90 + Very Good Wine

Feb 242015
 
Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2011, Estate Grown, Napa Valley, CA $42 (S) – Rating 91

Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2011A blend of winemaking styles, barrel aged without buttery malolactic fermentation. The result is a Chardonnay with a crisp mouth-feel, balanced acidity and a touch of creaminess. The nose offers notes of Meyer lemon, tropicals and wet stone minerality. On the palate, flavors of Meyer lemon, red apple, pear and a touch of white pepper spice. Just a hint of oaky vanilla caramel in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Feb 242015
 
Wine Guerrilla Rebel Cru 2012, Red Wine, Sonoma County, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 90

Wine Guerrilla Rebel Cru 2012A fun blend of 45% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Verdot, 13% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petite Sirah and 5% Alicante Bouchet, perfect for your next BBQ. Aromas of blueberry, smoke and spice. Soft tannins and balanced acidity on the palate offering flavors of blueberry, blackberry, dark cherry and dark spice. Dusty dark chocolate on long finish. Buy this Wine

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