Monday, December 15, 2014
LeCole #41 Chenin Blanc wine review by (PB)
Palate--Lively acidity, with tropical fruit flavors of ripe pineapple, lemon, mouth watering and a hint of vanilla. Finish leaves you with a hint of pear.
This is a Columbia Valley (Washington state) wine and LeCole is one of the top performers in this vibrant (relatively new) wine region.
I paid $13 for this, will pair it with my French Onion Soup for dinner. Raise a glass!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Cambria Pinot Noir "Julia's Vineyard" 2012 Wine Review by (PB)
Palate--silky with cocoa/strawberry, straight forward and uncomplicated;
This Santa Maria Valley AVA is pure pinot that is easy drinking and delicious. I paid $21 for this at the Spasso restaurant in Minnetonka, Mn. Raise a glass and be sure to read my entry on this unique restaurant; would that ALL restaurants were as consumer conscious as this restaurant when it comes to wine pricing! Raise a glass.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Waterbrook Columbia Valley Merlot 2011 Wine Review (NW)
Black cherry, dark chocolate, and aromatic oak on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Cedar, eucalyptus, and raspberry layers on the finish
This Merlot from the Columbia Valley in Washington shows interesting layers on the nose and finish, bordering on exotic. There's density and richness along with good texture. Expect to pay around $15 or so, and raise a glass!
Monday, December 01, 2014
Petite Petit 2012 wine review by (PB)
Full fruit bomb presence with big plump berry flavor with a finish of clear milk chocolate. Lingering finish that reminds you of fresh blackberries bursting in your mouth.
This wine from the Michael David Winery with the unique name is not a typo; it is comprised of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot (both spelled properly) with Lodi fruit.
My wife grabbed this because she was looking for a clown label and this was as close as she could come. At $15 it's a decent fruit bomb kind of wine which if in the right mood is just good drinking.
Raise a glass!
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