Cellar Notes http://wypr.org en The Branding of a Wine - 4/16/14 http://wypr.org/post/branding-wine-41614 <p>Hugh shared his thoughts on the true meaning of brand names in wine.&nbsp; No recommendations this week.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:17:14 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 11647 at http://wypr.org Inexpensive Bordeaux - 4/9/14 http://wypr.org/post/inexpensive-bordeaux-4914 <p><strong>Price key:&nbsp;</strong> $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Ch. Tuilerie Pagés, Bordeaux 2010 *&nbsp; $&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />(Light, inexpensive Bordeaux for current every day drinking)<br /><br />Ch. La Landotte, Médoc 2010 **&nbsp; $$<br />(Classic petit Bordeaux, suitable for laying down for aging)<br /><br />Ch. Gachon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2008&nbsp; *1/2&nbsp; $<br />(5 years old, nearly mature, decent fruit, significant tannin)<br /><br />Ch. Les Vielles Pierres, Lussac-St. Emilion 2009 **&nbsp; $<br />(A very good value in petit Bordeaux, merlot dominated)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em><br /> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:50:38 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 11301 at http://wypr.org Riesling - 4/2/14 http://wypr.org/post/riesling-4214 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Price key:</strong>&nbsp; $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:&nbsp;</strong> * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />Ch. Ste. Michelle Riesling, Cold Creek Vineyard, Wash. St. 2012 *1/2&nbsp; $<br />(Good soft texture, good fruit, decent acidity, very food friendly)<br /><br />Ch. Ste. Michelle Riesling, "Eroica", Columbia Valley 2012, * $$<br />(Made with Mosel's Dr. Ernst Loosen, still a work in progress)<br /><br />Karl Erbes Riseling, Urziger Wurtzgarten Spatlese 2012&nbsp; **1/2&nbsp; $<br />(Great value in balanced, off-dry fruity food friendly Riesling)<br /><br />Schmitt-Sohne Riesling, Piesporter Michelsberg Auslese 2009 **1/2 $<br />(Another wonderful value in rich, fruity German Riesling)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em><br /> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 10899 at http://wypr.org A Look at Portugal - 3/26/14 http://wypr.org/post/look-portugal-32614 <p><strong>Price key:</strong>&nbsp; $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:&nbsp;</strong> * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />Chão das Rolas Peninsula de Setubal 2010 * 1/2 $<br />(Rustic, lively with zingy flavors, perfect for suckling pig)<br /><br />Crasto Douro 2011 **1/2&nbsp; $<br />(Fabulous value in a serious, sophisticated red, same grapes as Port)<br /><br />Alente, Alentejo DO Non-Vintage **&nbsp; $<br />(Full-flavored, spicy, informal, perfect café wine)<br /><br />Alente Premium, Alentejo DO 2009 **&nbsp; $<br />(A more intense version of the regular Alente, great dinner wine)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://www.mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em><br /> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 10611 at http://wypr.org The Southwest of France - 3/19/14 http://wypr.org/post/southwest-france-31914 <p></p><p><strong>Price key:</strong>&nbsp; $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />Domaine de la Bouysse, "Hauterive Rouge", Vin de Pays d'Oc 2009&nbsp; ** $<br />(Full, black fruit flavors, great for early grilling, bargain!)<br /><br />Domaine de la Bouysse, "Mazerac", Languedoc (red) 2010 *** $$<br />(Intense, dark flavors, rustic notes, great value)<br /><br />La Borie la Vitarelle, "Les Terres Blanches", St. Chinian (red) 2010&nbsp; **1/2 $$<br />(Rhone blend, complex, full bodied, age-worthy)<br /><br />Mas Bruguiere "La Grenadière", Pic St.-Loup 2010&nbsp; **1/2&nbsp; $$<br />(Intense, lovely aromas, loaded with Syrah, complex flavors)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://www.mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:55:50 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 10288 at http://wypr.org American Pinot Noir - 3/12/14 http://wypr.org/post/american-pinot-noir-31214 <p><strong>Price key:&nbsp; </strong>$=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine</p><p>Le Nez Pinot Noir, Yamhill, Oregon, Lenné Vyd. 2012 **1/2&nbsp; $$<br />(Silky smooth, with deep red fruit flavors, classy)<br /><br />Lyric Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2011&nbsp; *1/2&nbsp; $<br />(A very good entry level California pinot noir)<br /><br />Stoller Pinot Noir, Dundee HIlls, Oregon 2010&nbsp; **&nbsp; $$<br />(An upper end entry level Oregon pinot noir with great complexity)<br /><br />CalStar Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2010&nbsp; **1/2&nbsp; $$<br />(Big, soft, silky pinot noir with wonderful flavor and texture)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://www.mywineworld.com/"><strong>Wine World</strong></a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:08:18 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 9945 at http://wypr.org Cellar Notes Website with Kyle Leslie - 3/5/14 http://wypr.org/post/cellar-notes-website-kyle-leslie-3514 <p>Now that WYPR's new website is up and running, we wanted to let Cellar Notes listeners know how to use it to their best advantage.&nbsp;</p><p>For years people have mentioned that they cannot write down our recommendations while they are driving home.&nbsp; We understand.&nbsp; That is why we post them on the website.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:46:16 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 9629 at http://wypr.org Mt. Gay Rum - 2/26/14 http://wypr.org/post/mt-gay-rum-22614 <p><strong>Cost key:&nbsp;</strong> $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><br />Mt. Gay Black Barrel Run<br />(Twice aged, big smoky and spicy) ** <strong>$$</strong><br /><br />Mt. Gay Extra Old Rum<br />(8-15 years, roasted flavors with sharp acidic edge) *** <strong>$$</strong><br /><br />Mt. Gay 1703 Rum<br />(Rum as Cognac, extra special) *** <strong>$$$</strong><br /><br /><strong>Many of these fine spirits can be purchased at Wine World.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</strong><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:54:52 +0000 9307 at http://wypr.org Mer Soleil/Belle Glos - 2/19/14 http://wypr.org/post/mer-soleilbelle-glos-21914 <p><strong>Cost key:&nbsp;</strong> $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><br />Bel Glos Pinot Noir "Los Alturos", Central Coast 2012 *** <strong>$$-$$$</strong><br /><br />Bel Glos Pinot Noir "Dairy Man", Central Coast 2012 *** <strong>$$-$$$</strong><br /><br />Bel Glos Pinot Noir "Clark and Telegraph", Central Coast *** 2012 <strong>$$-$$$</strong><br /><br />Bel Glos Pinot Noir Meiomi, Central Coast 2012 *** <strong>$$</strong><br />(First class examples of big California Pinot Noir)<br /><br />Mer Soleil Chardonnay "Silver", Monterey 2012 *** <strong>$-$$</strong><br />(Stupednous value in un-oaked Chardonnay)<br /><br />Mer Soleil Chardonnay, Reserve, Montery 2011 **1/2 <strong>$$</strong><br /><br /><strong>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</strong><br /> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:46:38 +0000 8943 at http://wypr.org Domestic Dessert Wines - 2/12/14 http://wypr.org/post/domestic-dessert-wines-21214 <p><strong>Cost key:</strong>&nbsp; $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60</p><p>Justin Vineyards &amp; Wines "Obtuse" dessert wine, Paso Robles ** <strong>$$</strong><br />(100% cab sauv port)<br /><br />Boordy "Veritude" Ruby Port , Maryland 2008 (375 ml.) ***&nbsp; <strong>$$</strong><br />(Precise approximation of classic ruby port style.)<br /><br />Kiona Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington 2007 *1/2 <strong>$</strong><br />(Light, delicate, full of flavor.)<br /><br />Orchid Cellars "The Archer" Mead, Maryland&nbsp; ** <strong>$</strong><br />(A honey based wine with spicy notes.)<br /><br /><strong>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</strong><br /> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:32:23 +0000 8616 at http://wypr.org