Jun 132013
2010 Dry Creek Vineyard Foggy Oaks Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $20 (S) – Rating 90

Barrel fermented with 85% malolactic fermentation, this Chardonnay is a winner at $20. The nose is reminiscent of mom’s apple pie with warm notes of yeast and nutmeg. As it opens more tropical and citrus aromas come forward. Balanced acidity and creaminess with flavors of red apple, pear, caramel, vanilla and baking spice with subtle notes of ripe pineapple on the finish. Buy This Wine

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 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