Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wines from Grandma and Nonno’s visit -- Part 5 (short-form notes)

2006 Jean-Max Roger SANCERRE ROSÉ “Cuvée La Grange Dimière” (Loire, France) -- This Pinot Noir rose had a beautiful light salmon pink color, with a fresh nose of minerals, flowers, and strawberry/cherry. Refreshing and bone dry, with ripe fruit and excellent acidity.

2005 Domaine de la Noblaie CHINON “Les Chiens-Chiens” (Loire, France) -- Classic Loire Cabernet Franc nose and flavors: mineral and walnut oil, and herbal black cherry. Medium-full body and bone dry, stony black cherry skin flavors with underbrush and tomato notes.

2006 Razor’s Edge SHIRAZ (75%)-GRENACHE (25%) (McLaren Vale, Australia) -- Tastes like it’s got more Grenache than Shiraz, rather than the other way around, with great kirsch and spice aromas, medium full body, and ripe, sweet cherry/raspberry and earth flavors. Excellent buy at $13.99.

1 comment:

John said...

Wow - you cover two wines I've already been drinking in the same post. I agree on both the Chinon and the Razor's Edge -- great values. I hope you'll go through the values at the new Costco and give me some recommendations (I like the $12 Perrin Vinsobres 2006 I just had -- mineral, black fruits).

Thanks for the Woodcutter's Shiraz review a few weeks back. Got a bottle to have with braised short ribs and it worked great.

-- John C