Sunday, March 27, 2011

  • Sunday, March 27, 2011

2008 Chateau d'Argan AC Medoc: Review



Opened this Bronze Medal winner on Saturday evening:

CHÂTEAU D'ARGAN 2008 - AC Medoc, Bordeaux, France (#199018) - $16.95


Tasting Note:
Cassis, blackberry and black cherry notes. Some fine tannins remain, could have been aged for 1-2 years, but definitely enjoyable now. Dry, medium-bodied. Very good!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scheid Vineyards Odd Lot White 2008: Review

Tonight's wine is a 2008 white from Scheid Vineyards. Not really sure how this landed in my cellar, but here goes:

SCHEID VINEYARDS ODD LOT WHITE 2008 - Monterey, California, USA


Review:
Butter, mineral/slate aromas definitely do not forewarn of the sweet flavours to follow. Off-dry style with creamy peach, lime notes. Quite nice, pleasant to drink if you like white wines on the sweeter side. Needed a bit more time to chill prior to opening (look for an update later in an hour or so). Will be having it with masala-fried whiting fish.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spain & Portugal - Rivers of Gold. March 19 Release

This week's Vintages Release has a special feature on wines from Portugal and Spain. As such, I've chosen a few Spanish and Portuguese wines. A few wines from other parts of the world also stood out. Without further ado, here are my top Vintages Wine Picks from this latest release. Enjoy!

Red Wine:
  • ETERNUM VITI 2008 - DO Toro, Spain (#210963) - $18.95
  • FINCA SOBREÑO CRIANZA 2007 - DO Toro, Spain (#040360) - $17.95
  • COLUMBIA CREST GRAND ESTATES MERLOT 2006 - Columbia Valley, Washington, USA (#263418) - $15.95
  • THE WATCHER 2008 - Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia (#219196) - $19.95
  • SERRADAYRES RESERVA 2008 - DOC Ribatejo, Portugal (#214023) - $14.95
  • ROSSO DEL PIGARO PIGARO 2007 - IGT Rosso Veronese, Veneto, Italy (#203992) - $14.95

White Wine:
  • ADEGA VILA REAL RESERVA BRANCO 2009 - DOC Duoro, Portugal (#218289) - $14.95
  • SIETEFINCAS CHARDONNAY 2010 - Selected Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina (#222752) - $13.95


Saturday, March 5, 2011

  • Saturday, March 5, 2011

Argentina, Chile, Northern Italy - March 5th Vintages Release

Here are my picks for the Vintages Release on Saturday, March 5th. If you will be trying any of these, let me know. I'd love to hear your review! Cheers!

Red Wine:
  • TERRE DI RUBINORO VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO 2006 - DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (#206862) - $17.95
  • BODEGAS CALLIA MAGNA SHIRAZ 2008 - Tulum Valley, San Juan, Argentina (#218818) - $15.95
  • PISONI TEROLDEGO 2008 - IGT Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Alta Adige/Trentino, Italy (#209353) - $14.95
  • ELDERTON FRIENDS VINEYARD SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009 - Barossa, South Australia, Australia (#595389) - $17.95
  • CHÂTEAU HYOT 2006 - AC Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France (#063537) - $14.95
  • DOMAINE DE MATABRUNE BOURGUEIL 2009 - AC, Loire, France (#196865) - $14.95
  • SANTA CAROLINA RESERVA DE FAMILIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 - Maipo Valley, Chile (#684597) - $15.00

White Wine:
  • AMARAL COOL CLIMATE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010 - Leyda Valley, Chile (#048025) - $14.95
  • BÉRES TOKAJI SÁRGAMUSKOTÁLY 2008 - Hungary (#200147) - $12.95 (MD)
  • TERENZUOLA VERMENTINO 2009 - DOC Colli di Luni, Liguria, Italy (#205823) - $17.95


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