Monthly Archives: April 2012

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SketchBook Pinot Noir 2010 Mendocino County

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Sipped at Terroir Wine Bar where they always give a righteous pour ! Slightly more than halfway in a nice riedel glass…YES! Wonderful chocolate covered berry nose and taste. Loverly..soft tannins with a mild oak flavor and yes chocolat. Don’t … Continue reading

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Re’ve’lation Cabernet/Merlot 2009

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John Wine Snob says:Remember how your grandfather smelled? It was kind of a musty aroma coming from a sport coat that hadn’t been dry cleaned in…never. And he had worn it since 1938.  It was tinged with cigarette smoke, whiskey, … Continue reading

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Mendoza Station 2011 Malbec

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A light wine for a Malbec , this one has a shallow nose..but it has a nice mild earthy flavor with a medium garnet color. There is a mixed berry palate with a long ..stick to the tongue finish. Quite … Continue reading

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Domain de Couron Marselan 2010

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John Wine Snob says:Hey, now. That was nice. It was like going for a naked swim and air-drying yourself. In a provençal summer breeze and never wanting to get dressed again. There was a soothing liberation that was in the … Continue reading

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Harthill Farms and Three Wishes Merlot

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I was at Whole Foods to pick up some vindaloo sauce for dinner tonight  and decided to look at what wine deals they had there. I found this Harthill Farms Merlot for $4.99….  seemed like a decent price to at … Continue reading

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Green Fin White Table Wine 2010

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Well ..I reviewed the Green Fin Chardonnay last year ..it was horrible! I took it back!  At the store yesterday and was talking with the wine guy. He agreed that the chardonnay was lousy…but that I should try the table … Continue reading

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Chateau Haut Blaignon 2010

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  John Wine Snob says:Ya wanna nice inexpensive red that will go with lots of things and maybe even please your friends? The Chateau Haut Blaignon 2010, a Bordeaux, is not a bad choice. I had it with some scallops, … Continue reading