Monthly Archives: April 2013

GOOD! Recuerdo 2012 Torrontés, La Rioja, Argentina. 13% ABV, $12

COLOR: Clear, pale straw-green. NOSE: Roses, yeast rolls, stone fruit. TASTE: Roses, salt, stone, minerals. Dry with crisp acidity. Suggested pairing: oysters on the half shell. LABEL: Memories—recuerdos—are timeless. With more than 300 days of sun each year, the Argentine … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 2011 Cave des Vins de Bourgueil Lieu-dit Beauregard, Bourgueil, Cabernet Franc. 12.5% ABV, around $10.

This wine is so stinkin’ delicious, I am heading to the wine shop later today to pick up their remaining stash. It’s the most exciting red wine I’ve had in a long time. It has the soaring high notes typical … Continue reading

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 2011 Domaine du Tariquet “Classic” white blend (45% Ugni Blanc, 35% Colombard, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Gros Manseng), Côtes de Gascogne. 11.5% ABV, available for as little as $6.95 online.

APPEARANCE: Pale gold. AROMA: Linden, citrus. TASTE: Pear, apple, honey, lychee, grapefruit. Very faint Sauvignon Blanc edge is evident. Tart and refreshing, dry, yet with a round sweetness. Minerals, lemon. Good silky mouthfeel. Among the most intriguing wines I’ve tasted … Continue reading

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