Monthly Archives: September 2016

Marchesi Di Barolo Ruvei Barbera D’Alba 2014 review by (PB)

Cherry hue Bouquet–Bright aromas of tart pie cherry, hints of milk chocolate, robust darker berry and spices with a layer of sweet cherry licorice Palate–Sweet front palate with a beam of cherry and red fruit; rustic spices, and a fleeting finish. At $15 this is a decent Barbera, from a legendary family.  I paired it…

Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) 2012 review by (PB)

Crystalline ruby hue Bouquet–Gentle presence of sweet, fresh candy apple red fruit, a touch of menthol, and bright berry; needs to breathe! After breathing a couple hours there’s a wonderful scent with “port-like” raisins and cream! Palate–Supple structure, again with *understated fruit, and pretty basic foundation with a fresh cherry/berry finish that is fleeting. Give…

Tasting notes: Rich blackberry and plum sauce open up on the nose Full bodied and richly textured on the palate Rich, jammy finish with dark berries, mocha, and velvety tannins Summary: I always liked this wine years ago when it was an Orin Swift brand, but it’s been a few years since I’ve had it…