As I was going through some tasting notes to write up for work, I came to the conclusion that I should start posting some of these once a week. Mostly because it is such a random mix of wines, and thought it might be fun…. and I have to type them up anyway! :)
2006 Château de Pibarnon Bandol les Restanques de Pibarnon
Region: Bandol (Provence, France)
Notes…Aromas of black currant, bit of oak, boysenberry, leather and a hint of chocolate followed by flavors of black and red currant, cherry, eucalyptus and black pepper. Full bodied with huge chewy tannins, great value for a Bandol wine.
2007 Dender Patton “Wisdom” Old Vine Zinfandel
Region: Mendocino County, California
Grapes: 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera
Notes…Aromas of raisin, plum, fig and dried currants followed by flavors of blackberry, plum, raisin, tobacco and cocoa powder. Full-bodied, bit of spiciness at the back of the palate with velvety lush tannins.
NV Roncier Bourgougne Rouge
Region: Burgundy (mostly all declassified Mercurey fruit)
Grape: Pinot Noir
Notes…Aromas of cherry, plum, cola and a bit of red clay followed by flavors of plum, spicy clove, smoked mushrooms and black cherry. Medium to full body (for a Burgundy Pinot), long finish. Awesome value!!
Stay tuned for some more random wine reviews…