Saturday, September 23, 2017

Seghesio "La villa" 2012 Barolo (DOCG)



Seghesio "La villa" 2012 Barolo (DOCG),
$39.94-$46.99, 93 points, poured a  Classical Burgundy red with a clear wine ring and light draping.
Aromatic sea breezes, roses, and cherry fruit were excellent.
The muscular medium body was lean and mean with mouthwatering acidity and firm grainy tannins; a wine that's drinking fine at seven, but way before it's prime.
A complex array of flowery flavors were shrouded in black tea, hot spices, plum, cherries, and earth notes.
Finished long, dry, and an alcohol influenced (14.5%) forever teasing black tea taste.
Paired okay with my barbecued baby back ribs, but would have been better with traditional tomato based Italian cuisine.




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Friday, September 22, 2017

Maison Mont D' Azur 'Cloud Chaser' Côtes De Provence 2016 Rosé







Maison Mont D' Azur 'Cloud Chaser' Côtes De Provence 2016 Rosé, $24.99-$28.99, 88 points, appeared a translucent peach color.
Light and lovely aromatic floral strawberry with a hint of bubble gum pleased.
Light-bodied (dry) with good acidity spotted a mixed bag of flavors and intensity reflective of the aromas.
Finished quite long on the trailing palate, watermelon rind, and an appropriate 12.5% alcohol.
Paired well with my cheese enchiladas and spicy bean and beef chili.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Paydirt Paso Robles 2013 Zinfandel




Paydirt Paso Robles 2013 Zinfandel, $11.89-$25.99, 90 points, poured a purple/red color with a clear wine ring and nearly without a 'holiday' tear painted glass bowl.
Aromatic cloves, cinnamon, cedar, wild blackberry, loam, and violets were outstanding.
Medium-plus body with good acidity and discreet tannins behaved themselves.
Ripe blackberry with plum, red cherry, cloves, and cinnamon flavors were powerfully expressed.
Finished long on the trailing palate, cola notes, juniper berry, and a 15.2% inspirited red pepper.
Paired perfectly with my spicy Sloppy Joes.
This closeout Zinfandel was a steal, and would be a good QPR red wine at the full price; just my two cents.



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chardonnay (Northwest USA)

Adelsheim Willamette Valley 2014 Chardonnay







Adelsheim Willamette Valley 2014 Chardonnay,
$19.54-$24.99, 90 points, poured a light gold color.
Apple pie, honeysuckle, and honeydew melon on the nose were shy, but pleasant.
Medium-bodied with good acidity managed a fruity flavor profile accentuated by bright apple with hints of lemon/lime.
Finished well on lemon zest, a hint of ginger, a spot on 13.5% alcohol, and bit of wet stoniness.
Paired fine with our MOJO Cuban rotisserie chicken dinner, but excelled with our baked apple crisp dessert.





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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cupcake Vineyards Marlborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc






Cupcake Vineyards Marlborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, $7.99-$12.99, 87 points, poured a light brass color.
Aromatically grassy.
Light, acidic, and marked by flavors of lemon/grapefruit grapefruit/lemon that dominated the nuanced lime and gooseberry flavors.
Finished cumquat tart with the palate following aft, a residual grassy flavor, and a well-balanced 13% alcohol.

Quintessentially a New Zealand SB!
Paired fine with my sautéed North Atlantic cod loin.
I bought this SB at the Market Basket of Londonderry, and no wonder, at this price and quality, there was a 'mountain' display of 
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fritz Estate Dry Creek Valley 2015 LATE HARVEST Zinfandel




Fritz Estate Dry Creek Valley 2015 LATE HARVEST Zinfandel, $29.00 (birthday gift), 89 points, was a bright clear burgundy purple/red with a clear wine ring and fairly fat legs.
Aromatic cedar, wafting cherry, and a toasty black fruit medley were excellent.
Full-bodied, moderately sweet, supported with a soft underlayment of lush tannins, and medium acidity carried interesting flavors of blackberry liqueur and tart pomegranate.
Finished long on a 16.4% alcohol inspirited red pepper black cherry syrup.
Paired okay with my pecan pie, but an excellent digestif as well.


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