Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: 2013.

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? […]

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc

February 13th, 2015 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc  A regal peach nose. Smells absolutely delightful. Thank goodness the peach continues through the palate. It would have been sad to see it go. Some clean bitter twinkles on the rear palate. Finishes quickly. Doesn’t hang around for a long curtain call. Crisp ending. Great idea for the […]

M2 2013 Viognier

February 7th, 2015 | No Comments

M2 2013 Viognier Silky pear notes followed by citrus and honeysuckle. Smells like an spring, afternoon snack. Tart pear acidity drives the palate. It’s not a big wine but definitely not tame. Finishes slightly creamy. Not my style of white but quoting Layne Montgomery, the winemaker at M2, “That’s ok we got plenty more.” Layne’s […]

Revolution 2013 Chenin Blanc

January 20th, 2015 | No Comments

Revolution 2013 Chenin Blanc Not sharp. Apricot, pear and peach with a hint of floral honey. Mellow tones on the palate. The acids are direct but not easy going. The finish is delightfully sour. Full of wet. It hangs out for a solid adventure. Wine newbies, a great wine for you! A great afternoon sipper. […]

Thirty-Seven 2013 Pinot Noir

January 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Thirty-Seven 2013 Pinot Noir Not a big nose. Mature red cherry delicately wafts from the glass. A dense body for a Pinot. My nose would have thought otherwise. Despite the texture, its a mellow palate.  It just lays there like a lazy Sunday. After it wakes, it gets tangy as chocolate tones and some sprinkled acidity […]

Elevation Ten 2013 Pinot Grigio

December 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Elevation Ten 2013 Pinot Grigio Looks dainty in the glass. Is that banana in there? The nose is passively inviting. Some citrus notes dabble and maybe a bit of green apple to keep things interesting. She feels dry and clean like a fall breeze. The green apple grows on the mid-palate. Sharply snappy and plucky. Retail: […]

Carol Shelton 2013 Monga Zin

December 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Carol Shelton 2013 Monga Zin Not a big nose. Seems ironic for a Zin. Delicate plum with hints of oak. A hint of vanilla soaks the palate. A little spice comes rolling in as you notice the airy body.  A short acid bump mid-adventure gets your attention. The long and vibrant finish is slow and […]

Elevation Ten 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

December 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Elevation Ten 2013 Sauvignon Blanc A gentle green apple nose. It’s soft and delicious. You are not surprised by delighted that it continues through the palate. Light twinkling acids flutter here and there. If you guessed the sour snap would eventually wet your palate then you would be right. A little tart snap at the […]

Karmère 2013 Temprance Blend

November 26th, 2014 | No Comments

Karmère 2013 Temprance Blend The “Naughty Bawdy” brought to you by the “Temperance Tarts.” This is a liter jug of fun. A table wine with a little sass. Get’s started with mixed fruit and some plum notes for the nose. The palate is on the sweeter side. Oaky and toasty. Definitely one the sweeter side. The […]

Beckmen 2013 Grenache Rosé

November 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Beckmen 2013 Grenache Rosé A wonderful coral color. It looks lovely in the fall sun in Los Olivos CA near Santa Barbara.  Hints of orange, assorted citrus and rose petals. Go figure. Rose in rosé. Not as fruity on the palate. Cleans the palate. Acid driven and pointed. Finishes heavier than it looks. Can hold […]