Bacchus & Beery Wine Blog

May 202014
 
Russian River VineyardsRussian River Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, Sonoma Coast, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 90

Aged in French oak creating a round and creamy mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Aromas of red apple, spice, ripe pear and toasty vanilla. The palate is greeted with typical Sonoma Coast flavors of red apple, pear, toasty vanilla and hints of caramel. Notes of tropicals and citrus highlight the finish. Buy This Wine

 

May 202014
 
Russian River Vineyards Chardonnay 2013Russian River Vineyards Chardonnay 2013, Sonoma Coast, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 91

A double Gold Medal winner and Best of Class in the North of the Gate Wine Competition. Opening bouquet includes ripe pear, honeysuckle, a bit of red apple with subtle notes of citrus and caramel. A surprisingly creamy, round mouth-feel with balanced acidity for a stainless steel Chardonnay offering flavors of red apple, caramel and minerality. a touch of vanilla and caramel on the finish. Buy This Wine

May 202014
 
MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012MacPhail Family Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012, Sonoma Coast, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 92

A delicious blend of eight single vineyard pedigree wines. An excellent example of why the Sonoma Coast is garnering Pinot accolades. A robust nose of red and black cherry complimented by ripe strawberry and brown spice. A truly elegant mouth-feel with crisp acidity and supple tannins. Rich flavors of cherry, ripe strawberry, pepper, brown spice and hints of dark chocolate. Notes of cherry and espresso in the finish. Buy This Wine

 

May 202014
 
Hye Meadow Winery Tempranillo 2012Hye Meadow Winery Tempranillo 2012, Red Wine, Texas High Plains, TX, $30 (S) – Rating 90

Another excellent example of Texas Tempranillo coming of age. Perfect red wine for a evening under the Hill Country oaks or complimenting the grill. Aromas of smokey cherry with just a hint of raspberry. A round mouth-feel with balanced acidity and soft tannins. On the palate, light to medium bodied with flavors of red cherry, smoke, ripe strawberry, ripe raspberry and dark spice. Dark chocolate on the finish. Buy This Wine

 

May 202014
 
Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Stainless steel fermented creating a bright fruit forward wine. Blended with 9% SB Musque clone to add a little creaminess in the round mouth-feel. A full nose of lemon creme, tropicals, white pepper and spice. Crisp acidity with flavors of green apple, honeydew melon, Meyer lemon, pear and minerality with tropical notes in the long finish. Buy This Wine