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18’ Epoch White 47% Grenache Blanc, 42% Viognier, 11% Roussanne
Explosive nose of tangerines, apricot, white flowers.
Pineapple, pear, lime, stone fruits ,heavily driven minerality & modest acidity. Perfect pairing with spicy sushi tuna rolls. Edit- better now than it was a year and a half ago￼. — 12 days ago
10’Lail Mole Hill. Nose of spring flowers. Blackberry, black currant, white chocolate. Classic Howell with age. BIG middle palate, runs right through the back. Just starting to show its age. Touch of sweet tannins, low acidity. Won’t get any better. Enjoy over the next 5/8 years. — 24 days ago
14’ HDV YSABEL Pinot Noir.
Van der Kemp Vineyard(30 acres) sit high on top of Sonoma Mt.
Hi streak of acidity at first. Tart & tangy…Dried raspberries, ripe cherries, black tea, forest pine, asian spices emerge from this plush finish. Needs a 3-4 hour decanting.
Edit- This will remain memorable long after the bottle is gone. — 9 days ago
17’ Aubert Lauren Chardonnay. Full -bodied rich & graceful.
Apricot, pear, orange marmalade. Racy acidity that should calm down in the next year. Without a doubt one of the most dense layered & textured chards coming out of Cali. Consistently, year end & year out can’t miss Chardonnay. Drink or hold for another decade. — 19 days ago
10’ Alpha Omega ERA
Decanting is still a must - Bright ruby red.
Nose- black cherry liqueur.
Floods the mouth with Black cherry & raspberry flavor’s, melted black licorice. Much more polished than the previous vintages. Fine tannins & healthy acidity will keep this wine going strong for another decade. — 16 days ago
13’Sea Smoke Botella
Beautiful ruby red color.
Nose is very expressive. Black cherry, allspice.
The black cherry comes across also on the palate. Red plum, boysenberry, cherry cough drops, ￼velvety tannins ,balanced acidity. Perfect spot after a 45 minute decanting. — 23 days ago