Frederic Krohmer/Certified Plonkologist

2009 Proprieta Sperino “Rosa del Rosa”

A last taste of summer… As the seasons change, and summer’s fleeting promise falls away in the rearview mirror, here is a chance to allow our gaze to linger a bit on Summer’s retreating form. It’s color evokes the soft, red glow of sunsets viewed from over the top of the grill. Light, soothing and…

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2005 Abbaye de Saint-Ferme “Les Vignes du Soir”

A lovely representation of Right Bank Bordeaux by the glass. Essentially declassified St. Emilion grapes, we have a blend of Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The resulting juice is light in body, elegant in style, and definitively old world in character.  At first look we have a delicate garnet hue with…

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2007 Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir

2007 Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir is sourced from McMinnville and Willamette Valley AVA’s in Oregon. As the extraction factor in Pinot seems to reach ever higher peaks of density, I find myself wondering what on earth has happened to the glorious feminine side of this grape. The masculine style of this varietal is becoming rapidly…

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