With Goat Cheese

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

A absolute steal at $35, this Rioja is aging beautifully and I’d say 2022 is the perfect time to drink this. A light, tawny color. A nose of cranberries, cherries, leather, tobacco and what I’m calling a fresh goat cheese. The palate is perfectly balanced. Lots of intense, bright fruit with a wonderful acidity that reminds me of ouzo or lemon curd. The finish is long and smooth with some leathery and cedar notes. Nearly perfect structure. Wow. — 17 days ago

Domaine Henri Gouges

Les Pruliers Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

A delight. Red berries with earthiness. Just a perfect pairing with game and cheese. — 8 days ago

Jack Johnson
with Jack

Middle Jane

Home Ranch Zinfandel

Lovely! Especially with wine. And cheese — 14 days ago

Apòstoli

Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2017

Had the wine at a picknick on the top of of the medieval walls of Sienna. Paired with local Tuscan salami and sheep cheese. Great depth carried by that distinct Montepulciano dark dry prune/cherry notes mixed with earth. — 9 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
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François Mikulski

Genevrières Meursault Chardonnay 2015

Complex with grapefruit and cheese notes intertwined. — 16 days ago

Adriano Ramos Pinto

Duas Quintas Douro Red Blend 2019

A little tannin, still easy to drink, delightful with braised pork cheek and cheese — 7 days ago

Spicewood Vineyards

Texas High Plains Grenache Rosé 2021

This pink wine is quite rich in color. Its hue is a cross between salmon orange and copper, looking very much like roses. The nose is a blast of strawberries, green parts and all, with an earthy herbal streak and a line of black pepper. On the palate, the brash rosé comes on like a red wine, with tons of flavor and a refreshing acidity. This wine’s pairing ability can reach from salads’n’seafood territory into pork chops, burgers and cheese plates. — 13 days ago

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Famiglia Pasqua

Mucchietto Puglia Primitivo

Delicious primitive, bursting with rich fruit and smooth mellow tannins. Worked perfectly with a slow cooked Caribbean goat curry — 9 days ago

Mark Ryan Winery

The Vincent Cabernet-Syrah Blend 2019

Smells of blueberry cream cheese

Medium bodied with cassis, pomegranate, orange zest, cedar plank, oregano.
Car Cara acidity and cedar plank tannins wrap this up into a great little package.
— 5 days ago

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InSerrata Winery

Indaco Toscana Merlot Sangiovese Rosato 2019

InSerrata Indaco Rosato Toscana 2019 Tuscany, Italy


This week's
#MerlotThursday is an interesting Rosé from Italy.

Neon orange in color with a peachy hue.

Strong nose of over ripen citrus fruits, apples, spices, light vegetables, cherries and raspberries.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, raspberries, ripe limes, almonds, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.

Spicy finish with bitter herbs.

This is an elegant Merlot based Rosé from Tuscany.

Soft and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Gets earthier once it opens up.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Paired nicely with Brie cheese and fresh berries.

A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese. Organic.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.
— 9 days ago

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