Daily Drinker | An Everyday Bottle That Won’t Break the Bank
- Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Paso Robles Justin creates old world wines with Bordeaux varieties. Justin continuously releases some of the most interesting blends coming out of California.
- Daily Drinker | Tobia Crianza Tempranillo, Rioja 2003 A bargain at $15, the Tobia drinks like a $35 Rioja. 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha. Hand picked from Rioja Alta, Basa, and Alavesa. Malolactic fermentation in oak casks. Aged 14 months in new French and American oak.
- Daily Drinker | Damilano Barbera dâ€™ Asti, Piedmont 2008 Medium body. Ruby color. Lively young bouquet of violet and berry on the nose. Flavors of raspberry, black plum, fresh cherry. Lovely minerality, high acidity, and low tannin combine to make this barbera a vibrant and fresh well thought-out wine.
- Daily Drinker | Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana 2005 This bottle serves as a good introduction into Italian wine, particularly sangiovese. Peiro Antinori was one of the first winemakers to commercially produce the â€˜Super Tuscanâ€™ (Tiganello -1971)...
- Daily Drinker | Fleur De California Pinot Noir, Carneros 2007 Not what you would expect from a California Pinot, much less one from Carneros. This bottle is light, tart, young, and like Jude Law's last movie, forgettable.
- Daily Drinker | Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2006 For a company known for their outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay sure does ferment a mean mid range pinot ($30). Hints of lavender, spice, and bark on the nose mix well with the soft velvet tannins and palate of fat and subtle blueberry.
- Daily Drinker | GRATEFUL PALATE Shiraz 3 RINGS Reserve 2007 The color, viscosity, and alcohol are all typical Barossa Valley; (Blackish purple, very viscous, and 15%). Atypical of most Barossa shiraz is the balance (and complexity) of the competing notes. On the first sip my olfactory system was kicked into fifth gear.
- Daily Drinker | Gary Farrell Pinot Noir, Russian River 2006 Russian River is eponymous with quality California Pinot Noir. The name Gary Farrell eventually comes up when discussing Russian River, as Farrell has been making hit wines in the region since the 80â€™s.
- Daily Drinker | Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 2007 hile trying to balance the old and new world styles, CSJ has created a charming light body fruity Pinot. The alcohol steps in at 14%, and is complemented by concentrated fruit of cherry, strawberry, cedar, and carmel. The finish is surprisingly soft considering the alcohol.The fruit is sourced mostly from Carneros with 15% coming from Russian River.