In Summation

  And in summation, ladies and gentleman, the winery in question did choose to blend many grape varieties. This lead to a wine that offered far more intensity of complex dark fruit aromas and flavors that clearly favored those people who enjoy inexpensive yet rich wines. The mostly Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot grapes with a…

Domaine Carneros Late Disgorged Brut 2007

Better late disgorged than never. Truly superb. Domaine Carneros Late Disgorged 2007. Of course it’s yeasty, biscuity, creamy, nothing new here. And delicious. Also an obvious truism. But what a superb balance of almonds, pears, slight citrus and even a touch peachy. The late disgorged Brut has always been one of Domaine Carneros’ best wines,…

Big House White Wine. Fragrance in a Box.

Big House White California A white wine in a big box. 3 Liters and a thousand varieties of grapes. Contains Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Malvasia Bianca, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Riesling, Other. Drinking this wine is like hanging out with a woman (or man) wearing far too much perfume or cologne. All you can smell is…

Chateau d’Armailhac Pauillac 1999

In its declining years (but then who isn’t?), the Chateau d’Armailhac Pauillac 1999 is more tobacco, leather and earth with remnants of cassis, blackberry and spice. And when I say remnants I do mean mere scraps. But still, it tasted like a truly old-world Bordeaux (yes, I know it is the old world, but I’m…