Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Newbie Wine.

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc

February 13th, 2015 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc  A regal peach nose. Smells absolutely delightful. Thank goodness the peach continues through the palate. It would have been sad to see it go. Some clean bitter twinkles on the rear palate. Finishes quickly. Doesn’t hang around for a long curtain call. Crisp ending. Great idea for the […]

Revolution 2013 Chenin Blanc

January 20th, 2015 | No Comments

Revolution 2013 Chenin Blanc Not sharp. Apricot, pear and peach with a hint of floral honey. Mellow tones on the palate. The acids are direct but not easy going. The finish is delightfully sour. Full of wet. It hangs out for a solid adventure. Wine newbies, a great wine for you! A great afternoon sipper. […]

Elevation Ten 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

December 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Elevation Ten 2013 Sauvignon Blanc A gentle green apple nose. It’s soft and delicious. You are not surprised by delighted that it continues through the palate. Light twinkling acids flutter here and there. If you guessed the sour snap would eventually wet your palate then you would be right. A little tart snap at the […]

Toasted Toad Cellars

November 14th, 2014 | No Comments

Toasted Toad Cellars • Lodi, CA My favorite way to go out wine tasting is to choose an AVA and follow my nose. A sign here, a wine map there, a healthy does of Google Maps and let the adventure begin. A few months ago, I decided to take a trip into downtown Lodi here […]

Helwig 2013 Rosé de Shenandoah

November 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Helwig 2013 Rosé de Shenandoah What a vibrant colored rosé. It just looks pretty and the nose is lively full of strawberries and green vines. Nice contrast. Quite a big blend. Starts pleasantly sweet. Expected. Acid structure twangs in the mid-palate and gets lively. Zingy. Finishes fun. As it fades, a sour tone prevails which almost […]

Helwig 2012 Round Up Red

October 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Helwig 2012 Round Up Red A classy little, red table wine with an awesome, little price tag. Unpretentious loveliness Raspberry, plum and maybe a healthy dose of sweet blackberries all waft freely. The plum feels almost plum tree. Adds a little earth which gives the nose a little balance. Not big on the palate. It’s not trying […]

Kidder Family Wines 2012 Zinfandel

October 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Kidder Family Wines 2012 Zinfandel I was delighted with some raspberry and fig notes. Don’t let the fruit completely distract you. The structure is rooted with some great earth tones. It’s a very soothing nose. A restrained Zin. Very clean style. Just when the acidity began to crescendo, it backed off at just the right […]

Amador Cellars 2010 Rocky Point Zinfandel

October 16th, 2014 | No Comments

Amador Cellars 2010 Rocky Point Zinfandel Very similar on the nose to the 2010 Zin but then again, it isn’t. The jumbled berry goodness is there but its not as spicy. This is from Rocky Point and even the name feels bigger. A big jammy rascal that tingles the front of your tongue with big […]

Carvalho 2012 Verdelho

October 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Verdelho A nose full of tropical citrus and a hint of pear and honeysuckle. After digging back some grapefruit began to emerge. It’s a simple wine. A very linear story. Easy going and easy drinking. A great wine for newbies. A few sours play with your tongue along the way. Makes for a […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Côtes de Tablas

September 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Côtes de Tablas A Rhone blend with great high, sweet strawberries and a healthy does of blended berries. A very pleasant nose. The mid-palate will offer a delightfully neat tannin structure. Its desirable and easy going. So mellow. A tart and crisp finish. This is a great call for a newbie looking to expand […]