Wine Review Roundup

Smoked lemon rinds, citrus, minerality and blazing acidity. Not a bad wine, perhaps with the right food a bit better, definitely not wowing me too much. Score: 86 points.

"Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination." ~ Andre Tchelistcheff Okay so diving into this wine, you'll find loads of old leather, dried cherries and plum skins, dry, lean and rustic, mellowed tannins, and a medium to short finish. Score: 85 Points Purchase

It's said, that Jazz is like wine. When it is new, it is only for the experts, but when it gets older, everybody wants it. What is true in Jazz music is true for this wine: It's old cigar box, dried cracked leather, dried plums and the crackle of dry underbrush under a winemakers boot! Not easily approached or understood, study it for the best result. Score: 91 Points

Champagne Uncorked: A tiny bit of oxidization nearly spoiled the party, still tightly tuned bubbles, vivid minerality and acid frame the abundant apples, brioche, and citrus. A very enjoyable wine to pair with sushi! Disgorged 2/2013 Score: 89 points Purchase

Drink me all summer, if wine could talk, this bottle would be shouting it from the rooftops. Fine ground minerality, apples, pears, and just a sweet touch of 3rd use French oak. Very crisp! My Score: 90 points. Purchased a few after the impromptu encounter. You'd be wise to do the same.

So many Gewürztraminer [IMO] miss the mark badly, but if you want what I believe is the perfect example of this varietal, you've found it. This wine is gorgeous, it woos you from the first sip to the last drop. You can find this gem at @HylandEstates this wine is what I'm fond of saying is the real deal. Fresh summer ripe peaches, orange peel zest and spice, vibrant minerality and plumbed w/ acid providing great balance. Score: 91 points. Media Sample.
"You may or may not notice but from this point forward I will be using the word 'sublime' in almost every sentence." - C. Cowherd #extrabrut #champagne Having been to Champagne not so long ago, where I tasted some of the very best Champagne in the world, I'd have to say this one of the best I've ever had. I was blown away by its creamy texture, robust bubbles, crispness, a very round, mouth-filling Champagne that will confirm the reason you spend so much coin to obtain it. Score: 96 points Media Sample.

Chateau Paul Mas: Coteaux de Languedoc: Floral and dried underbrush aromatics, welcome you in, while crushed, ripe blackberry, licorice, fine ground minerality and black olives cater to every sip and slurp, abundant acid makes food pairing a snap! All of this for under $20 is a wine lovers dream! I have much more to share with you about Chateau Paul Mas, but suffice it to say for the moment, this wine is off the charts good, and for a relatively small price, it's a blockbuster with a matinee price. Score: 93 points. Media Sample

This Riesling is off the chart [a] good, a gem from my favorite region in Germany, hello #Rheingau. If you want to be impressed by Riesling, the Rheingau is a great place to start. The nose is like the trailer for an upcoming summer blockbuster, that tantalizes you, while not giving away the plot. The nose explodes in your face with a bouquet of honey blossoms, fresh summer peaches, and wet stone aromas. On the palate, tho finished #dry this #Charta there's plenty going on...stone fruits..acid wrapped around a drop of honey. I see Thai Food in my future, w/ this bottle in hand! Score: 93 points.


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