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Monthly Archives: February 2012
2009 Budini Chardonnay It’s a good rule of thumb that if your wine has a cartoon animal on the cover, it probably is pretty terrible. Or if not exactly terrible, verrrrrry boring. So, I was skeptical when I bought this … Continue reading
Birbet Mosto D’Uva This is a lightly sparkling, sweet red from Italy. It’s one of those bottles you buy at a tasting and then watch collect dust on your shelf, because how often do you want a sweet sparkling red? … Continue reading
2008 Left Coast Pinot Noir ‘Cali’s Cuvee’ We have been big fans of this wine in past vintages, and were excited to try one from what is considered a great Oregon year. Oddly, this did not seem as strong as … Continue reading
2009 Domaine Mount Chavy Here’s a beaujolais that every gamay fan should seek out. Richer in style than many, this is pretty much opaque purple. Has all the intense, weird fruit of a beaujolais, but with more oomph than usual. … Continue reading
2008 Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon Here’s a “nicer” mass-market Chilean bottle that I found on closeout for ~ 50% off at $10. I thought it was a pretty safe bet at that price. Wrong. Maybe because we drank it after … Continue reading
2009 Intenso Della Marronaia We don’t drink a lot of Italian wine, if for no other reason than there’s only so many drinking opportunities in a week and France and the U.S. tend to draw most of our attention. A … Continue reading