Tekiah Tempranillo Reserve, Four Gates Chardonnay, and Rothberg Cellars Shiraz

This weekend saw us spending a glorious pair of days at our friend’s home.  They are as always the consummate hosts, and we truly enjoyed it.  The meals were divine and I brought over a few bottles to share.  The first is a little known bottle from a company called Tekiah and it was enjoyable.  As always the Four Gates Chard was the star.  The Rothberg Shiraz was OK, but too simple a wimpy for my tastes.

The wine notes follow below:

Tekiah Reserva Tempranillo 2007 – Score: B

The nose on this ruby colored wine is filled with spice and cherry.  The mouth on this light to medium wine is really just cherry and more cherry.  The mid palate is a bit spicy with no tannins to be found.  The finish is accompanied with spice and a touch of coffee.

Rothberg Cellars Shiraz 2004 – Score: B

The nose on this garnet colored wine was strong with cherry and raspberry notes.  The mouth on this medium bodied wine is still tight and young.  It has notes of raspberry and plum.  The mid palate is really quite plain.  The finish is average long and has nice notes of sweet wood and a hint of spice.

Four Gates Chardonnay 2000 – Score: A

Not much has changed with this one since I last blogged it.  I have a few left, but I say it has hit its peak – drink up and be happy.

Posted on October 18, 2008, in Kosher Red Wine, Kosher White Wine, Wine and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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