Monthly Archives: March 2011

Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien 2003 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Beautiful black cherry, violets, and licorice on the nose Full bodied and smooth texture on the palate Long, velvety finish with berries, more floral notes, and toasty oak Summary: This wine is harmonious and beautifully integrated, even in its youth. Everything works together within a smooth profile that is easy to drink and…

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Beautiful black cherry, earth, and sweet spice on the nose Full bodied on the palate Long finish with cherry, savory herbs, and sweet tobacco Summary: This Brunello is very good, nicely layered, and youthful. With sweet and savory dancing across the palate, it has all the complexity and character I expect from a…

Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve (Napa) 2008 review by (PB)

A gentle golden presentation with ample aromas of a tropical fruit salad; buttery cream notes and vanilla.Palate–A nicely textured, caramel and creme brulee with a veritable salad of ripe tropical citrus, papaya and mango flavors all rolled into one. Foundation structured of vibrant acidity with razor cleansing presence and a lasting, fruit-filled finish.I forget where…

St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (Napa) review by (PB)

Garnet hue with nice aromas of licorice, green pepper, Palate–Nice black cherry fruit and cherry underneath with cola mid-palate. All of which sits on a youthful foundation. Finish is a little short for the caliber of the wine.This is drinking really well now but will hold for several more years.This wine was given to my…