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2007 Fattoria Rodano Poggialupi Toscana

Posted on October 30, 2009 - Filed Under Italian wines, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This wine kicked some serious ass. The great earthy, vegetative quality that I love in Italians, but with a very nice backbone of mocha and dark cherry. For under $17, I highly recommend.

Get this while you can @ Westwood Liquors.

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2005 Rosemblum “Hillside Vineyards” Syrah

Posted on September 12, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Red wines, Reviews, Syrah, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

I find it interesting how the wine palette evolves in time…

When I first started drinking red wine, I longed for the most fruit-forward, berry-heavy wines I could find. Big, thick syrahs, jammy zinfandels, give me something to overwhelm my senses…

These days, I find the extracted quality of new-age wines without the proper depth a little boring and undeveloped.

Rosenblum epitomizes this transition for me… (read more…)

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