Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lomas Del Valle Merlot 2011 review by (PB)

Garnet hue Bouquet–very green and vegetal with peppery notes and lots of unripe fruit in short supply. Palate–Some peppery cherry with green pepper and a stern and clunky structure. I bought this on a markdown at a local wine store for $6 from $14.  This Chilean Merlot is filled with unripe fruit and needs to…

Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer 2014 review by (PB)

Green tinged straw hue Bouquet–Crushed stone and lovely stone fruit with vanilla and lemon notes and classic Gewurz spice. Palate–Spectacularly balanced acidity with delicious mouth watering summer fruit, of peaches and apricots. Quick finish but crisp and juicy. I paid around $10 for this and it is a wonderful example of of a domestic Gewurztraminer.…

Dry Creek Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2014 review by (PB)

Lovely black cherry inky hue Bouquet–beautiful elegant bouquet with licorice, and spicy eucalyptus notes and of course big black raspberry fruit Palate–Loads of cinnamon, with silky tannins, black licorice mid palate, textured structure and a finish of mulled spiced cider. Since Rosenblum Vineyards seems to have drifted in its perfection of Zins, it was a…