Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Peter Zemmer Lagrein Raut is such a unique and cool wine to drink. First of all, it has that tell-tale Lagrein flavor that is kind of hard to describe…gamey leather, blackberry, plum and a healthy dose of tobacco and earth. It is really the perfect wine to pair with game, fowl or a nice braised dish. This is meant to be consumed on the earlier side, but it could last a few years and get a smidgen better. It is $19 here in ATX and worth the price of admission.
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.