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Feb 242015
 
Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel 2012, Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino County, CA, $19 (S) – Rating 91

Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel 2012Blended from 83% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane and 2% Petite Sirah creating a rather balanced and fruit forward wine without being overly jammy. Aromas of red fruit, strawberry, raspberry and brown spice. Plush mouth-feel with balanced acidity and smooth tannins. Flavors abound of bing cherry, blackberry, briar, raspberry and ripe strawberry with notes of cinnamon and espresso in the finish. A better food pairing Zinfandel than most. Buy This Wine

 

Feb 192015
 
Alpha Omega Chardonnay 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $68 (S) – Rating 92

Alpha Omega Chardonnay 2012A bigger, more luxurious style than the delicious AO Unoaked Chardonnay. The nose is treated to a bouquet of apple, caramel, vanilla and spice. Plush on the palate with soft acidity. Robust flavors of red apple, caramel, vanilla, pear, tropicals and baking spice. Creamy vanilla caramel in the very long finish. Buy this Wine

Feb 122015
 
Alpha Omega Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 93

Alpha Omega Sauvignon Blanc 2013Right on the heels of the awesome 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay comes this exquisite Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel fermented with no malolactic, resulting in a creamy mouth-feel with nice acidity. A bouquet of honeycomb, honeydew melon, ripe pear, white peach and spice. Integrated flavors of white peach, melon, citrus, vanilla creme, wet stone minerality and a touch of white pepper spiciness. Buy This Wine

Feb 102015
 
Phifer Pavitt Winery Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $80 (S) – Rating 91

Phifer Pavitt Winery Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon 2011A big rich Napa Cabernet with a bouquet of dark fruit, black cherry and plums with plenty of dark spice. Balanced on the palate offering notes of black cherry, plum, blackberry, blueberry and vanilla. Structured yet integrated tannins with balanced acidity. Notes of creamy dark chocolate in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Feb 102015
 
Clark-Claudon Eternity 2011, Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, $130 (S) – Rating 93

product-large-2011_EternityA blend of 97% Estate Cabernet and 3% Estate Petit Verdot creating a luscious wine. Rustic notes on the nose of dark cherry. blackberry, briar and spice. Structured tannins with balanced acidity. Deep flavors of black fruit, blackberry, black cherry and blueberry combine with notes of briar and dark spice for added complexity. Hints of espresso on the finish. Buy This Wine