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Borra Vineyards 2012 Red Fusion Blend

April 27th, 2015 | No Comments

Borra Vineyards 2012 Red Fusion Blend Chocolate covered raspberries in the nose. No wait… cherries… No wait… I do believe I have underestimated this cunning blend. Definitely some complexity here where I was expecting a solid table wine. A lovely structure as it sits on the palate. Don’t rush it. A lovely structure. Precise. Substantial […]

Putah Creek Winery

April 14th, 2015 | No Comments

Putah Creek Winery Davis, California is a small college town just west of Sacramento on the way to San Francisco. University of California, Davis is one of the lesser known of California’s big universities. That is unless you are in the wine biz and fully understand the scope of their Viticulture program. For those of you that don’t, […]

Flowers 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

April 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Flowers 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir I bright and crystal clear face on this juice. It sits in the glass as if it knows I am taking a picture. Picture perfect. The nose is full of bright, red fruit and herbs. The cranberries smell electric and tart. Once on the palate, they aim to please. […]

St. Amant 2012 Tempranillo

March 11th, 2015 | No Comments

St. Amant 2012 Tempranillo A big kid wine. Newbies need not apply. The nose is full and big. Full of dark ripe fruit. I’m starting to notice a theme with wines from St. Amant. Bold and unapologetic. This rascal is full of spice. The tannins mean business so knuckle up and hold on. Not out of […]

Mettler 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

March 9th, 2015 | No Comments

Mettler 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon The nose is sneaky. It’s a Cab but the Petite Sirah won’t be denied. A lovely nose. It’s mellow on the palate despite the involved bouquet. The structure offers a relaxed experience. I found myself sucking air over it, leaving it on my tongue while the conversation in the tasting room went on […]

Due Vigne 2013 Chardonnay

March 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Due Vigne 2013 Chardonnay An “unoaked” Chard served at room temperature. Before I could even ask about the temperature, the Tasting Room Manager Jeremy offered that they found the wine never showed its true personality when served chilled. I guess you could say this wine needs to “warm up” to company. (See what I did there? […]

ZinEx 3

March 1st, 2015 | No Comments
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series ZinEx

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Zinfandel Experience (Part 3) More from my adventure at the Zinfandel Experience by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers held at the beautiful and scenic Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Come along with me on my journey through #ZinEx! Stay tuned for more episodes to come. Cheers!

Revolution St. Rey 2012 Celeste Field Blend

February 25th, 2015 | No Comments

Revolution St. Rey 2012 Celeste Field Blend Dusty raspberries and raisins. Gives it a wise nose. Gentle acids and tannins greet you at the door. Accommodating. Welcoming and gentle like walking into your grandmother’s house. Mellow and inviting. Just when you think you have this one pegged, the finish puckers at the end. The easy […]

Melka 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

February 23rd, 2015 | No Comments

Melka 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon A spicy, dark fruit jumble. The nose is alive! Plenty of currant and plum to go with the spices and oak. The palate buzzes instantly. The acidity is electric like lightening in a bottle. Definitely a wine for big kids. Young palates need not apply. The tannins are slightly dusty and […]

Heritage Oak 2010 Petit Verdot

February 18th, 2015 | No Comments

Heritage Oak 2010 Petit Verdot Dusty oak and some faint floral tones claim the nose. It smells regal. I do love Petit Verdot, especially when featured on its own stage. A tart start but not until mid-palate. The dusty tannins arrive immediately but in a supporting role. The finish starts early, if that makes sense. Its delicate […]