Monthly Archives: February 2018

2017 Stoneleigh Sauv blanc

Stoneleigh Sauv Blanc has been a stable performer for quite a while. This is my first of the 2017 vintage. Pale in color with a pink grapefruit nose. This was super obvious right off the bat. On the mid palate … Continue reading

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2015 Chloe Chardonnay

This is a general list wine. Pale in color with nice varietal nose with apple and pear coming through. On the mid palate the wine displays spot on varietal notes with apple and pear being dominant. The fruit it quite … Continue reading

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Curtefranca Rosso Vigna Santella del Grom 2013

Another one from the Riccardo Ricci Curbastro tasting. This one is 30% Cab Franc, 12% Carménère 20% Cab sauv, 28% Merlot and 10% Barbera. I have to admit I had not heard of Carménère growing in Italy. And I had … Continue reading

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2016 Tinhorn Chardonnay

Pale in color with a mild nose of apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice vibrant fruit, apple and pear coming through, whacked almost immediately by some strong pepper and spicy notes. … Continue reading

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Franciacorta Ricci Curbastro NV Brut

I had the pleasure of listening to Riccardo Ricci Curbastro speak at a recent IEEM event where we got to taste this wine while learning about the Italian wine scene. As you probably know, a sparkling can not be called … Continue reading

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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some cherry notes along with some noticeable green pepper notes. I'm not sure if the wine is simply to young or what. I've had this … Continue reading

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Grati Chianti 2016

Slightly garnet in color with a nice mild nose of dried fruits. On the mid palate the wine delivers a lovely fruit forward chianti, showing lovely soft red fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity … Continue reading

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