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,…

Darkhorse Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 review by (PB)

Rustic, spicy berry aromas with berry cream bon bons Palate–Sweet first impression with a very steely front palate, seductive tannins, with a coarse mid palate of more rustic berries. This is not a good example of the iconic grape  (Cabernet Sauvignon) but it is emblematic of the popularly made “wine beverage” as I call such…

Big Bill’s Blend 2014 review by (PB)

Dark black cherry hue with aromas of inky, tarry black berry with savory spices with under layer of sweet pic spice. Palate–Textured, velvety tannins, pronounced savory spices,with deep ripe dark berry fruit,with a tangy, bitter (in a good way) fruity finish that lingers. This blend of Petite Verdot–60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, and Shiraz 20% is…

Don David Reserve Malbec 2016 review by (PB)

Intense dark black cherry hue with aromas of big savory spices, lovely bonbon candies with cherry cream filling at the rim, with a very light touch of green olives, big dark berry “stuffy” fruit and the slightest touch of black pepper. Palate–A bit tight at the moment but it hasn’t breathed but a few minutes;…

Cavit Red Blend (NV) review by (PB)

Pretty crystalline garnet hue with aromas of rustic, “Chianti” type wine with licorice, cherry, forest floor highlights. Palate–A touch of musty, cherry cream, with black licorice foundation, and rather pleasing “give me more” flavors that linger on the finish. The only experience I have with Cavit wine is the generic, ultra crappy production they market…