Author: Stub

2005 Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey Marquis de Jouennes, Burgundy, France

A couple of weekends ago, the neighbors invited The Rib and me over for dinner; upon learning the menu, I immediately decanted this bottle of Burgundy (Pinot Noir).  It was an excellent choice.  The Chateau de Chamirey had about two hours in the decanter before dinner. On the nose, I got some big dark fruit, spice, and a slight cream. … Read more →

2006 Worthy Sophia’s Cuvée, Napa Valley, California

The Worthy Sophia’s Cuvée is a Bordeaux-style blend from Napa Valley.  Worthy is a nice “second label” wine from renowned producer Axios. I decanted this one for 2 hours.  The small taste I had when pouring this wine into the decanter was a bit harsh.  After decanting, the nose showed some dark fruit (black cherry) and big oak.  Some strawberry… Read more →

2008 Les Hauts de Montfort Minervois “Les Mégalithes,” Languedoc Roussillon, France

The Les Mégalithes is a Grenache Blend from France.  On the nose, I got a little blackberry and some spice.  There was some sour, dark fruit that I took as cranberry on the palate.  The tannins were there, but weren’t too overpowering.  The wine had a medium finish that—to repeat myself a bit—was of wine. The Les Mégalithes is a… Read more →