Wine, Wine and more Wine – Tasting Notes from 2013, Part II

As mentioned in this article from a week or so ago, I am nearly a year behind in posting tasting notes and intend to catch up in the next few weeks. This is installment #2, covering wines tasted early in 2013. Some pretty damn high end wines on the list, some of which performed as they should considering the price. Especially the 1989 Château de Beaucastel … Continue reading Wine, Wine and more Wine – Tasting Notes from 2013, Part II

Wine, Wine and more Wine – Tasting Notes from 2013

It has been since September 2012 since I last posted tasting notes, so the list of wines consumed since then is quite long! So long, that I will provides notes in installments over the coming weeks.  This is installment #1, in which there are only a couple of really outstanding wines (the Schrader especially, though also Saxum and Copain should be called out), but quiet … Continue reading Wine, Wine and more Wine – Tasting Notes from 2013

August 2012 Wine Tasting Notes

Another month, another set of wines. Lots of California focus this month, including one of the best Pinot’s I have had in years (see the Copain below). The 2008 Pisoni Pinot below also is fantastic, one of the best from the Central Coast I have had. The Wind Gap Chardonnay below deserves special mention as I remain tired of most California based Chardonnay’s, but this one rises … Continue reading August 2012 Wine Tasting Notes

February/March 2012 Wine Tasting Notes

I have been spending the last few months trying to find good QPR’s (quality to price ratios), keeping the wine budget down since I have picked up a few collectible books.  As in the past when I have done this, I have been pleasantly surprised. Often times, going off the beaten track searching out good values leads to finding gems in the rough; honest wines … Continue reading February/March 2012 Wine Tasting Notes