Posts Written OnMarch 07, 2005

Channing Daughters Winery 2004 Scuttlehole Chardonnay

Last week I wrote about Channing Daughters Vineyard’s 2003 Fresh Red. This week, I turn my tongue to one of their few white wines that are still available. In other words, the 2004 Scuttlehole Chardonnay hasn’t sold out like so many of their small-run creations. Eyes: This wine, which never sees oak in its creation, is a very pale, lemon yellow. Nose: Nena described this wine as "Grapefruity and grassy. Almost like a Sauvignon Blanc with a little fresh pear at the end." I agree with her but would add faint notes of white peaches and some mineral quality as…

Reminder: Wine Blogging Wednesday #7 Is Two Days Away

Wine Blogging Wednesday is this Wednesday, March 9, hosted by Andrew of Spitoon. I know a lot of you are very excited and interested for this one, but in case you forgot, the theme is Obscure Red Grape Varieties. Remember, the key is obscure, but if you’re not sure what qualifies, check out Andrew’s post and the discussion after. This should be one of the more interesting editions of WBW…and, as always, the more the merrier!

Sfida 2003 Rosso (Puglia)

Italian wines are challenging to really get to know. Different regions have different label conventions…and sometimes I find it difficult to decipher them at all. This wine (picture is on it’s way), isn’t like that. No doubt to attract New World drinkers, Sfida 2003 Rosso offers a simple label that tells you right away what is in the bottle…a blend of Primitivo (60%), Sangiovese (20%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). I like trying interesting red blends, and at this price ($9 at Stew Leonard’s), I just couldn’t say no.