Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Concentrated raspberry and red plum aromas with glints and hints of red currant, cranberry and ripe red cherry. Tarragon strong with allspice afters. Very juicy center of this tootsie pop exhibits a slightly less sweet cherry, a touch of black pepper, cedar and cinnamon framing dense plum and both dried and ripe raspberry, subdued blackberry and a racy finish of cola and roobios pumping the brakes repeatedly on this well engineered rocket.

#pinotnoir #seasmokesouthing #2019 #seasmokeestatevineyard #southing #santaritahills #singlevineyard #monopole #staritahills #cawine
— a year ago

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Wine Selections Old Vines Lodi Zinfandel 2015

Rubus 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel (SRP $13): Rubus is a private label created by Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD to deliver rock-solid wines at attractive price points to consumers. I fondly remember their 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It was released in 2010 and immediately flew off the shelves. My wine friends and I searched high & low for that wine, and I’m pretty sure we all still have some stashed. For $20, it over-delivered for the price. This old-vine Zinfandel from Lodi, California, is a solid buy for the money too. Though round and full-bodied, it manages to remain light on its feet, bursting with delicious upfront flavors of fresh raspberry, plum compote, and sweet blackberries sprinkled with brown baking spices, cedar, and a dash of black pepper. This Zinfandel paired wonderfully with a few racks of baby back ribs I smoked. Try it for yourself! You will not be disappointed. #Rubus #Zinfandel #Lodi #LodiWine #Zin #wine #winelover #cawine — 6 years ago

Navarro Vineyards

Cuvée 128 Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Not much acid up front or middle but a little trailing. Lime, water chestnut, acorn, tropical with old apples, heavier plum flesh, green grape, candied lemon, star fruit, lychee with a dried lemon pulp and chalkboard tendency. Probably just a little past it's prime, and sagging in the middle like an old guy. #sauvignonblancday #sauvignonblanc #mendocinowine #cawine #whitewine #beblancadonk — 7 years ago

g Wine Cellars

The 7th Letter California Red Blend 2011

It’s a G thang. Not a well-liked vintage, so adjust flavors with your mind. Rim to rim black concentration. Black cherry and blackberry, dried black currant, espresso, licorice; dark chocolate, black pepper and violet aromas. Black cherry stays true to olfactory perceptions, add bing, dried cranberries, red currant reduction, basil, cracked pepper, and dried cherry. This number broke my berry abacus, and I could not imagine it in a better vintage. I think I appreciate what the tough vintage made Mr Ahnfeldt adjust to. This is leaner, and the cherry lends it a super T touch. I like the cherry. .
#GarrettAhnfeldt #theletterg #theseventhletter #redwine #gwinecellars #napa #cawine #redblend
— 4 years ago

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Mount Veeder Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Tar, blackberry, gum Arabic, dark rye loaf with caraway, cedar wrapped tobaccos, baked artichoke, baked black currant, mussel shells in beef broth, broken pencils and rosemary sprig. Really a steak bouquet beckoning. Chocolate-y palate with graphite on aged parchment, seared thyme, baked cassis, warm black and blue berries, burnt black currant and black poppyseed. I like this. I knew going in it was going to be round and full, but it contained just enough herbaceous character to keep my brain in the glass. #napacab #mtveeder #cab #cawine #mountainwine #mountveederwinery — 7 years ago

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Bravante Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Big cassis and black currant on a dusty cedar frame with smoky blackberry, blood orange, clove and fir bark nose. Cinnamon, ripe cassis, dried, black cherry, toasty sesame on half-burnt toast. Graphite-blackberry and rustic cigar flavors. #howellmountain #howell #howellmtn #mountainwine #napa #Bravantevineyards #cabernet #cabernetacademy #caliclassic #cawine — 7 years ago

Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Proof that you can still find great Napa Cab for less than $40. #CAwine #Napa — 9 years ago

Cornerstone Cellars

Stepping Stone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pine-lined pond and glass factory notes intermingle with spearmint, red plum, and blackberry-grape that injects itself into the forest and emerges black currant, while pulling all the aforementioned behind her. Natural and clean aromatics here with cinnamon the only oak influence. Smooth but dense opening, bringing dark chocolate, black Darjeeling, intense graphite behind cassis, mint-pencil, vanilla infused tobacco, burnt raisin, walnut, and black sesame. Liquid, astral beauty in a bottle. Magnificent. #cornerstonecellars #napavalley2012 #Napa #wine #cab #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv4life #cawine #2012vintage — 6 years ago

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Navarro Vineyards

Mendocino Chardonnay

Orange blossom honey, minty cedar, camomile tea and phyllo nose. Pineapple, baked, yellow apple, clove, yellow raisin, baklava, sweet curry, mango chutney and pear tartlet. For a late harvest, this still surprisingly maintains a delicate side and doesn't get too viscous or sticky. #riesling #californiangold #andersonvalley #mendocinowine #mendocino #lateharvest #dessertwine #cawine #Navarrovineyards — 7 years ago

Trione Vineyards & Winery

River Road Ranch Chardonnay 2014

Pineapple-butterscotch, dried lemon, buttered biscuit, pumpernickel toast, chanterelle, lily-of-the-valley parfum. Rich, full mouthfeel with lemongrass, toasted baguette, butterscotch pudding drizzle, lemon oil, cinnamon and a hint of olive brine on an extended wrap! I know I am making it sound fruit-bomb, but it is elaborate without lacking finesse, and hasn't be one the drawn butter soup of others in this price range. #chardonnaystudygroup #chardonnayday #russianriver #sonomawine #singlevineyard #Trione #rrv #chardattack #cawine — 7 years ago