Thursday, July 30, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - California Red - 2012 Calcareous Vineyard Tres Violet

Calcareous is a winery I have on my list for our next trip to Paso Robles (October, but who's counting!).   I've never had their wine before, but have read some very good things... so when I came across this little number...let's drink!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - Italian Rosé - 2014 Albino Armani Schiava Vallagarina IGT

On my last visit to Total Wine and More to stock up, as I was grabbing a bottle (or two) of Charles Smith Rosé, one of the Total Wine staff recommended this Italian Rosé.  Over 110 degrees here in Arizona, so a tasty chilled Rosé is a wonderful thing... so let's give it a try.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - California Red - 2010 Darioush Napa Valley Shiraz

Even though my less expensive class of wine I use for my wine rating scale is "Everyday", it doesn't mean that after a particularly rough Wednesday you have to settle for an Everyday selection. Even a Wednesday deserves a splurge wine, and this time it was a wine from one of my very favorite wineries. Dariush makes a great Cabernet that you will see on many restaurant lists, but my favorite from their offerings is they Shiraz.  Typically Australian wines  are the ones who use "Shiraz" instead of Syrah, but in this case it is the Persian ancestry of the winery owner and a nod to the city of Shiraz in Iran. Enough geography though... let's drink.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - French Red - 2009 Château Arnauton Fronsac

France was a big part in our fight for independence from England, so how better to say thanks this Independence Day than to imbibe in some of their wonderful export - wine! This wine is from Fronsac, an appellation within the Bordeaux region just northwest of more recognizable right bank appellations like Pomerol and St. Emilon. As a right bank appellation, Cabernet Sauvignon is not the star here - instead this wine is mostly Merlot with only a tough of Cabernet Franc.