Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Reds.

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. […]

2011 Nine Gables Mission Old Vine

November 12th, 2014 | No Comments

2011 Nine Gables Mission Old Vine  The Mission grape is an old varietal and one of the first to make its way to North America with Spanish missionaries. I always find Mission an interesting experience on my palate. I have tasted so few in my adventures but as soon as it hits my mouth I […]

Julietta Winery 2012 Zinfandel

November 8th, 2014 | No Comments

Julietta Winery 2012 Zinfandel A dusty raspberry nose with a few high spices. The palate gets tart in a hurry. A big chalky, tannin blanket gets thrown on your tongue. It doesn’t stay long. It gets whisked away like the table cloth that gets pulled from under the fully set table. Neat trick. Finishes with […]

Borjón 2012 Primitivo Reposado

November 7th, 2014 | No Comments

Borjón 2012 Primitivo Reposado Bright cherry and cedar round out the nose. Slightly bitter palate. A mellow start. An interesting blend of woodsy and jammy characteristics. Acidity is sharp on the mid-palate but short lived. Angular. The finish lingers with faint red fruit tones. a Reail: $24 http://www.borjonwinery.com (K&S Rating: 3 of 6) Winemaker Notes: “Fresh! […]

Carvalho 2012 Pinot Noir

November 6th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Pinot Noir Huge black cherry and spice in the nose. It’s a cherry bomb! It’s gonna get big in a hurry but then it doesn’t. Irony in a glass. Fastest palate in the world. A quick tart whip, with some oak deliciosuness and a slide. I think its in a hurry. You lick your lips […]

Sbragia 2012 “Gino’s Estate” Zinfandel

August 25th, 2014 | No Comments

Sbragia 2012 “Gino’s Estate” Zinfandel Oak, sweet red fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Big fruit and tangled acid notes get busy quickly. Pleasing tart tannins come calling mid-palate. They crescendo and begin to get thick. It becomes a big experience and just when you think you will be overwhelmed, the fog lifts. You […]

Oak Farm 2011 Zinfandel

April 29th, 2014 | No Comments

Oak Farm 2011 Zinfandel Plum, dark cherry and hints of wood and maybe a sprinkle of tobacco.  Bold on the palate with a big acid bump as soon as it hits your palate.  Tannins are not too big but fun and definitely looking to put on a show.  The finish was long and slow with […]

Dancing Coyote 2010 Tempranillo

November 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Dancing Coyote 2010 Tempranillo A light plum or two in the nose.  Swirl a bit and typical Tempranillo spices come through.  The spices carry to the palate.  Solid tannin structure. Feels warm in the mouth and finishes nicely. Retail: $13.99 http://www.dancingcoyotewines.com/ (K&S Rating: 3 of 6)

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 […]

Rombauer 2009 Carneros Merlot

October 31st, 2013 | No Comments

Rombauer 2009 Carneros Merlot The plum notes are most notable as with many Merlots.  The aromas get more complex with assorted berries as you dig deeper.  Inhale before your first sip and you will find a cool cedar flavor which is refreshing.  Decent and enjoyable finish. http://www.rombauer.com Retail: $32.00 (K&S Rating: 3 of 6) Winemaker […]