Author Archives: citbp

About citbp

I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.

Tiki Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tiki Ridge, Reserve Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, 2017 This wine: lot No. L17291, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, £9 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, unmistakably sauvignon blanc, with highly perfumed … Continue reading

Posted in 10to20 - still white, new zealand south, sauvignon blanc | Leave a comment

Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 This wine: lot no. DISG12314, a blend of 74% pinot noir with chardonnay, only 2400 c/s produced, mushroom natural cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR bin end, £15 (09/17) … Continue reading

Posted in 10to30 - sparkling, chardonnay, pinot noir, usa california | Leave a comment

Dolium Minervois 2015

Domaine Pierre Fil, Dolium, AOP Minervois, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2015 On AOP Minervois The Minervois lies inland from a line drawn roughly between Narbonne in the east and Carcassonne in the west. The appellation of Cabardes is to the west, … Continue reading

Posted in 10to20 - still red, carignan, france languedoc (occitanie), grenache noir, mourvedre | Leave a comment

Oatley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Robert Oatley, Helmsman, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia, 2015 On the sensory profile of sauvignon blanc with climate This is in general terms as one can, in an ostensibly warmer climate for example, find cool sites through higher altitude, or by … Continue reading

Posted in 10to20 - still white, australia western, sauvignon blanc | Leave a comment

Hengst GC Gewurztraminer 2001

Domaine Barmes Buecher, Hengst, Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace Grand Cru, France, 2001 On gewurztraminer A thick-skinned small berried (a combination which can show as a low-key grip) pink to red variety [2]. It buds early, so is subject to frost, and … Continue reading

Posted in france alsace, gewurztraminer | Leave a comment

Castris Salice Salentino 2014

Leone de Castris, Rosso Riserva, DOC Salice Salentino, Lecce, Puglia, Italy, 2014 On negroamaro A black variety, cultivated almost exclusively in Puglia. Wines are generally deeply hued (negro), with balancing acidity – which can be challenging to preserve [3], soft … Continue reading

Posted in 10to20 - still red, italy puglia | Leave a comment

Josmeyer Gewurztraminer 2013

Josmeyer, Les Folastries, Gewurztraminer, AOP Alsace, France, 2013 On gewurztraminer A thick-skinned small berried (a combination which can show as a low-key grip) pink to red variety. It buds early, so is subject to frost, and ripens both late and … Continue reading

Posted in 10to20 - still white, france alsace, gewurztraminer | Leave a comment