Acaibo 2016 – Sonoma

Acaibo 2016 – Sonoma

The nose is fruity, structuring and powerful. It reveals notes of blackberry, cherry and small notes of small berries associated with fine touches of raspberry as well as fine hints of violet, pepper and a discreet sappy hint. The palate is fruity, elegant and offers a good definition, gourmandize as well as an acidulous frame….

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Acaibo 2015 – Sonoma

Acaibo 2015 – Sonoma

The nose is aromatic and offers a fine racy minerality. It reveals notes of blackberry, fleshy raspberry and small notes of cherry/griotte associated with fine touches of grilled bread, violet, racy local vegetation as well as a subtle hint of sens of the place and very discreet hints of chocolate. The palate is fruity, fresh…

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Melka – Mekerra 2015 – Knights Valley, Sonoma

Melka – Mekerra 2015 – Knights Valley, Sonoma

The nose is fruity and offers power and a beautiful fine grain. It reveals notes of violet, blackberry and small notes of cornflower associated with small touches of juicy blueberry as well as fine hints of lilac, fresh raspberry as well as hints of liquorice stick and Timut pepper. The mouth is well-balanced and offers…

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Corazón – Gewurztraminer 2016 – Anderson Valley, Sonoma

Corazón – Gewurztraminer 2016 – Anderson Valley, Sonoma

The nose is fruity and offers a fine richness and a fine gourmandize. It reveals notes of quenette, exotic fruits and small notes of ripe citron (mandarine, pink grapefruit) associated with a hint of lemon flowers. The mouth is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, gourmandize and a fine richness and an acidulous frame….

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Joseph Phelps – Chardonnay 2016, Pastorale Vineyard – Sonoma Coast

Joseph Phelps – Chardonnay 2016, Pastorale Vineyard – Sonoma Coast

The nose is fruity and offers freshness and a small intensity. It reveals notes of green peach, crunchy pear and small notes of crunchy green apple associated with fine hints of juicy quince and a very discreet hint of juicy kumquat. The mouth is fruity, well-balanced and offers a juicy/acidulous frame, a good structure as…

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Quintessa – Illumination 2018 – North Coast, California

Quintessa – Illumination 2018 – North Coast, California

(61% Napa and 39% Sonoma) The nose is fruity and offers power / intensity. It reveals notes of lemon, zest and small notes of kumquat associated with fine touches of ripe pear, Brugnon as well as discreet hints of exotic fruits and white pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a fine acidulous frame,…

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Melka – Mekerra 2016, Block 7 – Knights Valley, Sonoma

Melka – Mekerra 2016, Block 7 – Knights Valley, Sonoma

The nose is fruity, precise, straight and offers a small straightness. It reveals notes of quince, papaya and small notes of crunchy Mirabelle associated with fine touches of yellow flowers/varietal and very fine hints of citrus. The mouth offers a beautiful definition, a beautiful tension, a vine acidulous frame as well as a beautiful finesse…

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AXR – Chardonnay 2017, Ritchie Vineyard – Russian River Valley, Sonoma

AXR – Chardonnay 2017, Ritchie Vineyard – Russian River Valley, Sonoma

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers minerality and a good definition. It reveals notes of yellow apple, ripe Mirabelle plum and small notes of quince associated with discreet hints of flowers as well as fine hints of brioche and bee wax. The mouth is fresh, fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a beautiful definition, a…

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Joseph Swan Vineyards, Bastoni Vineyards 2013 California – Sonoma County

Joseph Swan Vineyards, Bastoni Vineyards 2013 California – Sonoma County

This wine has a strong difference between the nose and the palate. From the very perfumed and delicate aromas coming through, it’s hard to anticipate the concentrated, rich and full-bodied taste. Bramble & very dark fruits pie filling makes up most of the flavors, but some sweet spices from the American oak and a savory…

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Francis Ford Coppola, Director’s cut Zinfandel 2015 – Dry creek valley

Francis Ford Coppola, Director’s cut Zinfandel 2015 – Dry creek valley

This wine as the deepest of color and the deepest of bouquet. The intense aromas include overripe blackberries and wild berries as well as licorice and a sweet touch of brown sugar. The palate is succulent and supple with a soft touch in terms of texture. The very limited sweetness level is quite apparent and…

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