With fruit coming from Heintz Ranch, which has been operational since 1912, this wine offers soft and delicate fruit, it does not pretend to be overt. There is noticeable, black cherry, strawberry, huckleberry, with earthy under notes and light green tea. Whereas the acidity is in check, there is a velvety quality to this, a tactile, drinking experience. 186 cases. The judicious use of oak aging allows for purity of fruit. ORIGIN: Russian River Valley, Sonoma. ALCOHOL: 13.5%.
Harvested from five different vineyard sources, winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez Rave says her goal is to define “the specificity of a dry, beautifully intense wine, yet with volume and texture.” And this she does quite well. Her 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is a little softer than past vintages but nonetheless offers bright, expressive fruit – lemongrass, lime zest, guava, apricot Asian pair, and Green Apple. The acidity is fairly mild, and this proves to be a very drinkable wine with enough to use it for different types of food. 3,400 cases. ORIGIN: Sonoma County. ALCOHOL: 13.7%.
What a beauty. This wine is drinking great and while it may age gracefully, it won't get more enjoyable for my tastes. Purple in color with ruby swirls. The nose has red licorice, black cherries, cherries and spice. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Juicy acidity. Lots of cherry fruit over a bit of char. Long finish. This is delicious on its own. Gulpable. It will work with roasted or grilled meats, veggies or fowl but needs bigger foods. It should be at this level for another five years and then start morphing into more of a claret style.
2008 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, USA, California, Napa, Sonoma, Wine Review
Really great showing for this wine. Purple in color, slight line of ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, coffee, and cedar. Complex. On the palate, this is awesome. It is a big wine but with a nice elegance at this point. Cassis layered with coffee and earth. Long finish. This is delicious and while it is the kind of wine that borders on excessive, as it matures it has calmed down and is integrating nicely. Still young, this needs another decade until maturity and has a couple more at the top after that. It is delicious now and worked quite well with an assortment of cheeses (an
Light yellow in color. The nose is gorgeous with lemon cream notes. Slightly oily texture. Young but already showing a deep complexity. Lemon cream notes with an interesting slight mint note on the finish. There is some oak here, but it is integrated beautifully. This should age well for a decade, probably two. There is some upside potential.
Light golden in color. i believe this is their most recent release of a Chardonnay. The nose is very nice with grapefruits, a floral quality and slight peach. There is also a vanilla component to this wine. On the palate, there is some oak showing that will surely integrate quickly. It is very tight at first but explodes in the glass with air. Slightly oily texture which I love. Great fruit; peaches, grapefruits and even a bit of honey. Long, long finish. This wines best days are ahead but if you are lucky enough to have multiple bottles, drinking one young should not be missed eit