Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is tight at first but opens with air. Sweaty with a burnt note along with cherries and slight cola. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, sweet black cherry fruit. Deep. This drinks very easy but it has a complexity that should come out with age. This drinks well today and should continue for another ten to twelve years. Nice on its own, this will work well with food. Mushroom pizza would be a great match.
My first time trying this winery. Very impressive. In a blind tasting of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, this was the runaway winner for the group. Ruby in color, purple at the core. The nose has smoke, cherries, black cherries, slight cola and a nice earthiness to it. Lovely velvety texture. On the palate black cherries and slight anise. Long finish. This is still youthful but approaching maturity. Drinks great on its own and will work well with food. Mushroom Risotto would be great. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years.
This is a bigger wine than many of the Sonoma Coast Pinots, as such, it will perhaps, take a bit longer to mature. Purple in color with ruby swirls, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is very tight. Spice. With air, black cherries and slight sour cherries emerge. Great, lush texture. On the palate, cherries, coffee and slight sour cherries. This is either ripe or has a bit of residual sugar as it does come off almost sweet. Nice finish. These needs another seven to ten years in the cellar and it should come together beautifully. Right now, this is a Pinot for those who like them t
Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has black cherries, cola, spice along with a slight earthy funk. Medium bodied. Soft texture. Flavors of cherries, slight root beer and spice. Light tannins. Nice finish with a hint of mint. This is drinking well now although just a bit shy of maturity. Drink over the next seven to ten years. Better with food, this would be a nice match with Tandoori Chicken.
Light ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, dust, iodine and slight spice. Medium bodied. Tart acidity. Light tannins. On the palate cherries with some spice. A bit of cherry cough drop on the finish. This seems to be just getting to peak. Drink over the next seven to ten years. It will work better with food due to the acidity. It would be a nice match with Roasted Duck.
One of my favorite Chardonnays (both the winery and this vineyard). Light golden in color with some green hues, clear and bright. The nose is smoky with minerality, slight vanilla and grapefruits. Medium to full bodied. Slightly oily texture. Good acidity. On the palate, minerality and slight grapefruit. Lemon candy on the long finish. 12.9% abv. This is still drinking youthfully. It should drink well for another ten to fifteen more years. Great on its own, this will work well with lighter foods but also seafood and even fried chicken.
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%.
This 2014 Blanc de Blanc is a sparkling wine with a brisk acidity and a hint of chalky minerality. Hand harvested and whole cluster pressed, there’s a lovely creaminess to this wine with very mild carbonation, allowing more of the fruit to come through. It offers lemon-lime notes, guava, red delicious apple and grannie smith green apple, light unsweetened honeysuckle, Asian pear, a hint of baked brioche. The balance of the flavors makes this easy to pair with a diversity of foods. 178 cases. ORIGIN: Alexander Valley, Sonoma. ALCOHOL: 12.5%
2019 Carlisle Zinfandel Piner Olivet Ranches Russian River Valley, USA, California, Sonoma, Wine Review
Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, spice and slight bramble. Light to medium bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this has cherries with some underlying char. Moderate finish. Nice to have something a bit different every now and then. Drink over the next five years. A nice wine with pizza.
Like most of Beddrock's basic level bottlings this is a tremendous value )in Sauvignon Blanc). Light golden in color with some green hues. The nose is nice with lemon and lime notes, melon, and just a hint of tropical fruits. Medium bodied. Slightly oily texture. Great balance. On the palate, lemon-lime and honey-dew. Good finish. Tasty. This is nice on its own and will work nicely with fish or lighter foods. A nice wine for Sushi. Drink over the next seven to ten years.