Reviews

Tasting Notes week of May 7, 2017

Trivento Amado Sur Malbec 2014 Easy drinking Malbec with great balance bewtween ripe black fruit, vibrant acidity, and oak. Adler Fels “The Eagle Rock” Chardonnay 2015 Ripe Chardonnay flavors, fuller… More »

the guide to drinking pink

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan MW: “Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink”

Do you love Rosé wine? Join the crowd. Chances are, if you’re not a Master of Wine like Jennifer you simply enjoyed Rosé Wine and didn’t really think about how… More »

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Tasting Notes February 7, 2017

Tasting Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Great 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with good concentration of black fruit, zesty acidity, and a long finish. Good quality for the price, with just… More »

sagrantino

Tasting Notes Week of December 14, 2016

2014 Bianca’s White Bianca’s White is an expressive blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon with exceptional depth and character. Each varietal was aged in white Bordeaux French oak… More »

Week of November 12, 2016

Two events recently made me eager to try and compare these wines. The first was a visit to Piedmont last week, where I was able to taste an assortment of… More »

A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st Century Winery

A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st Century, written by Craig and Katheryn Hall, is a very intimate look at the dramatic ups and downs of… More »

Flemings 50 Wines of August” program

Fleming’s 50 Wines of August” program

“I haven’t seen you here before,” says the handsome bartender, giving me a generous tasting pour of the ultra-premium Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. It’s not every day… More »

Little Black Dress

Wine Reviews Week of July 4th

Curious what I’ve been drinking over the holiday week? Mercer Estate Wines I have a strong liking for Washington State Wines so I was excited to receive these samples. The… More »

wines for mother's day

Tasting Notes Week of May 7, 2017: Wines for Mother’s Day

Just in time: wines for Mother’s day! So many great wines for this special holiday … you won’t find anything dark and tannic in this line-up, just very fresh, tasty,… More »

Thirsty Dragon: A Wine Book Review

Excellent new book by Wine Spectator contributing editor Suzanne Mustacich that tells the story of how Bordeaux’s pursuits of the Chinese market lead to an influx of Chinese money that… More »

New Wines from Macari

Just tried two new wines from Macari Vineyards in Long Island – always a delicious adventure. The first was Macari “Early Wine” 2015, so named because this 100% Chardonnay is… More »

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