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  • Ancient Peaks Zinfandel 2009 2 years ago Ancient Peaks Zinfandel 2009
    Ancient Peaks 2010 Zinfandel. A classic Zin with accessible dark fruit (blackberry) immediately. Fruit forward without being a fruit bomb. Long acid finish. Not for special occasions but too nice for everyday. 83
  • Apothic Red Winemakers Blend 2 years ago Apothic Red Winemakers Blend
    Smoky on the nose and some dark berry/cherry flavors. Fairly full. Fine for every day. 81.
  • Thacher Vin Rouge 2010 2 years ago Thacher Vin Rouge 2010
    Thacher 2010 Vin Rouge. Syrah 71% / Grenache 29%. A thoughtful blend. Both earthy and fruity with dark fruits and deep dark color. Long finish from the Syrah with peppery notes. 88.
  • Petit Verdot Wine 2 years ago Petit Verdot Wine
    Ancient Peaks Petit Verdot 2009. Huge and juicy. Big tannins and long acid finish. Full mouth feel. Wonderful, but big and best with food. 91.
  • Thacher Syrah 2009 2 years ago Thacher Syrah 2009
    Thacher 2009 Syrah Paso Robles. Uncharacteristically fruit forward. Full bodied and delicious. 92.
  • Hearst Ranch 2009 2 years ago Hearst Ranch 2009
    Aromas of guava. Smooth and creamy up front representing the Rousanne/ Marsanne followed by a tangy finish with lingering acidity from the Viognier. Melon up front. Nicely balanced. 88.
  • Zinopolis Zinfandel California 2010 2 years ago Zinopolis Zinfandel California 2010
    Subdued aromas and masked fruit showing a mild sweetness that impresses on the end with some lasting acidity. A wine for the background. Nothing offensive, a little generic. Not obviously a Zin. 81.
  • Montoya Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 2 years ago Montoya Old Vine Zinfandel 2011
    Cherry fruit forward, soft tannins with a mild lingering acidity. Would like fuller mouth feel, but pleasant and enjoyable. 83
  • J. Lohr Riverstone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2008 2 years ago J. Lohr Riverstone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2008
    Golden hue. Aromatic. Soft and buttery. Lingering citrus. Very nice and casual, but probably better with food. 84.
  • Red Knot Signature Shiraz 2010 2 years ago Red Knot Signature Shiraz 2010
    Full mouth feel. Some plums on the front with bigger acidity ans notable yet slightly softer tannins. A nice balance. Would like stronger flavor up front. 82
  • Saladini Pilastri Offida d o c Pecorino 2010 2 years ago Saladini Pilastri Offida d o c Pecorino 2010
    A very light, easy drinking white. Subtle aroma and taste of melon. Reminiscent of rousanne/marsanne. Some mineral on the finish and lingering sweetness. 82.
  • Ancient Peaks Petite Sirah 2009 2 years ago Ancient Peaks Petite Sirah 2009
    A rather muted profile. Moderate tannins and high alcohol, but little else. 75
  • Rosso Di Montalcino 2010 2 years ago Rosso Di Montalcino 2010
    Agostina pieri. High acid and subtle fruit. Long acidic finish. Subdued tannins. Alcohol prominent on the nose. Wouldn't buy again. Though higher quality, reminds me why I don't care for sangiovese
  • Serenity 2 years ago Serenity
    White blend of pinot grigio, Chardonnay and gewurstaminer . Refreshing and fruit forward. 89.
  • Laetitia Brut Cuvee Arroyo Grande Valley 2 years ago Laetitia Brut Cuvee Arroyo Grande Valley
    One of our favorites. Crisp green apple.
  • Taft Street Sonoma County 2011 2 years ago Taft Street Sonoma County 2011
    Rose. Sweet and smoky
  • Turley California Zinfandel 2010 2 years ago Turley California Zinfandel 2010
    Jammy without being overly sweet. Good acid finish.
  • Salvarolo 2000 Merlot 2 years ago Salvarolo 2000 Merlot
  • Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 2 years ago Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Notable fruit, and every day drinkable
  • Grand Vin De Chateau Latour 1990 Pauillac 2 years ago Grand Vin De Chateau Latour 1990 Pauillac
  • Orchid Hill Vineyard 2008 2 years ago Orchid Hill Vineyard 2008
    A blend of Viognier, Muscat, and Cinsault. High acid profile overwhelms the melon fruit. Enjoyable, but lacks balance. Mineral aftertaste. 80.