Wine Reviews

6660166600ItalyAromas of white spring flower, exotic fruit and an herbal note waft out of the glass. The medium-bodied palate offers white peach, pear, vanilla and toasted oak alongside modest acidity. A citrusy note closes the finish.San Michele8820PiedmontRoeroKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeDeltetto 2015 San Michele (Roero)ArneisDeltetto
6660266601USThis is a softly layered wine with just the right amount of tension to give credence to a lifted minerality, accented by well-crafted clove and baked strawberry. The finish is spicy in more clove and nutmeg.Pluto's Fury8836CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneGeyser Peak 2013 Pluto's Fury Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)Pinot NoirGeyser Peak
6660366602ItalyThe nose isn't very expressive but eventually suggests aromas of toast, espresso and chopped herb. The tight palate offers oak, baking spice and the heat of alcohol but not much fruit richness. Astringent tannins grip the finish.Torriglione8748PiedmontBaroloKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeMario Gagliasso 2011 Torriglione (Barolo)NebbioloMario Gagliasso
6660466603USConcord grapes are unmistakable for their sweet, high-toned Welch's grape jelly aromas and flavors. The Bella Rosa stays true to this bright, juicy, easy-drinking style. It's not a complex wine but delightfully quaffable.Bella Rosa8710New YorkNew YorkNew York OtherAnna Lee C. IijimaMerritt NV Bella Rosa Red (New York)Red BlendMerritt
6660566604ItalyWhite spring flower, Bosc pear and wet stone aromas lift out of the glass. The bright, straightforward palate offers apple, tangerine and a hint of almond alongside bright acidity.Corvara87VenetoValdadigeKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeAlbino Armani 2014 Corvara Pinot Grigio (Valdadige)Pinot GrigioAlbino Armani
6660666605ArgentinaAromas of straw, dusty apple and mild citrus are clean as a whole. Citric acidity lends zest to an otherwise chunky, pithy palate. Flavors of citrus fruits and apple finish fresh, pithy and with a note of orange peel.Fincas8714Mendoza ProvinceMendozaMichael Schachner@wineschachAlfredo Roca 2015 Fincas Chardonnay (Mendoza)ChardonnayAlfredo Roca
6660766606SpainBasic aromas of white fruits and pumpkin precede a sharp palate with a high malic acid content. Tart apple, gooseberry and salty flavors run long due to blazing acidity.8720GaliciaRías BaixasMichael Schachner@wineschachAltos de Cristimil 2014 Albariño (Rías Baixas)AlbariñoAltos de Cristimil
6660866607USSqueezed lemon rinds and pith, wound up wet concrete notes, a touch of toasted almond and a slight show of nectarine flesh comprise the nose of this bottling. Classic Cali Chard buttery notes lead the sip, with ripe stonefruit, sea salt, caramel and jasmine, uplited by a decent acidity.Wrights Station Vineyard8730CaliforniaSanta Cruz MountainsCentral CoastMatt Kettmann@mattkettmannByington 2014 Wrights Station Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains)ChardonnayByington
6660966608USThis is an affordable and refreshingly light-bodied Zin, bright and fresh in red berry and well-put together in terms of tannin and oak. Stock up for parties.8718CaliforniaSonoma CountySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneCamp 2014 Zinfandel (Sonoma County)ZinfandelCamp
6661066609ItalyAromas of yellow flower and acacia honey take center stage on this bright wine. The zesty palate offers pineapple, peach and citrus alongside racy acidity that gives it a tangy finish.Fontevecchia8717Central ItalyVerdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico SuperioreKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeCasalfarneto 2014 Fontevecchia (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore)VerdicchioCasalfarneto
6661166610FranceThe richness of this wine reflects the warmth of the vintage. Ripe and full, it balances intense acidity with generous red fruits. A hint of pepper gives the wine a lift. Drink with food.Coste Brulade8718ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerCellier Saint-Sidoine 2015 Coste Brulade Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséCellier Saint-Sidoine
6661266611FranceThis wine has a rich background to support its perfumed red fruits. Raspberry and mandarin-orange flavors roll around the mouth easily, with only the lightest sense of structure. It is an immediately attractive, balanced wine.Ludovic de Beauséjour8712ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau de Berne 2015 Ludovic de Beauséjour Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau de Berne
6661366612FranceVisually, this is a pale version of a Creamsicle. It has citrus yellow fruits and soft acidity. With its spice, it is well balanced, ending with a refreshing burst of bright red-currant flavors.8717ProvenceCoteaux d'Aix-en-ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau de Calavon 2015 Rosé (Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence)RoséChâteau de Calavon
6661466613FranceThis wine is fruity, crisp and packed with clean, bright red fruits. The inland location of the vineyard gives the wine a cool feeling that is crisp and fresh at the end.87ProvenceCôtes de ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau des Sarrins 2015 Rosé (Côtes de Provence)RoséChâteau des Sarrins
6661566614FranceThis blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Grenache Blanc tastes more of the crisp and herbal Sauvignon. It is floral, with spice, apple and lime flavors. With its bright aftertaste the wine is ready to drink.8722ProvenceCoteaux d'Aix-en-ProvenceRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Paradis 2015 White (Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence)Provence white blendChâteau Paradis
6661666615FranceProduced from biodynamically grown grapes in the stunning Les Baux de Provence region, this fresh wine is crisp with sliced apple fruit and a touch of citrus. Drink now. The former owners of Château Montrose in Bordeaux, Anne-Marie et Jean-Louis Charmolüe, purchased Romanin in 2006.87ProvenceAlpillesRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Romanin 2014 White (Alpilles)Provence white blendChâteau Romanin
6661766616USA density of grapey plum surrounds dusty, chalky tannins that soften on the palate to further reveal red cherry, anise and soy. The wine possesses a distinct herbaceous character throughout.Clone Six Edition87140CaliforniaChalk HillSonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneHerzog 2012 Clone Six Edition Cabernet Sauvignon (Chalk Hill)Cabernet SauvignonHerzog
6661866617USA vibrant yellow-gold color and a good blend of delicate citrus and butter in the aroma and flavor give this understated and medium-bodied wine the balance and interest to satisfy.Estate8760CaliforniaSonoma CoastSonomaJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsHirsch 2013 Estate Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast)ChardonnayHirsch
6661966618ItalyWhite spring flower and citrus fruit aromas lead the way while the bright palate offers juicy nectarine and a hint of papaya. Zesty acidity gives it a tangy finish.8725PiedmontGaviKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeLa Bollina 2015 GaviCorteseLa Bollina
6662066619ItalyAromas recalling chamomile flower and acacia honey lead the way. The medium-bodied palate offers candied lemon drop, grapefruit and toasted nut alongside vibrant acidity. Drink soon.Rincrocca8718Central ItalyVerdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico SuperioreKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeLa Staffa 2013 Rincrocca (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore)VerdicchioLa Staffa
6662166620USPeppery spice, tart goosebery and white grapefruit notes shine in this varietally characteristic Grüner Veltliner. It's delicate in concentration but cutting and fresh, finishing on a refreshing mineral tone. Drink now through 2018.8720New YorkFinger LakesFinger LakesAnna Lee C. IijimaLamoreaux Landing 2014 Grüner Veltliner (Finger Lakes)Grüner VeltlinerLamoreaux Landing
6662266621ItalyA blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, this discloses weedy, leafy aromas. The one-dimensional palate offers toast, coffee, sweet chocolate and dark berry. It's not an an ager so enjoy soon.8614TuscanyChianti ClassicoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeFattoria di Montecchio 2009 Chianti ClassicoRed BlendFattoria di Montecchio
6662366622USThis straightforward wine is bone dry and brisk in acidity. The pink grapefruit and Meyer lemon citrus flavors are enriched with riper notes of papayas. But there's also a strong streak of tart green gooseberries.River Ranches8621CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaGeyser Peak 2012 River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley)Sauvignon BlancGeyser Peak
6662466623ItalyThis barrel-aged Soave conveys aromas of candied citrus, pineapple, and toasted oak. The palate delivers butterscotch, sugary vanilla and lemon drops in a low-impact, muted style.Casette Foscarin8629VenetoSoave ClassicoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeMonte Tondo 2011 Casette Foscarin (Soave Classico)GarganegaMonte Tondo
6662566624ChileCrisp aromas of zesty citrus fold in touches of brine and bitterness. Fresh and peppery on the palate, it has pyrazinic flavors of bell pepper, arugula and passion fruit. A juicy, briny, mildly bitter finish is typical for Leyda SB.Reserva8612Leyda ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachMontGras 2013 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Leyda Valley)Sauvignon BlancMontGras
6662666625USThis easy wine will pair nicely with slightly sweet fare, such as sausage risotto, Chinese pork and chicken dishes, or a ham sandwich with Dijon mustard. It's crisp in acidity, with flavors of honey, apricots, lemons and limes.8617CaliforniaDry Creek ValleySonomaPech Merle 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley)Sauvignon BlancPech Merle
6662766626USDry and tannic, this Pinot is heavy. It has strong flavors of blackstrap molasses, tea, black cherry jam and oak, and is ready to drink now.8645CaliforniaSonoma MountainSonomaPeters Family 2010 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Mountain)Pinot NoirPeters Family
6662866627PortugalPineapple and mango dominate this full-bodied, ripe wine. Soft and given a lift by lime juice, it is a well-balanced blend of Arinto and Fernão Pires. The aftertaste is fresh and fruity.868TejoRoger Voss@vossrogerQuinta da Alorna 2013 White (Tejo)Portuguese WhiteQuinta da Alorna
6662966628PortugalThis light wine has vanilla flavors from wood aging, fresh red fruits and soft tannins. Acidity gives wine poise and an elegant touch. Drink from 2015.Aluzé8626DouroRoger Voss@vossrogerQuinta do Pessegueiro 2010 Aluzé Red (Douro)Portuguese RedQuinta do Pessegueiro
6663066629GermanyScents of lime and orange flower are pretty on this off-dry Riesling, accenting flavors of savory apple and preserved yellow peach. It's zingy in acidity, finishing moderately long on a dried herb note.8612PfalzAnna Lee C. IijimaSaint M 2012 Riesling (Pfalz)RieslingSaint M

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