Bacchus & Beery Wine Blog

Jan 262015
 
Giordano Vespero Toscana Rosso IGT 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $8 (S) – Rating 90

Giordano Vespero Toscana Rosso IGT 2013This Sangiovese has been a consistent medal winner vintage after vintage. Aromas of bright cherry, plum and hints of raspberry. A soft mouth-feel with supple tannins and mild acidity makes this an easy-sipper. Flavors of cherry, plum, red berries and black fruits. Subtle notes of smoke and chocolate compliment this hints of espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Jan 262015
 
Giordano Prosecco doc 2013, Veneto, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 89

Giordano Prosecco doc 2013A very fun and jubilant dry sparkling wine. Floral notes and citrus dance on the nose. Very crisp with intriguing notes of minerality and citrus. Enjoy these bubbles on their own or pair with lighter fare including soft white cheese. Buy This Wine

 

Dec 172014
 
Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012, Piemonte, Italy, $12 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Piemonte Cortese d.o.c. 2012A lovely example of this crisp white wine from the Cortese grape, otherwise know as Gavi Di Gavi. The nose offers soft aromas of white peach, pineapple and baking spice. Dances on the palate with juicy acidity. Balanced flavors include ripe pineapple, peach, pear and spice. The long finish is highlighted by notes of pineapple and minerality. Buy This Wine

 

Dec 112014
 
J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut NV, Russian River Valley, CA, $28 (S) – Rating 90

J Cuvee 20This affordable sparkling wine from J Vineyards is another reason why bubbles should be an every day affair. A crisp nose of lemon, tropicals and yeasty brioche. Bright acidity with a plush mouth-feel gives way to notes of Meyer lemon, tropicals, citrus, pear and flaky croissant. Elegant minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine

 

Dec 112014
 
Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer 2013, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA, $23 (S) – Rating 90

Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer 2013An excellent example of dry California Gewurztraminer. A fragrant nose of white peach, stone fruit and honeysuckle. Balanced on the palate with just a bit of acidity. Flavors of grapefruit, citrus, stone fruit, honeysuckle, spice and minerality. Notes of honey and a pleasant spiciness on the finish. Buy This Wine