Thursday, June 27, 2013

bernie lee and wines

Twomey is the non cabernet branch of silver oak.

Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Napa  .. some CO2 is present.. a little unctious with some light pink grapefruit... not as herbal as expected

LoveBlock Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlbourough.. made by Kim Crawford and completely different than Kim Crawford SB... subtle with peach and apricot flavors on the finish..hardly any heavy handed citrus that can come through.. nice

Twomey Merlot Napa 2008.. may be showing its age.. but that is the current vintage that Glazer has.. very lean and cedar.. not overly fruity although the nose gave off a lot of fruit expectations.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Indigenous wines with Mollie Lewis/Bommarito

an all Italian lineup

Contratto Brut Millesimato 2008.. pinot noir based sparkling.. very heavy in style.. from the pinot.. mousse is okay but overall not impressed

La Spinetta Vermentino 2011.. surprisingly tropical in nature. lots of upfront fruit... an interesting alternative to everyday Italian pinot grigio.

La Spinetta Barbera "Ca di Pain' fruity.2009. with chocolate and mocha notes.. working the tastebuds .. kind of cough syrup heaviness

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2010  rustic in color long finish. dark fruits.. nice example of the grape

Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino 2008  tobacco on the nose, old time candy fruits.. lots of tannin. needs to settle

Pira Barolo Cannubi 2007  loads of tannin.. dusty nose, clean and round long flavors on the end.. Pira has the first Italian women winemaker...

Contratto Vermouth Bianco.. made from the Cortese grape.. a soapy nose, very aromatic.. fortified with brandy.. not the M & R version.. a touch anise

Contratto Vermouth Rosso used a coloring accent with the cortese grapes. also West Indian spices like kumen.. just a tad hot