Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Other words on the label: Sonoma 2006 This wine has a full aroma of black raspberries. It is mellow when sipped. The flavor of pluots rises to the top.
26 April, 2007Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2004, california red table wine, Menage a Trois
Menage a Trois Other words on the label: Folie a Deuse, California Red Table Wine 2004 Inexplicably, there are only two gleeful nymphs prancing about on the label of this blend of zinfandel, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon. The nose is full of pepper with what seems to be only a hint of rose at first,
26 April, 2007GSM Rose, Rose Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2006, Dry Rose, Meridian
Meridian 2006 Dry Rose Other words on the label: I’d know if the label didn’t fall off and the wine hadn’t sat in the fridge for a month before I got around to trying it. This wine is unimpressive. It’s drinkable but there’s really nothing exciting going on in the glass. Maybe there would be
26 April, 2007Red Wine, Sangiovese on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2005, Santa Cristina
Santa Cristina Sangiovese 2005 Other words on the label: Antinori and Toscana This wine is actually a sangiovese and merlot blend, though it’s very light on the merlot side. Just thought I’d be honest since their front label isn’t quite! The nose is a mix of vanilla and cedar. You can definitely taste the time
26 April, 2007Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: cabernet-merlot, wyndham estate
Wyndham Estate Cabernet Merlot Other words on the label: Bin 888 This medium to full-bodied wine smells richly of bing cherries and black pepper. The taste is a combination of plum and tobacco. Altogether, it is a full and near-perfect blend.
26 April, 2007Carmenere, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2005, Santa Alicia Reserve
Santa Alicia Reserve Carmenere 2005 The acidity of this wine hits you first but it mellows quickly into a cool earthiness, where you can feel the mossy dirt rub between your toes. I taste chocolate, dried strawberries, and allspice when it lingers. While all are appealing flavors, they don’t combine well. I couldn’t finish my
26 April, 2007Red Wine, Shiraz / Syrah on by : The Gourmez Tags: Mattie's Perch
Mattie’s Perch Shiraz Other words on the label: Southeastern Australian “Ripper” The nose is very fruity—tart, unripened blackberries with a hint of creme anglaise on top. This wine has a lot of bite. Basil and blackberries are the flavors that rise to the top and combined, they make me think of a stir-fry. It’s an
26 April, 2007Burgundy - Red, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2006, Beaujolais-Villages
Beaujolais-Villages Red Burgundy Table Wine Other words on the label: Louis Jadot 2006 This was my first burgundy ever. Just thought you’d like to know. The wine is tart, which is a trainwreck with the cayenne-accented pizza in my mouth. Besides my ill-advised meal choice, the wine by itself tastes of an extra creamy key
26 April, 2007Merlot, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2004, Two Tone Farm
Two Tone Farm 2004 Merlot Other words on the label: California Tangy. Nutmeg. Thick and unripened apricots with a bit of eucalyptus tang. It numbs my tongue but I keep drinking anyhow.
26 April, 2007Red Wine, Shiraz / Syrah, Wine on by : The Gourmez Tags: 2004, Jacob's Creek, reserve shiraz
Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz Other words on the label: Vintage 2004 Pleasantly earthy and lightly peppery as well. It doesn’t taste like a watermelon but for some reason, I can’t get the image of a thick, juicy slice out of my mind. There’s a floral element as well, like a few drops of liquid lavender