Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Monday, November 20, 2006

Wine Notes

2004 Domaine de L'Ameillard, Vin Pays D'Orange - Light, bright, tart, but very typical of a Vin Pays. I liked it probably because it was so typical, yet this style is likely one of the reasons there is a lake of wine in France. Definitely not the gout Americain or the gout Parker.

2004 Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon - Ca marche, it works, a good working horse cab that goes well with food even if not particularly exciting.

2005 Clayhouse Sauvignon Blanc - Quintessential sauvignon blanc with a straw, grassy nose, and strong grapefruit flavors. Light, crisp and pretty delicate. A really good example of the varietal, even if not particularly to my taste.

Seguras Viudas - Easy, soft, bubbly - no sharp edges - perfect for big events. Good Thanksgiving wine.

2005 Aquila D'Oro Chianti - "Italian Four Buck Chuck" - surprisingly drinkable, they must have added some Merlot to the Sangiovese to soften this wine. With good fruit and balance a great every day Chianti to have with pasta and pizza ( about $4 at Trader Joe's).

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