Saturday, January 25, 2014

bommarito wines with cynthia paugh

Nigl Gruner Veltliner Austria 2012  pretty lemon and lime.... mineral on the palate.. acidity that you expect... a good gruner

Hippolyte Reverdy Sancere Loire Valley 2012  a little lighter even somewhat watered down from what I remember.. light grapefruit with a touch of herbal

Domaine Bart Fixin Burgundy 2010  light in color, and flavors.. kind of blah.. not a lot of terroir

Chateau Capt de Faugeres Castillion Cotes de Bordeaux 2009  michel roland... lots of berry.. merlot  juicy but worth the money? good question

Domaine Faury Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah Northern Rhone 2012.. a bit of iron or iodine.. raspberry and some meatiness on the finish but you really have to look for it

Friday, January 17, 2014

cynthia bommarito/ bernie lee glazers


Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Bourgogne Aligote 2012  a very lemon aid nose, a bit fruity.. aligote is a white wine that is allowed in burgundy but not usually represented on its own

Zuani Collio 2011 a blend of white grapes from the northeast area of Italy.. tart.. pink grapefruit. lush mouthfeel. thought it would have a longer finish but very pleasant

Chateau Marjosse Bordeaux blanc 2012 Sauv Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.. sweet lemon lime nose, some herbacious character.. nice acidity.. may be harder to pair with food as opposed to being by itself

Fantini Sagiovese igt abruzzo 2012.. fruit nose, touch of dirt on the palate but not aggresive.. lush almost sweet jammy finish..

Sottimano Bric del salto Dolcetto d'alba 2012.. what was my first favorite grape dolcetto has become not so much... very bubble gum and beaujolais style nose, young vines green.. not my cup of tea

Domaine les Clos de Caveau Vacqueyras 2010  dark fruit.. lots of dark black cherry.. good acidity. long mid palate.. was waiting for a little restraint but that didnt come through


Paul Mas Estate Chardonnay 2012  a lot of rough edges on the palate.. pretty nose though

Dry Creek Fume Blanc 2012 grassy.. lots of acidity.. typical california sb

Paul Mas Pinot noir 2012 dark color.. and dark fruit.. again with the rough chunky edges.

Dry Creek Cabernet Dry Creek 2010  lots of tannins.. and dark cassis berry again with the fruit tannins.. could use a little time to settle

Thursday, January 16, 2014

bommarito with cynthia

Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley 2012... dept of redundancy dept.. arroyo is a valley... valley large valley... my rant.. soft oak influence but defintitely there... nice acidity... not over the top tropical fruit.

MacPhail Family Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012.. from the Hess family.. to take the place of Sequana.. fruity cranberry on the nose that carries through to finish.. not giving me a lot of earth or mushroom.. very user friendly

A Rafanelli Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County 2011... a little frustrating because this is a restaurant only wine but.... very juicy and berry full.. full bodied on the palate that thins out a little on the finish. 

Krupp Brothers  The Doctor Napa Valley 2011.. yummy  good berry fruit lots of flavors.. a little too obvious on the oak.. may just be the youth.. vanilla cherry...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

new year.. new wine

Ionia distributors.. josh mott

Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2012... everything expected in new Zealand sauv blanc.. and nothing more... just another NZ sauv blanc

Uccelliera Rapace Super Tuscan 2010.. a proprietary name and nothing more.. 70 % Sangiovese, with merlot and cabernet.. good depth and color.. some Italian stink but not awful.. long finish

Matteo Correggia Roero Nebbiolo 2011.. the best wine I have tasted this year.. lots of cherry vanilla, soft and juicy..

Virna Barolo 2008... again with the stink.. good mouthfeel,, and price for the bottle is very nice.. long acidity..

Cynthia with Bommarito

Domaine de Cristia Grenache Blanc vin de pays mediterrane 2011... talk about hitting the head on the varietal olive.. gawky needs time... good mouthfeel but very disjointed..try it again in 3 years

Chateau Genot Boulanger Les Saumants Mercurey 2010  light in color.. a little earthy.. not a lot of fruit.. kind of bland

Caterina Zardini Valipolicella Classico Superiore 2010  deep and rich., beautiful nose of vanilla and roses, long finish... good grip on the palate... according to sources they treat this to a little of the dried fruits like amarone... only 15 days instead of 30