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Wine from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley

Earlier this week I spent one afternoon, and one morning, with friends in Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. It resulted in testing these wines. I hope this is helpful for you.

Who the winner was? Definitely Mekker Four Kings Alexander Valley 2008.

Mazzocco

Chardonnay 2015 Stuhlmuller Alexander Valley Lots of oak, but not really butter

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Portuguese wine – Douro

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Amarone

Five Amarone 20101127

Tonight I tested five different Amarone. The presentation was at Munskänkarna in Simrishamn. The tasting was lead by Mikael Lyng and Jonas Jagusch. And the wines where:

Corte Aleardi Amarone della Valpolicella 2001 259 kr Smell was medium (for an Amarone), leather, cherries, some grass that was cut some days ago. […]

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir 2001

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir 2001

The Robert Mondavi winery has just like many others a few different categories of wines. The Private Selections being the one small step above the wine they mass produce. And just like from others I think the money is well spent. This wine is just a little […]

Graham’s Vintage Port 1970

Grahams Vintage Port 1970

Graham’s Vintage Port 1970 is in short, how red port should taste. Soft, smooth, while still dark, heavy. Incredibly smooth. Red taste of course, but definitely not the fresh berries that one might get from younger ports. A friend that really know port that also was at the opening of […]

Domaine La Barroche, Châteauneuf-du-pape, 2007

Domain La Barroche 2007

Now, people in Sweden, listen. This is a bargain. It is one of the absolutely best Châteauneuf-du-pape I have had. From 2007 that is I think the best year since 2000 and 1998 (and maybe better than those), and on top of that from Domaine La Barroche that is a […]

Bhutan Highland Grain Whisky

Bhutan Highland Grain Whisky

Well, what to say. Interesting to have tried, slightly better than the €2/bottle of Rhum I found in Manila, but part from that… This is an experience. Can not be described. If I try to say something positive, I am surprised it is not as perfumed as some crap liquids […]

Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Pauillac, 1997

Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Pauillac, 1997

I am a red wine person. And there are a number of areas in the world that I like a lot. That I know the wine. Pauillac is not one of those, and because of that it is very interesting to have as the first wine I really try to […]

Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, Chardonnay, 1998

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 1998

This is the first time part from tasting on site I have the famous Montelena Chardonnay. It was not a blind tasting, and we had the wine with food. As I knew about the wine and winery it is easy to say that it is very similar to a typical […]

La Fagotière, Châteauneuf-du-pape, 2009, white

La Fagotière 2009

La Fagotière is as all wineries from Châteauneuf-du-pape most well known for their reds, but they also do white. This is a very complex, thick but still crisp. Grass, pear, not any fat oils, no minerals. This white is a typical white Châteauneuf-du-pape, maybe a little bit too young still, but […]