2000 Bodega Achaval Ferrer Bordeaux Blend
$$$ (77.00 rest) A firm example of the quality wine coming from Argentina.
A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot this wine starts
very tight and needs breathing time. Decanting
settled the tannins and pushed out the fruit offering plum, black fruit,
chocolate and currant. A classy
2001 Campo de Camarena Garnacha Vieja $
The nose on this one will delight Grenache fans as a spicy cedar and
dark cherry wafts out of the glass. Spain
is good to this cepage and for the price, this one is worth a try.
Muga Reserve Rioja $$ (22.00)
body with a nice fruit/acid balance, the light oak adds a mild sweetness to
the spice, chocolate and dark cherry flavors.
2003 Pascual Toso Malbec Riserva
Breathe in and out, in and out, this wine needs a good bit of
oxidation before it shows any fruit. When
you finally get to the reason you wanted to drink it, you find a tasty
raspberry and dark fruit flavor with a finish of chocolate and a touch of
spice. A nice wine for a casual dinner.
2004 Beringer Nouveau $
Created from Pinot Noir and Valdiguie, this is the most widely promoted
Thanksgiving Day wine in the Essex county area.
Not from Gamay and not from Burgundy, this light style red from
Beringer holds little excitement or flavor for me.
I wonder how long this will be promoted.
2002 Cline Red Truck Red