Color: Very dark purple, opaque. Lighter purple rim.
Aroma: Rick blackberry pie, leather, vanilla, cinnamon.
Structure: Medium tannins, medium acidity and very dry.
Flavors: Blackberries and boysenberries are the dominate fruit flavors in this wine. A hint of smoked bacon that carries out through the finish, along with some sour cherry and baking spice.
Pairing: Bacon wrapped scallops or shrimp, lamb stew, carpaccio, hard cheeses.
88% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah
Color: Very dark, ruby rim, nice legs
Aroma: Classic aromas, blackberries, cherries, boysenberries and spicy white pepper.
Structure: Hint of herbs, rosemary and thyme.
Flavors: Very balanced, nice acidity due to coastal influences on the vineyard.
Pairing: BBQ pizza, pulled pork, beef stew.
36% Petit Verdot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot
Color: Very dark opaque garnet with a very dark purple hue. Lighter purple rim.
Aroma: Chocolate covered cherries, cassis, blackberries and vanilla.
Structure: Medium tannins, medium acidity. Very dry.
Flavors: Dried cherries, blackberries. Very smooth mouthfeel. The fruit is a little more subdued, making this feel more like an Old World wine. The tannins are a bit drying, but the juicy mouthfeel (from the cool weather climate acidity) balances both perfectly.
Pairing: Beef stew, Manchego cheese
87 Points by Wine Enthusiast
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Pinot Noir
Color: Dark purple, opaque. Clear with slight rim.
Aroma: Anise, black currants, tobacco and black cherries.
Structure: Medium tannin, low-medium acidity. Very dry.
Flavors: Black cherry, cassis, blackberries. A hint of vanilla. A little spice on the finish.
Pairing: Pot roast, roast beef sandwich, chocolate torte.
89 Points – Wine Enthusiast and Editors’ Choice Award
85% Merlot, 15% Grenache
Sight: Medium purple, slight meniscus. Not quite opaque. No sediment.
Aroma: Dark cherry, strawberry, lavender and a hint of eucalyptus. Little bit of vanilla.
Structure: Medium tannin, low acidity. Very dry.
Flavors: Strawberry in the lead, baked cherry and a hint of vanilla and baking spice.
Pairing: Roast beef, bacon with mushroom pizza, herb roasted chicken.
88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Semillon
Color: Very clear and light straw in color, Very pale, almost colorless
Aromas: Citrus fruits aromas – lemon, lime and grapefruit. Hints of lemongrass and freshly mown lawn.
Structure: A bright, refreshing acidity in the mid-palette. Very dry.
Flavor: Fruit flavors through the finish and the citrus is dominating once again. This time grapefruit leads the way pairing nicely with lime and lime rind.
Pairing: Cilantro chicken, fish sandwich, poached scallops.
85 points – Wine Enthusiast
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Color: Light straw
Aroma: Very tropical; pineapples, coconut. Granny smith apple and lime.
Structure: Minimal tannins, medium-high acidity and very dry.
Flavors: The pineapple really jumps out at me. Apple, lime rinds, lime juice and a hint of that coconut from the nose. Wet stone minerality.
Pairings: Steamed Dungeness, crab, raw oysters, Chinese chicken salad, risotto with spring vegetables.
Voted “Year’s Best U.S. Chardonnay” by Wine and Spirits.
85 points – Wine Enthusiast