Ramon Bilbao Albarino 2016 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Lemon and lychee aromas on the nose Medium bodied on the palate Finishes with lemon-lime and pineapple layers Summary: This wine has a good, flavorful profile and should prove to be versatile with a variety of appetizers and dishes. Albarino, from Northern Spain in the Rias Baixas region, is a lively and flavorful…

Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County) 2013 by (PB)

Deep purple hue with aromas of cigar ash, earth, subdued dark berry, sweet notes of blueberry pie. Palate–Ample first blast of dark berries, relaxed tannins, mouth filling black berry notes well after the swallow, savory spice and a touch of rustica with a lingering finish and a slight touch of char on the very end.…

Castello Di Querceto Riserva 2011 review by (PB)

This frequently reviewed wine has a beautiful garnet hue showing just a slight touch of its age with aromas of powdered cocoa, subdued cherry, with gentle savory spice. Palate–First impression is relaxed like a hammock rest on s hot day. The cherries are still the main beam and the accompanying spices are subdued but present. …

Torre Migliore Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2012 review by (PB)

Garnet red hue with awesome elegant aromas of perfumey spring flowers, wild cherries, slight earthy spice, and a note of coca. Palate–Tightly wound it seems or just perhaps a bit weak but in fairness, I just opened this. *We’ll give it some time. The bouquet of this wine is remarkable!  Unfortunately, the palate isn’t as…

Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendocino Co.) 2013 review by (PB)

Nice hue of deep cranberry with aromas of early spring flowers in Maine, with cigar ash, a touch of menthol, and deep dark fruit with blueberries above the rim. Palate–Nicely structured with seductive, dark, berry fruit laced with savory spice and a nice finish that lingers a bit with gentle lighter berry reminders. I paid…