Wine enthusiast enjoying wine to its fullest. Territory Manager in the upper Midwest.
Tonight the wine of choice is the 2018 Long Meadow Ranch Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose I am getting honeydew melon, mango, white peach, green apple and white flowers.
On the palate there is succulent notes of grapefruit, lime, green apple, minerals and fresh-cut green grass.
This wine is medium bodied with a crisp clean mouthfeel, mouthwatering medium+ acidity that moves nicely into a long citrusy finish. With the world seemingly opening back up from its long year and a half slumber, please continue to be safe and healthy and be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 4 days ago
Tonight's wine I have opened the 2010 Chateâu Branaire-Ducru Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black currant, game, eucalyptus, chocolate and earth.
On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, dried herbs, spice and earth.
This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy tannins that leads to a long dark fruit earthy finish. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We are almost to the end of the first week in June and the weekend is upon us. Please enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 14 days ago
Last night's wine I opened was the 2018 Mer Soleil Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve Pinot Noir Monterey County California. Winemaker Chuck Wagner.
The nose has notes of cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, darjeerli g tea, oak and forest floor.
On the palate is dark cherry, raspberry, plum, all spice, vanilla, oakand earth.
This wine is medium bodied and a creamy mouthfeel with medium to medium + acidity and medium fine tannins with a medium to long dark fruit finish. The week has just started and we all received bad news over the weekend of a masterful and astounding winemakers passing. Jim Clendenon of Au Bon Climat had touched many lives with his wonderful and masterful wines. Jim will be surely missed! I truly wish his legacy will live on. Jim was only 68 years young. Have a wonderful week and remember life throws us all curveballs at any time. Please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago
Tonight I have opened the 2018 Château D'Aiguilhe Comtes von Neipperg. From Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux on the Right Bank. Blend of 80%Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose is black cherry, black plum, black raspberry, green bell pepper, black olive, herbaceous notes, mocha and cedar.
On the palate there is black cherry, black raspberry, plum, black currant, green bell pepper, herbs and cedar.
A beautiful medium to full bodied wine with a silky and succulent mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium + fine tannins that has a long dark black and blue fruit finish. The weekend has started and everyone seems, from what I see, feels this pandemic is finally over. Please continue to be careful out there and stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 5 days ago
Last night was the 2012 Chais Saint-Laurent La Vigne en Véron Chinon.
On the nose there was strawberry, cherry, raspberry, plum, roasted red pepper and crushed gravel.
On yhe palate there is strawberry, tart cherry, raspberry, green bell pepper and crushed gravel.
This wine is medium bodied with medium acidity and medium fine tannins that gives us a medium tart red fruit finish. A nice wine but not a favorit Loire Cab Franc. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷 — 18 days ago
On this Thursday night I have opened the 2018 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Winemaker Chantal Forthun
On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, red currant, clove, herbaceous notes, funk and forest floor.
On the palate I am able to detect tart cherry, tart strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, herbal notes, spice and a bit of earthy tones.
This wine is medium bodied, well blended and beautifully balanced with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins with a long fresh, clean red fruit finish. As we head into the weekend I hope all are well and please stay safe and stay healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago
The wine of choice tonight I have opened is the 2019 Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes et Caillottes Sancerre. From the Loire Valley Bué, France.
On the nose there is lime, grapefruit, melon, hawthorn, flint and minerality.
On the palate is lime, gooseberry, grapefruit, lemon, smokey flint and minerality.
This wine is light to medium bodied with a fresh clean mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity with a long citrus mineral finish. I hooe everyone has had a wonderful weekend? With the week ahead lets all stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 10 days ago
Last night's wine I opened the 2018 Chappellet Napa Valley Merlot.
On the nose there was black cherry, blackberry, plum, chocolate, herbaceous notes, cedar and spice.
On the palate are notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, chocolate, french oak, cedar box and an earthiness.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a voluptuous smooth mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity and medium + fine supple tannins that lead into a long juicy dark fruit oak finish. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy your weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago
On this Sunday night I have opened the 2013 Michel Gassier Nostre Païs Rhone White Blend. A blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 15% Roussanne and 5% Viognier. From Costières-de-Nïmes, France.
On the nose there is lemon curd, yellow apple, citrus, honey, beeswax, licorice and minerals.
On the palate there is lemon, white peach, pear, honeydew melon, fennel, limestone and wet gravel.
This wine is medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, medium+acidity and a long citrus mineral finish. I hope everyone is doing well? Let's make the week ahead a beautiful one. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 24 days ago
Tonight I have opened the 2018 Château Montrose La Dame de Montrose. This wine is from the left bank of Bordeaux, St.Estephe. A blend of 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
The nose hase very expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, blaxk currant, herbaceous notes, violets, chocolate and mint.
The palates gives us notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, bell pepper, graphite and underbrush.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a silky, velvety mouthfeel and beautifully balanced, medium+ acidity and medium+ polished tannins that move seamlessly into a long dark fruit spicy finish. Well, Happy Birthday to me. This is the wine I chose to have even though it was four days after my birth date. I wish everyone a healthy and safe weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — a month ago