This is interesting. My understanding is that is mostly a tasting room only wine although there is some limited distribution. Its unclear if this is 100% Petit Verdot, a grape mostly utilized for blending purposes. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, vanilla and slight baking spices. Also a bit of a "Bourbon" note on the end. Full bodied. On the palate, lots of boysenberry fruit with firm tannins. Some slight spice and vanilla. Moderate finish. One of those wines that is perhaps more interesting than great but worth checking out and en
This is an interesting wine. The grapes are grown at Lanza Vineyards in the Suisun Valley, which is located to the east of the Napa Valley in California (there is a Lanza Sangiovese also on the market) and shipped to Cape Cod where they are crushed and vinified. Sangiovese is of course the pre-eminent red grape of Tuscany and nearby regions of Italy. It has been an elusive grape to grow in California (or anywhere else for that matter). It makes more sense to judge these types of wines on their own rather than comparing to Italy (i.e.
Sineann makes some great whites in addition to their more well known Reds. This is a dynamite Riesling from the Columbia Gorge, one of the few AVA's that cross state lines. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with pineapples, slight honey and minerals. Medium bodied. On the palate, just the slightest perception of sweetness. Minerals, peaches with slight tropical fruit notes. Good finish. A different drink than a European Riesling, but this hits the spot on a warm summer evening. Drink over the next ten years. It drinks very well on its own but will work with
Saying this is my favorite Washington (or even Domestic) Gruner Veltliner is faint praise given the paucity of producers. Let's just say this is an excellent white wine and a terrific value. Light gold/green in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with granny smith apples, slight lime and lots of minerality. Maybe a bit of a floral note, too. Medium bodied. Slightly oily texture. On the palate, apples and limes. This goes down easy. Good energy and balance. Nice finish. Drink over the next five to eight years. This drinks well on its own and will work well with lighter foo
This has a deep salmon pink color, clear and bright. The nose has a nice watermelon scent. On the palate, this is sweet and visouce. 5% residual sugar. Those who like sweet white Zinfandels should like this.
Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, roasted herbs, slight burnt rubber, and a bit of cherries. Full bodied. Rich texture. Lots of vibrancy. On the palate, good fruit but not as boisterous as some vintages. Black raspberries, black cherries, with underlying char and roasted meats. Nice finish. This is obviously young but drinking well. It should mature for another five to ten years and drink well for eight to twelve after that. It drinks great on its own and will work for big flavored foods. Roasted chicken would work well.
Impressive showing for this wine. Garnett in color, slightly flat. The nose is nice with black cherry fruit with some underlying earthiness. On the palate, this has a nice complexity with black cherry fruit. The finish is a bit short but otherwise a delicious wine. Still on the young side, this should continue to improve for the next five to eight years and drink for another ten to twelve after that. A nice wine to serve on Thanksgiving.
From the Burgundy producers now long established winery in Oregon. Purple in color with ruby swirls, mostly clear and bright. The nose is dusty with cherries. Medium bodied. On the palate, black cherries with some cherries and slight earthiness underneath. Nice finish. This is a solid drinking Pinot that is still young and will improve. Hold for another five years and drink for ten after that. Brown sugar, Mustard glazed ham would be a nice match.
Great showing for this 17 year old Pinot from Oregon. Tasted with a group, this was a love or hate it wine, and the issue was brett. Garnett in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, sour cherries and barnyard. Lush texture. On the palate, there is plenty of depth. Light tannins. This tastes young and kept opening in the glass. Cherries and black cherries. Long finish. Drink over the next ten to twelve years. This will work well Beef Wellington.
This is from the famed Burgundy producer's Oregon outpost. This seems to be more full throttle than prior vintages but will no doubt calm down with some age. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has fresh cherries, black cherries and slight pomegranate. There is also a bit of spice and a hint of tea. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this has a lot of cherries, some black cherries with a hint of underlying forest floor. Delicious. Light tannins. This needs another three to five years to get closer to peak, and should drink well for ten to fifteen more after tha