Ron Blachman's Product Reviews

  • Rating:
    (9/28/2014)
    Wild Horse Viognier 2012
    $15.99
    Pair with: Fowl, Pork, Hearty soups and stews, Caviar, Smoked fish or gravlax
    Good quality natural cork. Pale straw color with a hint of brass; light-to-medium body, leggy. Medium sized nose even when cold, grows as the wine warms; perfumed with pineapple, apple, sappiness, a bit floral with a shot of oak; lovely! The flavors are nice indeed; it is crisp but not small, good acid, fruit, it fills every part of the palate, additional scents come through when it is sipped; it has a nice, lingering finish. This is what I'm looking for in serious whites (and seldom find). I won't be able to afford this in ten years because this wine is going to get a reputation! At $16 this is a superb value. I think it will hold a few years, too although it does not need time; I'm grateful for the top quality, medium length cork. Janis sang my sentiments: "Get it while you can".
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    (9/28/2014)
    Melville Sta. Rita Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2012
    $35.99 $31.99
    Save $4.00
    Rather disappointing; this lowers my view of recommendations from "stewards". Decent composite cork. Light ruby color, light-to-medium body, small legs form late. Medium sized nose, some berry, some pomegranate, a hint of pepper, but muddied, muted; too much alcohol in the nose. Flavors are pleasant, good enough acid but not generally notable and the alcohol comes through too much. There is nothing particularly fine about this wine, it lacks concentration. It is, in short, mediocre and overpriced.
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  • Rating:
    (9/23/2014)
    Clos Pegase Mitsukos Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
    Sold Out
    2012 vintage available for $26.99
    Wine.com did not allow my completely reasonable review text.
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