Sunday, March 19, 2006

January 2006 posts

Robert Sinskey 2004 Abraxas Vin de Terroir $26.99

An incredible wine made up of Alsatian varieties from Carneros region of California. Round, with very good depth, white peaches and floral notes make up the aromatics. The excellent intensity with a vibrant structure presents citrus and tropical fruit flavors that extend through the crisp mineral finish.

Drink with roast pork tenderloin

Liberty School 2003 California Syrah $11.99

This wine is ripe easy to like and dark ruby purple colored wine. The wine's nose is jam-packed with aromas of cassis, beef and spice and flavors or pepper, plum and pencil. The medium to full body is light with tannins and finishes dry with hints of oak.

Drink with roasted chicken

Raptor Ridge 2004 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris $16.99

Equipped with rich, lovely tropical and citrus aromas and hints of yeast this hedonist’s delight is filled with flavors of pear, spiced apple and kumquats. Impressively seductive effort having terrific mouth-feel as well as a lengthy finish.

Drink with linguine carbonara

Marquis Philips 2003 South Australia Roogle Red $9.99

The dazzling ruby color is vivid and saturated. Fragrances of black cherry and blackberries with hints of vanilla will tempt your nose. Filled with flavors of plum, cherry, and black fruits persist nicely with wonderful balance between the Shiraz and Cabernet finishing harmoniously and satisfying.

Drink with al pastor tacos

Zaca Mesa 2004 Santa Ynez Viognier $14.99

A wonderful light gold wine with aromas of acacia and citrus that leads ones mind to believe the wine might be sweet. Ready for sweet with the exotic aromas, the wine is quite dry yet filled with flavors of lychee and tropical fruit. A rich creamy mouth feel accented by baked pastry notes are followed my a clean and spicy mineral finish with considerable length.

Thorn-Clarke 2003 Terre Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon $10.99

A exceptionally dark purple wine. Aromas of blackcurrant and red fruits are prominent. This wine is a big juicy mouth full of fruit, balanced and supple, yet full-bodied and approachable now. The finish is rich and lingering.

Drink with a grilled steak

The Wishing Tree 2005 Un Oaked Chardonnay $9.99

This wine is a pure expression of chardonnay fruit. Without the oak influence bright and exotic fruit aromas make a marvelously sweet-smelling nose. The flavor of peaches, cream and spices with a zip of citrus in the finish crafts that party in a bottle type beverage.

Drink with shrimp cocktail or antipasta

C.G. DiArie 2004 Amador County Zinfandel $14.99

This wine exhibits a ruby purple color and a thick velvety texture. Strong essences of black cherry, plums and cocoa fill the nose and are echoed across the palate. Medium to full body, dense but soft in the mouth with light tannins and a notable spice in the lengthy finish makes this wine a perfect companion to a pasta dinner.

Drink with lasagna or ravioli


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