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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? […]

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. […]

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)  

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 […]

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: […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Julietta Winery 2012 Beverly’s Legacy

December 8th, 2014 | No Comments

Julietta Winery 2012 Beverly’s Legacy A 60/20/20 blend of Mouvedre/Tannat/Zin. Offers a nose full of woodsy brambles and mixed berries. So earthy. A good balance of fruit and earth. A soothing nose. At least that’s the story my nose got. One good sip and “boom!” A palate explosion of fruit and vibrant acidity. Not for […]

Carvalho 2012 Chardonnay

December 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Chardonnay Is that white peach I smell? Maybe some honeysuckle and citrus for effect. A delicate dandy. Ever so soft citrus acids dance like little sprites. It wets the palate and you’ll sucks your tongue. Don’t expect them to leave anytime soon. Sticky. Hangs around for a fortnight. Retail: $17.95 http://www.carvalhofamilywinery.com (K&S Rating: 3 of […]