Showing posts with label Barbera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barbera. Show all posts



2004 Kunde Estates Chardonnay
2002 Beaucanon Estates Chardonnay
2005 Bohemian Highway Chardonnay

2005 Sebastiani Pinot Noir
2004 Seghesio Barbera
2003 Bolla Valpolicella

2005 Wyndham Estates Bin 222 Chardonnay
2005 King Fish Pinot Grigio

2004 Silver Ridge Pinot Noir
2003 Blackstone Merlot

2004 Silver Ridge Chardonnay
2005 Novella Sauvignon Blanc
2003 Trinchero Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Casillero Del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Coastal Ridge Chardonnay
2005 Little Black Dress Chardonnay

2005 Wyndham Estates Bin 333 Pinot Noir

2005 Smoking Loon Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay


Wed., 2/14, Valentines Day, Little Rock, AR

Don't want this to be the "lazy blogger" post but it just so happened that we had two favorites tonight that have been reviewed before. One, the Seghesio Barbera and the other the Kunde Estate Chardonnay. Now the fact that it was Valentine's Day night did in fact have a little to do with it as #1 wanted a nice, relaxing night in front of the fire and she requested both of the referenced wines and who am I to deny a woman, especially on Valentine's Day? As they say, "A happy wife, a happy life"! and I do indeed like a happy wife. Link to my previous reviews and you'll see just how much we both like these wines. I promise a new wine review tomorrow, (I'm looking at a Pinot Noir from Sebastini to taste), and will let you know what I think. Hope all had a great Valentine's Day with your spouse and/or significant other. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!


Sun. 2/11, Little Rock, AR

Although I've written about this wine before it was prior to implementing my rating system and since I had a couple more bottles on hand I thought I would go ahead and give this one a corkscrew rating. As I raved about this one in my previous post once again I was not disappointed. This truly is an excellent wine and since I was able to get it at almost half price it seems to taste even better. Dark ruby colors swirling in my glass led to tastes of blackberry, cherries and just the right amount of spice. This wine goes down real easy and is great with any type of meat, particularly filets like we had last night, but is also great just sipping on next to a roaring fireplace. #1 and I each enjoyed a glass with dinner then had a second while watching the Grammys after both kids were tucked in for the night. You can't go wrong with this wine and I highly recommend it earning it 4 corkscrews. Try and find some of this and let me know if you agree. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!


Thursday brought a return to the office and the inevitable day spent catching up on everything that occurred while I was gone. Somewhat uneventful but had a nice, relaxing evening with a nice glass of 2005 Quail Ridge Cabernet. I let this one breathe for about 30 minutes and discovered a lot of blackberry and currant flavors that I didn't taste the last time I tried this. Actually I was more in the mood for a nice Chardonnay but our wine cooler was fresh out of any white graped varietals.
Friday brought another hectic day with meetings, field work and a run to Cabot just before the traffic got too bad. Stopped by T's place and stocked up with a case of a variety of whites, Chardonnays, Pinto Gris, Sauvignon's primarily. Grabbed a couple more bottles of the Seghesio Barbera just because it is so damn good. I got home and chilled everything I had just bought and opened up a wonderful bottle of Montinore Estate Pinot Gris 2005. This was more of a splurge bottle, celebrate the weekend, even though at $11.99 a bottle it's not really at the cost level of a true splurge! This one had great citrus and fruit aromas with flavors of apples, lemons and maybe a little roasted nut swirling on the tongue. Highly, highly recommend! Capped off the night with a great run of cards during the monthly game and was well in the plus column for the night. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!


Well, it was an action-packed weekend to say the least. We started out with an impromptu happy hour with the next door neighbors, Jim and Charlotte, that stretched out til 11:30 p.m. We started with a great bottle of 2004 Seghesio Barbera, originally retailed at $17.99 but I got it from T's place for $9.99, full of berry flavors and just the right amount of tannin, and followed that up with two bottles of 2003 Quail Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, originally priced at $15.99 but I got a great deal on this at $5.99 a bottle. I ended up buying a case because it was such a good deal. Nice fruit, spicy oak with this one and a little tanin finish that everyone agreed was very tasty (a fancy wine term). Saturday was just a lazy day with the kids, hanging out, watching a little t.v., then out to Alltel Arena to see the Arkansas RimRockers play the Sioux Falls Sky something or another in an NBA development league game. It was quite the snoozer with the old RimRockers (yes, that's really their name), losing their 14th in a row. We topped the night off at home, after the kids snuggled in for a long winters night, with a nice bottle of Cooks Brut champagne. Paid a full retail of $5.99 but at that price it's great for a no special occasion sip. I recommend everything we tasted on Friday and Saturday especially if you can find it at close to the prices I paid. Remember, Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often!