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Borra Vineyards 2012 Red Fusion Blend

April 27th, 2015 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

St. Amant 2012 Speakeasy Red

January 27th, 2015 | No Comments

St. Amant 2012 Speakeasy Red An earthy, jumbled fruit nose with a hint of spice. Hello! Forget about a long introduction. Excitement now. The tart, dry tannins make quite the statement on the mid-palate like a blanket being thrown over your mouth. The finish is just as big. Bold. Quite the argument for a cold […]

Mettler 2012 Epicenter Old Vine Zin

January 26th, 2015 | No Comments

Mettler 2012 Epicenter Old Vine Zin A Zin blend full of fruit goodness. The mouth is full. Fruity acidity all over the bottom of the palate. The tannins are bottom dwellers. I thought they were trying to burrow under my tongue. As they did, the acids got playful on top. That’s a neat trick! A sweet, […]

Nine Gables 2012 Cal Italia

January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments

Nine Gables 2012 Cal Italia A woodsy nose infused with fig. The palate starts with plum and wrapping tannins. No foreplay here, right to the action. The angular, edgy acids are short term players. They back off quickly and glide away smoothly. Ends with a nice acid bump out of no where leaving some spices to […]

Carvalho 2012 Barrel to Bottle Blend

January 12th, 2015 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Barrel to Bottle Blend A Zin and Syrah blend. It’s an old style. Not completely filtered so don’t panic when you notice it’s a bit cloudy. That can be unsettling for some. For me it’s a great part of the adventure. The wine geek in me loves it. She’s a young rascal. The […]

Madrone 2012 Yoakim Bridge Road Block

January 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Madrone 2012 Cabernet SauvignonYoakim Bridge Road Block A wonderful nose of earthy spice and healthy cherry. Laveder tones give it a slightly floral nose. An interesting tannin structure. Starts chalky but ends silky. Neat trick. A lovely but short black licorice whip as it finishes. The finish seems likes its going to give up but […]

Nine Gables 2012 Grand Blanc

December 30th, 2014 | No Comments

Nine Gables 2012 Grand Blanc Citrus and soft melon notes. A reserved and shy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. The palate matches the nose. Delicate floral tones and fairy like acids drift across the mouth. A long finish for a delicate wine. Retail: $21 http://www.9gables.com/ (K&S Rating: 4 of 6)