Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Wine Tasting - March 2012

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Riesling 2010 - From Acampo, California with a 12% alocohol that we paid $4.97 per bottle that we gave a 7.3 rating. A distinctive fruity and spice flavor that was sweet but not too sweet, with a slight dry finish. Light and airy with a clean taste. One on our list for future purchases.

Lindeman's 2010 Bin 90 Series Moscato - From South Eastern Australia with a 9.5% alcohol, we paid $5.47 per bottle and gave it one of our highest ratings of a 9.8. The citrus flavor was smooth and had a fresh taste with a clear succulent finish. This is at the top of our list when purchasing wine in our future

Livingston Cellars Sangria - This wine with natural flavors and 10% alcohol that we paid $5.47 per bottle, we gave it an 8.2 rating. Sweet & smooth like a Sangria should be, we will purchase this one again

HRM~Rex~Goliath Free Range Red - Acampo, California gave us this deep, dark, bold flavored wine with a 13.5% alcohol that we paid $4.97 per bottle. Not as sweet as we expected since the label stated it was a jammy red fruit flavor. We had to doctor it up with our "Kit", sprite, sweet & sour and grenadine before we were able to somewhat enjoy it. We will not be purchasing in the future.

HRM~Rex~Goliath Free Range Moscato - A Moscato from Acampo, California that has a 10.5% alcohol that we gave an 8 out of 10 and paid $4.97 per bottle. Crisp, light & very refreshing with a slight floral flavor, almost like a brisk walk in the morning during a light snowfall. This will be one of our future purchases.

Sutter Home Gew├╝rztraminer 2010 - A white wine out of Napa Valley with a 13% alcohol and costing $4.97 per bottle, we gave it a 7 our of 10 rating. Since this is our first taste of any Gew├╝rztraminer we will have to wait for any comparison. For now we will say this one is light, fresh & delightfully delicious. It has just the right amount of sweet and dry to compliment one another.

Sutter Home Pink Moscato - A Rose Wine - With 10% alcohol, we paid $4.97 per bottle and we gave it a 7.6 rating. With a slight taste of honeydew melon and passion fruit it has a light, sweet, crisp and clean refreshing taste. One sip the sweetness of the Moscato can be tasted, then the next sip the Rose can be tasted. We would buy it again.

Casella Wines Yellow Tail Riesling - We gave it a 3 out of 10 with a 12% alcohol and paid $4.97 per bottle. It has a dry and flat flavor, nothing like our other tastes of Riesling wine. This will not on our list to buy again.

Boones Farm Sangria Flavored Grape Wine - Gave it a rating of 5.0 out of 10 with a 7.5% alcohol and paid $2.97 per bottle. Fruity, citrus, grape flavor brought back memories of our first taste of wine. Good Sangria's are hard to find so we would probably buy this one again since it has a nice taste.

Casella Wines Yellow Tail Moscato - We gave this a rating of 7.1, has 7.5% alcohol and we paid $4.97 per bottle. Has a sparkly, zingy tropical fruit flavor with the first sip, then refreshes in the mouth, but then a very disappointing end. Really hard to explain since it just left us dry and waiting for something more.

Beringer 2010 California Collection Moscato - 9.5% alcohol from Napa Valley that we paid $5.28 a bottle. Had a floral aroma and a slight fruity taste. A sweet flavor with a magnificently clean, crisp finish. It is definitely on our to buy again list.

Folie A Deux 2010 Menage a Trois Moscato - 11% alcohol, we gave it a 7.2 rating and we paid $8.97 per bottle. Even with a hint of apricot and peach it is not one of the sweeter tasting wines, and even had a dry ending to it. The floral flavor was dominant and gave it a peculiarly taste. From Napa Valley it is a Moscato mingle wine from three separate growing areas, each crafted by a different winemaker. We had different opinions, I would not purchase again, but Jerry said he would drink it if someone gifted it to us and I would not.

Riunite Moscato Movendo Moscato-Puglia - Alcohol content is 8.0%, we paid $7.97 per bottle and gave it a 9.2 out of 10 rating. With a hint of citrus, honey and pear flavorings it has a sparkly, light and fresh taste! It will be at the top of our list to purchase again!

Cupcake Vineyards 2010 Piemonte Moscato DOC - Has a 5.5% alcohol, cost was $7.97 per bottle and gave it a rating of 9.9 out of 10. It has a fresh taste with a sweet and sparkly texture. It is definitely on our list for future purchases. It would go great with any meal!

Bartenura 2010 Piemonte Moscato - Produced in Italy with 5.5% alcohol. One of the highest ($15) we paid for a bottle and was the sweetest, almost too sweet tasting wine. We would probably drink it again but would not go out of our way to buy it. We also had a terrible time getting the cork out, it was dry, the cork not the wine and yes, we do store our bottles lying down.


Wanderin' said...

Sorry we missed you folks in Hurricane. Can't believe you were arriving just when we were leaving!! Finding wine in Utah won't be as easy as it is other states. You won't see it in the grocery stores either. I bought the Sutter Home Pink Moscato in Arizona and really liked it. I'm going to try your recommended Sangria. Thanks!

Nikki said...

I found you in the A - Z, nice to meet you :) I know nothing about wine, so this was a great post for me :D

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