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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Pedroncelli, 90 celebration Bushnell Vineyard zinfandel 2016 – Dry Creek Valley

Pedroncelli, 90 celebration Bushnell Vineyard zinfandel 2016 – Dry Creek Valley

Intensely jammy with strong aromas of blueberry pie filing and intense wood fire. It’s like a barbecue in there. Within the density of the aromas, there’s still a hint of tartness that lifts up the overall intensity. The palate is large and bold, definitely full-bodied. The heaviness almost puts pressure instead of texture on your…

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Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2015 – Dry Creek Valley

Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2015 – Dry Creek Valley

Very dark in color with a fine nose of red fruits, bramble, bark as well as a sweet caramel note. The palate gets smoky with a lead of vanilla and a warm alcohol embrace. It’s definitely powerful and wide.

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Ridge Vineyards, Lytton Spring 2016 California – Dry Creek Valley

Ridge Vineyards, Lytton Spring 2016 California – Dry Creek Valley

As deep as it can get, the lytton spring is the very definition of maturity of fruits. The complexity is all based on different fruit character from red to dark black, from fresh to jammy. It is loyal and truthful to the varietal style, but it’s also pushing its limits. On the palate, you can…

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Ridge Vineyards, 3 valleys 2016 California – Sonoma County

Ridge Vineyards,  3 valleys 2016 California – Sonoma County

Intense depth & overall intensity. It boasts of dry and jammy fruits with an uplifting black licorice aroma. The oak is camouflaged, providing mostly texture, body and complexity with no strong smell of wood. The wine is all about integration and fullness.

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Turley wine cellars – Frederick Vineyards 2015 California – Sonoma Valley

Turley wine cellars – Frederick Vineyards	 2015 California – Sonoma Valley

This vineyard planted back in 1937 is quite unique. Just a mile and a half from the Napa border on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas, the vines are planted at a 900 feet altitude along steep, contoured terraces (now prohibited). The extraordinary vines sit in the fog and has adapted to these special features….

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Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel 2016 – Dry creek Valley

Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel 2016 – Dry creek Valley

In the Seghesio portfolio, Cortina is the most delicate of the zinfandel. It’s fruit-forward, with a pure expression of crushed red and black fruits. Its full-bodied frame is wide and spacious. The tannins are soft and integrated with just a slightly drying aspect. The most structure is found on the mid-palate, but rapidly leaves the…

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Seghesio Old Vines Zinfandel 2015 California – Sonoma County

Seghesio Old Vines	Zinfandel 2015 California – Sonoma County

Made from old vines of an average of 75 years, this is a concentrated, bright and layered wine. Black fruits, Cajun spices, sweet spices and leather are some of the many aromas this complex and developing wine exhibits. On the palate, taste and body is full, but the acidity and structure is light. There’s a…

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Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2017 California – Sonoma County

Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel	2017   California – Sonoma County

This is an impressive wine, especially considering it is only an appellation wine. The aromas open broad and very fragrant with bright red fruits, bramble fruits, as well as earthy and leathery undertones. The palate is more concentrated than what was announced on the nose. It’s jammier and even has candied cherry flavor. Aged in…

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VGS Château Potelle – Riviéra 2017 – Sonoma Coast 

VGS Château Potelle – Riviéra 2017 – Sonoma Coast 

The nose is fruity and offers a beautiful freshness. It reveals notes of fresh redcurrants, fresh raspberry and small touches of citrus / quince associated with discreet hints of quenette / passion fruits. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, precise, “clean”, elegant and offers a beautiful freshness, a good definition, tension, a slight suavity, a good…

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