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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. […]

Revolution St. Rey 2012 Celeste Field Blend

February 25th, 2015 | No Comments

Revolution St. Rey 2012 Celeste Field Blend Dusty raspberries and raisins. Gives it a wise nose. Gentle acids and tannins greet you at the door. Accommodating. Welcoming and gentle like walking into your grandmother’s house. Mellow and inviting. Just when you think you have this one pegged, the finish puckers at the end. The easy […]

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 […]

Carol Shelton 2013 Monga Zin

December 23rd, 2014 | No Comments

Carol Shelton 2013 Monga Zin Not a big nose. Seems ironic for a Zin. Delicate plum with hints of oak. A hint of vanilla soaks the palate. A little spice comes rolling in as you notice the airy body.  A short acid bump mid-adventure gets your attention. The long and vibrant finish is slow and […]

Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

December 15th, 2014 | No Comments

Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir A ridiculously lovely cherry start. Secondary cocoa notes provide a lovely depth to the nose. Smells crisp and balanced. Jumps to the center of your mouth to dance and it gets there quickly. I think it’s made that way. The playful acidity doesn’t last long. Shifts gears on the rear palate. […]

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 […]

Helwig 2012 Barbera

November 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Helwig 2012 Barbera An herbal and spice filled nose. Its full of assorted red fruit. A seashell. Keep digging your nose in there and you can smell the vineyard air in the Shenandoah Valley here in Amador, CA. Neat trick. The pepper and spice livens up the palate in a hurry. Its always good to […]

Story Wines 2010 Barbera

November 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Story Wines 2010 Barbera A mixed berry and earth nose. Maybe some musk adds to the complexity. They are a delight to your nose. This is a big wine and I do mean big. Sweet berries jump onto your tongue with a spice or two. A little sweet with a hint of spice. The bold acid structure is […]

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 […]