Monthly Archives: January 2007
I’m always looking for that go-to wine: something under ten bucks that’s good, versatile, and undoubtedly not from America. Lately I have been really enjoying the 2005 La Chaussynette. It’s an unoaked Grenache w/ a touch of Syrah from Southern France. It’s fresh, 12% alcohol, great food wine, and a chugger. 9 bucks! What is [...]
Click on the title of this post to nominate me for many prestigious wine blogging awards. I’ll put them right next to my Golden Globe. Oh, and drink cheap, good Gruner Veltliner: 2005 Huber Gruner Veltliner “Hugo” Great label, too.
Phenomenal! The fruit is all there. So pure, true, and delicious. The definition of Syrah. What a great wine! I cannot stress this enough: BUY A CASE. PUT IT SOMEWHERE RELATIVELY COOL AND DARK. OPEN IT IN 2008. DRINK ONE BOTTLE EVERY MONTH. REPEAT WITH THE 2006 VINTAGE AND RINSE. Don’t come cryin’ to me [...]
I can never stop posting about this wine. The 2005 is a big-time winner, just like the 2003 and 2004. To recap: 100% Syrah, no oak, ageworthy. It is the best wine in the world for under 15 bucks…AGAIN!!! I wish I still had some 03s, have 6 04s, and tucked a case of 05s [...]
Just as I love Fevre Chablis from top to bottom, I feel the same way about Laurent-Perrier’s lineup of Champagne. I dedicated the last month to L-P and I have no regrets. Stylistically, they got what I need: crisp and clean. Here are a few of my favorites: L-P Brut Vintage 1997: Fresh as a [...]
It had been a looooong time since I had a truly great white wine and now I know why: I have not been drinking enough Chablis. Poor Chablis, whose name has been sullied by many a California jug wine. What is true Chablis? It is the purest expression of Chardonnay. It is NOT White Burgundy; [...]