"Dark ruby-colored with a garnet rim, it displays a lovely nose
of Asian spices, incense, tobacco, balsamic, and blackberry. On
the palate it has exceptional depth, layers of spicy black fruit,
"...fresher and more linear than the 2009.
Slate, minerals, crushed rocks and grapefruit linger
on the precise, crystalline finish. This is a very
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Bright deep ruby. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille, mint, wild herbs and black tea. Thick, powerful and creamy, with a very strong spice character to the black fruit and licorice flavors. Rather musclebound and extremely backward today--even a bit unrefined--finishing with a..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Napa Valley’s 2007 grape growing season was lengthy, with low yields, but extremely high in quality. Bud break occurred earlier than usual following a dry Winter and warm, dry Spring, but fruit set was inconsistent and left small berries in loose clusters. Cool weather in early Summer slowed..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "As it virtually always is, this is the best of the three Clair Marsannay examples with its more elegant and more complex cool red and blue berry infused nose. The rich, supple and suave flavors possess a relatively sophisticated mouth feel on the sappy and palate staining finish. This is..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2009 Marsannay Les Grasses Tetes emerges from the glass with layers of vibrant dark cherries, flowers and mint. This translucent, sexy Marsannay is striking and exceptionally beautiful. Les Grasses Tetes is a clay-rich vineyard that yields wines of considerable generosity." (Antonio Galloni)
Cellar/Tasting Notes "This blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc reveals a lot of oak. Proprietor Jean-Philippe Janoueix, ... does such a great job with all his estates, ... There is a slight astringency to the tannins, but the wine possesses impressive density and richness..."
Cellar/Tasting Notes A Napa standout Cab, Knollwood Cabernet Sauvignon is made from rigorously selected grapes (Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot) grown in the Valley. Carefully vinified to be well-structured and robust, its echoes of plum and black currant persist on palate. Ripe tannins provide backbone to a lengthy..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Rich and supple, showing cherry, vanilla and mineral aromas and flavors, this red is almost creamy, giving way to dense tannins..."
Cellar/Tasting Notes This is the first Mendencino Ridge Zinfandel produced by the Carlisle Winery and it sure is a beautiful production!
Medium-dark to dark ruby-garnet. Aromas of cranberries, plum pudding, and spice cake. Christmas in a glass! Quite deep and full bodied on the palate with flavors of..