Montes 2005 ‘Alpha’ Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley

Modern style Chardonnay with plenty of flair and depth. Vanilla-poached pears & toasted almonds on the palate, a little jolt of freshness on the finish, and a lingering sensation of smoke. Quite worthwhile to serve as an aperitif.

South American Wines

Last night the Wine School hosted a tasting of South American wines at the Senior Law Center. Over the course of the evening, we poured everything from the usual suspects (malbec, sauvignon blanc) to less-known varietals and blends (torrontes, syrah-bonarda), and what...

Hilberg-Pasquero 2007 Vareij

If you’ve read any of the wine reviews I’ve posted over the last couple of years you are well aware of my fondness for the unusual, the eccentric, and the downright outside-the-box  ( literally and figuratively) wines that pop up. The latest discovery was...

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba, 2001,DOC, Piemonte Sometimes it’s good to start the new year with a bit of auld lang syne, going back to an old friend whom you’ve neglected for one reason or another. Such is the case with Piemonte’s...