Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2004 Clos l’Église (Pomerol). Opened this wine because after a very busy week at work and a crushing loss coaching my daughter’s basketball team this morning, I really wanted some awesome stuff to go with the very European dinner of roasted Muscovy duck, German potato dumplings and Bavarian style red cabbage. And it is not letting me down. Deep, dark cherry and plum with earth, spice and a very nice backbone of acid and tannins. Balance defined. What a beauty.
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.