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18 January, 2012

Yellowtail Shiraz Grenache 2010

Comments : 1 Posted in : Garnacha / Grenache, Red Wine, Shiraz / Syrah on by : becca
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Yellowtail Shiraz Grenache 2010 Southeastern Australia Blueberry flavors come first with this wine, but they melt away into something that reminds me of the fig butter I just picked up from Trader Joe’s. But this wine is bitterer than the fig butter and pretty dry. There’s a heat to it, and I’d call it medium
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18 October, 2011

Castelmaure Corbieres Col des Vents 2008

Posted in : Languedoc, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Castelmaure Corbières Col des Vents 2008 Languedoc, South France   This red wine’s nose is full of jammy blackberry-fruit-leather notes. It smells warm, with a smidge of potpourri essence to it. Aeration is important for appreciating this wine—-it tastes far too tight and tart without it, like cranberry and eucalyptus. Given some airing, the tartness
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6 April, 2011

Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio 2009

Posted in : Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, White Wine on by : becca
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Little Black Dress 2009 Pinot Grigio California This is bitter! That doesn’t happen often with white wines. It’s also herbal, but I did eat a bite of rosemary just before digging in, so I may be biased. I don’t taste rosemary, though, but more oregano or marjoram. There is the typical green apple I taste
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