Wine Reviews

6669166690USSharp and tangy, this assertive wine shows a well-integrated mix of berry, cherry, sassafras and herb. Lightly dusted with fresh earth, it does a gentle fade through the finish.Mirabai8935OregonWillamette ValleyWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Kelley Fox 2010 Mirabai Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)Pinot NoirKelley Fox
6669266691USFruit sourced from three vineyards—Lange Estate, Freedom Hill and Yamhill—has been artfully blended into an aromatic wine, showing a pleasing mix of black cherry, cola and cocoa flavors. Open and broadly accessible, this is a balanced and quite delicious drink which will be best enjoyed over the next few years.Three Hills Cuvée8940OregonWillamette ValleyWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Lange 2010 Three Hills Cuvée Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)Pinot NoirLange
6669366692ChileDry raspberry and strawberry aromas come with a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is lively and jumpy, with ample kick to bolster the woody, toasty flavors of berry and vanilla. The finish deals toast, woodspice and resin notes.Corralillo8928San AntonioMichael Schachner@wineschachMatetic 2011 Corralillo Pinot Noir (San Antonio)Pinot NoirMatetic
6669466693ItalyThis biodynamic blend of Frappato and Nero d'Avola shows a bright ruby color, with fresh aromas of blueberry, cassis and white almond. The mouthfeel is fresh, bearing a sour cherry flavor.SP68 Rosso8930Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaOcchipinti 2011 SP68 Rosso Red (Sicilia)Red BlendOcchipinti
6669566694AustriaA pepper- and spice-dominated wine, this has a background of citrus and green plum flavors. The palate is textured and full. The Rotenpüllen is made up of glacial deposits.Rotenpüllen8920NiederösterreichRoger Voss@vossrogerPratsch 2011 Rotenpüllen Grüner Veltliner (Niederösterreich)Grüner VeltlinerPratsch
6669666695USMedium bodied, this fruity vineyard-designate has a peppery spice note. A touch of dried herb and a hint of earth carry onto the finish.Stoller Vineyards8948OregonDundee HillsWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Chehalem 2010 Stoller Vineyards Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)Pinot NoirChehalem
6669766696ChileThis is heady for Chilean Chardonnay, with baked apple and no shortage of toast on the bouquet. It feels fresh but full, with polish and elegance to the mouthfeel. Flavors of apple and spiced squash end in a whirl of cinnamon and mild oak-related resin, while a final touch of acidity keeps things lively.Amelia Limited Release8935Casablanca ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachConcha y Toro 2010 Amelia Limited Release Chardonnay (Casablanca Valley)ChardonnayConcha y Toro
6669866697ChileThere's no denying this wine's greenness: It's draped all over the nose, palate and finish. But that doesn't mean it's not a classy, structured, tangy wine with length and clarity. It's a food wine for sure, with pickled, briny notes on the finish. Drink with ceviche, crudo and raw oysters.Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Ribera del Rapel8917Colchagua ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachConcha y Toro 2011 Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Ribera del Rapel Sauvignon Blanc (Colchagua Valley)Sauvignon BlancConcha y Toro
6669966698FranceA blend of Braucol and Merlot, this exotic wine features ripe juiciness and tannins. It is full in the mouth, with intense acidity running alongside the fruit and strong herb flavors. It has firm structure and concentration that promise good aging.Vieilles Vignes8918Southwest FranceGaillacRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine du Moulin 2010 Vieilles Vignes Red (Gaillac)Red BlendDomaine du Moulin
6670066699FranceMade using fruit that was sourced from 100-year-old vines, this has a dark color, firm tannins and minerality, plus a solid black-plum flavor. This will age for several years.Coeur de Vendanges8921BeaujolaisBeaujolaisRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine du Vissoux 2011 Coeur de Vendanges (Beaujolais)GamayDomaine du Vissoux
6670166700FranceFirmly tannic, this has has a dark plum flavor, layered with considerable density and dryness. With its juicy acidity and firm structure, this needs to age.Vignes de 19358917BeaujolaisMorgonRoger Voss@vossrogerDomaine Dupré 2011 Vignes de 1935 (Morgon)GamayDomaine Dupré
6670266701ItalyThis pure expression of Nerello Mascalese opens with bright berry intensity and drying mineral nuances of brimstone and lead pencil. The mouthfeel is fresh, lean and etched.Vajasindi Làvico89Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaDuca di Salaparuta 2009 Vajasindi Làvico Nerello Mascalese (Sicilia)Nerello MascaleseDuca di Salaparuta
6670366702ItalyThis pure expression of Negroamaro has been enhanced by rich oak influence, producing a bouquet redolent of spice, dark chocolate, cigar box and Spanish cedar. There are jammy fruit tones at the back. If oak is not your thing, don't bother.F8912Southern ItalySalentoFeudi di San Marzano 2009 F Negroamaro (Salento)NegroamaroFeudi di San Marzano
6670466703ItalyThis estate (owned by the Zonin family) has recently overhauled its white wine program, and the excellent results show with this beautiful Insolia. Fragrant citrus and peach aromas are followed by a creamy thickness and a spicy citrus-like intensity.8917Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaFeudo Principi di Butera 2011 Insolia (Sicilia)InsoliaFeudo Principi di Butera
6670566704USAlthough the 2011 vintage was difficult, Foris did particularly well with this lightly spicy, fruit-laden Pinot Gris. True varietal flavors of pear and apple are perfectly set against vivid acidity.8914OregonRogue ValleySouthern OregonPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Foris 2011 Pinot Gris (Rogue Valley)Pinot GrisForis
6670666705ItalyMade from Nerello Mascalese that was harvested in 2010 and 2011, this dry wine opens with bold aromas of berry, dried fruit and cassis. Tangy acidity gives the wine a bright and lively mouthfeel. Overall, it's silky, long and intense.MunJebel 88935Sicily & SardiniaEtnaFrank Cornelissen NV MunJebel 8 (Etna)Nerello MascaleseFrank Cornelissen
6670766706FranceThis is firm, concentrated and, as its name suggests, it's ready to pair with hearty fare. It has structure, followed by red cherry and blueberry fruits, and it's finished with acidity and a dry edge. Age for 3–4 years.Hiver Gourmand8914BeaujolaisMorgonRoger Voss@vossrogerVignerons de Bel Air 2011 Hiver Gourmand (Morgon)GamayVignerons de Bel Air
6670866707ChileThis is spicy and soupy smelling, but in a good, savory way. The mouthfeel is creamy and chewy, with plenty of extract and soft tannins. It tastes herbal and a touch foxy, with spice and berry flavors that lead to a sizable, chocolaty finish that's weighty and round.Limited Edition8920Maipo ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachViña Pérez Cruz 2010 Limited Edition Carmenère (Maipo Valley)CarmenèreViña Pérez Cruz
6670966708ItalyThis 75-25 blend of Chardonnay and Grillo (aged only in stainless steel) makes a great companion to fresh seafood dishes. The wine offers loads of citrus and pear notes, with a chalky mineral overtone and bright acidity.Adènzia8823Sicily & SardiniaSiciliaBaglio del Cristo di Campobello 2011 Adènzia White (Sicilia)White BlendBaglio del Cristo di Campobello
6671066709USA touch of honey brings a sense of sweetness to the flavors of lemon candy, pineapple juice, green melon and vanilla. Tart acidity provides fine vitality and balance. This shows real Napa Valley finesse.8826CaliforniaNapa ValleyNapaBlack Stallion 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)Sauvignon BlancBlack Stallion
6671166710GermanySavory tones of saffron and pollen permeate through this brisk, dry Riesling. Hints of white blossoms and lemon brighten the midpalate, leading a crisp, clean finish. Enjoy young.Luminance Dry8615MoselAnna Lee C. IijimaS.A. Prüm 2013 Luminance Dry Riesling (Mosel)RieslingS.A. Prüm
6671266711USThis has overt floral and fruit-salad aromas, sugary flavors of fresh apples, grapes and pineapple, a soft texture and sweet finish. While rich enough for dessert, this might also be a good brunch wine and will work well as a complement to a cheese plate.Fighting Brothers Cuvée8628CaliforniaSonoma CountySonomaJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsSaxon Brown 2012 Fighting Brothers Cuvée Semillon (Sonoma County)SémillonSaxon Brown
6671366712USThis is dilute to the point of being thin, showing pale flavors of apple and underripe peach. A plastic note runs through it also. Tasted twice with consistent results.Domaine Danielle Laurent8650OregonWillamette ValleyPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Soléna 2013 Domaine Danielle Laurent ChardonnayChardonnaySoléna
6671466713USMade by Marc Mondavi of the Charles Krug-making Mondavis, this is a majority varietal wine, with splashes of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Juicy and thick in oak, it offers tastes of dried cherry and blackberry woven around tightly grained tannins.8618CaliforniaAlexander ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneThe Divining Rod 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)Cabernet SauvignonThe Divining Rod
6671566714USThe deep black color of this wine suggests that it spent a lot of time on the skins, and 20 months in American oak added further grip and grit to the tannins. Cherry tobacco, espresso and plenty of oak flavors lead into a chewy finish with some residual bitterness.Reserve8645OregonRogue ValleySouthern OregonPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Weisinger 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Rogue Valley)Cabernet SauvignonWeisinger
6671666715USThis is 100% varietal, and 10% was barrel fermented. That seems to have put a light layer of toast over lemon-drop fruit. There's a touch of grapefruit and some aromatic notes of candied orange peel.8622OregonRogue ValleySouthern OregonPaul Gregutt@paulgwine Weisinger 2013 Viognier (Rogue Valley)ViognierWeisinger
6671766716USJam and vanilla aromas and ripe raspberry flavors make this plenty fruity, while crisp acidity lends just a touch of grip to the silky texture. It's medium bodied and easy to drink.8618CaliforniaAmador CountySierra FoothillsJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsHelwig 2012 Zinfandel (Amador County)ZinfandelHelwig
6671866717PortugalThis is a soft, lightly aromatic wine with fresh apple and quince flavors. It has light spice, balanced acidity and a mineral streak that gives the wine shape and texture. It is ready to drink, although it will be even better from 2016.Private Selection8619Península de SetúbalRoger Voss@vossrogerHerdade da Comporta 2014 Private Selection White (Península de Setúbal)Portuguese WhiteHerdade da Comporta
6671966718USCranberry and blackberry sauce aromas take on spiced notes of nutmeg, clove and anise on the mildly aromatic nose of this Bordeaux-style red blend. The full-bodied palate is dark and spicy, with toasted vanilla leading to a hot, alcoholic finish.Boreas8650ColoradoGrand ValleyAlexander PeartreeAnemoi 2012 Boreas Red (Grand Valley)Red BlendAnemoi
6672066719PortugalFermentation in oak has given this wine both a toasty aroma and a palate that is spicy in burnt caramel flavors. Yellow fruits are there as well, giving promise for a more balanced future. Drink from 2016.Selected8626AlentejanoRoger Voss@vossrogerAzamor 2014 Selected White (Alentejano)Portuguese WhiteAzamor

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