Monthly Archives: March 2016

Truevee Red Blend 2013 review by (PB)

Ruby hue Bouquet of milk chocolate, mocha, brambly spices, and bright red berry nose. Palate–chocolate covered cherry front, with rustic spices, and brioche, a touch of espresso, and a lingering finish of confused flavors. I am guessing this is a blend of zinfandel, syrah or petite sirah, and Grenache.  Not sure what else.  I paid…

Marques Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 review by (PB)

Nice heavy pigmentation with black cherry hue Bouquet–Yeasty baked bread, tar, spicy dark berries green pepper Palate–Robust berries on the front, with maturing tannins and lively acidity.  Baked bread at the rear palate, thick texture, with big bold flavors of fruit through every fiber of this Cab.  Finish hangs on and on. This wine needed…

Stephane Aviron Beaujolais Villages 2013 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Smoky note on the nose with raspberry and red currant Medium bodied and lively on the palate Cherry finish, with herbal and earthy accents Summary: This is a bright, flavorful wine that also shows nuances of smoky and earthy notes. It runs $11 or so, which is a good value. In fact, just…

Tenuta La Lumia Nero D’Avola Cadetto 2014 review by (PB)

Cranberry jelly hue Bouquet–Savory spiced front with sweet pie cherry fruit Palate–Juicy acidity, somewhat angular, with contorted red fruit flavors.  Finishes a touch smokey, with light cherry. OK, I am a big Nero D’ Avola fan so when I saw this label which I did not recognize I grabbed it even though it was rather…