Monthly Archives: March 2014

Martedi Wines 2009 sangiovese

Tasted at 58-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: magenta. Nose: alcohol punch to the schnozz, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, blackened toast. Mouthfeel: full bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: sting, black cherry, black licorice. Too hot for a … Continue reading

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Chateau Rollat 2007 Edouard de Rollat cabernet sauvignon

Tasted at 61-66 degrees on the IR temp gun. Great consistency. This 2007 is showing a pristine ruby-edged magenta reminiscent of its grand vintage. Plump black fruits continue to dance on the crystal despite this being well into its sixth … Continue reading

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Coyote Canyon Winery 2009 H/H Estates Reserve Michael Andrews Red

Tasted at 60-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Deep black cherry jello in the Riedel with mesmerizing scents of black licorice, plum, dried tea leaves, oven-dried fennel, and fresh herbs swirling within the tulip bulb. Fairly dense on the … Continue reading

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Altair Vineyards & Winery 2003 Valle de Cachapoal cabernet sauvignon (Chile)

Tasted at 65-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Black ruby in the Riedel with steady aromas of black tea and coffee grounds. Full bodied with a moderate presence reflecting black currant, bell pepper, charred beef tips, dark chocolate, and … Continue reading

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Maison Bleue Winery 2012 Jaja white wine

In yet another sublime moment brought on by the 2012 vintage in Washington, this blog presents to you readers a star of the 2012 class! Maison Bleue Winery has had its share of bumps and bruises lately but the current … Continue reading

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Locati Cellars 2008 sangiovese

Tasted at 59-65 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: ruby-edged magenta. Nose: bold, dark cherry, charred cherry oak, cranberry. Mouthfeel: syrupy medium-bodied. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: tart red fruits, cherry syrup, cranberry, pomegranate, blueberry, coarse-ground nettle, heavy tea … Continue reading

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Barrage Cellars 2010 Nuclear Blonde chardonnay

Tasted at 54-61 degrees on the IR temp gun. Toasty lucid gold optics yielding succulent yellow flowers, buttercups, pineapple, peach, and Queen Anne pear.On the palate, a firm blanket of jasmine, rockmelon, grapefruit, weathered plank, and walnut add to the … Continue reading

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