Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 review by (PB)

Lighter cherry ruby hue with aromas of Bright red cinnamon red hots, sweet spices with a savory note. Palate–Medium body with nice zesty Zin flavors on a kicky structure that gives more than you bargain for.  Finishes with some lingering pleasantries. This California sourced Zinfandel is a nice value at the less than $10 price…

Fetzer Flat Bed Red 2016 review by (PB)

  Nicely pigmented, darker black cherry hue with aromas of wild dried savory spice dust with loads of jammy fruit with a rustic twinge to it, cigar ash and more berry fruit, and dust. Palate–Slightly tart (in a good way) lively acidic foundation on which sits jammy dark berry, blueberry, espresso, and lively fruit finish.…

Geyser Peak Zinfandel 2013 review by (PB)

Lighter garnet hue with aromas of spicy red berries with a touch of cinnamon and strawberry pie filling. Palate–Supple texture, sporting a bright red beery jam front with loads of delicious savory and pie spices. Short lived finish but none-the-less a decent,inexpensive, California sourced Zin. I think I got this on a special buy and…

Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2007 review by (PB)

Garnet hue with perfect color to the rim! Bouquet– sweet cherry above the rim with spicy, black licorice, dried cherries, beautiful daffodil floral notes, and port wine–sweet prunes Palate–Perfectly integrated in every way,dark dried cherry with spicy goodness, with spicy fruit finish with a fleeting touch of cream. This is my last bottle of this…

Pasqua Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016 review by (PB)

Crystalline garnet hue with aromas of spicy sweet pie cherries Palate–Clean, bright cherry flavors that are simple yet full and crisp and Delicious. This is a very straight forward quaffing wine that is tasty, and would go well with so many things from a pre-dinner cheese plate, to a desert cheese plate perhaps and of…

The Wolftrap Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier 2016 review by (PB)

Garnet hue with aromas of yeasty crusted baked bread, savory spices, dark berry, and espresso Palate–Slightly off with a band-aid flavor sometimes characteristic of a taint called Brett short for *Brettanomyces, dark ripe berries, but I cannot get past the uck of band-aids. *Brettanomyces is a (bad) yeast contaminant in wine. For certain wines it…

Nik Weis St. Urban Hof Riesling 2015 review by (PB)

Pale yellow with ample aromas of oily vanilla, tropical fruit melange, citrus Palate–Sprightly, cutting acidity with luscious fruit flavors that abound in a harmonious fruit salad with mouthwatering sharpness and lingering fruit flavors This Mosel from Germany is the lowest level of quality called a QBA wine not having a “pradikat” or “title” like Spatlese,…