Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2012 Lioco Chardonnay

Grapefruit orange color, zesty and light with a very nice flavor balance of steel/oak. Easy drinking.

2012 Rudd Mt Veeder Sauvignon Blanc

Very ripe indeed, syrupy and quite full - Sauv Blanc on steroids I might say - but it is fresh and zesty as well.

2006 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge

Dark purple, red at the edge. Lithely fruity style with subtle rich mushroom qualities. Drink now.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

2010 Kamen Syrah

Purple color. Fresh cucumber water aromas, fresh blood, and rosemary. Incredibly meaty, orange beef, rosemary, grilled onion and clove. Very Syrah. Lingering fore tannin. Delightful.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2006 Dashe Zinfandel Louvau Vnyd

This is great, as was the 2007 Dry Creek Valley AVA Zin (non vnyd designate) from Dashe I tasted earlier in the year. Blackberry color. Briary, rhubarb aromatics. It's dry and rings with a succulent acidity that is at once refreshing and tantalizing. Chalky but not aggressive tannin, purple-fruited, with dry herbs in the middle. Worth seeking out!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

2008 Dashe Grenache Dry Creek Valley

Light rose color. Vibrant and fruity nose. Soft and incredibly fruity on the palate, with jolly rancher strawberry, Rosemary, a mild and a succulent ripe tangerine quality.

2012 Act 5 Viognier Alentejano Portugal

Deep yellow. Full and viscous ripe floral notes. On the palate lingering matchstick (barrel fermented) honeysuckle, pineapple, and mellow apricot. Delightful viognier. Great packaging too.

Also tasted 2011 Touriga Nacional Reserve. Deep rose color with subdued chalky aromas. On the palate: Stoney with tart raspberry, ripe citrus, dried herbal and lightly lavender notes. Super balance and lingering chalky finish. Paired perfectly with homemade pizzas!