Wine Reviews

1056110560FranceWith its signature herbal aromas with tangy, grapefruit-like acidity, this wine is light, fruity and ready to drink.Limited Release8410BordeauxBordeaux BlancRoger Voss@vossrogerCalvet 2016 Limited Release (Bordeaux Blanc)Sauvignon BlancCalvet
1056210561FranceJammy, overripe fruit does not help this wine. Its soft tannins and acidity provide some pleasure, but that clumsy fruit gets in the way.Le Pin de Belcier8453BordeauxCastillon Côtes de BordeauxRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau de Belcier 2015 Le Pin de Belcier (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux)Bordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau de Belcier
1056310562FranceNew wood aromas lead this toasty wine that has spice, high toast flavors and the smallest hint of fruit. If the producer had not been so enthusiastic with the oak, this could have been a good wine.Nectar Des Bertrands8430BordeauxBlaye Côtes de BordeauxRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Les Bertrands 2015 Nectar Des Bertrands (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)Bordeaux-style Red BlendChâteau Les Bertrands
1056410563PortugalThis is an off-dry wine, soft with strawberry flavors that are balanced by crisp acidity. It is light and fruity—a fine wine to drink as an apéritif.Cara Viva8418LisboaRoger Voss@vossrogerDFJ Vinhos 2016 Cara Viva Rosé (Lisboa)RoséDFJ Vinhos
1056510564PortugalThis bright, fruity wine is crisp with acidity from the red-currant flavors. A blend of Aragones and Touriga Nacional, it is light with just a touch of tannin. Drink now.8415AlentejanoRoger Voss@vossrogerDona Maria-Júlio Bastos 2016 Rosé (Alentejano)RoséDona Maria-Júlio Bastos
1056610565BrazilThe name is appropriate: this is intense, just not in the best way. On the nose, this Tannat smells furry and earthy, with cherry notes. A wiry pulling palate is once again intenso, with black cherry, pepper and cocoa flavors that don't expand, contract or change on a monotone finish.Intenso84CampanhaMichael Schachner@wineschachSalton 2013 Intenso Tannat (Campanha)TannatSalton
1056710566USAromas of marionberry jam and smoke leap out of the glass, along with orange peel and wilted flower notes that seem a bit unsettled. The flavors are plump around the edges but light in the middle, with a mesquite note that distracts.Boushey Vineyard8436WashingtonYakima ValleyColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportTelaya 2015 Boushey Vineyard Malbec (Yakima Valley)MalbecTelaya
1056810567ChilePrickly aromas are ruled by pyrazines. This feels heavy and grabby, with a mouthfeel dictated by grape skins. Flat, salty white-fruit flavors finish wan, with a green note of bell pepper.Cefiro Reserva8413Casablanca ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachViña Casablanca 2017 Cefiro Reserva Chardonnay (Casablanca Valley)ChardonnayViña Casablanca
1056910568USThis wine has a hot-pink color, effusive strawberry and cherry aromas and then sweet fruit flavors that give a sugary impression on the palate. It's very simple in approach and low in alcohol.White848CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsWoodbridge by Robert Mondavi 2016 White Zinfandel (California)ZinfandelWoodbridge by Robert Mondavi
1057010569PortugalThis oak-aged blend of Malvasia, Fernão Pires and Viosinho is soft with light green and citrus fruits. There is a creamy texture as well as a touch of spice from the wood. Drink this now.Reserva8412DouroRoger Voss@vossrogerAdega Vila Real 2016 Reserva White (Douro)Portuguese WhiteAdega Vila Real
1057110570PortugalThis is called sweet and that's what it is. The candied sweetness is balanced by some acidity to keep the wine crisp and fruity. It will be fine as an apéritif. Drink now.Casal Garcia Sweet848Vinho VerdeRoger Voss@vossrogerAveleda NV Casal Garcia Sweet White (Vinho Verde)Portuguese WhiteAveleda
1057210571PortugalA subtle pink color, worthy of Provence, marks this wine with its attractive acidity and soft texture. There is only a hint of tannin to remind that this raspberry-flavored wine comes from Syrah. It is crisp and ready to drink.JP Azeitão Syrah849Península de SetúbalRoger Voss@vossrogerBacalhôa Wines of Portugal 2016 JP Azeitão Syrah Rosé (Península de Setúbal)RoséBacalhôa Wines of Portugal
1057310572FranceSoft, fruity and gently ripe, this is a light, easygoing wine. It has a touch of pepper as well as strawberry fruit flavors. Drink now.Collection Grande Réserve8418BordeauxBordeaux RoséRoger Voss@vossrogerChâteau Marot 2016 Collection Grande Réserve Rosé (Bordeaux Rosé)RoséChâteau Marot
1057410573ChileHerbal berry aromas are accompanied by scents of plastic and latex. On the palate, this feels round and basic. Salty, herbal black-fruit flavors finish chunky and obtuse, with mild bitter notes.Estate8415Maipo ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachDe Martino 2015 Estate Carmenère (Maipo Valley)CarmenèreDe Martino
1057510574UruguayGrassy, leathery aromas lack ripeness and concentration. In the mouth, this is high in acidity, with rough tannins. Leathery, lightly weedy plum and currant flavors finish herbal. This Tannat puts up noticeable green notes on the nose, palate and finish.Deicas Mar de Piedras Vineyard8437UruguayMichael Schachner@wineschachFamilia Deicas 2015 Deicas Mar de Piedras Vineyard Tannat (Uruguay)TannatFamilia Deicas
1057610575USNutty, oaky and tart, this stainless steel-fermented white shows a shock of acidity wrapped around freshly cut grass and tropical flavors.River Ranches8422CaliforniaRussian River ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneGeyser Peak 2016 River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley)Sauvignon BlancGeyser Peak
1057710576USAromas of mushroom and cedar are overpowered by cherry in the form of cough drops and Kool-Aid. Notes of sour cherry and unsweetened cranberry juice are set against piercing acidity. The flavors fall flat on the finish as the acidity rides on.8430VirginiaVirginiaCarrie DykesGray Ghost 2015 Petit Verdot (Virginia)Petit VerdotGray Ghost
1057810577ChileAromas of asphalt, milk chocolate and generic berry fruits come with notes of creosote and chimney. This feels tannic and a bit flat. Savory, rubbery berry flavors are roasted and taste like oak-based clove on the finish.Momentos Reserva8411Curicó ValleyMichael Schachner@wineschachJunta 2015 Momentos Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Curicó Valley)Cabernet SauvignonJunta
1057910578USThis wine is earthy, peppery and grippy. It is hard to penetrate in its mix of spicy clove and sour fruit.Miriam Reserve8480CaliforniaAtlas PeakNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneMario Perelli-Minetti 2013 Miriam Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak)Cabernet SauvignonMario Perelli-Minetti
1058010579BrazilRoasted gritty aromas of asphalt and grilled beef aren't friendly or fruity. In the mouth, this Cab Franc is full but lacks foundation and shape. Flavors of bacon, roasted berry fruits and rubber are a bit overripe on the finish.Intenso84CampanhaMichael Schachner@wineschachSalton 2013 Intenso Cabernet Franc (Campanha)Cabernet FrancSalton
1058110580USThis is a thick and somewhat heavy white wine, wrapped in oak and ripe concentrated fruit. The profile is baked apple and pear with a side note of Good & Plenty candy anise.Le Blanc Crystal Springs Vineyard8425CaliforniaSt. HelenaNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneSalvestrin 2016 Le Blanc Crystal Springs Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (St. Helena)Sauvignon BlancSalvestrin
1058210581UruguayOak, vanilla and furry berry aromas are raisiny and overly sweet. This Ripasso from dried Tannat grapes weighs in heavy and feels rustic. Saturated toasty flavors of oak, prune and raisin finish dark, minty and chocolaty.Angel's Cuvée Ripasso de8440AtlantidaMichael Schachner@wineschachViñedo de los Vientos 2008 Angel's Cuvée Ripasso de Tannat (Atlantida)TannatViñedo de los Vientos
1058310582USThere's something overwhelmingly herbal and weedy about this wine, which shows a simple structure of tannin and lingering flavors of cherry cola.Reserve8465CaliforniaAlexander ValleySonomaVirginie Boone@vbooneFerrari-Carano 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)Cabernet SauvignonFerrari-Carano
1058410583USThis medium-bodied wine has ripe and semisweet flavors like cherry juice and plum jam that give a soft impression on the palate.Treo Winemaker's8419CaliforniaCaliforniaCalifornia OtherJim Gordon@gordone_cellarsHess Select 2014 Treo Winemaker's Red (California)Red BlendHess Select
1058510584USThis wine starts on intense aromas of charred oak and roasted nuts. It eventually gives way to stone fruits and marmalade that, while soft on the nose, are stronger on the fruit-forward palate. Nutty flavors and rough oak seem out of place among the fresh fruit and viscous mouthfeel, and makes for a long yet disjointed finish.8425VirginiaVirginiaCarrie DykesHorton 2015 Petit Manseng (Virginia)Petit MansengHorton
1058610585USWith the addition of 24% Merlot, this big burly red is simple and soft in its elements of cedar, graphite and soy. The fruit is black and jammy.8420CaliforniaStags Leap DistrictNapaVirginie Boone@vbooneKirkland Signature 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District)Cabernet SauvignonKirkland Signature
1058710586UruguayThis blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is orange in color and smells neutral except for a note of orange peel. On the palate, this has a grabby skins-driven texture. Short flavors of stone fruits are chunky and clunky. Other than having a mild flavor of nectarine, the finish is neutral.Reserve Collection Blanc de Noir8420CanelonesMichael Schachner@wineschachMarichal 2015 Reserve Collection Blanc de Noir Rosé (Canelones)RoséMarichal
1058810587ItalyThis wine smells more like an Amarone than a Brunello. Aromas recall nail varnish, raisin, prune and overripe black fruit with whiffs of toast and espresso. The extracted, one-dimensional palate offers black plum, mature blackberries, oak, vanilla, coffee, and the warmth of noticeable alcohol alongside bracing tannins. Overall, it lacks finesse and nuance.8793TuscanyBrunello di MontalcinoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeLuce della Vite 2009 Brunello di MontalcinoSangioveseLuce della Vite
1058910588ItalyThis one-dimensional Brunello opens with overripe black fruit aromas. The dense palate offers sweet plum and mature black raspberry layered with notes of vanilla, mocha and balsam. Reflecting the warm vintage, it's shy on intensity and energy so drink soon.8745TuscanyBrunello di MontalcinoKerin O’Keefe@kerinokeefeBonacchi 2009 Brunello di MontalcinoSangioveseBonacchi
1059010589USThis 2012 offering—100% Chardonnay that's 40% aged in American, French, and Hungarian oak—has notes of tangerine, pear, and petroleum jelly. The stone fruit flavors are sweet and rich, occasionally leaning toward the tropical.The Expedition Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard8717WashingtonHorse Heaven HillsColumbia ValleySean P. Sullivan@wawinereportCanoe Ridge 2012 The Expedition Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard Chardonnay (Horse Heaven Hills)ChardonnayCanoe Ridge

* Görseller ve İçerik tekif hakkına sahip olabilir