Monday, May 10, 2021

Villa Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva (DOCG)

 



Villa Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva (DOCG), $22.16-$32.99, 92 points, was a deep purple/red with a lipstick red penumbra, broad clear meniscus, and stained glass sheeting.
Aromas of underbrush, red raspberry, black tea, and hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and dried herbs were outstanding.
The medium-plus body showed bright acidity, fine grainy tannins, flavors reflective of the aromas, and a very long residual finish accentuated by a 14% alcohol infused spiciness, mint, and citrus.
Paired perfectly with my meatball/provolone sub.
If you are having Italian cuisine and willing to spend up to twenty dollars for a good Chianti, give this one a try for a few more lire (dollars). And if you are having guests, just look at that table-setting gravitas!  

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Viberti Giovanni Piemonte 2016 Chardonnay (DOC)

 



Viberti Giovanni Piemonte 2016 Chardonnay (DOC), $8.07-$18.99, 89 points, was a light yellow/gold color with a flash of amber, and clear before the rim.
Aromas of stone fruit were dominant and nuanced with hints of flint and tangerine peel.
A medium-bodied dry white wine with good acidity and tart to sour flavors of white pepper, pomelo rind, and minerality.
Finished quite long on the fading palate and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired nicely with our Asian cuisine.


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Friday, May 7, 2021

Bocelli In Canto 2014 Rosso Toscana IGT (Cabernet Sauvignon)

 




Bocelli In Canto 2014 Rosso Toscana IGT (Cabernet Sauvignon), $22.09-$54.99, 91 points, poured an opaque garnet red with a bit of debris, cloudy meniscus, and light stained legs.
Aromas of mint, Bordeaux lily, allspice, and just a hint of red fruit were lovely.
A medium-plus body dry red wine with a supportive underlayment of tannin, fair acidity, and flavors reflective of the nose and dominated by iron, was a bit cerebral.
Finished long on the fading palate, intensifying lily, red raspberry, easy spice, and a well-balanced 13.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my vegetable/beef stew.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Marenco Strev 2019 Moscato d'Asti (DOCG)

 


Marenco Strev 2019 Moscato d'Asti (DOCG), $12.59-$13.99, 88 points, was a mildly bubbly white sweet wine with rather large bubbles and was the lightest of yellow/gold colors without being totally water clear.
Gentle aromas of peach, flint, and pome blossoms were okay.
Medium-bodied sweet white wine showed hints of lemon/lime, honey, and green melon all of which were overwhelmed with rock-candy, but was quite tasty!
Finished sweet on an easy 5% alcohol.
Paired okay with my Yellow-fin tuna salad.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Château Fonréaud Listrac-Médoc 2016 Red Bordeaux Wine

 


Château Fonréaud Listrac-Médoc 2016 Red Bordeaux Wine, $16.14-$18.99, 90 points, poured a medium garnet red with a clear meniscus and moderate leggedness.
Aromas of chocolate, hot cinnamon candy, spring lake-water, and ripe red fruit were quite good.
A near full-bodied dry red wine with supportive tannins, good acidity, and flavors congruent with the aromas gave another French wine high marks with me; lean, acidic, dry red wines with appropriate alcohol levels are after all my preference in a red table wine, and Bordeaux reigns in that lexicon.
Finished fair on the trailing palate, a bit astringent, but nicely done on easy pepper spices and a compatible 14% alcohol.
Varietals were 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Château Siran Margaux 2016 Bordeaux Red Wine

 




Château Siran Margaux 2016 Bordeaux Red Wine, $31.87-$37.49, 92 points, poured a deep purple/red with a clear wine ring and copious stained legs.
Aromas of red raspberry jam, cocoa, a floral vibe, with a hint of cinnamon and clove were excellent.
Full-bodied dry red wine with good acidity, firm grainy tannins, and flavors reflective of the aromas presented a sophisticated, pairable, and delicious tipple.
Finished long on the trailing palate, warm pepper spices, and a well-balanced 14% alcohol.
Paired well with my spice-rubbed T-bone steak.



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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Château Bellonne Saint Georges Saint-Emilion Grand Vin De Bordeaux 2016 Bordeaux Red Wine

 



Château Bellonne Saint Georges Saint-Emilion Grand Vin De Bordeaux 2016 Bordeaux Red Wine, $12.32-$14.49, points, poured a deep ruby red with copious stained legs and a thin clear meniscus.
Aromas were fruity and 
herbaceous.
A full-bodied dry red wine with fair acidity, a supportive underlayment of tannin, and flavors of mulberry, cocoa, black tea, and tart citrus worked well together.
Finished fair on a potent 14.5% alcohol, easy spices, and a metallic touch.
Paired fine with my beef/vegetable stew.


Bordeaux Red Wine Vintage 2016

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