Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Duckhorn Napa Valley 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

 




Duckhorn Napa Valley 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, $21.24-$29.99, 93 points, was a very light brass color and water clear towards the rim.
Wonderful robust aromas of tropical fruit crowded-out all others.
A light-bodied dry white wine with bright acidity and rich tropical fruit flavors accented with lemon, melon rind, and straw were complex and delightful.
Finished long on its richness, lemon zest, and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Best Sauvignon Blanc I've had this year.
Varietals were 81% Sauvignon Blanc and 19% Sémillon.
Paired well with our Asian cuisine.

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Château De Ribebon Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 Cabernet Franc

 



Château De Ribebon Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 Cabernet Franc, $21.99-$54.99, 90 points, poured a slightly cloudy pomegranate red with moderate stained legs and a thin clear wine ring.
Aromas of smokey plum, red raspberry, and dry cooking herbs with a hint of tobacco were quite good.
A bone-dry full-bodied red wine with firm drying tannins and good acidity which managed to carry flavors of bell pepper, black pepper, and a cornucopia of fruit.
Finished a bit austere, but long and satisfying on the trailing palate and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my classic bacon burger.

Bordeaux Red Wine Vintage 2016

Cabernet Franc (International)

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Domaine Du Grand Montmirail 2017 Gigondas (Rhône) Red Wine

 




Domaine Du Grand Montmirail 2017 Gigondas (Rhône) Red Wine, $25.99-$59.99, 92 points, had an unfiltered garnet red appearance with a broad clear wine ring and dense, sticky, and stained legs.
A bouquet consisting of a cornucopia of fruit, juniper berry, and a hint of the barnyard were good.
Bordering on a full-bodied dry red wine with good acidity and a firm underlayment of tannin managed to deliver the aromas onto the palate with an orangey citrus, white pepper, and eucalyptus.
Finished long on the fading palate and a warm 15% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my spice-rubbed rare ribeye and mocha torte.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Château Prieurs De La Commanderie Grand Vin Pomerol 2016 Bordeaux Red Wine

 



Château Prieurs De La Commanderie Grand Vin Pomerol 2016 Bordeaux Red Wine, $25.49-$29.99, 91 points, poured a garnet red with a broad clear meniscus and copious stained legs.
Aromas of plum, cinnamon, allspice, red cherry, and a floral vibe were excellent.
This not quite full-bodied dry red wine showed good acidity, a grainy underlayment of tannin, and flavors that righteously mirrored the aromas.
Finished long on the trailing palate, a bit of iron and red pepper, and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my classic cheeseburger with tomatoes and lettuce.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cloudline Willamette Valley 2019 Pinot Noir

 



Cloudline Willamette Valley 2019 Pinot Noir, $15.52-$21.55, 88 points, poured a deep ruby red with purple highlights, a broad clear meniscus, and moderate stained legs.
Aromas of underbrush, mulberry, and rose were soft but pleasant.
A medium-bodied dry red wine with a slick moth-feel, fair acidity, and nondescript fruit flavors accented by subtle hints of coffee and tobacco.
Finished long on the trailing palate, iron, white pepper, citrus, and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my BLT, but I think you could pair this chameleon-character red wine with almost anything.


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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Jean Chaplain Grand Vin De Bourgogne 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé

 






Jean Chaplain Grand Vin De Bourgogne 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé, $16.99, 89 points, was a light yellow-gold color and graying towards the rim.
Light aromas of lemon, white grape, and apple were pleasant.
A medium-bodied off-dry white wine with fair acidity and clean flavors of minerality, muted tart grapefruit, black pepper, and hints of lemon oil, Necco wafers, and lime were totally alien to say an oaked Cali Chardonnay, and for my tastes as a usual rule, preferred.
Finished long and steely on the fading palate and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my Fried Ipswich clams.


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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon 2020 Pinot Noir

 




Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon 2020 Pinot Noir, $17.99-$22.99, 90 points, poured a light and bright ruby red with purple flashes, a broad clear meniscus, and fleeting stained legs.
Aromas of profuse blueberry with hints of red cherry, allspice, and cinnamon were quite good.
More than a medium-bodied not quite dry red wine that was softly textured with easy tannins and excellent flavors reflective of the aromas tinged with wood throughout.
Finished long on the trailing palate and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired nicely with my honey-fried chicken wings.
Proof once again that a great bottle of Pinot Noir can be had for less than $40.

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