Tridente Tempranillo, 2009
According to Wine Advocate:
The 2009 Tridente Tempranillo from the DO of Castilla y Leon is 100% Tempranillo that spent 15 months in French oak. Aromas of toasty oak, graphite, balsamic, incense, and black fruits are followed by a dense, powerful Tempranillo from the great 2009 vintage. Rich, savory, and pleasure bent, it is a great value for drinking over the next 6-8 years. Rated 90+
Very good, in other words, and . . . all for less than $20 per bottle!!
La Chouffe, March 25, 2012
Belgian gnome beer: or, La Chouffe! From the region of the Ardennes (eastern Belgium), it’s a “blonde” ale with a cute label with a chouffe (a gnome) wearing big wooden shoes ~
MacRostie 2008 Chardonnay, February 3, 2012
Staff pick at the Berkeley Bowl (for $21) and oh by the way, a 92 from Wine Spectator! Here’s WS’s description: “A rich, elegant style, with intense, concentrated citrus, green apple, spice and fresh-cut flowers. Full-bodied, gaining depth and complexity on the finish, where the minerality shines through. Drink now through 2018.” We like the drinking of it through NOW especially!