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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 […]

Story Wines 2010 Alitia Zinfandel

January 16th, 2015 | No Comments

Story Wines 2010 Alitia Zinfandel This juice comes from younger vines than most of their other offerings. This Zin is named after a prize winning German Shepard. Interesting factoid to say the least. Hints of spicy cocoa and tobacco leaves. An interesting palate. Gets sours in a hurry. Fully of herbs and spices throughout 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. […]

Chateau Lousteauneuf 2010 Bourdeaux Blend

December 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Chateau Lousteauneuf 2010 Bourdeaux Blend My wife was at Costco recently and cruised the wine aisle wondering if any new juice hit the shelves. A bit surprised, she found a few French offerings. Loving the idea of revisiting all the great juice we had while in Paris this past summer, she picked a few up. […]

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 […]

D’Art 2011 Barbera

December 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

D’Art 2011 Barbera A sweet fig and spice nose. The palate is committed. Fig continues to dominate with a slightly sour plum playing second fiddle. The spices don’t get unruly but they sure do hang around like an afternoon shadow. In fact, they feel like they never plan to leave. It just becomes the background scenery. […]

Draconis 2012 Merlot

December 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Draconis 2012 Merlot Notice the bottle is not even labeled yet. My hypothesis is that the wine that Matt Powell makes leaves his tasting room as fast as he can label it. I think that’s a good sign. This rascal is full of warm oak notes that reach deep into the nose. Earthy and full of […]

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 […]

2011 Nine Gables Syrah

November 24th, 2014 | Comments Off on 2011 Nine Gables Syrah

2011 Nine Gables Syrah Some sweet strawberries and a hint of spice. The spices really deliver on the palate. It gets interesting there. A tart start. Solid tannins greet you while the spices continue to entertain. The finish is wild. Don’t expect a passive glass from this rascal. Retail: $24 http://www.9gables.com/ (K&S Rating: 3 of 6) […]