Category Archives: Wine Reviews
Massimo Malbec, 2009 (Mendoza); $15.99
Deep, opaque purple, with a fruity aroma of ripe black berries, coffee bean, dark chocolate and an undercurrent of eucalyptus; very juicy, soft and full with delicious concentrated ripe black fruit flavors.
Simply Naked Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 (California); $8.99
Deep purple/magenta with aromas of clove, black licorice and dark fruit; light and fruity with lots of flavor – ripe Bing cherries, blackberries, cassis and a bit of earth.
Bogle Phantom, 2007 (California) (Petite Sirah, Zin, Mourvedre); $16
Deep garnet color and very pruney baking spice aroma with a note of nutmeg; soft but full flavored, well balanced, with big notes of dark chocolate and lush, ripe black fruit.
181 Merlot, 2008 (Lodi); $12.99
Wild cherry aroma with a hint of earth and smoke; very pleasant on the palate with notes of currants, blackberries, clove, dark chocolate and a touch of anise.
Brazin Old Vine Zin, 2008 (Lodi); $18.99
Deep garnet color and spicy, peppery aroma with a hint of roasted coffee bean and ripe fruit; soft and juicy with a pleasant mouth feel and loads of boysenberry and spice flavor.
Domaine Delsol Picpoul de Pinet, 2010 (Coteaux du Languedoc); $9.99
Very pale, almost colorless, with bright lemon drop aroma accented by tropicals and minerals; clean, crisp, zippy and lemony on the palate with a touch of orange and mango.
La Vieille Ferme Red, 2009 (Ventoux); $8.99
Lively berry aroma with a hint of violets; very bright on the palate with big dark chocolate notes, juicy black cherries and a hint of baking spices.
Neirano “Pitule” Moscato d’Asti DOCG, 2010; $13.99
A lovely wine with fine bubbles and beautiful floral, fruity aroma with notes of lily, honeysuckle and orange; light as a feather, with delicate sweetness and bright acidity.
Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio, 2010 (Toscana IGT); $17
Pale straw color and pleasant, bright citrus aromas with notes of minerals, florals and slate; vivid, clean flavors with good acidity and citrus on the finish.
Cavit Moscato, 2010 (Provincia di Pavia IGT); $8.99
Lightly fizzy with a sweet orange blossom aroma; lovely soft texture with delicate sweet apple flavor and crisp acidity. A summer delight.
Firriato “Santagostino Baglio Soria” Bianco, 2008 (Sicilia IGT); 23.99
Anise, field flowers and sweet green herbs on the nose; full bodied but refreshing with zippy acidity and bright, reverberating finish.
Marramiero “Dama” Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, 2009; $9.99
Hot pink/magenta color with aroma of berries and Red Delicious apples; smooth and delicious on the palate, full of bright cherry/berry flavors and vibrant acidity.
Alta Luna Pinot Noir, 2009 (Vignetti delle Dolomiti IGT); $13.99
Medium garnet color, with cherry, brambleberry aroma and a hint of smoke; light bodied and very pleasant, with bright, tart red fruit flavor and a bit of earthiness.
Castello di Bolgheri “Varvàra” Bolgheri DOC, 2007; $24.99
Deep opaque purple; very rich, concentrated aroma of dark, ripe wild berries with hints of cedar, leather and rose petals; bold tannins and big flavor with an ashy, cherry skin finish.
Firriato “Cavanera” Etna Rosso DOC, 2008; $48.99
Woodsy forest floor aroma with notes of leather and cranberry; a gem of a wine with clean, classic style, meant for food.
MandraRossa Nero d’Avola, 2009 (Sicilia IGT); $9.99
Appealing aroma of cedar, black tea, black cherries and a touch of dark cocoa; medium bodied, nicely balanced, with bright, vivid fruit and zingy raspberry finish.