Other Regions

2015 Altovinum Evodia

February 8, 2018

From Eric Solomon comes this Garnacha variety from Aragon, Spain.  Hand harvested and aged in French oak this is a dark jammy wine with powerful notes of blueberry, oak, vanilla on the nose and a moderate body with gobs of jam with a good balance between fruit and acidity.  Some cocoa powder too.  Went super well with Manchego cheese and medium intensity Gruyere.  This wine was under $10 and a great value.

Franciscan Estate’s 2003 Magnificat

February 2, 2018

To celebrate a special day I opened a bottle of Franciscan Estate’s 2003 Magnificat. I’ve had this bottle in my cellar for nearly 13 years. Leah prepared a fantastic dinner and this wine went so well. What a treat!

Adirondack Winery 2016 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

December 3, 2017

Adirondack Winery 2016 Barrel Aged Chardonnay- This New World style chardonnay is a feast for all the senses. A beautiful label keeps the wine clothed and reveals a complex woody nose once poured. On the palate, citrus, butter and oak are the main themes with a light body at 12.5 % alcohol. This bottle is a good representation of what Finger Lakes growers (and Adirondack wine makers) can do with the chardonnay varietal. WF score 85.

Bergstrom 2011 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

November 29, 2017

This is a wine that was purchased during a visit to Bergstrom several years ago. The presentation of this wine is exceptional with a beautiful bottle and powerful label. The nose is complex but the taste is a bit hollow. The overall score is still respectable despite the lower price/value.

Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

May 21, 2014

Noble Vines – 667 Pinot Noir We paired a simple bacon wrapped scallop and asparagus dish with Noble Vines 2011 Pinot Noir. Check out our other wine reviews at http://wineforecaster.com