The subject of field blends tends to come up with some degree of frequency in conversations about wine, and it rather oddly seems to be doing so with a somewhat greater rate just lately. I suspect it has something to… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
Our little vine ain’t so little anymore! Veraison still to come, but we’re now seeing lovely clusters and beautiful berries …
If you’re anywhere near the Sonoma area on the 29th of July (or anywhere in the world if you’ve got a computer, online access, and the ways and means to type http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135210769843322), then we’ve got a tasting for you! Assuming… Read More ›
Well, we’ve just completed the second edition of our Wine Bloggers Tasting, and with a belly full of Rhones and cheese (Triple-Cream Gouda, Blue Stilton, and Farmhouse Cheddar, atop Watsonville Sourdough), I’m now sitting down to pen some proper tasting… Read More ›
Had the occasion to taste 1997 Monte Bello with Paul Draper today; here’s a quick report: Rich, dark, deep plumminess in the bowl, evidencing surprisingly viscous legs for only being 12.9% abv … astonishingly concentrated nose; succulent and juicy; hints of cassis,… Read More ›