Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Paso Robles.

Tablas Creek 2010 Esprit de Beaucastel

October 20th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2010 Esprit de Beaucastel Sweet currant and leather notes will take over your nose. Maybe a sprinkle of cherry and raspberry for good measure but the darker, bolder, earthier notes will stay in the spotlight. The palate is full of bold acidity with added spices. Sits on your palate big but with all things in […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Esprit de Tablas

October 8th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Esprit de Tablas A consistent tone or currant with moments of tart cherry. It’s a good nose. Smells smooth. This Rhône blend brings 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise together in one show. This is no small show mind you. It feels like quite the performance even before it […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Côtes de Tablas

September 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Côtes de Tablas A Rhone blend with great high, sweet strawberries and a healthy does of blended berries. A very pleasant nose. The mid-palate will offer a delightfully neat tannin structure. Its desirable and easy going. So mellow. A tart and crisp finish. This is a great call for a newbie looking to expand […]

Tablas Creek 2011 Espirit De Blanc

September 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Tablas Creek 2011 Espirit De Blanc A really cool, light amber or cider color to this juice. It’s full of apricot and honey notes that are delightful. The nose is so enticing, that I found it odd that the palate was ironically absent to start. Its almost as if it took a minute for my […]

Four Vines 2011 Biker Zinfandel

August 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Four Vines 2011 Biker Zinfandel Raspberry and dry oak notes. Solid and playful. Smells delightful. I love contrasting aromatics. Oh wow… I was thinking, big raspberry notes, strong oak undertone and a name like “Biker” that I was about to walk in on a full on party. More like a mom having a full spa […]

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 […]

DAOU 2011 Celestus Blend

July 10th, 2014 | No Comments

DAOU 2011 Celestus Blend This Syrah and Cab blend is full of dark berry notes. I especially liked the blueberry with hints of sage.  Big chalky tannins grab your tongue pretty quickly. Tartness dominates the mid-palate. A simple finish. Retail: $46 http://www.daouvineyards.com (K&S Rating: 3 of 6) Winemaker Notes: “Dark purple tears slowly tint the glass […]

Vina Robles 2009 Suendero Cabernet Sauvignon

June 26th, 2014 | No Comments

Vina Robles 2009 Suendero Cabernet Sauvignon Dark berry fruit and a hint of nut carries the nose on this big Cab. The 5% Petit Verdot is always a delight for me. It’s gentle nature is  not to sway this big rascal. Bold chalky tannins will grab you. As expected, the finish is quite long and […]

Villa San-Juliette 2012 Chorum White

June 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Villa San-Juliette 2012 Chorum White Citrus and grapefruit. A sweet nose on this little blend. Very light and easy. A great warm weather sipper. Pay attention “wine-newbies,” this darlin’ is for you! A soft tartness on the mid-palate is refreshing. The wet finish is apricot filled and makes you want more. Reail: $22.00 http://www.villasanjuliette.com (K&S […]

DAOU 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

June 19th, 2014 | No Comments

DAOU 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon The currant notes are bold but not overwhelming. Starts mild on the palate with dark berries. Big crescendo builds like the end of the second act. It continues to climbs through a nice show of acidity and then settles. Chalky and wet rear palate gives it a good hold on your attention. […]