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CUVAISON Syrah “Estate” Carneros 2015

Cool Carneros Syrah from a warm, dry vintage equals a very tasty, spicy, deep red wine that’s honest to the Syrah grape but not “too much.” Get blueberries, black cherry, cracked black pepper, smoked bacon, licorice and bittersweet chocolate. Medium acidity, creamy texture and notably lush, this Syrah will please both lovers of the grape and those new or unsure of it. More Information Their Syrah is only available winery direct from Cuvaison. Contact them, or better yet, arrange a visit and tasting at the winery. It’s a great visit. I wouldn’t quite call it “undiscovered,” but it is under-used […]

CUVAISON Chardonnay “Kite Tail” 2016

From a small block of Cuvaison’s Estate Vineyard, “Kite Tail” sports refreshing perky acidity to complement its rich ripe orchard and citrus fruit, buttery side and toasty oak (50% new French barrels). Smell and taste fresh Meyer lemons, white peaches, crisp pineapple, buttered wheat toast and honeysuckle. While it’s a Chardonnay for fans of the stronger style (like me…I love them all), it pulls back from the “big flavor” just a notch. More Information Their Syrah is only available winery direct from Cuvaison. Contact them, or better yet, arrange a visit and tasting at the winery. It’s a great visit. […]

CUVAISON Pinot Noir “Mariafeld” 2016

A Pinot with some “meat on its bones,” Cuvaison “Mariafeld” is darker, richer and heartier than most. While this often results in harsh tannins and less Pinot-ness, not the case here. The dark cherry, blueberry, nutmeg and spiced tea smells and flavors are packed in there. With that, supple tannins, medium acidity and a clean, fruit-driven personality make this an absolute joy to drink. *This wine is only available directly from Cuvaison Winery. More Information The Cuvaison Pinot Noir “Mariafeld” is only available directly from the winery. Contact them, or better yet, arrange a visit and tasting at the winery. […]

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BRANDLIN “Prince & Pedro” Red 2015

Almost a Bordeaux style blend, Brandlin Prince & Pedro Red Blend  is 60% Merlot, 15% Syrah (the outlier), 10% Cab Sauv, 10% Cab Franc, 5% Malbec. Lots of fruit, medium/full body, ripe and dark berries and cherries, and SPICE! The Syrah and Malbec, at 20%, make an impact. Black licorice, white pepper, mint and spicy cocoa weave through the wine, start to finish. Gentle tannins and medium/low acidity point to an easy to enjoy, yet intriguing, red wine. This is all from the “Brandlin Vineyard,” owned and farmed by the esteemed Cuvaison Winery. More Information The Brandlin Prince & Pedro Red Blend  […]

This Month’s List – September 2018

September 2018 I have 45 recommendations for you this month. About 2/3rd of them are domestic. 1/3rd are under $30/bottle. I have no vested interest in these recommendations. In other words, I'm not selling them. I do lead you down the path to purchase with my "Where To Buy" link. It is often the winery I send you to. Sometimes it takes you WineSearcher, particularly on the imports. I do make sure that all the wines I recommend are available for retail purchase in California (one notable exception in this month's list-see if you can find it). I have two […]

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