Wine Tasting Notes from Fall 2013

Fall brought many outstanding wines my way. Nothing truly mind-glowingly great, but very few misses. The 2007 Alban Reva, from Rhone Ranger pioneer John Alban, is as black and thick of a wine one can imagine; the classic definition of a BIG new world wine. Yet, it remains well balanced and a taste powerhouse. Fred Scherrer knocks it out of the park with his no … Continue reading Wine Tasting Notes from Fall 2013

Wine, Wine and More Wine, Tasting Notes from 2013, Part IV

This is the fourth installment, in a series of five, catching up on providing tasting notes  of wines tasted in 2013. See here, here and here for the first three installments. This set is topped by a handful of cult wines that are nearly impossible to get and very expensive if you do find them. Yet, for special occasions, well worth seeking out. Especially the  2009 Sine Qua Non Grenache Upside … Continue reading Wine, Wine and More Wine, Tasting Notes from 2013, Part IV

October 2011 Wine Tasting Notes

Attended one formal tasting last month, beyond which enjoyed a number of wines at home. Nothing completely amazing, but some good values, along with a couple disappointments. 2007 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico): This is the best sub $20 bottle of wine I have had in years. Equally as good as the same bottling I had this past March, I … Continue reading October 2011 Wine Tasting Notes