Monthly Archives: March 2005
Here’s Jancis Robinson talking about the 2003 Fichet Borgogne Blanc: “There are many flabby, boring white 2003s, some of which could easily be taken for New World Chardonnays, but Fichet’s stand out for their clarity and depth of flavour – and could not possibly be anything other than good white burgundy – indeed they broadcast [...]
For Easter I had a big white wine extravaganza. 2003 Poet’s Leap Riesling (WA)2002 Fichet Borgogne Blanc (FR)2002 Eyrie Pinot Gris (OR) The Washington State Riesling was pretty decent. A little bit of residual sugar, OK acidity. Very easy drinking but for 20 bucks I would just but a German riesling in the future. The [...]
whoops, I spilled a bit. Kind of looks like an indie comic type of font. Very cute!
…is in my tummy!!! I love this red, made by K vintners. The label is cool. I think blending is where it’s at with new world wines. The blend gives it something to break up the boringness of single varietal wines. It’s under ten bucks, too!!! Would be a great cheeseburger wine.
So in honor of living in Seattle, I thought I would broaden my horizons and try some of the local juice. I bought a Syrah from Walla Walla, the hot/boutique-y wine region. It was in the 35-30 dollar range and it is hard to find it much cheaper. It was OK. It had red fruit [...]
I’ve always loved this Spanish Tempranillo by Finca Antigua. I call it “The Key Wine” because there is a picture of a key on the label. (Pretty clever, huh?) I was at Tango last night for 1/2 price wine night and the woman I was with said she wanted to drink a dry red. So [...]
I have been really impressed with Spanish white wines; they are cheap and refreshing. Just drank a 2003 Rueda Blanco by Basa. It had a very tangy, almost candy apple (or Jolly Rancher) initial taste, then a surprisingly rich and mouthfilling finish (though not long lasting). It was great with some salmon I had with [...]
Don’t be Sarr-y, get the Van Volxem. Although J.J Christoffel Erben is a great producer, the real start of yesterday’s Rielsing shoot-out was the Van Volxem. This was one of the most impressive white wines I have drank in a long time. Crazy, shimmering acidity, followed by a hint of sweetness, then more acidity. Delicate [...]