Monthly Archives: March 2018

Faustino Crianza Rioja 2011 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Cherry and spice notes on the nose Medium bodied on the palate Sour cherry with some cassis and lightly spiced on the finish Summary: This wine is nicely made for $12. It’s widely available, so take a look in the Spanish red aisle and give it a try. Rioja is made in a…

Bovin Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 review by (PB)

Nice pigmentation with a garnet-cranberry jelly hue. Aromas Nice fruit laden front with a touch minty spice, and an under layer of milk chocolate and cherry. Later on breathing a unique red grapefruit bouquet. Palate–Very steely front, that is like sucking on a steel rod.  The fruit takes a back seat to the steel and…

Chateau Barrail Destieu (Saint Emilion) 2010 review by (PB)

Black cherry hue showing mature rim; with aromas of lovely fruit above the rim with menthol, subdued black berries, with gentle savory spice, and  hint of cherry cream underneath it all. Palate–awkward steely front first impression, dry as dust, stingy on flavor, austere fruit, disappointing. At $18 I don’t expect this Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab…

Apothic Crush Smooth Red Blend 2016 review by (PB)

Dark garnet with aromas of milk chocolate in abundance, with Cherry berry fruit Palate–milk chocolate with red berry fruit nestled on a velvety foundation appealing to the modern palate. This red blend will appeal to the modern palate of those wanting red wine that is easy to slog down and goes with a number of…