Month: June 2018

  • The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series Madeira, Charleston Sercial, Special Reserve

    An ode to those who make a profound difference.   If you know who Kermit Lynch is you’re most likely not reading this blog, but if you are reading this blog and you know who KL is you are, like me, a disgruntled fan, having no access to how he’s contributed to reshaping wine consumption […]

  • Monte Del Fra Ca’ Del Magro, 2015

    Superiore bianco indeed.  Fragrant and floral.  Enticing.  Light and lovely.  The yum in yummy.   A crazy legs blend of Garganega, Treviano Toscano, Tocai, Cortese, and then a smidgen of Chardonnay, Riesling, and Malvasio.  Aging on the lees is what the reviewers write.  Wine drinkers will just enjoy.  Or should just enjoy.   A most […]

  • Garzon Reserva Tannat, 2015

    A debut for Uruguay on the blog.  Go Uruguay.  And for some strange reason our first post on Tannat, although I do recall drinking it in South America.   Just good drinking.  Start to finish.  If you’re expecting a thwump of tannins you’ll be surprised; there is a California Zin smoothness and something of a […]

  • Bartier Brothers Cabernet Franc, 2015

    Good gosh do we love this wine.  Simple, straightforward, delectable.  If we’ve plowed through three bottles we’ve emptied six.  I think I’ve lost track.  This is anti-snob material though.  It’s not going to appeal to the masses but it will appeal to anyone with a nose for value and integrity.   It starts off funky.  […]

  • Road 13 Cabernet Merlot, 2016

    A mystery of no proportions.  Smooth and sweet and sickly.  Really, pretty much everything we don’t want in a red wine, a lot of emphasis on approachability and nothing resembling terroir.  Bland to boot.  The Merlot comes on as a perfume counter, the Cabernet Sauvignon as a soupcon of pepper.  Enormously disappointing.   Price: $25 […]