Sunday, 28 October 2012

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

Very refreshing sparkling wine!
Nice small, long lived bubbles.
Flavors of apple, bread, little sweetness of melon.
Lovely mousse, lingering finish.

Falernia Reserva Carmenère 2007, Elqui Valley

Best Carmenere I've ever tasted!
Rich dark red color, bright.
On the nose rich aromas of ripe fruit, spices.
On the mouth soft, dry, balanced tannins and acidity. Medium to full body. Concentrated flavors of fruit, chocolate, spices.

Cavino Grande Reserve Nemea 2006, Pdo

Great find!
Mouthful of berry flavors, red fruit, little bit of tobacco.
Nice balance of light tannins and acidity, medium body.
Good length.

Giacosa Fratelli Madonna Como Dolcetto D'alba 2010

Very nice Dolcetto!
Perfect wine for food! Especially meat.
Lovely perfumed, cherry flavor, little bit of mint, easy to drink but lots of layers of flavors and aromas.
Again wonderful wine from Piedmont, my favorite region.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Château Rocher Lideyre 2006, Ac Côtes De Castillon

Bordeaux-right bank.

Dark ruby color in the glass.

On the nose tobacco, cherry, smoke.

 On the palate dry. Needs decanting, medium bodied. Good balance of fresh acidity and well structured tannins. Flavours of blueberry, cassis, some floral aromas. Touch of minerality and earthy flavours.
Medium finish with black fruit aromas.

Good wine but needs more structure. I think couple of years in the cellar will make this wine more interesting.


Vineland Estates Select Late Harvest Vidal 2006, VQA Ontario

 One of my favorite dessert wines!

 In the glass bright, clear, light amber color.

On the nose floral,  sweet stone fruit, honey and vanilla.

On the palate sweet, but not too sweet, very good balance of sweet orange acidity. Aromas continue develop on palate, baked apple, honey. Long finish with candied fruit taste.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Ioppa Ghemme 2003, Docg

Grape Nebbiolo

In the glass garnet core with brick on the rim.
On the nose floral, cherry, leather, mushrooms.
On the palate dry, medium to light body, acidic. Red fruit, little bit of minerality, light tannins.
Fresh long finish with earthy notes.
Great Nebbiolo! I love aged Piedmontian wine.

Rutherford Ranch Zinfandel 2008, Napa Valley

  Great fully flavored Zinfandel.

In the glass dark purple color, bright, opaque.
 On the nose rich aromas of cooked fruits, menthol, spices, mocha.
On the palate dry, medium to full body, with high alcohol. Fruity with touch of vanilla, floral notes with soft tannins.
Good balanced wine with very smooth and peppery finish.

Château Mazeris Bellevue Canon Fronsac 2006

Bordeaux, Right bank.

I wish I could have more experience with wine like that, 6 years old great wine.

In the glass bright and deep purple.
On the nose intense red berries and vanilla aromas.
 The wine is silky on the palate, fruity and acidic with firm tannins.

 I think this wine still will get better after a few years of aging.