This merlot-driven Washington cuvee shows big fruit slathered with big, but fine, wood. Layers of deep black cherries, some slightly bruised, unsweetened chocolate, and espresso, are sandwiched between thin layers of French oak, offering richness, some depth on the mid-palate, and wood-spice flavors, cedar and sandalwood. Drink with something very thick, very red, and only slightly cooked. Recommended.
This is an excellent, balanced expression of Viognier that is a pleasure to drink. Medium yellow straw, vibrant, clear in the glass. The nose is as fragrant as a Viognier should be, but not overpowering with notes of white peach, lime zest, hint of guava. Great viscosity and weight on the palate, but not cloying as some of this varietal can be with accents of peach, stone fruits, and citrus. Pair with seafood (crab) and grilled chicken, amongst others. Read the extended review on Simple Hedonisms.
Found this 2005 forgotten in the basement and brought it up for dinner tonight. What a great surprise! It was a bit warm but I twisted open the screwcap and sweet grass and herbs wafted out. The aromas persisted upon pouring: more sweet meadow herbs, a bit of limestone. On the palate, plenty of body, great balance, but the finish was a bit on the short side. Reminiscent of a very good white Bordeaux, with an appealing strain of chalkiness running through it. Highly recommended.
Is pinot noir the world champion of wine varieties? In a way, yes. Thursday night, April 7, at 11 PM, Eastern Time, the results were in. Pinot noir reigned supreme. It had just defeated riesling by 176 to 13...
如果你认为所有加州西拉是酒体重且浓郁的水果味，那这款从埃德蒙兹圣约翰（Edmunds St. John）的2009 Wylie会让你重新审视西拉在加州的特点。这是一款果汁浓郁且让人垂涎的酒，有着相当愉悦的余味。明亮清澈的红宝石/石榴石的颜色，它比起大多数加州的酒的话更于法国罗讷（Rhône）北部的酒。在香气和口味而言，它是既活泼又十分令人兴奋的酒，从辛香味（香菜，白胡椒）渐渐向像丹麦的樱桃味糖浆类的味道转移。另一点令人回味的是还具有根汁汽水的味道，以及一点点肉香，像干腌猪肉或陈年牛肉干。总之这是一款非常令人满意的，易于佐餐的葡萄酒。 标签：2009年，加利福尼亚州，Edmunds St. John，埃德蒙兹圣约翰，红葡萄酒，西拉，酒评，酒