Monthly Archives: December 2006

1999 Lan Rioja

Nose: Raisins, cherry, leather Long finish — nice balance from fruit to acid. Read and post comments | Send to a friend Advertisements

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Jancis Robinson on Charlie Rose

Jancis Robinson was on Charlie Rose this week. (TiVo makes it hard to figure out when shows are actually on!) She mentioned two wines that she had tasted when she was in Canada recently. The first was a wine made … Continue reading

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2003 Airlie Chardonnay

2003 Airlie Chardonnay "Barrel Fermented" Nose: Lemon, peach, pineapple, whiskeyMouth: Medium viscosity, pretty long finish from buttery with an acid finish The flavors and aromas puzzled me a bit on this Chardonnay, and here's the page from Airlie. The whiskey … Continue reading

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2001 Vina Santurnia Rioja

Overall, this is a pretty big wine and a nice balance between new world and old world style wine. Some fruit up front, but some earthiness along the way to the finish Color: Still somewhat purpleNose: Spicy, raisin, currant, vanilla, … Continue reading

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Triple whammy!

Today I'm covering two (kindof three) wines. First up is the 2005 Acacia Chardonnay, next is the 2003 Bodegas Fontana Fontal Tempranillo Roble, and finally a 2000 Vina Santurnia Rioja Reserva. 2005 Acacia ChardonnayOn a recommendation from Lowry Liquors, my … Continue reading

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2005 Matua Pinot Noir

Trying to find a good value in Pinot Noir is difficult. While I'd judge the Matua less complex than other more expensive Pinots, this is a pretty great wine for the price. At about $13, you get the typical cherry … Continue reading

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