Sunday, March 19, 2006

February 2006 posts

Trumpeter 2004 Tupungato Chardonnay $8.99
Fresh, harmonious and balanced the wine is powerfully aromatic with floral notes accented by some oak. A rich opulent style with ripe tropical fruit flavors showing finesse and length in its long crisp mineral finish.

Quinta de la Quietud Corral de los Campanas $22.99
A 100% tempranillo from the Toro region of Spain. Dark in color and rich in texture. Powerful aromas of blackberry, cassis, leather and smoke with hints of vanilla. The finish is long and mouth coating seemingly endless. Delicious now but will drink well for several more years.

Dover Canyon 2004 Paso Robles Viognier $21.99
A rich, creamy wine showing complex aromas of honeysuckle, and an assortment of tropical fruits. It is a nicely-textured white smooth, round and generous with bright peach, nectarine, citrus and spice flavors that are well-focused, long and complex, medium to full body, and a dry finish.

Vinos Sin-Ley 2004 Monstant G-2 Garnacha $8.99
A dark red purple colored wine with aromas of raspberries, cherries and minerals in a rich medium bodied frame. Spicy, dark fruit flavors and hints of earth with a thick soft texture lingering nicely in the finish make this wine ideal for immediate consumption.

Grgich Hills 2003 Napa Valley Chardonnay $18.99
Beautiful gold color and fresh aromas of green apples, pears with floral notes open the way to a nicely balanced but slightly crisp texture. The flavors of melon and citrus predominate the palate and show the way to a spicy almost nutty finish that lingers on beckoning for food.

Caparone 2002 Paso Robles Aglianico $13.99
A unique ruby garnet colored wine with some rusticity, a concentrated effort with notes of licorice, and currants, a robust, richly fruity personality in a format which combines power and sturdiness with soft, caressing tannins, strength with roundness, and an overall harmony and balance which are unusual and impressive from a relatively unknown grape variety from Italy.

Chateau de Segries 2004 Tavel Rhone Rose $9.99
A vivid, fragrant, deep pink color, crisp, light-bodied wine with a stunning nose of strawberries, raspberries and flowers. Together with the flavors of framboise and plums makes a delightful, elegant and refreshing beverage with an intense fruit driven finish.

Grigch Hills 2002 Napa Valley Zinfandel $26.99
A dark ruby colored wine with an intense aroma of currants, sweet berries and spices. Supple and intense, it has a rich, medium to full-bodied palate feel, and a moderately tannic finish. Regardless of the palpable richness and power, this is a wine with a sense of style and grace.


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