This is a powerful brute of a wine dressed in lace and finery. The nose smells like freshly-baked blackberry pie, with black fruit, pastry and vanilla aromas exploding out of the glass. The vanilla runs through the palate, as well, which is loaded with blackberry, mulberry, and blueberry. There is a
Cabernet Franc has a big effect on aroma, and here it piles tobacco leaf atop plums and black cherries. Elderberry, black cherry, and tar open on the palate, with coconut and vanilla coming through on the mid-palate, where they are joined by red fruit highlights. Tannins are gentle and mild,
The nose releases aromas of black cherry, redcurrant, brambles, and mint. The palate shows redcurrant, plums, leather, brambles, and a bit of mint. Tannins are harsh, acids sharp. Drink with steak burritos. No Recommendation. WHO: Chateau de Sours WHAT: Merlot (85%), Petite Verdot (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) WHERE: France, Bordeaux Controlée
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2011 Kelly & Young Sauvignon Blanc This wine is fermented in stainless steel, then aged in neutral French oak for four months. The nose offers a grassy aromas under fresh fruits, grapefruits with sweeter tropical notes. The palate is softer and more tropical than the nose, with tangelos and hints
From grapes grown on a patch of the vineyard named after the owners' son, this is a very pretty wine at a very comfortable price. The nose shows high-toned red fruit over blue fruit. On the palate the red fruit takes the lead, sweet black cherries up front, with tart
Slightly vegetal green hints are clear tell-tales of wine from Chile, but they do not overwhelm the nose. It also has loads of menthol, black fruit, and a touch of coconut. Blackberries, menthol, tobacco and green pepper are bound by-read more-