Monthly Archives: September 2015

Nik Weiss Riesling St. Urbans-Hof 2014 review by (PB)

Crystal straw hue Bouquet–Sweet vanilla cream frosting, citrus fruit, and a suggestion of nutmeg? Palate–Vibrant acidity, mouth watering, puckery citrus melange, and a touch of vanilla I was hesitant to grab this German Riesling from the Mosel region as its price of $14 was a bit steep for a “Qualitatswein” rated wine.  But while it…

Gérard Bertrand Languedoc Syrah-Grenache 2011 review by (PB)

Showing some slight aging at the rim (then again it might be my pathetic lighting conditions under which I am reviewing this…) Bouquet-pepper, evergreen, fresh, sweet red berry, crushed, dried raisin Palate- with some air time: sweet cedar fruit,  well structured but coarse. Sweet fruity black peppered berries. Another two years should be worth waiting!…

Marques Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 review by (PB)

Hue–Deeply pigmented black cranberry red with opacity Bouquet–Spicy herb bouquet with loads of sweet dark berries on top; evergreen, eucalyptus, and menthol Palate–Intense, big dark berry fruit, thick texture, robust tannins, young fruit waiting to come into its own with tannins to match. Heavy depth with tar, and lingering mouth coating fruit. This is a…

Fetzer Gewurztraminer “Shaly Loam” 2013 review by (PB)

Straw hue Bouquet–Pungent oily Chinese five spice, stone fruit Palate–Steely front with lively acidity, off dry, fruity peach and apricot with more steel on the finish. Pronounced Ga VURTS tra MEEN er, is one of my favorite whites.  Chill it down and enjoy it on the porch or pool side. Fetzer makes one of the…