Bacchus & Beery Wine Blog

Nov 172014
 
Bacigalupi Petite Sirah 2010, Russian River Valley, CA, $44 – Rating 92

Bacigalupi Petite Sirah 2010Think cold winter’s day, a blanket and a fireplace. This is the perfect big wine to share. Be patient however as this Petite Sirah take at least an hour to open to full potential. A robust nose of smokey cherry, blueberry and spice. A palate full of black cherry, blackberry, ripe raspberry, oaky vanilla, dark chocolate and brown spice. As one should expect from a Petite, it offers a full mouth-feel with big tannins and bright acidity. Dark cherry and peppery spice on the finish. Buy This Wine

 

Nov 172014
 
Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013Very typical of this beautiful variety (Sangiovese) from an even more beautiful wine region. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. A soft mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, plum and pomegranate with plenty dark spice. Spice and chocolate in the finish. Buy This Wine

 

Nov 102014
 
Unti Vineyards Sangiovese 2011, Dry Creek Valley, CA, $40 – Rating 91

Unti Vineyards Sangiovese 2011Looking for a medium bodied red wine that has the versatility of Pinot Noir? This hillside Sangiovese fruit is blended with 5% Montepulciano. Aromas of smokey cherry and briar. A soft mouth-feel with supple tannins and balanced acidity. Black cherry, raspberry, spice and oaky vanilla dance on the palate. Buy This Wine

 

Nov 042014
 
Holman Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Estate Grown, Carmel Valley, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Holman Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012Made from the richer Sauvignon Blanc Musque clone, this SB offers a full mouth-feel with juicy food-pairing acidity. A aromatic nose of honeycomb, green apple and baking spice. On the palate, flavors of green apple, pear, citrus, Meyer lemon and a hint of kiwi. Meyer lemon and stony minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine