If passion is a flower and happiness the dew that drips from its petals, then words can only do so much to describe the joy inside a bottle of 2009 DONNHOFF Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett. This bottle is a delightful standout of a superb '09 vintage of German Riesling, but it's the kind of wine that's sweet in any vintage.... Read more →
Insanely rich, creamy and velvety. Uninhibited, hedonistic and never bashful in displaying its voluptuousness. Its color is the deepest and most expressive of purple, and swirling the wine glass releases a hypnotic bouquet. Is it a terribly complex wine? No. Is it subtle? No. The 2005 SAMSARA Melville Vineyard Syrah is content to be just... Read more →
At 12 bucks the 2009 TANGENT Paragon Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a working class, steely blue-eyed blonde sporting True Religions and a Michael Kors handbag on her Thursday night out. Don't mess with her—she’s much more complex than meets the eye. All sex appeal on the exterior with that exuberant lemon-lime zest, but underneath it all... Read more →
Riesling conjures up images of desperate housewives and lingerie parties. Not the 2008 POET'S LEAP Riesling, which has philosophical depth. Voluminous opening notes of peach, honeydew and pear dive into a combustive swirl of chalk and mineral limestone. This is for when you're sitting back on a patio chaise in summer—instead of reaching... Read more →
Not a fan of Pinot Grigio. To borrow from the eloquence of former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, it takes a girlie man to drink Pinot Grigio on a regular basis. But the 2008 ARBORBROOK Croft Vineyards Pinot Gris from Oregon's Willamette Valley coast is, for me, a rare exception. Fruity, yes, with papaya and Granny Smith apple notes but... Read more →
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