Monday, February 7, 2011


is being reconstructed; keep in mind that most wines reviewed (except for maybe 9) were found and bought in New Hampshire.

  Lets get the scoring (I use the 100 point rating system loosely) out of the way; everyone has a scoring system of one kind or another, and like politics, everyone's own predilection, style, or system is important to them.
Whether one uses 'stars', adjectives like, wonderful, spectacular, average, poor, other, or the five point, 10 points,
20 point, 50 point or 100 point systems makes NO difference to me; I use the 100 point system because it's the most widely used and it's user friendly (JMO), but it is important to see a couple subtleties: An excellent wine scoring 90 points (arbitrary) that costs $100 isn't anything like a 90 point wine that costs $20, it's a QPR (Quality/Price/Ratio) issue; also, a reviewer that's tasted 10,000 wines is more likely to rightly divide any wine against another, that's why you'll hear sommeliers say: "taste, taste, and taste some more."
  I did want to mention a pit-fall with some of the other ways of helping someone to chose when purchasing one wine verses another: Anecdotally, the other morning I was comparison shopping for a Zinfandel, lo and behold a major Web wine dealer listed a Twisted Zinfandel at $9.99 with a higher rating than a Seghesio Zinfandel Old Vines at $26.79; keep in mind that it wasn't the cost that was problematic for me (mostly for the uninitiated), but the quality, and I've had both wines: There is NO comparison! Luckily, they did provide the Seghesio with an additional WS 93 point score, no other score like that for their twisted friend.
  My interest is mostly local and concentrates mostly on wines available in New Hampshire; the average purchaser of wine in NH isn't looking to buy wines from the producer, and I know few people that buy from dealers.
  So, my opinions expressed usually between 75-97 points are just that, my opinions, and if that works as a guide to family and friends, then that makes my day!

Albariño (International)

Alsace (France) Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Areni Noir

Austrian Wines

Bandol, France's Wine Apellation on the Mediterranean  

Barbera from Italy, The Everyday Red Wine
Barbera Red Wines (Miscellaneous)

Barbaresco, Barolo, and the Enigma of the Nebbiolo Grape Produced in Piedmont Italy

Beaujolais The Gamay Grape

Bordeaux Red Wines

Bordeaux Red Wine vintage 2005

Bordeaux Red Wine Vintage 2008

Bordeaux Red Wine vintage 2009

Bordeaux Red Wine vintage 2010

Bordeaux Red Wine vintage 2014

Bordeaux Red Wine Vintage 2015

Bordeaux White Wines

Brunello di Montalcino

Cabernet Franc (International)

Cabernet Franc (USA)

Cabernet Sauvignon (Australia)

Cabernet Sauvignon (International)

Cabernet Sauvignon (USA California)

2005 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2006 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2007 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2008 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2009 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2010 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2012 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2014 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

2015 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

Cabernet Sauvignon (USA North West)

USA Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wines Tasted/Reviewed in 2015


Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wines)

Chablis, A French Regional Indicative Chardonnay (French Diamonds in the Rough (mostly)!) See also: Pouilly Fuissé

Champagne with regrets

Chardonnay (International)

Chardonnay (Italy)

Chardonnay (Northwest USA)
Chardonnay (USA)


Chenin Blanc/Vouvray

Chianti, Italy's Classic Wine
Chianti Classico (Italy's Flagship Red Wine)
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Chianti Classico Riserva, Sangiovese With Class!
See: Morellino di Scansano (Sangiovese, Region of Scansano)
Chianti Index Vestige

Dessert, Late Harvest, And Ice Wines

"Dolbà" Red Wine

French Alsace Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Gavi (Cortese di Gavi)

Gewürztraminer (International)

GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) 

Greek Wines

Israeli Wines

Italian Red Wines (Blended- IGT etcetera)
Italian White Wines
Lambrusco, the bad rap frizzante red wine


Marechal Foch New Hampshire's Very Own Wine?

(Meritage) International Bordeaux-Styled Red Wines

Meritage (USA) Bordeaux Styled Red Wine

Merlot (International)

Merlot (USA)

Montefalco Sagrantino

Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Red Wine

Morellino di Scansano (Sangiovese, Region of Scansano)

MOSCATO White Wine

Negroamaro Red Wine

Petite Syrah/Durif Wines

Pinot Grigio (Gris) International

Pinot Grigio (Italy)

Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris (USA)

Pinot Noir (France)

Pinot Noir (New Zealand)

Pinot Noir (Northwest USA)

Pinot Noir (USA)

Port/Sherry The Fortified Wines

Portuguese (Red Wines)

Pouilly Fuissé see also: Chablis

Primitivo (Italian Zinfandel)

Prosecco (Italian Dry, Extra Dry, and Brut White Sparkling Wines)

Red Wine (USA)

Rhône Red Wine 'BLENDS'

Riesling (Australia)

Riesling (Germany)

Riesling (USA)
          Riesling (California)
                   Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York)
                                 Riesling Northwest (USA)

Rosé Wines
           Rosé Wines (France)
                Rosé Wines (Spain)
                     Rosé Wines (Sparkling)
                              Rosé Wines (USA)

Rosso di Montalcino

Sancerre, A French Regional Indicative Sauvignon Blanc

Sangiovese, Italy's Signature Grape

Sangiovese (USA)


Sauvignon Blanc, Fumé Blanc White Wines (International)
Sancerre, A French Regional Indicative Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2018 NZ SB

Sauvignon Blanc (USA)
Best of 2013 Cali SB

"Best of Show" 2013 Cali Sauvignon Blanc (62) Tasted

Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Cali)
Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Cali)
Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Cali)   

Shiraz (Australia)

South African Wines

Spanish Red Wines
   Spanish Calatayud Red Wines
      Spanish Campo de Borja (Aragon) Red Wines
         Spanish Jumilla Red Wines
            Spanish La Mancha Red Wines
               Spanish Montsant Red Wines
                  Spanish Navarra Red Wines
                     Spanish Priorat Red Wines
                        Spanish Ribera del Duero Red Wines
                           Spanish Rioja Red Wines
                              Spanish Toro Red Wines
                                 Spanish Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Red Wines
                                    Spanish Yecla Red Wines

Spanish Fortified Wine
                        Alvear 2011 Pedro Ximenez de Anada Montilla-Moriles (Andalusia, Spain), $9.79-$154.00*, points

Spanish White Wine

Sparkling White Wines: My humble beginning, not Prosecco, nor Cava, nor Champagne: see separately.

Syrah (France)

Syrah International (Miscellaneous)

Syrah (USA)


Torrontés White Wine


Vermentino White Wine

Vinho Verde

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Viognier White Wine

Vouvray/Chenin Blanc

White Wine (miscellaneous-imported)

White Wines (USA)

Zinfandel Wines

Miscellaneous blog posts

4 Degrees Cold Could Use Red Wine
2016 Christmas Wine Gifts (Sweet and Simple Picks)
2017 Christmas Wine Gifts (Sweet and Simple Picks)
2018, 90 point wines
2019, 90 point wines
2019 Christmas Wine Gifts (My Sweet and Simple Picks)
2500th post begins a seven year NHWM celebration.
April 5th and I'm still thinking red wine!
April 5th and I'm still thinking red wine! Wait, it's May 8th now!
Are wine Labels going to the birds?
Are Wine Labels Going To The Birds Part II?
Are Wine Labels Going To The Birds Part III?
Are Wine Labels Going To The Birds Part IV?
Beaujolais Nouveau NHWM, why the narrow focus?
Beringer Wineries, Why They are go to wineries.
Bubblies For New Years Eve 2016-2017
Buehler Vineyards of Napa Valley, why it's a "go to " winery.
Cabernet Sauvignon (2014 California) Why The Fruit Flavors
California Cabernet Sauvignon, The Growing Divide!
Chianti Classico's Black Rooster (You've always wanted to know!)
Christmas Eve Is Tomorrow And 2018 Is Upon Us! Really?!!!
Clos Du Val Family Owned Estate Vineyards, Why it's a "go to winery".
Corks and Others
Cupcake Wines! Why!
Darioush of Napa Valley, why it's a "go to" winery.
David Boyer
Diane: You Were Sweeter Than Wine
Dry Creek Vineyard, why it's a "go to" winery.
Early History of California Wines
Eureka! Reasons for not drinking Zinfandel:
For The Wine Geek
Fritz Winery
Frog's Leap Napa Valley, Why it's a "Go to Winery."
Fun With Family, Friends, Food, And Wine (Domaine Séguinot-Bordet 2012 Chablis)
Glendi 2017 is upon us, but what about the wines?
"GOOD NIGHT, Mrs. Calabash--wherever you are!" (Not a Wine Post)
Grab And Go Wine
Grgich Hills Estates, why it's a "go to winery".
Groth Vineyards, why it's a "go to" winery.
Hahn Family Estates Winery, why it's a "go to" winery.
Halloween Wine and Décor featuring Once Upon A Vine Red Wine, Wicked Bold 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine, and Chronic Cellars Paso Robles Purple Paradse 2013 Red Wine
Happy New Year (2017)
Headache Free Wine?
Henry Beston and John M.Kelly
I Kept My Promise To Drink More Australian Wines
I'm a groove wine drinker; no I'm a fad wine drinker; not sure, but I think I'm a red wine drinker. . .
Italy, I love you, I love you not, I love you . . .!
Italian Black Wine Labels, Are They Marketable?
Italian Pinot Grigio Vendemmia (Vintage) 2017 Has Finally Begun To Trickle Into New Hampshire! Yea!
Italian Wines (Where's the Love?)
July 26, 2018 Marks Eight Years Of New Hampshire Wineman's Wine Blogging!
July 26, 2019 Marks Nine Years Of New Hampshire Wineman's Wine Blogging!
Merlot Rediscovered
Merriam Vineyards, why its "go-to" winery.
Napa Earthquake Necessitates Easing The Burden: Drink Napa Wines!
Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Fires Burn Within Our Chests
National Chardonnay Day (2016)
Nebbiolo wine and the confusing issue of buying, aging, and storing them.
Newbie Me And Zin
NHWM's Last-minute Gift Recommendations (2015)
NHWM's Milestone
Pairing Charts
Passion fruit in Wine
Pistachio Nuts, The Food That Pairs With All Wines
Pure Plonk!
Red wine, chocolate, and health debated by moi!
Remembering that cute Petite Sirah
Ridge, why it's a "go to" winery.
Rosé Wines, The Big Domestic Push
Rosé Wines, The Big Domestic Push (2017 Vintage)
Russia Русские любители вина
Russians love (used to) The New Hampshire Wine Blog!
Sauvignon Blanc (Cali), four years worth of speculation!
Sauvignon Blanc, my simple reason why it's a winter wine!
Shafer, why it's a "go to" winery.
Snow Angel Trumps Wine Angel! Did I really say that?
So, what happened to Italy and Spain in 1976?
So why do so many hate wine. . .scores. . .
Sparkling Critters These Wines That Glitter
Stags' Leap Napa Valley, Why it's a "Go to Winery."
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Why it's a "Go-to Winery."
Talking about wine, an angel's share of musing.
Ten helpful rules for new wine drinkers
Thank you Mr. Lemieux and Market Basket
Thanksgiving inevitably leads to Christmas well-wishes. . .
The Fun Of Smelling!
Three days almost completed without a drop, then . . .
Top 2018 Wines
Tuscan Vines Waxes Wine Philosophical
Unnecessary Fear And Loathing Of French Wine Labels; Well, Maybe Not Unnecessary!
Vinsanity, The Wine Blog From Over-there To Over-here
What is a "go to winery"?
Wine and Dogs, Sons and Daughters: The Wonder of Sentiment
Wine and Food Pairing Charts
Wine and three days of snow!
Wine as a last-minute Christmas gift (2014)
Wine Blogging Motives and Modus Operandi
Wine closures and screw the twist-off caps!
Wine Labels As Art (links to photo posts)
Wine, My 2017 Retrospective.
Wine Pairing; exempli gratia (e.g.) PB-and-J
Wine Spectator Magazine Rates My Bragged About Pinot Noir as #67 in Their Top 100
Wine tasting can go viral!
Wine thought of the day: Not all scorched earth, musk meat, and grilled herb wines are created equal.
Wine Week 2017 a reposting (sort of) from 2016
Wine Week 2018 (New Hampshire) What's All The Hoopla?
Wine: What's the ruckus all about?
Wine Theft Is In The Top Ten Of Shoplifted Items
Wines From Down Under aka Terra Australis Incognita
Wine's saintly music
Zinfandel-America's Wine-“Dance with the one who brung ya”
Zinfandel Red Wines Enjoyed Years Ago Revisited
Zinfandel suffers, not from a lack of interest . . .

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