San Lorenzo Winery Rock Garden Zinfandel 2015
Winemaker Notes :
This wine is brimming with fruit, yet with the backbone necessary to develop gracefully. Enjoyable now, the wine will come into its own over the next five years.
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Wine SpectatorPlush and rich yet refined and structured, with expressive licorice and blackberry aromas and supple black raspberry, smoky peppercorn and stony mineral flavors. Drink now through 2028.
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Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015Winemaker Notes : Aromas of black cherry, allspice, black currant and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.
Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Double Magnum, 2015 3L BottleWinery Note: This wine has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. Caymus farms Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling the winery to make the best possible wine in a given year. This Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.
Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2015A nuanced, perfumed nose of confit fruits, sandalwood and rose petal. Bright, sleek and refined on the palate, reflecting both the vineyard's prized position on the eastern edge of the Laguna de Santa Rosa (nature's "air conditioner" for the Piner/Olivet area) and the precision derived from the high percentage of Zinfandel in this post-prohibition planting - a clean expression of the variety. Plum preserves and baking spices mingle on the palate, with nutmeg notes leading the charge on the finish. Stunning. Drink 2019 - 2030.
Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir 2015Winery Notes: Aromatic and complex with ripe red cherry, strawberry jam, pomegranate, brown spice and attractive autumn forest and floral notes. The palate is crisp and beautifully balanced with a mix of ripe red fruit and spice on entry, with savory tobacco and leather notes and a broad mineral texture on the mid-palate. Attractive fruit, spice and savory elements interact through the finish, framed with wonderfully fine tannins.
Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir 2015Winery Note: The bouquet possesses a lovely mix of richness, fruit and savory like blackberry pie; quite comforting. On the palate we find intriguing hints of pink rose, briar, red currant, violets and spice; this Pinot has an alluring silky texture with deep flavors of black cherry, baking spice and a whisper of licorice. It’s nicely structured and lingers beautifully on the finish.
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McGah Family Cellars Scarlett Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015Winemaker Notes : 2015 ushered in the earliest harvest date for most vineyards in the Napa Valley. Abundant hang time was prevalent, bringing maximum phenolic ripeness from old lightly irrigated To Kalon clone Sauvignon Blanc vines. Light straw to blonde with a sparkling green tinge, aromas of tangerine, lemon grass, melon and lime blossoms explode from the glass when swirled. A crisp but delicate finish brings this wine together, making this an easy summer crowd pleaser. Known for its light and pleasing viscosity, it pairs perfectly with a cheese platter or light summer fare. Blend: 92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillion
Hartford Court Four Hearts Vineyard Chardonnay 2016Winery Note: This highly textured wine displays aromas of yellow apple, honeysuckle and tangerine skin. Fresh flavors of Granny Smith apple and Meyer lemon are intertwined with layers of spice and crystallized ginger. A rich and weighty mid-palate is followed by a very long exotic, mineral-infused finish.
Mazzocco Dry Creek Valley 2014Winemaker Notes : Brambly flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry with a drop of spice greet the nose while the palate is loaded with dark berry fruit, cherry cola and a smidgen of pepper. This Zinfandel's core is framed with ripe tannins, accented by toasted almonds and cacao.
Addax Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015This delightful new release from the renowned Tench vineyard (next door to Screaming Eagle) exudes aromas of blackcurrant and loads of red berries, hints of tobacco leaf and lavender. A mouthwatering entry coats the palate with elegant and well-defined layers, while the flavor and texture are complemented by notes of creamy French oak. This is wonderful example of Cabernet from a very special site. Enjoy this up-and-coming gem tonight (decanting recommended) or anytime through 2025.
Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Winemaker Notes : Fragrant dark red and black fruits set the stage for the exotic interplay of aromatic woods, bow rosin and sharpened graphite. On the palate, a medley of black raspberry, blackcurrant and cranberry fill a warm graham cracker crust drizzled with nearly-molten brown sugar and flecked with dark chocolate. Like a chiseled and sinuous boxer sitting in his corner, the youthful and deep Staglin Cabernet is a wine of controlled power, poised while waiting to showcase its long, silky and fine-grained structure. Your patience will be immensely rewarded.
A.P. Vin Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016Winemaker Notes: Rich and concentrated with thrilling notes of blackberry and dark cherry in addition to fleshy plum and blueberry flavors that are pure and deeply focused. Full bodied with loads of texture and layer upon layer add to an incredible mouth feel. Sweet oak completes the sublime, complex finish.