Friday, September 23, 2011


That's enough of that. This is an ex-blog.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Duchi Neri 2010 Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio

Pale golden straw color.

Apple smell, citrus, cherry, mineral.

Apple and cherry flavors, long lemony finish.

Very good medium-bodied bottle, $16.99.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bridao 2007 Ribatejo Vinho Tinto Classico

"Century" candidates note: Castello, Trincadeira, and Tinta Roriz.

Near-opaque ruby color.

Cherry, plum, blackberry smells, some leather at the end.

Dark stone fruits, blackest of blackberries, long acid finish.

Very good medium-to-full-bodied bottle, $14.99.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bump 2009 Sonoma Coast Sauvignon Blanc Adobe Vineyard

Yellowish straw color, the slightest bit cloudy.

Smell of pear and grapefruit, hints of peach, later in the bottle there's a hint of cat pee.

Dry taste of pear, peach, grapefruit, a big bowl of fruit.

Very good medium-to-full-bodied bottle. $18.99.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Deux Montille 2008 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Sur Gamay

Pale straw color, greenish tint.

Smoky oak smell, ripe pear, river-wetted stones.

Barely ripe pear flavor, crisp red apple, minerals, very mild oak. Some petillance on the tongue.

Excellent full-bodied bottle. I don't think I've ever before had a Chardonnay with such weight, and food friendly acid, too. Hats off! $39.91

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rene Leguin-Colin 2008 Bourgogne

Dark ruby red, slightly cloudy when I shine a flashlight through it.

Ripe blackberry smell and leather, hints of oak.

Almost-ripe blackberry flavor, leather and oak, long tart finish that cries for something fat to cut through.

Very good medium-bodied bottle, $21.99. I bought a case abd will be consuming it over the next year or so.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rimauresq 2009 Cotes de Provence cru classe

Salmon pink orange slightly petillant on the glass.

Smell of home-made cranberry sauce and chalk.

Dry flavor of peach, green apple, cranberries and minerals.

Very good medium-bodied bottle. $25.99