Michael & David, Petite Petit Syrah, Lodi CA 2010
Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, offering a joyous explosion of color and fun!
Chateau ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Red Blend, 2010
“The wine reflects the rich, round, powerful style of Washington fruit, highlighting seven varietals. It is a true example of the art of blending. The wine delivers jammy boysenberry flavors from the Syrah with a luscious backbone from the Merlot. The other varieties add the “spices” that winemakers love to work with.
Erath “Three Valleys” Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2010
Erath’s Oregon Pinot Noir may quickly become the most widely available, moderately priced example of this state’s iconic varietal.
MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir, CA, 2009
Showcases flavors of red cherry, cola, and briar complemented by nuances of sweet vanilla and oak.
Francis Coppola “Directors Cut” Pinot Noir, CA, 2010
A fruit-forward, lushly-textured Pinot Noir expressive of sunny days and cool Pacific nights.
Wild Horse “Unbridled” Pinot Noir, CA, 2010
This Unbridled Pinot Noir has generous cherry, blackberry and vanilla aromas with subtle savory notes. It’s full-bodied with ripe fruit flavors and supple tannins.
Seghesio, Zinfandel, Sanoma CA, 2010
“You could use this as a teaching tool for classic Sonoma County Zinfandel. It’s full-bodied, dry and spicy, with briary flavors of wild berries, mocha, tobacco, leather and exotic spices. More importantly, it’s absolutely delicious.
Rosenblum “Paso Robles”, Zinfandel, CA, 2008
This rich, full wine exhibits the signature spicy earth tones that make Paso Robles Zinfandel so excellent… In this wine you will discover flavors of rich cherry, black raspberry a touch of chocolate truffles and aromas of anise.
Rosenblum “Richard Sauret” Zinfandel, CA, 2006
Big ripe fruit with earthy smoky tones. A touch sweet with a very dry finish that lingers.
Trivento “Golden Reserve” Malbec, Argentina, 2009
Slightly volatile on the nose, with lifted, ripe fruits of cherry, raspberry and pomegranate. Big on the palate, with beautiful spicy notes, and fruit-driven, but still balanced. Great wine for red meats or richer game.
Septima “Gran Reserva” Malbec, Argentina, 2009
The color is intense red with traces of violet. Aromas of fresh cherries and raspberries with hints of creamy strawberry and toasty vanilla. The taste is soft, warm and elegant with sweet tannins, reminiscent of raspberry jam and hints oak. Well balanced and persistent on the palate.
Alamos, Malbec, Argentina, 2011
The wine represents the highest levels in the art of blending, using grapes from many distinct micro-climates.
Shafer “Relentless” Syrah, CA, 2002
The Relentless (81% Syrah and 19% Petite Sirah), made from yields of 2.5 tons per acre, is a seamless, saturated purple-colored wine with pure blueberry, blackberry, and smoky cassis fruit.
Pavillion Rouge de Chateau Margaux, France, 2000
The 2000 Pavillon Rouge has the complexity and density of a first wine, and it certainly has the aging potential. The fabulous potential of this vintage led Chateau Margaux to make a strict selection at the blending so that Chateau Margaux 2000 would have the most perfect expression possible.
Chateau Calon-Segur, Bordeaux, 1995
R. Parker writes, “As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage.” Wine Spectator noted, “incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid… give it time.”
Chateau Angelus Bordeaux, St-Emilion, France, 2000
Deeply colored. Solar, opulent sweetness with high extract but without excessive heaviness.
Multiple notes of black and red jammy fruit, liquorice, aromatic herbs, roasted fig, pepper, cigar box. Quite an exotic character with velvety tannins which fill the mouth in an approachable way.
- Frank Reno
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