Category Archives: Wine

Appetite for Disruption: Washington Riesling

Disruption Wine Company’s Riesling, Columbia Valley 2016 Aroma:  Apple, pear, flower blossoms, herbs Appearance:  Pale straw, crystal clear Taste:  Predominantly lime, a touch of green apple, baking spices, zippy acidity with a dry, bitter-ish finish Feel/Body:  Smooth, a touch oily, with a medium body Overall:  great cocktail wine (on its own), great food wine as […]

Blanc-et Generalization: Pintar Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

Pintar 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) 5 ounces poured into:  Wine Country stemmed wine glass Sight:  Pale yellow-green with a silver glow Aroma:  Tropical fruit salad of passionfruit, gooseberry, lime.  A hint of lemon grass. Taste:  Stonefruit, white peach, nectarine and honeydew melon.  Tropical sweetness and tartness. Feel:  Medium-light, fresh, a bit zesty.  Crisp.  […]

Drawing a Blanc: Le Jardin d’Eolie

Le Jardin d’Eolie 2015 Sauvignon Blanc (Vin de France) 5 ounces poured into:  Wine Country stemmed wine glass Sight:  Pale straw, crystal clear Aroma:  Lime and orange citrus, a hint of melon.  Secondary aromas include grass and ginger. Taste:  Lime, subtle tartness and acidity.  Green notes of grass, sage and melon.  A slightly earthy brine […]

One For the Now: California Project Pinot Grigio

California Project Pinot Grigio, Non-vintage 5 ounces poured into:  Wine Country stemmed wine glass Sight:  Very pale golden, clear, clean Aroma:  Subtle nose of lemon, slight tartness Taste:  A small thread of Meyer lemon, plus citrus, and light, zippy tart acidity Feel:  Light, crisp.  What you want for casual company, a hot day, and a […]

Sure to Win: Victor Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

On the docket:  Victor Vineyards 2013 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country glass S:    Red-violet meniscus that rings around a deep, intense ruby red body. A:  At the first inhale one gets sweet black cherry jam. There’s some pleasing alcohol present.  Subtle spice. T:  The black cherry continues, but not as […]

Austria Makes Wine? You Bet.

On the docket:  Wimmer Grüner Veltliner 2015 1L bottle Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country glass S:  Pale straw and crystal clear A:  Lime, honey dew melon, green pear, white pepper.  Bright and citrusy with a nice spice contrast. T:  White peach and white pepper.  Green herbs, lime, more honey dew melon.  A slight vegetal […]

Bored? Oh, Try this Wine

On the docket:  Chateau L’ Eglise Saget 2014 Bordeaux 750mL (60% Merlot / 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) Poured into:  Wine & Whiskey Country glass S:    A pink meniscus above a garnet/currant body.  Deep color, inviting. A:  Dried red cherry, a touch of mineral-earth and vanilla. T:  Much of the aroma carries over into the palate with […]

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