Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: 2010.

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 […]

Story Wines 2010 Alitia Zinfandel

January 16th, 2015 | No Comments

Story Wines 2010 Alitia Zinfandel This juice comes from younger vines than most of their other offerings. This Zin is named after a prize winning German Shepard. Interesting factoid to say the least. Hints of spicy cocoa and tobacco leaves. An interesting palate. Gets sours in a hurry. Fully of herbs and spices throughout the […]

Draconis 2010 Zinfandel

January 13th, 2015 | No Comments

Draconis 2010 Zinfandel Mint, dry oak and raspberry. An easy palate. Gentle and slightly sweet. The tannins are smooth and long. A slight acid bump at the end of the adventure definitely peaks your interest. The finish sparkles for quite a while. Retail: $50.00 http://draconisvineyards.com/ (K&S Rating: 4 of 6)  

Valley of the Moon 2010 Barbera

January 8th, 2015 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2010 Barbera There be big aromatics in there! Sweet, over ripe cherries jump from the glass. Wow… hello! Maybe some plum and cocoa making the nose nice and round.  It definitely has depth. The palate starts with a little spice and a bit of oak. The cherries can’t help but continue […]

Carvalho 2010 Boat Shed Red

December 19th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2010 Boat Shed Red A mixed vintage blend of mostly Tempranillo with Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and maybe a dash of Dolcetto. A spicy raspberry nose to start. The mouth is tart and tannin filled. The tannins are soft but big like a new fluffy blanket. The finish get green vegetable and farmers table. […]

Chateau Lousteauneuf 2010 Bourdeaux Blend

December 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Chateau Lousteauneuf 2010 Bourdeaux Blend My wife was at Costco recently and cruised the wine aisle wondering if any new juice hit the shelves. A bit surprised, she found a few French offerings. Loving the idea of revisiting all the great juice we had while in Paris this past summer, she picked a few up. […]

Karmère 2010 Barbera

November 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Karmère 2010 Barbera An amazingly transparent nose. I got some high spices but not much else. Odd. I couldn’t dig anything out of there. Maybe it was just my nose. Just took my first sip… the palate is definitely not passive. Big fruit and matching acidity game plan. Go big or go home. Now I’m […]

Story Wines 2010 Barbera

November 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Story Wines 2010 Barbera A mixed berry and earth nose. Maybe some musk adds to the complexity. They are a delight to your nose. This is a big wine and I do mean big. Sweet berries jump onto your tongue with a spice or two. A little sweet with a hint of spice. The bold acid structure is […]

Story Wines 2010 Mission

October 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Story Wines 2010 Mission A great blend of fruit and earth in this Mission varietal. For those of you new to this varietal, it was brought to California by the Spanish missionaries. Now a rare grape so pay attention when you see it on the shelf. The vines that produce this juice are old. That […]

Bray Vineyards 2010 “BrayZin” Hussy Red

October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Bray Vineyards 2010 “BrayZin” Hussy Red Licorice and burnt, wet hickory fills your nose in this Zin and Sangio blend. It smells big. Hits your palate and spreads out quickly. Big rectangular tannins. They are laced with spices from left to right. The mouth is full of activity. The finish is long and well received. […]