Archive for September, 2012

Scott Harvey Wines 2008 Barbera Review

Vintage: 2008
Appellation: Amador County
Vineyard/Vintage Notes:  Grown on steep mountainous terrain in the higher elevations of the
Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California.
Winemaker’s Notes: Produced in the Italian old world, food friendly style.
Vineyard Sources:  All Shenandoah Valley Amador County, 50% Spinetta Vineyard, 34% Manby Vineyard, 15% Ryan Vineyard, 1% DeWitt Vineyard.
Website:   Twitter: @scottharveywine

I recently came across a bottle of Scott Harvey 2008 Mountain Selection Barbera at a local wine shop. Now I will admit I am a big fan of Scott’s wines. They are always well balanced and full of fruit flavor. His Zinfandel is at the top of my personal list.  So tasting a bottle of this Barbera was something I was looking forward to. Now, keep in mind Scott is currently selling the 2010 Barbera on his website so this is an older vintage I am talking about.

I have to say this wine did not disappoint me. Rich and full of flavor with touches of strawberry’s in the nose. Extremely smooth with cherry, berries, and oak favors, with a finish that is like velvet and flavors that hold on for the long haul.

People who truly know wine know Scott Harvey and his contributions over 30 years in the industry. If you’re not familiar with Scott and his wines you owe it to yourself to get a bottle or two of his wine.

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Cuorerosso Vintners – Gru Montepulcino D’Abruzzo DOC 2009


Cuorerosso Vintners Gru Montepulcino D’Abruzzo DOC 2009

Wine: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Vintage: 2009
Grapes: 100% Montepulciano
Cost: $14.00 USD
Region: Abruzzo
Town: Castilenti
Vineyards altitude: 750 feet
Vineyards exposure: South South/East
Vines average age: 20 years old
Vinification: Temperature controlled fermentation, 18 days maceration on the lees.
Colour: Ruby red with purple reflection.
Aging: 8 months in stainless steel tanks

This wine has a lot of character. Big mouth full of flavors with cherry, plums and strawberry at the front. Nice smooth finish. An excellent wine for the price. If you’re looking for a lighter red wine, with lots of flavor this is your wine.  Limited release. Imported in USA by Shaw-Ross.


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