Wine Reviews

5862158620FranceA dense, almost heavy wine, with smoky, licorice flavors that dominate the fruit. It is firm, big, solid, the sort of wine that demands attention with its concentration and powered structure. It may need time for aging, but already the power and weight are there.93125BurgundyMazis-ChambertinRoger Voss@vossrogerMaison Champy 2006 Mazis-ChambertinPinot NoirMaison Champy
5862258621FranceSpicy, smoky Lapsang Souchong tea aromas, pure acidity and juicy red plum flavors are all here in this big, but finely structured wine. The tannins are an essential part of the shape of the wine, but act as a support for its richness. The finish brings out the lively acidity of Pinot Noir. Age for five years.Domaine du Clos Frantin93BurgundyEchézeauxRoger Voss@vossrogerAlbert Bichot 2006 Domaine du Clos Frantin (Echézeaux)Pinot NoirAlbert Bichot
5862358622FranceThe richness of the fruit from Caillerets is so evident in this scrumptious wine. With its big, bold black fruits, it has sweetness, a soft, generous texture and evocative perfumes. It is so delicious and ready to drink now, that even the acidity that shows through has a hard time reminding us that this wine should age as well.Caillerets Premier Cru Ancienne Cuvée Carnot9385BurgundyVolnayRoger Voss@vossrogerBouchard Père & Fils 2006 Caillerets Premier Cru Ancienne Cuvée Carnot (Volnay)Pinot NoirBouchard Père & Fils
5862458623USRelatively light in the glass, this blend of nine vineyards from up and down the coast shows savory baked plum, cardamom dust, earthy cranberry, bay leaf and smoked meat on the nose. It's medium bodied on the palate and very down-the-middle flavor-wise, with cranberry, oregano and thyme elements.8928CaliforniaCentral CoastCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannCalera 2014 Pinot Noir (Central Coast)Pinot NoirCalera
5862558624FranceThis is a fruity wine with lively acidity and a brisk, zingy character. Freshness shoots through the wine, making it lively with hints of yellow fruits. The aftertaste is crisp and ripe.Premier Cru8936BurgundyMontagnyRoger Voss@vossrogerChanson Père et Fils 2014 Premier Cru (Montagny)ChardonnayChanson Père et Fils
5862658625FranceFresh and crisply fruity, this is a balanced, lively wine. A touch of caramel adds to the tannic edge, giving the wine a good structure along with ripe strawberry fruits. The wine is ready to drink.8912BordeauxBordeaux RoséRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau de l'Aubrade 2015 Rosé (Bordeaux Rosé)RoséChâteau de l'Aubrade
5862758626SloveniaThis blend of 40% Ribolla Gialla, 30% Chardonnay and 30% Sauvignonasse has aromas of freshly cut grass, lemon grass and white peach. It is clean and bright in the mouth with flavors of peach, apple, pear and apricot.Cuvée8915Goriska BrdaJeff Jenssen@worldwineguysColliano 2013 Cuvée White (Goriska Brda)White BlendColliano
5862858627ChilePunchy citrus and minerally aromas open this fresh SB. A juicy, citric palate points in the right direction, while this tastes like tangerine and orange peel mixed with lime and green herbs. A crisp, persistent finish closes it out.Serie Riberas Gran Reserva8917Colchagua ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachConcha y Toro 2015 Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Colchagua Valley)Sauvignon BlancConcha y Toro
5862958628ChileAromas of mango, pineapple and petrol are pure Riesling. Plump on the palate, with citrusy acidity, this tastes of green melon, lime and tarragon. On the finish, a simple, sweet melony flavor blends into a sharper grapefruit note.Single Vineyard Block no.23 Rulos del Alta8920Bío Bío ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachCono Sur 2014 Single Vineyard Block no.23 Rulos del Alta Riesling (Bío Bío Valley)RieslingCono Sur
5863058629ItalyYou'll find aromas of dried orchard fruit, beeswax, Spanish broom, acacia and an earthy note on this spry nine-year-old. On the mature, waxy palate, fruit flavors have given way to tertiary sensations of honey, toasted nut, candied citrus zest and flinty mineral that carry through the to lingering finish. A saline note signals the close.Colle dei Cerri8945Southern ItalyFiano di AvellinoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeDi Meo 2007 Colle dei Cerri (Fiano di Avellino)FianoDi Meo
5863158630FranceThe nose is very quiet but the body emanates a generosity despite its lightness. There is red-cherry fruit and a certain ampleness on a slender, fresh body. Tannins are like barely-there linens. The finish is wonderfully clean.Réserve8930AlsaceAlsaceAnne Krebiehl MW@AnneInVinoDomaine Barmès-Buecher 2014 Réserve Pinot Noir (Alsace)Pinot NoirDomaine Barmès-Buecher
5863258631FranceFresh and packed with red fruits, this wine comes from the Faiveley domaine. With raspberry flavors and plenty of acidity, the wine is forward and going to develop quickly. Drink from 2018.Clos des Myglands8948BurgundyMercureyRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine Faiveley 2014 Clos des Myglands (Mercurey)Pinot NoirDomaine Faiveley
5863358632FrancePlenty of wood flavors give this wine a ripe, spicy and toasty character. It is rich and perfumed, with attractive hints of yellow fruits as well as the new wood. The wood does need to calm down before the wine is ready. Drink from 2017.89BurgundyMarsannayRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine Sylvain Pataille 2014 MarsannayChardonnayDomaine Sylvain Pataille
5863458633USLa Casita is all clone 114 and 50% whole-cluster fermented. In a year with many wines showing minimal ripeness, this breaks the mold. The forward strawberry fruit hints at sugary sweetness. Flavors are fresh and appealing, front-loaded and best for near-term consumption.La Casita8950OregonDundee HillsWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Durant 2013 La Casita Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)Pinot NoirDurant
5863558634USThis wine is tight and well-structured, emphasizing a good, gripping texture and firm tannins while tasty berry flavors lurk beneath. It's not something to sip at a party, but a gutsy dinner wine to pour with osso buco or mushroom risotto.Monarch Mine Vineyard8925CaliforniaSierra FoothillsSierra FoothillsJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsEaston 2013 Monarch Mine Vineyard Barbera (Sierra Foothills)BarberaEaston
5863658635USGrapefruit blossoms, lime zest, lemonade and chilled green apple slices show on the fresh and citrusy nose of this bottling. Tangy lime and richer pear flesh notes lead the palate, where a salty character cuts through the juiciness.Limitado8936CaliforniaSanta Lucia HighlandsCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannEl Pistolero 2014 Limitado Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands)ChardonnayEl Pistolero
5863758636ItalyThis offers aromas suggesting mature apple, citrus, hazelnut and a whiff of dried herb. The rich, full-bodied palate doles out candied nectarine zest and ripe pear while a mineral note lifts the finish.Taburno8925Southern ItalySannioKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeFattoria La Rivolta 2015 Taburno Greco (Sannio)GrecoFattoria La Rivolta
5863858637ItalyAlluring aromas of citrus, white flower and a whiff of tropical fruit come together on this. The racy palate offers lemon zest, mango, sage, saline and an almond note alongside vibrant acidity.8910Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeStemmari 2015 Grillo (Sicilia)GrilloStemmari
5863958638ItalyAromas of melon, fennel, hay and tomato vine float out of the glass. The crisp, creamy palate offers white peach, lemon and Mediterranean herb alongside fresh acidity. A mineral note energizes the finish.Terre delle Fate89Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeFeudo Disisa 2015 Terre delle Fate Fiano (Sicilia)FianoFeudo Disisa
5864058639GermanyStruck flint and smoke lend shade to exuberant pineapple, mango and citrus flavors in this sprightly, honey-kissed Auslese. It's an approachable but elegant wine invigorated by whiffs of fresh green herbs and a touch of bitter pollen on the finish. A fantastic bargain find.Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Auslese8920MoselAnna Lee C. IijimaLeonard Kreusch 2013 Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Auslese Riesling (Mosel)RieslingLeonard Kreusch
5864158640SpainAlthough this Garnacha Blanca shows rustic, cidery aromas, it displays a balanced, layered, round palate with vital acidity. Salty, savory peach and apple flavors are true to white Garnacha, while a long, salty finish is full of energy.8927Northern SpainRiojaMichael Schachner@wineschachFernández Gómez 2012 Garnacha Blanca (Rioja)Garnacha BlancaFernández Gómez
5864258641ItalyAromas of blue flower, black-skinned fruit and a whiff of Mediterranean scrub meld in the glass. The chewy, straightforward palate doles out juicy black cherry and ground pepper. It's made to drink young so enjoy soon.8922Sicily & SardiniaTerre SicilianeKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeTonnino 2014 Nero d'Avola (Terre Siciliane)Nero d'AvolaTonnino
5864358642USThis is a fully oaken, reserve-level wine with decadent yellow wax that's concentrated and ripe on the palate in toffee, vanilla and baked apple pie. Robust, it drinks decadently.Reserve8947CaliforniaNapa ValleyNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneV. Sattui 2013 Reserve Chardonnay (Napa Valley)ChardonnayV. Sattui
5864458643ItalyJuicy and round, this opens with scents of honeysuckle, yellow stone fruit and a hint of aromatic herb. The full-bodied palate offers ripe white peach, pear and a hint of candied lemon drop while a mineral note backs up the finish.8921Southern ItalyFiano di AvellinoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeVilla Matilde 2015 Fiano di AvellinoFianoVilla Matilde
5864558644USThis wine is just over half Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), with the rest Merlot (20%), Malbec (15%) and Petit Verdot. Aromas of dark cherry meats, plum, herb and spice are followed by elegant fruit flavors backed by a firm grip of lightly dry tannins.Bishop's8925OregonColumbia Valley (OR)Oregon OtherSean P. Sullivan@wawinereportWilliam Church 2013 Bishop's Red (Columbia Valley (OR))Red BlendWilliam Church
5864658645USPear and nectarine flesh are cut by a quince, Gala apple and slightest touches of guava and mango on the chalky nose of this wine. It's refreshingly light on the palate, with sliced pear and squeezed lime notes, bound by a very grippy texture.McGinley Vineyard Homage Collection8922CaliforniaHappy Canyon of Santa BarbaraCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannZaca Mesa 2014 McGinley Vineyard Homage Collection Sauvignon Blanc (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara)Sauvignon BlancZaca Mesa
5864758646USA powerful and concentrated wine, this has dark fruit aromas like black cherry along with black pepper and wood smoke, plus strong, ripe flavors from cherry to blackberry and black currant. It also has a lot of tannin and good acidity, and will mature into a softer feel over time.Reserve8934CaliforniaMendocinoJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsBrutocao 2010 Reserve Merlot (Mendocino)MerlotBrutocao
5864858647GermanyWhile a touch weightier in mouthfeel, Schloss Vollrad's standard-label bottling, this boasts the same peach and pink-grapefruit intensity that's so appealing on the Kabinett. Edged by a lacy fray of sugar, it's lip-smackingly sweet, but irresistably quaffable and neatly balanced by a streak of tangerine acidity. Drink now through 2020.8920RheingauAnna Lee C. IijimaSchloss Vollrads 2014 Riesling (Rheingau)RieslingSchloss Vollrads
5864958648GermanyFresh, primary blackberry and cherry flavors are streaked by a fresh herbal tinge in this especially food friendly Pinot Noir. Soft tannins and a rounded mouthfeel make it approachable now through 2020.N Qualitätswein8918PfalzAnna Lee C. IijimaAugust Kesseler 2014 N Qualitätswein Pinot Noir (Pfalz)Pinot NoirAugust Kesseler
5865058649SloveniaThis Chardonnay brings scents of pear juice, apple and a light whiff of mint. It is smooth on entry with flavors of caramelized pineapple and golden apple. It has good balance and a clean finish.8929Goriska BrdaJeff Jenssen@worldwineguysBagueri 2011 Chardonnay (Goriska Brda)ChardonnayBagueri

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