Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chateau des Charmes 2007 Aligote - $13.45

As we look ahead towards much cooler weather and ... I hate to say it, snow, the desire for wines that are heavier, like heart and cockle warming reds and monster oaky whites, takes hold of most of us. This week I look at a white that could quite easily be mistaken for one of those big whites, but in fact is as unoaked as a Riesling. Check out the Podcast for it's full story or below for just the particulars.

The nose could easily fool you into believing it's an oaked Chardonnay, with lots of vanilla and buttery notes along with a hint of floral, and touch of almond. The palate proves just as interesting, with vanilla-caramel-apple and a dash of cinnamon; there's a mid-mouth citrus sweetness here that gives way to green apple tartness on the finish, yet shows an elegant smoothness and fullness in the mouth - and yes that hint of almond finds it's way to the tongue too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Organized Crime Winery 2006 Pipedown - $18.00

Yet again we're back at The Organized Crime Winery and once again I have a story to tell - so take a listen to the Podcast of this wine ... for details about the wine only see below:

This 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot blend, which is one of the first reds off the line at The Crime Boss, has a nose of cranberry, a bit of pepper, and cherries as sour as the offended congregation’s mood … those cherries continue with other red berries in a smooth, soft, easy drinking style of red. This one’s pleasant and enjoyable.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Organized Crime Winery 2006 The Download - $25.00

To find out the best part about celebrity wineries or one’s with a story to tell listen to the Podcast, … to know about this wine only, read below:

A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc this wine exhibits smells of mocha/chocolate, black cherry and tobacco, while the palate doles out coffee bean, black berry, cedar and a drying finish; great for a night of beef and/or organ meet stew.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

D’Angelo Estate Winery 2006 Iced Foch - $15

I wrote about this wine in Newsletters #89 after I had attended the Lake Erie North Shore new vintage tasting … this wine became one of my picks of the bunch that week … but my attraction to this wine didn’t stop there. Listen to my taste trial with some friend, learn how Sal D'Angelo makes this wine and more on this week's Weekly Wine Note Podcast.