Archives for: "January 2009"

Wine of the Month - February, 2009

January 29th, 2009
2003 Avila Syrah | Discuss it | more »

1999 Peirano Estate Old Vine Zinfandel

January 27th, 2009
Believe it or not, the 1999 Zinfandel is actually the current release from Peirano Estates. This is another Lodi zinfandel that I have enjoyed and I am beginning to think I need to pack up my things and move to Lodi, CA. The region makes some great… more »

2005 Starry Night Tom Feeney Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel

January 23rd, 2009
The Starry Night Winery currently makes six Zins. One of them, the Old Vine is...old vine, so in Zinfandel terms it is a more premium product. I was hoping that I would find this wine to be too complex -- I was hoping that I wouldn't like it so I… more »

2006 Terrazas de los Andes Malbec

January 13th, 2009
I've had the pleasure to taste (and buy two bottles of) the 2005 Malbec Reserva from Terrazas de los Andes, which I really liked. That wine runs $25-30, so I was excited to see this 2006 (non-Reserva) for less than $15. The wine has a brilliant dark… more »

The difference between Tawny and Ruby Port

January 7th, 2009
Port is a fortified wine made with Brandy, which stops the fermentation process. This process allows the port to keep the residual sugars and increases the alcohol content. So you see the after-dinner drink menu and some ports are listed as Ruby and… more »