2016 Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve Lake County, USA, California, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

This is from one of the premier kosher wines in the US.  It retails for around $45.  Purple in color, with ruby swirls.  The nose has cassis, slight soap and cedar.  On the palate, this has nice cassis fruit with a bit of dusty earth underneath.  Light tannins.  This probably should be consumed in the ext five years or so.  It will work well with meats and roasts.  

2017 Shannon Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay High Elevation Collection, USA, California, Lake County, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

Most of us have bottles laying around the house that either people brought over or they somehow ended up with.  So is the story of this wine.  It was actually won in a raffle.  Initially, the idea of actually drinking some cheap California Chardonnay seemed ridiculous.  Still, rather than be dismissive, the plan was to drink it.  After about a month of staring at the bottle, the time finally came.  And that good people, is why we need to open the bottle and taste.  Now, that is not to say this is going to blow away Montrachet or Rhys Chardonnay.  But, for under $15, this was solid.  No obvi