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Janine Buchal
Janine Buchal
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Janine Buchal

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Wine Reviews

Bastianich Vespa Rosso

Vintage Reviewed: 2010; Classification: Red; Smell: Fruity; Taste: Fruity; Body: Medium; Finish: Long;

Nice fruit with crispness from neutral oak. The Vespa (wasp) Bianco is marvelous too. Delicious wines. Watch for Malvasia unoaked Croatian wines from this vineyard too. Well balanced and fun!

reviewed 7 years 4 months 16 days ago

Moris Farms Riserva Morellino di Scansano

Classification: Red; Smell: Earthy; Taste: Earthy; Body: Light-Medium; Finish: Long;

A tremendously well balanced Sangiovese, Cab. Syrah (90% Sangiovese) from Tuscany. Organic & sustainably farmed 90 Pts. Wine Advocate! Reasonably priced too! I had the 2010 Fall Harvest.

reviewed 7 years 7 months 4 days ago

Rosa Fiore Barbera d'Asti

Classification: Sparkling (Red); Smell: Fruity; Taste: Fruity; Body: Light; Finish: Sweet;

Delightful bubbly with light cranberry and fruity overtones. A quick but sweet finish. Nice with Salmon or dessert.

reviewed 7 years 7 months 4 days ago

Bodegas Matarromera 'Emina' Verdejo

Classification: White; Smell: Fruity; Taste: Fruity; Body: Light-Medium; Finish: Fruity;

Truly a burst of tropical fruits. Soft and ripe pineapple, aromatic banana and slight spice. Nice with cheese, fruit or a heavenly dessert. Great wine and service experience at Bent Fork!

reviewed 7 years 7 months 8 days ago

Caves da Cerca 'Famega' Vinho Verde

Classification: White; Smell: Fruity; Taste: Fruity; Body: Light; Finish: Quick;

Great light acidic wine to start a wine dinner with as it is very low in alcohol and pairs well with cheeses, nuts and dried fruits. Reasonably priced and holds its structure even though incredibly li... Read more

reviewed 7 years 7 months 24 days ago

Buttonwood Reserve Merlot

Classification: Red; Smell: Fruity; Taste: Herbacious; Body: Medium; Finish: Bold;

Though I tried the 2002 Merlot, it was amazing in mouth feel. Velvety and yet smooth fruit forward, well balanced. An exciting Merlot with a bold finish. Delicious. Nice job, Karen!

reviewed 7 years 8 months 9 days ago

Gruet 'Methode Champenoise' Brut Blanc de Noirs

Classification: Sparkling (White); Smell: Earthy; Taste: Fruity; Body: Light; Finish: Sweet;

Well balanced tasty bubbly with complex berry flavors.

reviewed 7 years 8 months 29 days ago

Paul W. Giese
A great one to choose for this holiday season.
December 24, 2012

Gancia Brachetto d'Acqui

Classification: Sparkling (Red); Smell: Fruity; Taste: Fruity; Body: Light; Finish: Sweet;

Sweet, fresh elegant dessert sparkling wine with a raspberry/strawberry nose. Terrific alone or with a rich chocolate dessert.

reviewed 7 years 8 months 29 days ago

Gancia Prosecco

Classification: Sparkling (White); Smell: Floral; Taste: Fruity; Body: Light; Finish: Dry;

Light sparkling with maple and apple notes. Crisp clean finish with supple peach flavor. Great with dried fruit, nuts and light cheeses.

reviewed 7 years 9 months

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