Monday, July 6, 2009

Wine Tasting Notes - Still Can't Be Shipped

The 2004 Bink Vineyard Pinot Noir had a “cherry”, “plum” or “ruby” red color with a little “transparence.” Its aroma was very “fruity,” full of cherry and blackberry flavors while it had a “light to medium” body and a certain “sharpness” to it. The wine was “spicy,” “tart,” “dry,” or as one reviewer called it, “masculine” in taste. The “long, nice smooth” finish led one reviewer to conclude “Good for summer grilling.”

The 2004 Spann Vineyards Mojo Proprietary Blend (50% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc & 2% Malbec) was a “deep red,” “dark”, almost “eggplant” color with a “tart cherry” and “oaky” aroma. The wine was definitely “wet” on the palate, “medium-“ to “full-bodied” and “spicy at first.” The Mojo was slightly “medicinal” in flavor with “peppery” and “raspberry” flavors coming through and a “loooong,” “smooth,” “velvety” finish. “Send me cases” of this “fruit bomb” said a reviewer.

Paradise Ridge’s 2005 Hoenselaars Vineyard Zinfandel was characteristically “dark red,” “plum” and “purple” in color. It had a “musky” “fruitiness” with a “light aroma.” The taste, however, was anything but light. Its “medium body” “made my mouth pucker” with a “multi-layered spice” “kick.” The “long lasting” flavor “started sweet but finished tart.” “The bottle grew on me” as this complex wine evolved in the glass.

As always, none of these wines can be legally shipped to you in Maryland until we change the laws!