Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bernie Lee with Glazer

Joseph Drouhin Macon Village 2011.. all chardonnay.. poured out a little thick.. lots of clunky texture on the mid palate and not a lot of fruit

Jordan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2011  the polar opposite.. all finesse and smooth fruit.. soft oaky nose, elegant

Fessy Brouilly 2009  a property bought by Latour.. Gamay and good.. fruity and smoky.. a touch of chocolate and mocha on the back.. almost luxurious
Valley of the Moon Cabernet 2010.. bought by the ZD family son... new label.. dark inky color in the glass. deep fruit flavors.. good fruit and tannins... sonoma with some alexander fruit mixed in

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Copain wines with Andy Bartee. Major Brands

Tous Ensemble Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2011  tight nose, acidity and wet mineral on the palate.. upfront fruit. somewhat austere

Tous Ensembe Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2011  sawdust nose, dried fruit on the front, softer style of pinot noir... relatively easy drinking

Les Voisins Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2010.. voisins is neighbors in french.. a blend of wines from the regions.. a little like village is listed in france.. earthy.. long finish. gorgeous fruit.. a little mocha on the finish

Tous Ensemble Syrah Mendocino 2011 dark fruit.. nice finish but really only one note.. its a nice note but...

Les Voisins Syrah Yorkville Highlands.. a subtle syrah.. pleasant ... good food wine probably.. a little hot on the finish

Syrah Haws Butte Yorkville Highlands 2009  strong iodine nose, some white pepper.. good fruit.. a little pricey.

garco with robert noecker

Yalumba Cigar Coonawarra Cabernet 2010.. bright ruby color.. long silky finish.. a little tobacco from the cigar label>?? actually named for the shape of the land... good value

Masterson 12 yr Wheat Bourbon.. honey on the nose and palate.. dense.. with a hint of vanilla.. definite heat

Masterson 10 yr Barley Bourbon aged in oak barrels.. more grassy , herbal, even reminsescent of fir trees.. lighter in style but lots of bracing acidity

honig winery/ michael honig. bommarito

Its always nice to see a winery owner in the store.

Honig Napa Valley Sauv blanc 2012  a riper more tropical style.. just a touch grassy but calmer than new zealand style.

Honig Rutherford Sauv Blanc 2012.. new label. a little more creamy style.. lots of mid palate new label

Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011  mostly cab with a little petit verdot.. cedar on the nose, soft and supple tannins. a little coffee and tobacco on the finish,

Honig Bartolucci Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 from a vineyard located on the base of spring mountain,.. dark roasted coffee.. deep color and tannins.. long finish.. a strong example of california cab

earlier in the week with cynthia

Rex Hill Pinot Noir Willamette 2011... light color, a little dusty on the palate.. a nice inexpensive oregon pinot

Neal Zinfandel Rutherford Dust VIneyards napa 2011 you dont see a lot of Napa Zins and maybe the price per bottle versus the price per acre may explain.. dark raspberry flavors long finish with bright fruit tannin

Elyse C'est si bon Red Wine.. a blend of rhone style grapes.. usually a fan but from the rhone.. lots of upfront fruit but quick unexciting finish

Paoletti Non Plus Ultra Red Wine 2009 cedar nose, intense upfront fruit..a creamy finish but a great 20 for $40

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vintage 59 wines/ vintegrity

Alain Normand Macon La Roche Vinuse 2012  macon still represents a good value for burgundy, if even still a little pricey. this is tank fermented with good chard fruit.. slight citrus on the finish.. missing some tension

Closerie des lys chardonnay 2011.. on the shelf.. today was smelling a little vegetal.. stainless also with some creaminess from lees?

Bachelet-Monnot Puligny Montrachet 2011  beautiful nose that reminds of soft oak and tropical fruit.. sweet fruit on the palate.. creamy

Lavernette Beaujolais-Leynes (Linn) 2011  from the area around the Village of Leynes, slight french stink that comes from the Gamay.. good fruit tannin on the palate..

Chateau Haut Monplasir Traditiona 2010 dark roasted nose, pretty purple in the glass.. may be just a little corked not showing fruit as well as it should

Muzard Santenay Champs Claude V.V. 2011... tight nose, good texture some fruit up front but not in back.. I was expecting a little more umphhh

Domaine Mathieu Chateauneuf du Pape 2010  a field blend of all the allowed grapes.. long finish.. dark berry up front and lots of coffee and roasted meat on the end... starts of slightly bitter and finishes with a nice meaty sweetness

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tavolo vigneto/ joe di

Benanti Biancodicaselle Etna Bianco2011.. indigenous sicilian grapes.. light straw color. carricante ..lots of lemon citrus.. a little melon and a bit of a blunt finish on the end. cost on the shelf would be $25... hard sell

Badia d marrona La suvera Toscana Bianco  Chard/Vermentino/ Viognier  2011 slight ose of viognier... a slight melon/fig character.. a slight sweetish/ bitter finish.. trying for a lush mouthfeel. interesting

Badia A marrona I soli del paretaio Chianti  2011 dirty nose, some nice mocha/dusty character.. good color not the brickish usual.

Badia a morrona Tanteo Toscano Rosso 2010  dark intense in the glass  again dirty nose, syrah. sangiovese merlot.. dusty.. dirty

Badia a marrona N'Antia Toscano Rosso 2009  cab/ cab franc. merlot slight dusty nose, a little sawdust.. dark color..a little rough on the edges.. fruit showing ok.. grit.. and tannin

podere dei brichhi astigiani barbera d'asti 2011  pretty dark color... earth and sawdust loads of fruit on the palate and pleasant finish. nice length.. tasty..

podere dei bricchi astigiani  barbera d'asti superiore 2007  dark dense in the glass liked the less expensive better..

Pianirossi Sidus Montecucco 2010 sangiovese and montepulciano earthiness from sangiovese.. still juicy but hard to get back.. a little coffee on the back

Pianirossi Solus Maremma Toscana 2007  still stinking with italian nose, needing some food..