Mile High's Wine of the Week: May 24th
Jorn Nou Terra Alta Petit Tinto & Petit Blanco 2016
What can you say about Jorn Nou Petit Tinto? Well, you can say that it’s freaking great to drink! That’s a good start, isn’t it? The nose is awash with sultry scents of warm berry preserves, pipe tobacco, and sweet vanilla. Once you take a quick whiff you’re going to rush right in for a sip. And what a sip it is! The palate is broad and generous with a mouth-coating texture that has a luxurious feel to it. Plump blackberries, black cherries, and blueberry preserves deliver waves of pleasure as the wine touches every nook and cranny of the palate on its way to the long, sleek finish. This is a t...
Mile High's "Wine of the Week": May 17th
Penley Estate Gryphon Coonawarra Merlot 2010
Let’s just be upfront about what we have for you this week. It’s Australian Merlot. Ok, for everyone who didn’t quit reading, this is some freaking good juice and it’s a steal at this price. The 2010 Gryphon delivers an exceptional nose of toasty oak, chocolate truffle, cigar box, anise, grilled bread, and sun baked earth. It is the kind of nose that serves as a clear reminder of the power, interest, and style that makes Merlot such an important varietal in the world of fine wine (let’s not forget that Chateau Petrus is composed entirely of Merlot). The palate fulfills the promise that th...