Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape tonight. After the disappointing bottle of the 2006 earlier this week, I just had to try a different vintage. The 2007 is a way better wine than the 2006. Red and black fruits, licorice and dried herbs. Nice and round, smooth and a touch voluptuous. Very solid base level CdP that was a steal for $25 many years back.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.