Dec 262012
2009 Chatom Vineyards “Gitano” Sangiovese, Calaveras County, CA, $16 (S) – Rating 89

Once again a delicious example of CA Sangiovese. A big nose of black cherry, ripe plum and raspberry with intriguing notes of tobacco and spice. Give this wine at least 30 minutes in the decanter for it full potential. Plenty of food pairing acidity and supple tannins with bright flavors of cherry, plum and dark spices. The wine was an excellent pairing with homemade tamales. Buy This Wine

Sep 042012
2007 Chatom Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Calaveras County, CA, $26 (S) – Rating 90

A fun and well-priced Cabernet. Opens with a very spicy nose of cherry, oak and leather. Fairly fruit forward offering flavors of cherry, raspberry, baking spice, oaky vanilla and subtle hints of intriguing smokiness with soft tannins. Buy This Wine