MagnaVita Grapewagon Red 2016

MagnaVita Grapewagon Red

This red blend is mostly Zinfandel from Lodi with compliments of Merlot and Lagrein (a grape you see mostly from its Northern Italy homeland). Smell and taste summertime, fresh-picked red berries along with dabs of black tea, dried mushrooms, black pepper and tobacco (unlit nice cigar). Medium acidity and medium/light tannins. Aged briefly in French […]

ALMA de CATTLEYA Chardonnay 2016

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay

A straightforward citrus, stone fruit and light toast nose introduces you to the Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay. A marriage of lemon oil, fresh pears & green apples, lightly buttered wheat toast and apple butter make a delicious union in the mouth. Medium-full bodied, low oak, lovely fresh fruit and wisps of butter make this a […]

OBSIDIAN RIDGE Cabernet Sauvignon 15

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet

This is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that has consistently over-delivered for the price since its beginning 20 some years ago. Estate vineyard in Lake County’s Red Hills District. High (half mile) elevation, volcanic soils (thus the name Obsidian Ridge). Deep core of blackberry, black currant and black cherry. The 2015 vintage has a more savory […]

POST & VINE Old Vine Field Blend 13

Post & Vine Field Blend

Blend is approximately 1/3rd Petite Sirah, 1/3rd Carignane, 1/5th Zinfandel, 1/5th Grenache. 60 year old, head-trained vines in northeast Mendocino County. Co-ferment in classic “field blend” tradition. Neutral French oak aged. Bold flavors of black and blue fruits with integrated black pepper, pie spice, cocoa and anise notes. Medium/low acidity, smooth tannins and restrained (14.0%) […]