When I open a sparkling wine there is always a sense of anticipation especially with Moscato since the cork isn’t bound. First whiff was gardenias and white flowers while pouring.
This is not your typical Aussie fruit bomb. Despite the rather jovial label art, this Chardonnay presents as a serious wine with structure and acidity balanced with use of fine oak. A pale yellow color is accentuates the bright and shiny appearance. On the nose this Chardonnay presents white peach, apple, apricot, lemon, grapefruit, withContinue reading “Bard’s Drop Merry Wives Chardonnay 2007”
Hecula, Bodegas Castaño Monastrell, DO Yecla, Murcia, Spain. This 2006 Monastrell from Bodegas Castano is a great example of the wines from South East Spain. This is a very dark, inky red to black with ruby hues. Highly extracted and viscous, you can tell this is from a hot/dry climate. Red and black fruit, plum,Continue reading “Inky, dark and delicious from Southern Spain: Hecula Monastrell(Mourvedre)”
A little thin for what I expect from Albarino but tasty nonetheless. Pale yellow with unripe white peach, minerality, lime, grapefruit and apricots on the moderately intense nose. In the mouth, white peach, pomello and mineral. This is a light, crisp white that will accompany simple seafood dishes, salads and serve nicely by iteself.
This is a 100% Garnacha from old vines in Aragon- absolutely delicious. With a vivid ruby robe and purple hints, this wine is ready to drink now. A nose of cherry, raspberry, blackberry and vanilla with hints of white pepper and cedar. The palate does not disappoint, round and full with good structure and tanninsContinue reading “2008 Coto de Hayas, Garnacha Centenarias, Bodegas Aragonesas”
This wine is 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah, 10% Tempranillo. It has a deep ruby color with a purple hue, young and vibrant. The nose is full of black and red cherries, plums, blackberries and raspberry with white pepper notes. The palate is round and firm with very ripe but not cooked summer fruits followed byContinue reading “Bodegas Borsao Seleccion 2008, DO Campo de Borja, Aragon Spain $10USD”
Appearance: Deep ruby with purple tinge- youthful appearance, slow stained tears m to m+ viscosity Nose: black cherry, plum, black currant, green bean, pepper, cigar and liquorice Palate: tight at first, opening to a nice fruit mouthfeel of black cherry, plum and cassis. Tobacco and cedar notes predominates. Conclusion: A solid Medoc built for agingContinue reading “Le Petit Lousteau, Medoc 2005”
Subject: Increase Your Wine Pleasure!! Come and join us for a series of classes designed to increase the pleasure we get from wine. In each, we will explore a different wine region, taste various of its best examples and learn about its geography, climate, key grape varieties and the various characteristics that makes each winesContinue reading “Wine Classes at VdF”
Golden yellow appearance, very fine mousse with fine streams of bubbles Nose of pear, lemon and biscuits/toast Surprising acidity, youthful on the palate with notes of green apple, pear, lemon and pain grille/biscuits. At or near the peak and should hold well for some time.
Appearance: Pale yellow with silvery tints. low color intensity, medium – viscosity Nose: Pomelo, lime, hay, asparagus and gooseberry Palate: Citrus- pomelo, lime, with grassy notes Conclusion: a crisp, light white with very nice balanced acidity and aromatics. Approachable and ready to drink.