Wine Reviews

3630136300ItalyOpening aromas recall underbrush, red berry, white mushroom, truffle and thyme with a whiff of leather. The palate offers restrained wild cherry accented with white pepper, mint and sage alongside tightly knit tannins. While the tannins need to unwind, this wine isn't made for long-term cellaring. Drink 2015–2019.9057TuscanyBrunello di MontalcinoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeCanalicchio di Sopra 2009 Brunello di MontalcinoSangioveseCanalicchio di Sopra
3630236301FranceComplex and solid, it holds rich berry fruits, a darkly tannic structure, dense texture and a juicy acidity. This firm wine has a good future, so don't drink before 2017.9024BordeauxMédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Grivière 2011 MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Grivière
3630336302FranceWhile the wine is dominated by flavors of wood aging, it also has fine fruit weight that will come through. Then it will be a powerful and concentrated wine, rich and full of blackberry and black plum fruits. The structure will keep this fruitiness in order. Drink from 2017.9015BordeauxMédocRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau La Branne 2011 MédocBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau La Branne
3630436303FranceThis firm wine has a delicious perfumed character that comes from the high proportion of Cabernet Franc in the blend. Already delicious, it will become more so as the tannins soften. Drink from 2017.90BordeauxPomerolRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Nenin 2011 PomerolBordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Nenin
3630536304AustriaWhile this opens slowly, it conveys notions of yellow pear and aloe vera. These turn into full-blown fruit on the textured palate that also shows off a limey tang and enticing green pepper.Kittmannsberg Reserve90KamptalAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoHiedler 2012 Kittmannsberg Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Kamptal)Grüner VeltlinerHiedler
3630636305USTo call this Cabernet muscular is an understatement. It's a mixed martial arts wine that kicks butt and takes no prisoners. The fruit is immensely forward and ripe in cherries and currants, and the tannins are as strong as anything out of the valley. Give it until 2020 to begin with.9050CaliforniaNapa ValleyNapaKeenan 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)Cabernet SauvignonKeenan
3630736306ItalyAromas recall pine forest, balsam, black berries, sandalwood and menthol. The palate delivers rich red and black cherry layered with black pepper, toast and chocolate alongside bracing, teeth-coating tannins.9050TuscanyBrunello di MontalcinoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeLa Gerla 2009 Brunello di MontalcinoSangioveseLa Gerla
3630836307FranceRipe, with a fine texture, this full wine still young, developing its fruit element while maintaining texture and minerality. Drink this crisply fruity wine from 2017.Clos de Montrachet8717BurgundyMâcon-VillagesRoger Voss@vossrogerCave des Vignerons de Buxy 2014 Clos de Montrachet (Mâcon-Villages)ChardonnayCave des Vignerons de Buxy
3630936308PortugalThe wine is soft with caramel and vanilla flavors and ripe sultana tastes that give a rounded character. It has enough fresh acidity to balance the sweetness. The aftertaste has spice, wood and a crisp berry taste.Reserve Tawny8720PortRoger Voss@vossrogerCroft NV Reserve Tawny (Port)PortCroft
3631036309USA heavy, full-bodied commingling of cola and dark cherry, this offers bites of minty bay leaf along the way. This accent is welcome and yet risks getting overcome by the ripeness of fruit.8760CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneDella 2014 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)Pinot NoirDella
3631136310USSupple and very lightly toasty, this pleasant Chardonnay offers green banana, pear and peach fruit flavors. All are modest in scale and well-integrated, with a lick of toffee from aging in 20% new French oak. It thins out quickly through the finish.8725OregonChehalem MountainsWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Dion 2013 Chardonnay (Chehalem Mountains)ChardonnayDion
3631236311FranceThis crisp, green-fruit-flavored wine has refreshing acidity along with a tangy, citrus texture that is immediately attractive. A mineral edge gives this wine extra bite. Drink now.8728BurgundyChablisRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine Ellevin 2014 ChablisChardonnayDomaine Ellevin
3631336312FranceThis wine is fresh with citrus and apple flavors, rich but showing good mineral texture. With its attractive juicy white-fruit aftertaste, the wine is full and ready to drink.Fourchaume Premier Cru8735BurgundyChablisRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine L. Chatelain 2014 Fourchaume Premier Cru (Chablis)ChardonnayDomaine L. Chatelain
3631436313FranceFrom organically grown grapes, this is a ripe, full wine. Excellent acidity binds the apple and grapefruit flavors. With a crisp texture allied to the ripe fruitiness, it is already balanced and very refreshing.8720BurgundyMâcon-VillagesRoger Voss@vossrogerMaurice Martin 2014 Mâcon-VillagesChardonnayMaurice Martin
3631536314USCinsault dominant, with Grenache and Rolle (or Vermentino), this is an enjoyable sipper of tart cherry and strawberry, with a delicate blossom note lingering underneath. Pair this with a some relaxation on a porch on a hot summer day.Les Copains Dry8713TexasTexasAlexander PeartreeMcPherson 2015 Les Copains Dry Rosé (Texas)RoséMcPherson
3631636315ItalyThis offers aromas recalling wood shop, coconut, French oak and menthol while the palate offers cranberry, espresso, star anise and a green note of powdered sage. Tightly wound, assertive tannins grip the finish.Pian Cavallo8750PiedmontBarbarescoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeNegro Giuseppe 2013 Pian Cavallo (Barbaresco)NebbioloNegro Giuseppe
3631736316ItalyAromas of underbrush, cellar floor, porcini mushroom and a whiff of menthol lead the nose. The palate is on the raw side, offering sour cranberry, dried herb and star anise alongside assertive, rather grainy tannins that leave a drying finish.Gallina8750PiedmontBarbarescoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefePrinsi 2013 Gallina (Barbaresco)NebbioloPrinsi
3631836317USSteely cranberries and earthy tannins control the palate here. As the wine sits in the mouth a certain sense of green coffee beans arises. The finish is light and supple.Steelhead Run Vineyard8729OregonApplegate ValleySouthern OregonPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Quady North 2012 Steelhead Run Vineyard Syrah (Applegate Valley)SyrahQuady North
3631936318USChocolate graham cracker and a Port-like aroma of ripeness dominate in this wine, which adds in Carignane and Petite Sirah. Good acidity and a softness of texture complete the picture.Harris Kratka Vineyard8730CaliforniaAlexander ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneRock Wall 2013 Harris Kratka Vineyard Zinfandel (Alexander Valley)ZinfandelRock Wall
3632036319USCompletely gulpable in style, this Cab Franc shows a mild concentration of dark bramble and herbal spice, with cranberry-skin tannins giving a little grip. This is simple yet well balanced, and light enough to drink on its own but structured enough to enjoy alongside grilled pork chops.Josie's Knoll8725VirginiaMonticelloAlexander PeartreeLovingston 2014 Josie's Knoll Cabernet Franc (Monticello)Cabernet FrancLovingston
3632136320USYoung, bright raspberry fruit brings fresh, forward flavors front and center. There's a touch of cherry Popsicle also. It's an undeniably pretty wine, ready to drink, though don't look for much in the way of either depth or concentration.Two Messengers8730OregonWillamette ValleyWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Maison L'Envoyé 2014 Two Messengers Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)Pinot NoirMaison L'Envoyé
3632236321FranceThis tight, mineral wine is still waiting to show its fruity side. Hints of apples, pears and apricots are taking their time to unfold. With the toast and fruit potential, wait until 2017 to drink this wine.La Cour des Bois8730BurgundySaint-VéranRoger Voss@vossrogerMarcel Couturier 2014 La Cour des Bois (Saint-Véran)ChardonnayMarcel Couturier
3632336322FranceTight and zesty, this is a crisp, citrus-flavored wine, full of fruit that is still developing. Give this attractive wine until 2017 and it will be delicious.Chênes87BurgundySaint-VéranRoger Voss@vossrogerVins Auvigue 2014 Chênes (Saint-Véran)ChardonnayVins Auvigue
3632436323USA pleasant, though generic wine, this brings light touches of apple, pear and peach, underscored with moderate acidity. Though barrel fermented, it seems more in line with most stainless steel Chardonnays, with hints of herb throughout.Reserve8730OregonWillamette ValleyWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Walnut City WineWorks 2014 Reserve Chardonnay (Willamette Valley)ChardonnayWalnut City WineWorks
3632536324PortugalAlvarinho from the north of the Vinho Verde gives a ripe, creamy textured wine that also has a cool feel to it. It is juicy, with a fine floral character as well as ripe lemon and apple flavors. Drink this wine now.Toucas8720Vinho VerdeRoger Voss@vossrogerWines & Winemakers 2014 Toucas Alvarinho (Vinho Verde)AlvarinhoWines & Winemakers
3632636325USAttractive hints of oak in the aroma and fresh cherry-berry flavors make this medium-bodied wine interesting. A good layer of fine tannins adds welcome traction to the texture.Rocky Top8718CaliforniaAmador CountySierra FoothillsJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsSobon Estate 2013 Rocky Top Zinfandel (Amador County)ZinfandelSobon Estate
3632736326GeorgiaAromas of blackberry and saddle leather lead to flavors of cherry, raspberry, tobacco, leather and chocolate. Long-lasting but not overpowering tannins make way for surprisingly zesty finish.8712KakhetiMike DeSimone@worldwineguysTeliani Valley 2014 Saperavi (Kakheti)SaperaviTeliani Valley
3632836327ItalyThis opens with aromas suggesting toast, coconut and roasted coffee bean. The palate is rather raw, offering sour cherry and espresso alongside raspy tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish.del Comune di Serralunga8775PiedmontBaroloKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeTenuta Rocca 2012 del Comune di Serralunga (Barolo)NebbioloTenuta Rocca
3632936328ItalyThis opens with aromas of French oak, vanilla, baking spice and steeped plum. The one-dimensional palate shows dried black cherry, sour cranberry and espresso with close-grained but not very persistent tannins that dry out the finish.Martinenga8750PiedmontBarbarescoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeTenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy 2013 Martinenga (Barbaresco)NebbioloTenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Gresy
3633036329ArgentinaSmoky, spicy aromas are highly wood-driven, which creates hickory and campfire scents rather than discernible fruit. This feels a touch sticky and soupy, while baked, woody berry, black plum and cassis flavors are charred prior to a spicy, chunky finish.Limestone Block8720Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachTintoNegro 2014 Limestone Block Malbec (Mendoza)MalbecTintoNegro

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