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Anthony Dias Blue 93“Bright and juicy with citrus, vanilla, and bracing acidity; racy, pure, and showing toasty oak and lovely balance; a great wine at a terrific price; natural yeast fermentation.” – Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, June 2013"With a wet spring and very cool growing
Wine Enthusiast 90"Blended with Sangiovese, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a big, exuberant wine that’s full bodied and fruity. It offers ripe flavors of black currants, licorice, mocha and black pepper,with hints of raisins. It’s luscious to drink now. Try with Szechuan beef or
"Ferrari-Carano’s 2013 Fumé Blanc has delicious aromas of white peach, orange blossom, pear, quince, Meyer lemon and mango complemented by peach, grapefruit, pear and lemon flavors. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle
"A blend of mostly Bordeaux varietals with a touch of Syrah, this smooth, silky wine coats the palate with intense fruit flavors - dark cherry, cassis-enriched with milk chocolate and toffee. Sweet oak chimes in to create a beautiful harmony, and fine tannins lengthen the supple texture of this
" We barrel fermented 60% of this wine and aged that portion in barrel for six months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity,
" A classic old vines Zinfandel. Deep aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries are laced with spice and toasted oak notes in this full-bodied wine of velvet tannins and a long finish. Pair with barbecue, blue cheese and cheeseburgers." ~ Winery notes
"Notable impressions of blackberries, currants, and cherries layered with vanilla toasted oak, fragrant spices and a hint of leather. Well balanced with supple tannins, enjoy this wine with barbecued turkey legs, beef stew or homemade mac & cheese." ~ Winery Notes
Wine & Spirits 90"This Wine's "California" appellation masks the facts it's actually sourced from serious sites like Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley and Lone Oak in the Russian River. The Fruit is fermented in French oak barrels without inoculation, the wine offering all the cushioning and
Stephen Tanzer 90" Green-tinged yellow. Assertive, mineral-accented aromas of fresh pear and tangerine, with a suave floral topnote. Supple and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering taut orchard and pit fruit flavors and a touch of smoky minerality. Closes on a stony note,
" Fruit aromas of white peach, and nectarine are followed by honeysuckle, honey, and light floral with hints of toast, butterscotch, grapefruit, and cantaloupe. This wine is richly textured with a mouth-coating applely acidity and a round and creamy mid-palate creating that signature Sonoma-Cutrer
Wine Advocate 88+"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserve comes from K-J’s holdings in Sonoma, primarily Knights Valley. Composed of 94.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.4% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc, aged primarily in French oak although some American oak is utilized, this is a
Wine Enthusiast 91"Ridge hews to a leaner, lower alcohol style than most California wineries these days, resulting in wines that aren’t blockbusters, but are complex and food-friendly. This bottling defines such a style. It’s dry and lithe in the mouth yet gently tannic, with suggestions of berry
"Sitting along the California coastline, the Sonoma Coast is known for producing beautiful Pinot Noir. 2012 was no exception. Ocean breezes during bright, sunny days and brisk morning fog allow proper ripening while preserving the lively acidity in the wine. Gradual ripening allowed development of
Wine Advocate 89"The non-vintage Old Vine Red Lot 60 represents 90,000 cases, and is a blend of four vintages, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. There is a lot of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah as well as some more obscure grapes in this bistro-styled, chunky, fleshy, meaty, deep ruby-colored wine. Copious
Wine Enthusiast 87"This wine is very rich and ripe with tangerine, Meyer-lemon and peach flavors, but with a stimulating cut of green grass. Crisp acidity and super-clean winemaking gives it a finish that’s pure and intense. Another fine bottling from this veteran winery." — S.H.
"Following harvest, the Pinot Noir grapes were cold soaked for at least two days to enhance extraction of the variety’s vibrant color and delicate flavors. Yeast selections RC212, AMH, FrootZen and BRG were introduced during primary fermentation. The free run juice was separated from the press and
Wine Enthusiast 86"At this price, and with wide availability, this is a great Cabernet for everyday consumption. It’s dry, tannic and rich in black currants and oak, with a brisk edge of acidity to cut through oily beef and cheeses." — S.H.
"Seductive, complex aromas of honey, green apple, tropical fruits, vanilla and baking bread introduce juicy apple, pineapple and tropical fruit flavors with light butter notes from partial malolactic fermentation and crisp balancing acidity." ~ Winery Notes
“In Liar’s Dice Zinfandel, we’ve created our most passionate wine — one that’s so luscious and juicy, it’ll leave you wanting more. Our 2011 vintage is a combination of both Dry Creek and Alexander Valley fruit. The Alexander Valley fruit imparts rich flavors of black cherry and blackberry jam. The
"With its delicate aromas and delicious flavors, our 2012 Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio is a refreshing, light-style white wine for sipping or as an aperitif. This wine has aromas of nectarine, lime, melon and honeysuckle complemented by flavors of Meyer lemon, white peach and honeydew melon. Our
"Because our fruit got extra hang-time, we achieved full ripeness, yet the finished wine maintained elegance and drinkability due to the coolness of the vintage. This dark garnet colored wine has a lot of upfront fruit with cranberry and black cherry aromas mixed with herbal, tea-like and toasted
" This vintage, our Landslide Vineyard produced a wine that is intensely seductive with an alluring balance of dark fruit to bright fruit. Opaque deep red with a vibrant ruby edge, this wine begins the seduction with sweet black cherry, cassis, plum, and blackberry fruit aromas along with dark