The Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2014 is dry and full bodied with notes of citrus peels and apricots.
I was honored to be invited to be a judge in the annual Maryland Governor’s Cup for the seventh year in a row. Judging is a wine competition is both a lot of fun and a lot of work
Millstone Rhuberry Strawberry, Winter Banana Apples, Rhubarb Monkton, Maryland Price: $16.00 Millstone Cellars teased me all through strawberry season with their Facebook profile picture. The picture of flats of strawberries was to herald the imminent arrival of their Rhuberry Cider. Alas, I had to wait until late June for the opportunity to snag a bottle. Rhuberry is made from… Continue reading Millstone Rhuberry : Wine Wednesday Review
Ruta 22 2013 Malbec Argentina Price: $11.99 You know I like my red wine to have junk in the trunk. Malbec—especially Malbec from Argentina—has junk in the trunk. Ruta 22 is no exception. It is deep purple in the class. The nose yields cherries and blackberries. This wine is jammy and round. The palate reveals… Continue reading Ruta 22 Malbec : Wine Wednesday Review
Las Rocas 2011 Garnacha Calatayud, Spain Price: $12.99 Garnacha is the Spanish name for the Granche grape. Garnacha is the second most planted grape in Spain. The most planted grape is Tempranillo. Las Rocas Garnacha is garnet in color. At 14.8% abv, it’s very high in alcohol. The high alcohol content is evident on the… Continue reading Las Rocas Garnacha : Drink Wine Wednesday Review
Millstone FarmgateJonathan, Stayman Winesap, and Smokehouse Apples Maryland Price: $16.00 Yep, this Wine Wednesday Review is reviewing an apple cider—not wine. Farmgate is from Millstone Cellars, the makers of Hopvine .This is a barrel-aged cider featuring tart heirloom apples. Farmgate is pale yellow and effervescent in the glass. The nose yields citrus and apple. This dry cider has citrus… Continue reading Millstone Cellars Farmgate: Drink Wine Wednesday Review
Pontificis 2012 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre Vin Pays d’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Price: $6.99 This is the last wine from my Trader Joe’s haul. Parting is such sweet sorrow. GSM stands for Granache, Syrah, Mouvedre. This is a classic red wine blend—and one of my favorites. Pontificis did not disappoint. It is a deep… Continue reading Pontificis GSM 2012: Wine Wednesday Review