Monday, February 7, 2011

INDEX of REVIEWED WINES





  INDEX of REVIEWED WINES
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 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 cause 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!
Cheers!
 
 
Albariño (International)

Areni Noir

Austrian Wines

Bandol, France's Wine Apellation on the Mediterranean  

Barbera from Italy, The Everyday Red Wine.

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

Beaujolais The Gamay Grape

Bordeaux Red Wines

Bordeaux White Wines

Brunello di Montalcino

Cabernet Franc (USA)

Cabernet Sauvignon (Australia)

Cabernet Sauvignon (International)

Cabernet Sauvignon (USA California)

Cabernet Sauvignon (USA North West)
                        USA Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wines Tasted/Reviewed in 2015

Carménère

Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wines)

Chablis

Champagne with regrets

Chardonnay (International)

Chardonnay (Italy)

Chardonnay (USA)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Chenin Blanc/Vouvray

Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, and Morellino di Scansano (at least 85% Sangiovese)
Chianti Classico (Italy's Flagship Red Wine)           
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

French Alsace Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Gavi (Cortese di Gavi)

Gewürztraminer (International)

GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) 

Greek Wines

Italian Red Wines (Blended- IGT etcetera)

Malbec

Marechal Foch New Hampshire's Very Own Wine?

Meritage (USA) Bordeaux Styled Red Wine

(Meritage) International Bordeaux-Styled Red Wines

Merlot (International)

Merlot (USA)

Montefalco Sagrantino

Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Red Wine

MOSCATO White 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 (USA)

Port-The Fortified Wine

Portuguese (Red Wines)

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)

Rosé Wines
           Rosé Wines (France)
                     Rosé Wines (USA)

Rosso di Montalcino

Sauternes

Sauvignon Blanc, (International) Fumé Blanc, Sancerre White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

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

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 White Wine

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

Syrah (France)

Syrah (USA)

Torrontés White Wine

Valpolicella

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

2016 Christmas Wine Gifts (Sweet and Simple Picks)
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?
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.
California Cabernet Sauvignon, The Growing Divide!
Chianti Classico's Black Rooster (You've always wanted to know!)
Clos Du Val Family Owned Estate Vineyards, Why it's a "go to winery".
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
Frog's Leap Napa Valley, Why it's a "Go to Winery."
"GOOD NIGHT, Mrs. Calabash--wherever you are!" (Not a Wine Post)
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)
I'm a groove wine drinker; no I'm a fad wine drinker; not sure, but I think I'm a red wine drinker. . .
Italian Wines (Where's the Love?)
Merlot Rediscovered
Merriam Vineyards, why its "go-to" winery.
National Chardonnay Day (2016)
Newbie Me And Zin
NHWM's Last-minute Gift Recommendations (2015)
NHWM's Milestone
Pistachio Nuts, The Food That Pairs With All Wines
Red wine, chocolate, and health debated by moi!
Remembering that cute Petite Sirah
Ridge, why it's a "go to" winery.
Sauvignon Blanc (Cali), four years worth of speculation!
Shafer, why it's a "go to" winery.
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!
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 as a last-minute Christmas gift (2014)
Wine Blogging Motives and Modus Operandi
Wine Labels As Art (links to photo posts)
Wine Spectator Magazine Rates My Bragged About Pinot Noir as #67 in Their Top 100
Wine tasting can go viral!
Wine Week 2017 a reposting (sort of) from 2016
Wine: What's the ruckus all about?
Wine's saintly music
Wine Theft Is In The Top Ten Of Shoplifted Items
Zinfandel Red Wines Enjoyed Years Ago Revisited
Zinfandel suffers, not from a lack of interest . . .


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