Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Russian River Valley.

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 […]

Martin Ray 2012 Russian River Chardonnay

November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Martin Ray 2012 Russian River Chardonnay Oh goodness! The nose is filled with delicious apple pie and citrus with hints of toasted nut wood. That’s lovely. Whimsical. The nose maybe be fun but the palate is a bit more mature. I had to dig my nose back in the glass. “Did I smell that right?” […]

VML – Russian River Winery • Healdsburg, CA

April 28th, 2014 | No Comments

VML – Russian River Winery • Healdsburg, CA VML Winery is located just west of the small Sonoma town of Healdsburg.  Healdsburg is approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. The tasting room is open daily from 11am – 5pm. VML is a label of Truett Hurst named after their winemaker Virginia […]

2011 Matrix Russian River Pinot Noir

April 2nd, 2014 | No Comments

2011 Matrix Russian River Pinot Noir The black cherry and French Oak notes are marvelous. I admit.. I got my nose wet with this one.  Such a bad habit. A common theme with the wines here at Matrix is an easy does it approach.  Nothing is over done.  Gentle acid structure doesn’t put you to […]

Alysian 2010 Pinot Noir

September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

Alysian 2010 Pinot Noir Elegant cherry and green florals hint at something complex. The aromas, however are simple and the structure isn’t hiding anything. There is a plan at work and it screams simplicity in opposition to overworked juice. Inhale once it hits your palate and it gains a woodsy and lavender feel. Appears bold […]

DeLoach 2009 Green Valley Pinot Noir

June 11th, 2013 | No Comments

DeLoach 2009 Green Valley Pinot Noir Opens very tight so let it breathe.  Sipping a freshly opened bottle may make you open something else.  After it breathes, there will be great dark berry fruit on the nose.  Acidic on the tongue, hints of green apple and black cherry will bop around your mouth. Good finish […]