Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wine Week 2007: Quick Reviews

Review and Rating: **** Ferreira Porto Dona Antonia Tawny N/V, Portugal - bright, heady, alcoholic opening, alcohol apparent in the middle, sweet, citrusy on the finish.

Review and Rating: **** Beringer Founder's Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Sonoma CA - classic cabernet nose

Review and Rating: *** Penfolds Rawsons Retreat Shiraz, 2003, South Australia - chocolate, purple

Review and Rating: ** Geografico Chianti Classico, 2003, Tuscany, Italy - invisible nose, acidic, might work with food

Review and Rating: *+ Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Selection, 2004, CA - recognizable purple smell

Review and Rating: **+ Cave de Lugny Macon Les Charmes, 2004, Burgundy, France - clean minerally, light grass, easy flin opening, quick finish

Review and Rating: **+ Jewel Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, CA - smooth, but no power

Review and Rating: **+ Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, New Zealand - wonderful green lemon grass on the open

Review and Rating: *** Cockburn Fine Ruby Port, N/V, Portugal - bright, but generic nose

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