Red Wine

Feb 242015
 
Alpha Omega ERA 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $250 (S) – Rating 95

Alpha Omega Era 2011This is a Napa Cabernet that is certainly worthy of your attention. Past ERA vintages have been a red Brodeaux blend but the 2011 is 100% barrel fermented Cabernet from the following famed Napa Valley vineyards, Beckstoffer To Kalon in Oakville, Beckstoffer, Missouri Hopper in Yountville, Stagecoach on Atlas Peak and Lyons. A robust nose of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry and spice. A rather plush mouth-feel with dusty tannins and balanced acidity. The palate is treated to an integrated combination of flavors, including blueberry, black cherry, black fruit, a little briar, black pepper and dark spice with dark cacao on long finish. A spectacular wine. Buy This Wine (Available at tasting room only).

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 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