Monthly Archives: April 2018

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…

Persona Non Grata “Lake County Red wine” 2013 review by (PB)

Ruby/garnet hue with aromas of cigar ash, aging red wine, mature dark berry, Palate–Mouth filling, big 20 mega-ton fruit bomb of dark rich berry flavors that seem like Syrah and/or *Petite Sirah, with Zinfandel and who knows what else. (*two different grapes, not just “small” Syrah grapes as I heard one wine clerk explaining to…

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2016 review by (PB)

Watermelon juice colored hue with nice but light aromas of gentle savory spice with a definite grapefruit edge. Tart summer raspberries with a touch of not quite ripe strawberries. Palate–Much fuller in the mouth than I would have imagined with mouth filling flavors of zesty red fruit, that hint of citrus, with unsweetened cinnamon and…