Monthly Archives: July 2010
My new post on the Foodista blog for my expanded thoughts on Chardonnay and oak.
Pulled a well-chilled bottle of 2008 MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Chardonay given to me my Gallo. I know, I should be drinking Picpoul, no? I have to say that there is nothing wrong with Chardonnay. And oak. Together. As long as the oak influence is gentle and there’s some acidity. I’ll be expanding on this [...]
I was sent a sample of Conundrum for my drinking pleasure; it’s probably the most iconic non-Chardonnay California white wine. It has been years since I tasted Conundrum; all I remember about it was that it was a little too sweet and heavy for me. But with an open mind and empty stomach, I went [...]
My expanded my thoughts on the Shaya, with added anti-terroir screed.
Easily the top domestic rosé, the Sinskey is 100% Pinot Noir. It is dry, elegant, and has real Pinot Noir character. If you see it, buy it.
Space Needle Originally uploaded by jamesonf Got a sample of the 2008 Shaya Verdejo from my local distributor. Not sure if it was because of the old vines, but this Verdejo had a bit more richness and complexity. Most inexpensive Verdejo reminds me of Sauvignon Blanc: crisp, dry, lively, but not a whole lot going [...]
I share my experience as a judge for the Boeing Wine Club‘s annual Winefest showdown!
If not, send me a photo of what you have that’s older. The wine was well past its prime, but it was a real thrill to try it. I had it during judging of the annual Winefest held by the Boeing Wine Club.
Busy day yesterday; visited by both Palm Bay and The Sorting Table. Palm Bay: 2009 El Portillo Sauvignon Blanc: I still prefer Sauv Blanc from Chile, but this is cheap and cheerful enough. 2008 Santa Rita “Medalla Real” Chardonnay: Would please the California Chard crowd, but not sweet or flabby. 2009 El Portillo Malbec: Sometimes [...]
I expound on my thoughts about drinking a Muscadet with a few years of bottle age on the Foodista Blog. Click on the title of this link to jump to it.