Monthly Archives: September 2018

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…