Red Wine

Oct 092014
Drnk Wines Pinot Noir Cavers Cuvée 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $32 – Rating 93

DRNK_Label_PN-RussianRiver_2012-FrntThis Pinot just keeps racking up awards, recently a Double Gold at the 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Aromas of blackberry, ripe strawberry, raspberry, red cherry and plenty of brown spice. Plush on the palate with balanced acidity. Flavors of black cherry, red cherry and a little blackberry with a touch a of white pepper in the finish. Cherry and red licorice on the long finish. Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
Thralls Family Cellars Pinot Noir Roma’s Vineyard 2012, Anderson Valley, CA, $45 (S) – Rating 92

Thralls Family Cellars Pinot Noir Roma's Vineyard 2012100% Pommard clone from a Anderson Valley. Enticing aromas of black cherry and herbs with hints of leather and spice. A lush mouth-feel, balanced acidity and soft tannins. Integrated flavors of blackberry, raspberry, rhubarb and black cherry with spicy notes of white pepper. Black cherry and saddle leather on the finish. Very small Production of 76 cases…Get it while you can! Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010, Lake County, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 94

Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010100% Cabernet and Biodynamically farmed, this is a big Cabernet Sauvignon. A round mouth-feel with chewy tannins and balanced acidity. A nose of black cherry and blackberry with hints of raspberry and intriguing campfire smoke. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of black cherry and blackberry with subtle notes of ripe strawberry and cacao to add complexity. Espresso on the long finish. In the Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition, this wine took Best of Show for Red Wines; Best of Class for Cabernet Sauvignon and the Platinum medal! Buy This Wine

Oct 092014
Joseph Jewell Wines Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County 2012, CA, $34 (S) – Rating 94

Joseph Jewell Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2012An exceptional Pinot Noir at an excellent price. Blended from three vineyards, the nose offers a bouquet of dark cherry with notes of ripe strawberry and plenty of spice. A round mouth-feel balanced with juicy acidity and supple tannins. Bright fruit flavors including black cherry, plum, ripe red fruit, oaky vanilla and baking spice with subtle hints of earthiness. A long spicy finish completes the wine. Buy This Wine

Jul 082014
Calla Lily Winery Ultimate Red Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $80 (S) – Rating 93

Calla Lily CabernetFrom an emerging Napa Valley winery with an experienced hand on the wheel in Cary Gott. An expressive nose of black cherry, blackberry, ripe plum, vanilla and black pepper. Lush on the palate, complete with silky tannins and balanced acidity. Give this youngster at least 30-60 minutes to fully open for flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry, oaky vanilla and plenty of spice. Intriguing notes of tobacco box on long finish.