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Carvalho 2012 Tempranillo

October 25th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Tempranillo Gentle and easy raspberry and boysenberry notes in the nose. Bigger than average tannins gets the mouth chalky in a hurry. Tongue scraper please. The big red fruit keeps rolling down your palate with angular acidity. The finish is long with a few bumps along the way. Leaves a few spices to hang […]

Spellbound 2012 Petite Sirah

June 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Spellbound 2012 Petite Sirah Common but no less awesome dark inky color. Oaky, blueberries are anything but subtle.  Some spices as soon as it hits your tongue and then it lies heavy. Some sour tannins once it gets to the back of your palate. A bumpy experience. Continues through the finish. A bit unsettled. Retail: $15.99 […]

Pondl 2010 “The Gent” Cabernet Sauvignon

June 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Pondl 2010 “The Gent” Cabernet Sauvignon Fruit is sourced from Suisun Valley. Not a common place to grow your grapes but being only 30 miles east of Napa Valley, why not? It’s a small valley near the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay Delta. Chocolate notes and dark red fruit. Smooth, easy tannins on […]

Obsidian Ridge 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

March 20th, 2014 | No Comments

Obsidian Ridge 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Their tasting notes say “dusty” and they didn’t exaggerate. Plum, blueberry and then you get hit with the hickory stick. Acidic on the tongue and a bold tannin structure that will put your tongue in a head lock. Feels a bit unbalanced. Trying to do a bit too much of […]

Jessie’s Grove 2010 Earth, Zin & Fire Zinfandel

December 26th, 2013 | No Comments

Jessie’s Grove 2010 Earth, Zin & Fire Zinfandel Berries and a hint of plum on the nose.  Bold spices will grab your nose before your palate.  Once they reach your tongue you will be in for it.  They will hang on your palate long after the finished has finished if you get my drift.  The […]

Peirano Estate 2011 Tempranillo

November 30th, 2013 | No Comments

Peirano Estate 2011 Tempranillo Blackberries, coffee and hickory are dominant in the nose. Touches of pepper on the palate with plenty of acidity to go around. The finish is short without much complexity. Retail: $14.00 http://peirano.com (K&S Rating: 2 of 6) Winemaker’s (Tasting) Notes: “The color of this wine is a vibrant deep garnet.  The aromas […]

Rombauer 2011 Napa Valley Zinfandel

November 14th, 2013 | No Comments

Rombauer 2011 Napa Valley Zinfandel Smells like its going to be jammy like a Petite Sirah but it is fleeting. It’s replaced more typical sweet plum notes.  Just as you are about to pull you nose out, hints of cinnamon peak your interest.  This guy is sweet on the palate.  Not too bold.  Short and […]

Peirano Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

November 9th, 2013 | No Comments

Peirano Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Dark fruit and coffee in the nose.  We are not toying with gentle aromas here. She is definitely just waking up and could use a couple year nap.  Cooking spices on the mid-palate with a curt and sharp finish. Retail: $14.00 http://peirano.com (K&S Rating: 2 of 6) Winemaker’s Notes: “The rich, dark […]

Klinker Brick 2005 Late Harvest Zinfandel

November 6th, 2013 | No Comments

Klinker Brick 2005 Late Harvest Zinfandel Ripe raspberries and plum notes.  This bottle is the epitome of fruit forward.  The rasberry  flavors continue through the palate.  Common sweet red fruit flavors with a hint of smoke the rises on the finish. Retail: $25.00 http://www.klinkerbrickwinery.com/ (K&S Rating: 2 of 6) Winemaker’s Notes: “This late harvest zinfandel has […]

Peirano Estate 2010 “The Other Red” Blend

October 26th, 2013 | No Comments

Peirano Estate 2010 “The Other Red” Blend This blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Syrah.  Notes of plum erupt from the glass first followed by a spicy cedar. Blackberries are noticeable on the fore palate which is quickly consumed by black licorice.  Spices will linger for quite a while on the finish. […]