94 Points - Christopher Sawyer "Sommelier to the Stars"
This is one of those powerhouse California blockbuster blends that just works. It just begs you to bring some to the party, splash it around, you get the idea. Approachable now or cellar for up to a decade... if you can wait that long. Grab a handful, bring on the meats and enjoy!
Food Pairings: To match the lavish flavors and grip in this brilliant blend, serve this wine with blue cheese aside nuts and dried fruits, charcuterie, risotto with wild mushrooms, juicy burgers, roasted squab, pan-seared duck with blueberry reduction sauce, Korean barbeque, gamey meats, or Osso Buco.
Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
Varietals: 76% Petite Sirah and smaller portions of Zinfandel, Grenache & Syrah
Appellation: Mendocino County
Alcohol: 14.8% by volume
Total acid: 6.59 g/L
Aging: 20 months on American oak
Aromas of Bing Cherries, dark red and blue berries, spice and mushrooms on the grill. The palate exquisitely combines elegance and tension with a silky mouthfeel infusing the chewy cherry and blueberry fruit flavors.
Big & Jammy!
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Tropical/citrus notes, and maintains the PERFECT acidity and freshness. Light straw hues in the glass with aromas of toasted brioche, baking spices, and candied lemon rind.
From the heart of the Napa Valley, well known as a premier climate for growing world class Zinfandel. Warm sunny days lead to well ripened grapes and this Zin's jammy side.
Full, Round & Silky...
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Deep, chewy tannins and savory tertiary notes, with a rich midpalate. Fresh, wild blue and black fruit with ripe Bing cherry, and subtle elderflower. Rustic touches of olive tapenade, with layers of boysenberry...
Fresh cherry, white peach and lemon zest notes with a core of racy, vibrant acidity. A touch of pink grapefruit and honeycomb, with a linear core throughout and creamy finish.
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Harmonious aromas of apple, pear and melon blending perfectly with spicy hints of oak. Rich flavors of lemon crème brulee, crisp apple and white peach round out the backdrop to complete this delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay.