Apr 012013
2009 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 90

One heck of a value. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot with a big nose of bright cherry, plum, dark fruit and dark spice. Medium-bodied with moderate tannins and balanced acidity offering flavors of dark cherry, dark fruit, and dark spice with notes of chocolate on the long finish.  Buy This Wine

Oct 142012
2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, CA, $16 (S) – Rating 89

A nose of Meyer lemon and citrus with subtle floral notes. 100% stainless steel creating crisp fruit notes offering flavors of Meyer lemon and Granny Smith apple with some intriguing minerality and floral notes. Zippy acidity that calls for summer fare. A good value under $20 Buy This Wine

Oct 102012
2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $16 (S) – Rating 90

An enjoyably crisp SB with a nose of Meyer lemon, citrus and honeysuckle. Stainless steel fermentation lets the fruit speak with flavors of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle and tropicals with notes of minerality and white peach as the wine opens. Well-balanced and refreshing with crisp acidity for good food pairing. The addition of 3% Sauvignon Musque in the blend rounds out the mouth-feel a touch. Buy This Wine

Oct 102012
2009   Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $30 (S)  – Rating 91

A lighter body than many super jammy Zins with an enticing nose of spicy cherry, blackberry and smoke.  A blend of 86% Zinfandel and 14% Petite Sirah from vines that average over 90 years old. The palate offers well integrated flavors of cherry, blueberry, leather, dark spice and tobacco box with notes of espresso and cocoa in the long finish. There is a definite undertone of earthiness that adds complexity. Buy This Wine