Archive for the ‘New World’ Category

New World sub categories : Argentina, Mendoza, Australia, Barossa, Chile and New Zealand

Yalumba ‘The Cigar’ Menzies 2009

Thumbnail : Yalumba ‘The Cigar’ Menzies 2009

This is a producer that is worth taking note of.  They are so big that they have their own cooperage and nursery where they create their own barrels and rootstock.  All the wines that I’ve had from them are exceptional, and this is a good introduction to what they do. NOTES: Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet […]

A rare Pinot worth the dough; Clifford Bay 09 Pinot Noir

Thumbnail : A rare Pinot worth the dough; Clifford Bay 09 Pinot Noir

It is tough to find a Pinot that doesn’t break the bank, suck, or taste like Syrah.  The Clifford Bay is something I picked up at BevMo-yes BevMo-for 1/2 price on a whim, and it paid off.  The irony of their sale is that BevMo marks the wines way up for the buy one for […]

Alfredo Roca Pinot Noir 2010

This wine was produced by a family that has been making wine for over 100 years in Mendoza, Argentina.  The grapes come from old vine vineyards that are at about 5,000 feet of elevation.  That is very high! Notes: the nose initially came across a little muted, but has nice clovey red fruits.  The palate […]

Urban UCO Sav. Blanc 08

Thumbnail : Urban UCO Sav. Blanc 08

This little guy delivers.  It has all of the standard Sauvignon Blanc virtues, but in a good way.  I’d start drinking this wine immediately, with roasted veggies, and continue to do so until it is gone. NOTES: The nose and palate both possess an interesting ruby grapefruit zest characteristic that caries throughout the wine.  In […]

Mycas de Limari Cabernet 2005

Thumbnail : Mycas de Limari Cabernet 2005

NOTES: This wine has a distinct ‘Chilean gunpowder’ nose to it that shows big fruits, a hint of reduction, dark fruit, spice and a stripe of jalapeno herbaceousness and menthol that shows the cooler climate the wines were grown in. The palate is dense, rich and balanced,  and is supported whole heartedly by good tannin […]

Urban UCO Sauvignon Blanc 2008

This little guy delivers.  It has many of the standard Sauvignon Blanc virtues, but in a good way.  The nose and palate both possess an interesting ruby grapefruit zest characteristic that caries throughout the wine.  In the nose there are subdued notes dried of apricots, the token cat pee, and white chalky minerality.  The palate […]

2004 Yalumba The Signature CS/SY

Thumbnail : 2004 Yalumba The Signature CS/SY

The Producer: Yalumba winery is family owned and has a 5 generation, 160 year-long history.  Do you remember the term ‘the company store’?  I learned that phrase while listening to ‘Sixteen Tons’, a song written from the perspective of a coal miner who couldn’t quit his job because the coal mining company owned everything in […]

Thread 2007 Syrah/Grenache

Thumbnail : Thread 2007 Syrah/Grenache

Let’s first address the white elephant in the room; this wine is not a Cabernet.  We can’t pretend that there is only one wine worth drinking and writing about, so with that in mind, check out this big guy. The nose is big and open up front with prominently displayed lavender aromatics overlaying dark and […]

July 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Categories