Friday, June 22, 2007

2002 Termes Toro – Bodega Numanthia Termes (Spain - Castilla y Leon)

The #3 Wine if the Year in 2005 as cited by Wine Spectator! Bought for $25 at Union Square Wine! Will it live up to this incredible Price per Quality ratio!

Well… Yes. #3 Wine of the Year. Maybe not but awfully darn good.

Tempranillo. Deep red color with notes of Blueberry, blackberry, and tabac nose. Fine tannins. Slightly dry on the palate. But the fruit is the real star here.

The one knock on this wine is that its slightly acidic on the finish but that just makes it an A- wine rather than an A.

Friday, June 15, 2007

2005 Cuilleron Roussanne – Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes (France – Rhone)

Straw colored. Very floral with some lemon and just a hint of orange peel. This really smells like flowers though. Which ones… I can’t place them. I’m not a florist. Soft texture as the floral notes come through on the taste as well. However, this is another guess as I’ve never actually tasted flowers. Medium long finish.

A very good B+ wine for its uniqueness. $16 at Garnet Wines.