Depth: This is a term we often come across in tasting notes (which is a good thing because these wines have a lot to offer). Depth is a general term to describe the complexity and concentration of flavors in a wine, as in a wine with excellent or uncommon depth. It also refers to a quality […]
B is for…Barnyard? You will often hear people describe a wine as having barnyard aromas or related terms like “horsey, manure, animal, etc.” Wines with this aroma are best described as earthy, with animal scents that remind tasters of well, a barn. However, this isn’t always a bad thing! In small doses this can be […]
Do you prefer Syrah or Shiraz? We want to let you in on a secret…they are the same grape! Syrah is the main grape in northern Rhone where it produces the lush Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage wines. It is known as Shiraz in Australia, where it is the most planted dark skinned grape variety. In the US […]
This week’s top wines were all rated at least 95 points by our panel of wine advisors and includes something for everyone; a Napa Cab, a Pinot from the Sonoma Coast (at a value you won’t believe!) and a Chardonnay exclusive to Wine Spectrum.