Tasting Notes Week of September 6, 2017


Locations NZ6 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Delicious higher quality NZ SB, from heart of trendy Wairau Valley. Lots of passion fruit and crisp grassy flavors.

Leitz 2015 Pinot Noir 9173618843 Sekt

Made from 100% de-stemmed Pinot Noir grapes – light color points to 3 hour skin contact with gentle press cycle. Juice racked to tank and underwent a long cool alcoholic fermentation in tank with secondary fermentation in large stainless steel pressurized tanks. 11 g/l residual sugar yet very well balanced so tastes dry. Beautiful bead and color.

Dr. Pauly Bergweiler Dry Riesling 2015

Crisp and refreshing dry Riesling with 12% abv and 9 g/l residual sugar from Devon slate soils. Aromatic with layers of flavors.

Particular Carinena 2015

Rich full bodied wine from the D.O. Carinena, and made from  the Carinena grape. A bold style with balanced fruit, tannin, acidity. You can read about my visit to the region here.http://bit.ly/2qeefTW

Bila-Haut Pays Doc 2016 (Michel Chapoutier)

78% Grenache, 14% Cinsault, 8% Syrah from the Agly Valley in the Roussillon – crisp mineral flavors with a hint of spice and anise.

Chacewater Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Surprisingly crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County AVA. Very refreshing and well balanced.

Langtry Estate Petite Sirah 2013

Fabulous, rich, full bodied red – over two years in French and American oak Guenoc Valley AVA.

Obsidian Ridge 2013

Elegant full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Estate grown grapes in Red Hills Lake County  AVA.

Six Sigma Ranch Tempranillo 2013

Very rich and concentrated wine aged in new French oak for two years.

Toad Hollow Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 from Mendocino County

Easy drinking and crisp style of Chardonnay.

Toad Hollow Merlot 2015 from Sonoma County 2015

This Richard McDowell Selection is rich and well balanced, aged for 8 months in French Oak.

Wasem Spatburgunder Trocken, Rheinhessen 2013

Aromatic pinot noir from Germany.

S.A. Prum Luminance Riesling, Mosel 2015

Dry and very delicious Mosel Riesling.

Moschofilero Boutari 2016

Delicious mineral driven wine with fabulous lemon zest flavors. The variety is getting a lot of buzz.

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel from Sonoma County 2014

Fabulous concentrated ripe dark berry flavors, toasty nuances of oak.

Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

100% new French oak and less than $15, good concentration of flavors.

Saldo 2015

Delicious high quality blend of Cali Zinfandel and Syrah.

Meiomi Pinot Noir 2016

Sourced from high end coastal regions like Sonoma and Santa Barbara.



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