Another winner from Carlisle. I am sure these will age nicely, but I just can't keep my hands off of them young. Ruby/purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with black cherries, spice, blueberries, and cedar. Full bodied. Lovely, almost lush texture. Good acidity. Light tannins. On the palate, black cherries, black raspberries, with slight char underneath. Long finish. Just delicious. This is great on its own and will drink well for another ten years. It also will work well for spicy and bigger foods. Besides pizza, this would be great with ribs off the gr
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.
Bedrock makes a very nice Sauvignon Blanc that is an excellent value. Golden in color with green hues. The nose is great with a slight grassy note along with some melons and a hint of grapefruits. Medium bodied. Lovely slightly oily texture. Good acidity. On the palate, this is delicious. It drinks very easily with a persistent finish. Great on its own, this would be very popular for a summer party. It also works well with lighter foods. It went great with vegetarian (Tofu) Tacos. Drink over the next three to five years.
This is a very nice white from the Bedrock stable of wines. The vineyard was planted in 1954 as a field blend of Gewurztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Riesling, Roter Veltliner, and Chenin Blanc. Light gold in color with some green hues, clear and bright. The nose has minerality, peaches, and some grapefruit. Light bodied. On the palate, there is a nice complexity here. Make sure it is not served too cold or that won't be as evident. Notes of grapefruit, lemon and minerality swirl on the palate. Good acidity. Nice finish. Drink over the next few years. This will work well with lighter
This is a big-ish Zin in style especially for Sonoma. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is nice with black raspberries, black cherries and slight bramble. A bit of pepper, too. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, there is nice black raspberry fruit with some cherries. Underlying spices. Pepper on the finish. It worked well with Thai food but will drink well on its own too. Drink over the next seven to ten years.
There are not a lot of Tempranillo's grown outside Spain and few in California, so it's always a pleasure to get to try one. I suspect they have a small plot for this to experiment with and bottle it as a winery only release (just a guess). It is 90% Tempranillo, 6% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries and baking spices with a bit of tea leaves and slight smoke. On the palate, this is full bodied. Bold cherry fruit with light tannins and underlying roasted herbs. There is little acidity or depth making me wonder how this might age
A very pretty, classically styled Sonoma Cabernet. This is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, and 2% Merlot. Purple in color with some purple swirls. The nose has cassis, black cherries, tobacco, slight bell pepper and spice. On the palate, this is full bodied with medium tannins. Cassis with a nice underlying earthiness/forest floor. Good balance. Ripe but not over blown by any means. This should drink well for the next fifteen years as it develops and matures. Drinking great on its own, this will work well with roasts or casseroles.
An excellent wine. I have been a big fan of Macario Montoya's wines for a while, but I believe this was the first time trying this wine. I am not sure if there is anything else in this blend other than Grenache. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, chocolate, spice and slight oak notes. On the palate, this is full bodied with a wonderful texture. Medium tannins. Black raspberries, black cherries, slight blueberries and a bit of chocolate over a mineral base. Long finish. This wine grabs your attention but it is not overblown. It should last another decade at least. It
This is a reasonably priced Zin. It is slightly sweet and on the lighter style of Zin so factor that into your buying decision. I quite enjoyed it. Drunk over two nights, it was better on Night 2. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, spice and dust. On the palate, the cherries come thru. No tannins to speak of. Easy drinking. Slightly sweet/ripe. Nice finish.
Mike Officer makes some really nice wines at fair prices. His whites might even be better values than his reds. This is a field blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Riesling and other white grapes. Pale silvery gold in color. The nose is great with lychees, peaches and floral tones. On the palate, this is slightly viscous. Dry and refreshing. Peaches and slight pears with good minerality. Nice finish. This is drinking quite well now and it probably should be consumed over the next couple of years. It will go well with salads, sushi or even Thai food.