2014 The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon

What it says on the back of the bottle: Do you have a taste for risk, a curious nature, and a daring spirit?  Then join The Seeker on a global wine adventure!  Embark on your own sensory safari with wines made by family wineries focused on their regional specialties- from New Zealand to Germany, France…

Article about Pinot Grigio

3 types of Pinot Grigio – Wine Folly A very interesting article from wine folly explaining three distinct types of Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris.  The wine I reviewed 2014 Barone Fini Valdadige Pinot Grigio would fall into the “Minerally & Dry” Pinot Grigio, which explains why I didn’t taste the honey flavor I usually associate with…

2014 Barone Fini Valdadige Pinot Grigio

What it says on the back of the bottle: A crisp, dry wine from northern Italy, it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet.  A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself, as an excellent aperitif. _____ This wine was a clear, moderately yellow color in the glass.  The nose was subtle and…

Explaining my tasting “scale”

There are probably a million ways to rate wines.   Many professional publications rate on a 100 point scale, judging such things as taste, nose, clarity, etc… and creating an all-encompassing final evaluation.  There is value in this approach.  It allows for nuanced judgement of wine and easier comparisons to determine if one wine is…