Blind Tasting: Old World vs New World Wines (Part 3 of 4)

Blind Wine TastingOld World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-3):  Time now to bring out wines 5 and 6, two more reds both are deeper in color than wines 3 and 4.  Not quite a solid purple, but definitely more body than that of the Pinot experienced earlier.  My mind has already gravitated towards the varietals of Syrah, Zinfandel, or possibly Malbec. Continue reading

Blind Tasting: Old World vs New World Wines (Part 2 of 4)

Blind Wine TastingOld World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-2):
Next we moved on to wines 3 and 4, two unknown reds with a medium-bodied appearance and higher than average transparency level.  Early guesses based on looks alone have me thinking along the lines of Grenache, Pinot Noir or possibly a Primitivo. Continue reading

Blind Tasting: Old World vs New World Wines (Part 1 of 4)

Blind Wine Tasting Part-1Old World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-1):
To get things started, two unknown chilled whites were poured.  Both had the visual appearance of a light, crisp light-bodied wine with very slight coloration.  At first glance, I’d say these wines were either Pinot Gris/Grigio or possibly a Chenin or Sauvignon Blanc. Continue reading

Wine Review: Girard Petite Sirah 2010

Girard Petite SirahToday we take a look at a 2010 Petite Sirah from California.  Located just off of Napa Valley’s infamous Saint Helena Highway stands Girard Winery, makers of fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Red blends, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  Today however, we focus our attention on one of their flagship products, the little gem known as Petite Sirah.  I’m here to tell you right now, there is nothing “petite” about this lush, luxurious full-bodied red.

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Wine Review: Radius Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Radius CabernetToday we take a look at the Radius Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2010 made available by Total Wine. Hailing from Washington State’s Walla Walla Valley, this medium-bodied fruit-forward Cab comes packed with with jammy flavors of black cherry and black current.

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Wine Review: W & J Graham’s 20yr Aged Tawny Port


Today we take an in-depth look at a special wine from W & J Graham and Company - the 20 year aged Tawny Port.  As highlighted on their website, this 20 year Port is the “Master Blender’s quest for perfection, capturing the … Continue reading

Wine Review: Rombauer Zinfandel Vintage 2010


Today we take a look at Rombauer Vineyards’ Vintage 2010 Zinfandel.  A big, bright and luscious red packed with a ton of fruit-forward notes and an alcohol content of 15.9%. Known more perhaps for their chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon – both of … Continue reading