Monday, July 16, 2007

Enjoy some wine with me


Andrew Vitale said...

I recently started recording all of the wine I have tried and rated. To start, 2004 L'Aventure from Paso Robles California, which is an Estate Cuvee of 60% estate grown Syrah, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot was dense inky purple with great fruit equality.
-Fresh aromas of acacia flowers, plum, macerated blackberries, blueberries and cassis.
-Mouth feel and length of finish are made more complex by hints of leather, tar, and tobacco and great integration of big tannins, acid and wood. The finish for me lasted over 60 seconds.
-This wine was Robert Parker rated 98 points, and I couldn't agree more

Andrew Vitale said...

2005 Robert Foley Vineyards Napa Valley Charbono
-This grape varietal's history is either from Southern France or Northern Italy, but has been grown in California since its arrival in the 1800s.
-Deep inky purple, almost like a petit syrah, very juicy and some hints of black and white pepper.
-There are very small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot which were all fermented in new French Oak.
-Robert Parker rated 85points. However, I would have to disagree because over a short span of only an hour in the glass, the wine flourishes. My [Vitale] rating is 90 points for its complexity and ability to show various notes of fruit, acid, tannin and take over all of four sensory areas of the tongue.