March 24, 2018
Edaphos BARB 15

EDAPHOS Barbera “Madhavan” Sonoma 2015

Noticeably dark, rich color for Barbera. Smells like Barbera: sun-soaked wild thyme, white pepper, raspberry/wild red cherry, plums. Lots of berry flavors with bits of orange zest, that peppery spice and black olive. Where “real” Barbera can get bitter on the finish, not the case here. It’s more cherry and plum skins and dry Provence and Italian herbs. Acid and fine tannins are healthy, giving the wine a firm “punch.” This is one of the best California Barberas I’ve ever had! Edaphos is one of the wines made by Ernest Vineyards. They are quite new – 2014 is their first […]
March 24, 2018
Edaphos Chardonnay

EDAPHOS Chardonnay “Reserve” Sonoma 2014

Toasty, ripe citrus and orchard fruits and light brown caramel nose transitions to lemon pudding, roast peaches, apple pie spice and sweet butter in the mouth. This is rich and round with a delicious lemon/caramel custard quality to it. White chocolate and apple butter come through on the 30 second finish. Rich and sweeter descriptions here I realize…it’s impressive how this wine pulls off such ripe flavors and richness while keeping its “dryness” intact. In my experience, this happens with Chardonnays running $45 and up! Edaphos is one of the wines made by Ernest Vineyards. They are quite new – […]
March 16, 2018
Eugenia Rose

EUGENIA Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2017

Peach skin/orange color that looks more Provence Rosé color than California Pinot Noir. Bright, aromatic nose of pink rose petals, plums, and mandarin oranges. Taste continues on with these fruits along with white pepper, talc and cherry blossom. I really like how this Rose has pleasing crisp acidity and a back rend round, mouth-coating texture. Great price for what you get…too bad there’s only 100 cases made. Eugenia is one of the wines made by Ernest Vineyards. They are quite new – 2014 is their first vintage. The Rosé was part of my first tasting of the Ernest Vineyard wines. […]