Category Archives: American

2015 H3 Cab sauv

Dark in color with a nice vibrant nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with bold black cherries coming through nicely, backed almost immediately by some strong pepper/spicey notes. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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2014 Humble Pie cab sauv

Dark in color with a nice smooth black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine is a spot on Cali cab with lots of lovely black cherries coming through. Not super fruity, not too sweet, just right. On the … Continue reading

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2015 Sterling Vintner’s Merlot

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm acidity and tannins. The 13.5% … Continue reading

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Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Inky dark in color with a lovely nose of dark cherries. On the mid palate the wine displays bold rich dark cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish this wine displays a lovely smooth acidity and tannins. … Continue reading

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Desert Wind Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Inky dark in color with an odd nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some strong black berries coming through. There’s some slight sweetness to the wine. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins … Continue reading

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Clos du Bois 2015 Chard

Slightly golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice softer varietal apple/pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild oak/vanilla notes. This is a … Continue reading

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2014 Cannonball cab sauv

I’ve had this wine over a number of vintages and sadly it has been inconsistent. Inky dark in color with a nice fruity red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely red cherry notes. … Continue reading

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2013 Murphy Goode Cab sauv

Some wineries struggle with consistency year over year while others like Murphy Goode quietly go about their business making consistently Goode wines, pun intended 🙂 I last reviewed the 2012 Vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. It’s a by … Continue reading

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2014 Cupcake Black Forest Decadent Red

Dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich black berries to match the nose, black cherries and the like along with some mocha. Straight out of the bottle the alcohol was … Continue reading

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Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay 2014

Pale in color with a nice albeit mild nose of apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with apple and pear, lovely fruit! On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely soft vanilla … Continue reading

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Light Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays blackberries to match the nose. On the medium length finish there’s some noticeable oak along with some tannins and acidity. Honestly this wine reminded … Continue reading

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2014 Beringers Founders Chard

Pale in color with a mild slightly odd nose. Nothing I can place. On the mid palate the wine displays some varietal chard fruit, pear really coming through along with some apple. On the medium length finish the pear comes … Continue reading

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St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich dark berries/cherries to match the nose along with some nice oak notes along with some nice mocha. On the medium … Continue reading

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Bogle Essential Red 2014

This is another excellent red from Bogle. Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich dark cherry fruit. The cab sauv is really coming through. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Calera Mount Harlan 2012 Chardonnay mini review

Pale in color with a nice varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich varietal fruit, nice apple/pear and vanilla. On the medium length finish the vanilla lives on nicely in the mouth. This is a … Continue reading

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14 Hands 2014 Chard

I’ve been on a roll of good chards lately … This is another one. Pale to slightly golden in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal apple and pear. On the medium … Continue reading

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2013 St Francis Cab Sauv

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate this is a lovely smooth cab sauv with lots of nice red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2013 Sterling Chard

Th Californians are making great strides at dialing down the oak on the chards and letting the fruit shine through. I submit this as an example. Pale to golden in color with a mild varietal nose. On the mid palate … Continue reading

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2014 Berringer Chard mini review

Pale in color with a lovely rich nose of apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely apple and pear along with some nice vanilla. The medium length finish displays some nice acidity. I would give … Continue reading

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2014 Meiomi Pinot Noir mini review

Garnet in color with a nice expressive varietal nose, lots of soft red fruits and rustic notes. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice red fruits and rustic notes just the way a pinot noir … Continue reading

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2014 Mirasou Pinot Noir

This is a general list product. I love pinots, certain foods just pair perfectly with them, like salmon, duck etc … This one is garnet in color with a mild rustic nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2014 Sterling Vintner’s Chardonnay

Golden in color with a nice apple and pear nose, spot on for a chard. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely chard fruit coming through, apple and pear. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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2014 The Show Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some red berries along with some strong herbal notes, maybe even green pepper. There’s noticeable sweetness. On the lighter side of medium in length … Continue reading

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2014 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some rich apple and pear coming through, lovely chard fruit . On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice butterscotch … Continue reading

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2014 Hahn Pinot Noir Monterey

Garnet in color with a nice rustic varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries as well as some rustic varietal notes to match the nose. The fruit is lovely and expressive. On the … Continue reading

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