Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 13

2006 Clos Saint-Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France I decanted this Rhone blend for about an hour before pouring. On the nose, I got a little spice (licorice), some heavy oak and dark berries—mostly cranberry. The palate brought some nice, smooth dark fruit in the form of blackberry.  The mid palate brought some nice oak and tannins that were as smooth as… Read more →

Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 8

2009 Tin Barn Vineyards Zinfandel Gilsson Vineyard, Sonoma, CA I received this half bottle of Tin Barn as part of a ‘swag bag’ last August at the Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Charlottesville, VA.  The Rib and I pulled the cork on this wee bottle and poured a glass as we popped a frozen pizza into the oven.  Full-time fancy, we… Read more →

Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 5, This Wine in the Bowl of My Glass is Super!

2005 Giorgio Pelissero Langhe Long Now, Piedmont, Italy The Rib and I purchased this Nebbiolo blend in June 2010 at a tasting featuring the winemaker and have been waiting (somewhat impatiently) to open one of the two bottles that remain in the cellar.  So I whipped up some meat sauce and decanted this wine for two hours and sat down… Read more →