In 2014 I struggled with the desire to write about my wine experiences for personal reasons that I will keep to myself. As usual it was a great year with many many great bottles. I hope that every bottle from my own collection gave my friends a great feeling inside when tasting them. Lord only knows that their bottles did that for me.
I am not attaching any reviews of the wines I tasted. I am only giving the order. I am officially retired from writing with but
1 exception which I will release January 1st 2016.
I hope that my reviews or “short stories” as I see them have given a small glimpse into my life. I hope that anybody that has read my stories in the past gets a strong desire to taste & love wine like me. Wine tasting will always remain a daily to weekly thing for me. That is, until a doctor tells me I can’t have another drop. Then & only then I will retire for good. So without any further waiting, I finally give you my 2014 top 19 wines. (#20 was a beer)~ Yep you heard me right, a beer!
Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb
Levo Bad Medicine
1997 Greenock Creek Shiraz
2002 Clio “Clio” Jumillia
2006 Clio “El Nido” Jumillia
2001 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Buoncristiani OPC Proprietary Red
1984 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1997 Kendal Jackson Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Favia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 J. Rochioli River Block Pinot Magnum
2007 Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne White Burgundy
2004 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux
2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia
2005 Muga Prado Enea Tempranillo
1994 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet
2002 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux
La Tordera Prosecco
2006 Didier Dagueneau Silex
1993 Gallo Estate Bottled Cabernet
Many Thanx to my Padres Panel, Wednesday Wellness and Group Therapy Wine Tasting Clubs.
To all my followers on instagram, thank you for following.
I dedicate this to my beautiful wife Angela. My daughter Jacqueline and my son Joshua.
I love you so very much~