Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: 2009.

Draconis 2009 Petite Sirah

December 16th, 2014 | No Comments

Draconis 2009 Petite Sirah A dark berry and spearmint nose. It’s not a sultry, dark, ruby colored P.S. It’s something else. Acids jump out on the front of you palate. Bold, round but chalky tannins lay on your palate like a 100 lb. golden lab that thinks she’s a lap dog. A spicy acidity comes […]

Robert Sinskey 2009 POV

October 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Robert Sinskey 2009 POV I sat with my nose dug into this Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv blend for almost 5 minutes. It took me there. Memories of warm buttered toast on a rainy day and opening blackberry jam as your mouth waters in anticipation. I always love how olfactory memories emerge from the depths of […]

Draconis 2009 Zinfandel

October 14th, 2014 | No Comments

Draconis 2009 Zinfandel Mixed berries and oak with a hint of cinnamon. I think there’s a bit of brown sugar in there? Mmmmmmmmm. That smells good. Thats a nose that will put you in a good mood. Aged well and sits regally on the palate. I think its the barrel time. The sweet almost playful nose was […]

Fields Family 2009 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

October 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

Fields Family 2009 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon “Foresty.” Full of cedar and black cheery. It grows organically the more you smell. Hello Big Napa Cab and right here in the heart of Lodi. Go figure. Wine tasting is always an adventure. Starts easy. Effortless. The tannins reach and stretch as if woken up from a […]

Fields Family 2009 Merlot

September 12th, 2014 | No Comments

Fields Family 2009 Merlot Grown in Napa but made in Lodi. Talk about role reversal. The color of this guy reminds me of an aged cab. A Merlot in a Cab disguise. Currant, herbs and spice are well organized for your nose. Wonderfully big in the mouth. The tannins will invite themselves into your house […]

Copain 2009 Kiser “En Haut” Pinot Noir

August 12th, 2014 | No Comments

Copain 2009 Kiser “En Haut” Pinot Noir Imagine a small clump of vibrant cherries. Powerful but not too many. Like a spoonful that overwhelms you. That’s the nose. The tannins are hesitant and just the right size. They settle and then the acidity give you a well planned surprise party. Great temporal structure. The finish […]

Malibu Family Wines Semler 2009 Syrah

July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Malibu Family Wines Semler 2009 Syrah Floral with a hint of blueberry and burnt molasses. Acid driven and lots of round tannins to play with in your mouth. It’s got substance. Starts easy on the palate and crescendos to a pretty large finale. It’s a big ride. Retail: $36 (K&S Rating: 4 of 6) […]

Vina Robles 2009 Suendero Cabernet Sauvignon

June 26th, 2014 | No Comments

Vina Robles 2009 Suendero Cabernet Sauvignon Dark berry fruit and a hint of nut carries the nose on this big Cab. The 5% Petit Verdot is always a delight for me. It’s gentle nature is  not to sway this big rascal. Bold chalky tannins will grab you. As expected, the finish is quite long and […]

Malibu Family Wines 2009 Semler Merlot

May 10th, 2014 | No Comments

Malibu Family Wines 2009 Semler Merlot Raspberries and rich plums in the nose.  Big fresh oak and more plum continue on the palate.  The tannins are big and thump right off the bat.  As the tannins fades, the acid falls away and you are left with moist plum skins and a long finish.  Its like eating […]

Abundance 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

May 8th, 2014 | No Comments

Abundance 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Plums and oak notes are the leading cast members. They are gentle but filling in the nose.  On the palate, it gets herbal like a garden.  This is not a big Cab by any measure so this is a sipper. Head’s up Wine Snobs with training wheels, this is a cab for […]