, licorice, cigar box and more Palate–Supple tannins, gorgeous berry fruit, slight green Cab flavors, firm structure, deep all around. Many people try to blend a wine with 4 or more grape varieties and fail miserably.  BV succeeds with its Tapestry…