Le Cigare Volant – USA – 7/10
A favourite of your doctor, partly for the label but also for the consistent quality of this full-bodied red from those chaps at the Bonny Doon Vineyard in California. A tad shy of being a classic but highly entertaining with one’s chums over a pasty.
The Chocolate Block – South Africa – Rhone Style blend of grapes – The Doctor’s Rating : 8/10
More commonly referred to as “ChoBlo”, this is a delightfully full-bodied, meaty wine that cannot fail to please. My gouty foot is aching at the thought of it. Piffle! such sacrifices are worth making for wine such as this.
Regusci – Cabernet Sauvigon from California – 8/10 : Price $65 (2012)
When one visited this vineyard a few years back, one was informed that Mr. Regusci strived for a more Italian style wine. This is difficult where the wines are so often full of fruit and possibly lack some complexity. However, he has done grand job and one found this to be amongst one’s favourite wines tasted in a tour of the Vineyards of the Napa Valley. This is a full-bodied, deliciously fruity wine with some complexity and a lot of depth. One fears that it will not be kept in the Doctor’s cellar for very long.