First of all, I have to address a question that I had been on my mind since I picked up this wine: what is Laborde Double Select? According to winemaker Laura Catena in an interview with Vin de la Table, it refers to Luis Laborde, who brought a select sample of Syrah vines from the [...]
For the Rosé Society, this is the time of year to which we look forward. The rosés from the previous vintage are now being released, making their way to our local wine shops’ shelves. For the most part – and there are exceptions – rosés should be drunk within a year following their release. In a [...]
The rosé season has begun. Katrin with her review of the 2010 Meinklang Prosa inaugurated our pink season. (And if you find this style of lightly effervescent rosé enjoyable, seek out the one one made by Michlits, another biodynamic Austrian producer.) This is a time of year that we of the Rosé Society anticipate. The Rosé [...]
The L’Aventure Languedoc tasting in April that Glenn and I participated in last month was a fantastic opportunity to get reacquainted with the wines of the Languedoc. One of the things that I took away from that tasting was that there are many great wines – not the rough plonk for which it had developed [...]
The Charles & Charles Red is another offering from Charles Smith and Charles Bieler of Washington State. Both Glenn and I enjoyed their rosé last summer – fantastic price for the perfect summer staple. Their red wine, however, did not wow me. My initial thought was that this blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% [...]
It is a bit unusual for me to drink two bottles of wine made of the same varietal from the same country back-to-back. But after having finished the review of the Caligiore Syrah (see my previous post), the bottle of Luigi Bosca Syrah called to me and I wondered how these wines would compare.