The Spring Wine Event just launched. This is a great annual event to get award-winning wines at up to 75% off with shipping included.
The event ends April 6th, 2012 but the best deals go much faster than that.
I am very much looking forward to Chateau Montelena’s 2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon release party. Their Estate cabs tend to be exceptional and I will enjoys testing out the 2008 vintage. The release party is on March 24th so I will post my thoughts soon.
After cellaring the Riverbench Pinot for a few years, I decided it was time to give it another try and I was not disappointed. It is as good as I remember when. Great aromas and lots of red fruit flavors with just a little mellowing from ageing and nice hints of vanilla. It is a big [...]
The 2009 Voss Sauvignon Blanc is light, refreshing and balanced. It offers flavors of passionfruit and melon, but with nice flavor and light acidity. I’m looking forward to having some more this summer. This American Sauvignon Blanc is widely available and if some finds its way into your wine store, you should pick it up.
Many great wines coming out of the Santa Ynez Valley and this is one of them. This Syrah exhibits rich dried berry, sage, espresso flavors. Very nice finish with moderate tannins and smoke. It is a full bodied wine could be enjoyed today or cellered for several more years. Fairly small production so, if you come across it, [...]
I had the pleasure last night of an exceptional meal and even better wine at “Vino” in Honolulu. The experience was made special by Chuck Furuya’s extensive wine knowledge and matching wine list. Chuck has a passion for wine and enthusiastically shares his knowledge and his wine picks. When you go to Vino be sure [...]
Another good South African Wine came my way in the form of the Limestone Hill Chardonnay. The wine is unoaked, crisp and refreshing with hints of tart apple and grapefruit. It also carries a hint of minerality coming from the grapes being planted in Limestone soil (thus the name “Limestone Hill”.) We rate Limestone Hill [...]