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2012 Hardy’s Nottage Hill Chardonnay

2012 Hardy’s Nottage Hill Chardonnay

How good is an eight dollar Chardonnay? Well according to my wife the "Queen of Chardonnay", the 2012 Hardy's Nottage Hill Chardonnay was so good that she raved…

2012 Carneros Highway Chardonnay

2012 Carneros Highway Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is a little different in that the initial taste is best described as lemony. Now, I do not mean a tart lemon flavor, nor is it sweet…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2012 Waterstone Sauvignon Blanc

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2012 Waterstone Sauvignon Blanc

A few nights back the "Chardonnay Queen" prepared her famous Shrimp Scampi for us, and we opened a bottle of the 2012 Waterstone Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley to…

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2011 Raymond Reserve Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2011 Raymond Reserve Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay

When you live with a woman whose nickname is the "Chardonnay Queen", and it's her birthday dinner, you had better select a decent bottle of wine for the occasion. I…

2010 Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir

2010 Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir

About ten years ago I began to notice that a number of the California wines that I was enjoying the most were originating from the Russian River Appellation of Sonoma…

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2011 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2011 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio

The 2011 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio is another in a long line of good vintages from Maso Canali. It comes from Trentino, Italy, and helps set the standard for what…

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2012 Santa Julia Organic Malbec

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2012 Santa Julia Organic Malbec

There has been a lot about Argentina in the news of late, but there is nothing new about how good the wines from Gaucho Land are. The world has…

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2009 Villa Antinori Toscana

Norm’s Tasting Notes 2009 Villa Antinori Toscana

Dating back past 1385 when the house of Antinori joined the Italian wine makers guild, the Antinori family has helped define the history, as well as the wines of Tuscany...…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2010 Columbia Crest Chardonnay

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2010 Columbia Crest Chardonnay

Once again Columbia Crest, a secondary label for Chateau Ste. Michelle has produced another quality entry in the value price range. The 2010 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonnay is…

Norm’s Tasting Notes: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

  2011 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay    I have raved about my wife’s “Special Shrimp Scampi” on numerous occasions in the past, and will probably do so again in…

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