Carmen, Gran Reserva Petite Sirah 2011, Los Quillayes Vineyard, Maipo Valley, Chile
Tasting Note: There is nothing “petit” about this petit syrah; it reigns large.
The wine has an aromatic ripe-with-cherry nose that is uniquely Chilean (a sense you’ll develop the more you taste Chilean wines). It has a deep purple and black color with strong viscous legs that demand notice.[Read more]
Schlink Haus, Red Wine Sweet, Dornfelder 2011, Deutscher Landwein, Rhein, Germany
Tasting Note: Expensive grape juice.
Low alcohol level (8.5%) and intense sweetness paired. This wine is one-dimensional grape flavor with no pretense of complexity (which depending on what you are looking for could be a desired trait). [Read more]
Decero, Malbec 2012, Remolinos Vineyard, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: Having previously enjoyed a petit verdot from Decero while dining at Azafran in downtown Mendoza, this center stage malbec does not disappoint.
This wine has intense purple color, strawberry taste, strong legs (which I adore), and a chalky aroma that finishes with pleasing acidity on the back of your tongue with red fruit washing away on the tip like a wave receding back into the ocean. [Read more]