Grown in the High Valley appellation within Lake County, this is huge, black and packed with blackberry and blueberry flavors. It’s decadent like a blueberry pie topped with chocolate sauce. Ready to drink now.
Shannon Ridge is quietly becoming the king of Lake County, offering wines of both quality and value and this is no exception. This blend is made of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. The kitchen-sink approach doesn’t muddle the wine in any way; it remains a smooth, fruity, ripe quaff, with a kick of vanilla on the finish.
This hodgepodge of Zinfandel, Syrah, Tempranillo, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, all grown in Lake County, will please many palates. It’s a subtle and satisfying red marked by sweet tannins, a soft mouthfeel and rounded notes of cherry, plum and vanilla.
The curve on this wine has been going up and up, and this ’09 is their best yet. It’s bone dry and savory in acids, with ultraclean citrus, mineral and white flower flavors. Just delicious as a cocktail sipper.