Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Sonoma.

Madrone 2012 Yoakim Bridge Road Block

January 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Madrone 2012 Cabernet SauvignonYoakim Bridge Road Block A wonderful nose of earthy spice and healthy cherry. Laveder tones give it a slightly floral nose. An interesting tannin structure. Starts chalky but ends silky. Neat trick. A lovely but short black licorice whip as it finishes. The finish seems likes its going to give up but […]

Thirty-Seven 2013 Pinot Noir

January 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Thirty-Seven 2013 Pinot Noir Not a big nose. Mature red cherry delicately wafts from the glass. A dense body for a Pinot. My nose would have thought otherwise. Despite the texture, its a mellow palate.  It just lays there like a lazy Sunday. After it wakes, it gets tangy as chocolate tones and some sprinkled acidity […]

Valley of the Moon 2012 Small Lots Pinot Noir

December 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2012 Small Lots Pinot Noir Tobacco leaf, a bit of cherry, some dark chocolate shavings and some young shoots of garden mint. Some spices come to play mid-palate. The spices are short lived but makes you take notice. Finishes earthy and all around your tongue. It’s a nice wrap. Not a long finish […]

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?” […]

Premonition Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir

November 1st, 2014 | No Comments

Premonition Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir A big bold smelling Pinot from Sonoma. The bold cherry notes jumped out of the bell of my glass. It’s young and a bit unabashed. Secondary cola notes give it some high spice. My wife dug in and said, “Wow… big tobacco!” I didn’t get that. Then I swirled it […]

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 […]

Carol Shelton 2012 Wild Thing Zinfandel

August 24th, 2014 | No Comments

Carol Shelton 2012 Wild Thing Zinfandel I am not usually one to be swayed by a label but this bottle is cool. Keeping it on your table to show off might be a problem. It’s good. This organically grown Zin with a splash of Carignane and a dash of Petit Sirah smells big and delicious. Bright […]

Four Vines 2011 Biker Zinfandel

August 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

Four Vines 2011 Biker Zinfandel Raspberry and dry oak notes. Solid and playful. Smells delightful. I love contrasting aromatics. Oh wow… I was thinking, big raspberry notes, strong oak undertone and a name like “Biker” that I was about to walk in on a full on party. More like a mom having a full spa […]

Simply Summer Celebration

August 20th, 2014 | No Comments

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Medlock Ames 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

August 18th, 2014 | No Comments

Medlock Ames 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Raspberries, rhubarb and oak. Demonstrative nose for sure. The palate is every so slightly sweet almost reminiscent of a pie. The tannins are dusty and slowly fill your palate. A bit overwhelming actually. They keep coming. I don’t think they want to leave… Solid finish. Shows big and begs for […]