Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: $40-$50.

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. […]

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 […]

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)  

Todd Taylor 2012 Corotto Pinot Noir

October 31st, 2014 | No Comments

Todd Taylor 2012 Corotto Pinot Noir Such an approachable nose. A good mix of fruit and earthy spice. Yin and yang. Strawberries and oaky vanilla with hints of raisin. Ohhhh that’s good. Remarkably balanced. Great body. Moves at just the right pace across your palate. The tannins are silky and warm. They glide. The finish […]

Todd Taylor 2012 Reserve Blue House Primitivo

October 15th, 2014 | No Comments

Todd Taylor 2012 Reserve Blue House Primitivo Sweet fruit and boysenberry. Has a slightly woodsy feel. Expect the tannins to come and get you early in the adventure. Not a huge wine but your tongue will know its been dragged off to a brand new world. The tannins are round and come with a tangy […]

2010 Dcubed Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel

September 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

2010 Dcubed Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel You had me at Howell Mountain. If you haven’t been up there, schedule a trip. It’s a pretty special place in Napa Valley, not to mention remarkably beautiful. Pepper Bomb!!! The pepper and dark, ripe raspberries smell enticing. They absolutely frolic in your glass. Tight spices show up quickly […]

Sbragia 2012 “Gino’s Estate” Zinfandel

August 25th, 2014 | No Comments

Sbragia 2012 “Gino’s Estate” Zinfandel Oak, sweet red fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Big fruit and tangled acid notes get busy quickly. Pleasing tart tannins come calling mid-palate. They crescendo and begin to get thick. It becomes a big experience and just when you think you will be overwhelmed, the fog lifts. You […]

Medlock Ames 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Medlock Ames 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Raspberries, rhubarb and oak. Demonstrative nose for sure. The palate is every so slightly sweet almost reminiscent of a pie. The tannins are dusty and slowly fill your palate. A bit overwhelming actually. They keep coming. I don’t think they want to leave… Solid finish. Shows big and begs for […]

Copain 2010 Baker Ranch Syrah

August 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

Copain 2010 Baker Ranch Syrah Along with the typical brambly fruit found in great Rhônes, dark chocolate and maybe some eucalyptus are well blended in this big boy. The sour tannins are lovers. Interesting contradiction. The finish is good until the last drop. Your tongue will definitely know you had an adventure in your mouth. […]

Villa San-Juliette 2010 Petit Verdot

July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Villa San-Juliette 2010 Petit Verdot So floral in the nose with some good old fashioned sweet. Smells pretty. Think blooming flower garden under a bakers kitchen window. The aromatics are unreal. Gets pointed on the palate. The tannins are spunky. Wild acidic structure but on a leash. Expect a nice an long finish. Would be […]