2009 Kim Crawford Sauvignon
Blanc Marlborough $17.99
89 pts Wine Spectator
Concentrated and very intense, weaving together a harmonious medley of crushed stone, grapefruit and nut flavors. Savory herbs, grass and lime notes highlight a bright, vibrant finish. Drink now. - Wine Spectator
2008 Walter Hansel |
Cahill Lane Chardonnay $39.99
94 pts. Robert Parker
The 2008 Chardonnay Cahill Lane (from an old Wente clone) is also a noteworthy bargain. Seriously endowed, full-bodied, and powerful, it is an outstanding success in this vintage. Caramelized orange, candied citrus, and pineapple aromas, a full-bodied mouth feel, and very good acidity as well as concentration suggest this 2008 will age easily for 7-8 years.
89 Pts. Wine Spectator
This ripe and succulent red has a juicy feel to its lively blueberry and plum fruit, hinting at toast and cedar as the finish lingers. This wine is a perfect accompaniment with steak, roast beef and lamb and excellent with pizza and meat based pasta dishes. It is delightful with aged cheddar or pecorino cheeses.
88 pts Wine Advocate
The 2010 Luzon is a blend of 70% Monastrell and
30% Syrah that was tank fermented and aged. It offers up an herbaceous
nose with notes of sage, thyme, blueberry, and blackberry in a jammy,
ripe style. It is an excellent value for drinking over the next 5 years.
90 pts. Wine Spectator
Opulent and exotic, featuring brown rice, slate, smoke and tropical fruit notes. This is an open, fluid white, drier in style than most in this group and higher in alcohol. The submerged acidity reveals itself on the finish, along with a tactil sensation around the gums.
Wine Focus # 22
- Having just returned from vacation in Spain I was struck by the fact that even in the midst of economic woes, Spanish pride would not allow this great culture to succumb to despair. Although one can see belts tightening, they refuse to give up their lifestyle of devotion to good food and wine. The tapas bars are still packed until the wee hours of morning and for a fraction of the cost of fine wine drinking here, I was savoring great Riojas and Ribera Del Dueros, the pinnacle of the Spanish wine world. Friday's tasting will spotlight another rising star in the D.O. Toro, slightly west of Ribera, in the province of Zamora, which is likewise in the region of Castile. Formerly a rustic, strong country wine, Toro producers have tamed the Tempranillo grape to attempt to achieve some degree of finesse and style and are banking on a bright future for the region. The selection is Sabor Real Crianza Vinas Centenarias 2007, from vines over 100 years old. In this dry, dusty plain of northern Spain, roots must dig deep for their nourishment producing big and rich wines that match well with bold, spicy food typical of the region. This bottle pairs well with roast meats, especially lamb, strong cheeses, and barbecue.
Enjoy the last taste of summer and stroll down to Harry's Wine Cellar this Friday night - September 7th from 6-9 PM to sample the 2007 Sabor Real Crianza Vinas Centenarias with Jim and friends or visit us online at www.harryswines.com. See you there ..
Wine is a product of the earth and, as such, is created by an interaction of
grape variety, climate, geography, geology, the particular weather of that
year's growing season, known as the vintage, and the hands of man. In this
twenty-third and in future editions of WineFocus, we will explore and recommend
wines from different wine-growing regions of the world. Enriched by the
history, culture, and cuisine of these regions, wine is a fascinating and
rewarding pursuit and we invite you to Harry's Wine Cellar to learn, taste and
- James Del Colle
Sabor Real Crianza Vinas Centenarias 2007
91 pts. Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
Aged in French and American oak, some of it new, some for one year. Its nose is a bit more brooding and on the palate it is richer, riper, and a bit more serious. With outstanding concentration, excellent length, and impeccable balance, this awesome value will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2022.
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90 pts Robert Parker
Enticing scents of chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, licorice and new leather emerge from the boisterous 2007 Palazzo della Torre. The fruit is sumptuous as always, but in 2007 Palazzo della Torre is not quite as approachable upon release as it usually is. Another year or two in bottle should help smooth some of the slightly rough edges that are present today. There is enough balance and elegance in the finish to suggest this will drink well for a number of years.
A Steal for the Price !!
50% Sangiovese & 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Intense, bright ruby red. The nose is dominated by aromas of cherries and green pepper. Soft tannins with a a meatier body and a fresh finish where hints of cherry jam intertwine with coffee and cocoa. A Real Winner !! Serving suggestion: antipasti, pasta sauces with strong, white and red meats and ripe cheeses.
90 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
A beautiful Quebec classic ice cider, with vibrant notes of fresh apple slices drizzled with honey and clove. Round and full in the mouth without being overly heavy and cloying, the tangerine citrus lifts up the sweeter ripe baked apple and superripe stone fruit flavors. Long and immensely satisfying on the finish; a great after dinner sipper for company
91 pts. Jay Miller Wine Advocate
The 2005 Vinas Centenarias, as the name implies, comes from vines over 100 years of age. Purple-colored, it offers up a complex perfume of pain grille, violets, mineral, spice box, black cherry and blackberry. Bigger, richer, and more sweetly-fruited than its younger colleague.
90 pts Wine Spectator
A muscular red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, plum, raspberry tart and grilled fig. The dense finish of dark chocolate is firm and focused, with smoky notes. Best from 2010 through 2014.
Randy Mason Does It Again !!
Inviting citrus, pineapple aroma that lingers seductively. A full, round, refreshing mouthful of grapefruit and figs. This wine is creamy and rich while being crisp and complex. A great wine to pair with spicy Asian fare, raw oysters, seafood and cheese