Tag Archives: 2009

Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009

Marques de Riscal RiojaWine.com, $17.99

Total Wine & More, $15.74

BevMo, $19.99

Wine Profile from Winery 


Aaron: I enjoyed this bottle.  A nice forests nose which was still full of berries and moss.  The flavor is really full and dense with allspice and pepper coating smoked cedar. I felt this was expectedly old-world flavor and I enjoyed it.  90 points

Teri: The nose smells like you are sniffing chocolate covered raspberries out of an oak box (for me that is a positive attribute). The wine is a pleasant blend of fruit and sweet oak. The flavors cascade from clove, raspberry, cedar, leather, to finally wild berries. Surprisingly for the rich flavor the body of the wine is on the lighter side making it (dangerously) easy to drink. 91 points 

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Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009

Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009
Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009

Total Wine & More, $34.99

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Aaron:  This wine is not for newbies; I got a lot of complex, mature flavors (which admittedly differed from Bill and Teri’s reaction).  The smell was dull and muddied, almost sulfuric which I feel wouldn’t be appealing for most.  The advanced flavor palate had limited fruit to me, especially for a rose.  I got a dry, musky flavor of ay and raspberry at the end.  Most points or for the complexity.  90 points

Teri: Beautiful strawberry-kiwi nose with great tropical tastes! This sparkler is dry but fruity with lingering flavors of lemon and blueberry and still a touch of kiwi. Extremely complex for a sparkling wine. 90 points for the beautiful color, complexity, and flavor.

 

Flirt California Red Wine Blend 2011

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Flirt California Red Wine 2011
Flirt California Red Wine 2011

Aaron: Juicy red fruit and some smoked wood create a calm, mild flavor.  This wasn’t “sweet”, but more like medium-bodied juice.  Some subtle oak on the end makes this great for newbies but not complex enough for experienced drinkers.  90 points (for drinkability)

Teri: Slight green vine and darker berry smell. This bottle carries flavors of dark cherry, coco, and spice on the finish. Medium tannins, legs, and body makes it easy to drink but bold enough to stand up to spicy foods. 88 points

Curvare 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

Curvare 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
Curvare 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

Aaron:  I enjoyed the peach-banana nose with a unique mushroom complement.  Full bodied, especially for a sav blanc, honey cake batter creates a rich, buttery flavor.  This was intense and great.  Not crisp or refreshing and more like a chardonnay.  91 points

Teri: This wine carries a pleasant light lemon and apple aroma with a crisp round mouth flavor. The taste is fruit forward and filled with lemon and pear with a full finish, which I found uncharacteristic of most Sauvignon Blancs. A slight tartness also ads another dimension to its complexity. 90 points

Kettmeir Moscato Rosa Alto Adige 2009

Moscato Rosa Alto Adige 2009
Moscato Rosa Alto Adige 2009

Purchased from Kettmeir tasting room in Italy, 16.40 Euro

Aaron:  Rich, deep red fruits swam in warm, melted buttered sugar.  This was thick but not syrupy, making it gentle and rich.  Roses were extensive while juicy fruits frolicked in the background.  91 points

Teri: Sweet honey and strawberry jam smell. A round mouth flavor with a hint of brown sugar and coco on the finish. Flavors of ripe cherry, strawberry jam, and rhubarb pie make this a fantastic dessert course or delightful all on its own. Yumm from start to long finish. 92 points