I suppose on a wine profile I should refer to where I developed my taste for wine. I first got into wine when I heard about red wine's curious effect on Cholesterol. As my family is prone to high cholesterol I started drinking wine. Since then I've travelled extensively across Europe and South America, spent some time living in SA and backpacking over the course of 6 months in Europe. I experimented with Chilean and Peruvian wines, which had their merits, very flavorful. Maybe it's my European heritage, but for my pallet I find the Europen wines to have a more generous level of complexity and subtlety at the same time. I have enjoyed Royal Tokaji with Foi Gras, and several different Veronese and Tuscan reds with anything from steak to pumpkin ravioli. I have recently been exploring more of the wines from my home state of California. Some of our wines are competitive on a global scale and not just those in Napa and Sonoma. I've visited some excellent wineries in Paso Robles and Monterey. It's a little more of a search though, to find the real champs. That's why I've come here. Well... enough talk, time to browse around and maybe have a sip.
Wine has human characteristics. A good wine changes as it ages, it has individuality and personality. A well built wine has several layers of complexity in its aroma and its flavor. It has a time of birth, an optimum environment to be raised, a time when