Quite a beautiful, lush Syrah, and one that goes a long way to restoring faith in this long under-performing appellation. Dry and soft, the wine offers rich flavors of cassis, melted dark chocolate, leather, vanilla and anisette, with a pleasantly spicy edge of black pepper. Drink now.
A huge wine, power-packed in richness. Cherries, chocolate, raspberries, currants, licorice, even suggestions of spicy pecan pie flood the palate deliciously. Then the tannins kick in, and fierce they are. Acidity is fine, and the finish is bone dry. Drink this superior Petite Sirah now, and it should age for many, many years.
A beautiful, complex and upscale Cabernet to drink now, after a good decant. It’s bone dry and a little soft, with intricately layered blackberry, black currant and oak flavors. Feels lush and important in the mouth, and the spicy finish lasts for a long time.
A great find from the Livermore Valley, whose pockets of coolness lend complexity to the valley’s wines, this Syrah is delicate and lively, feminine in style with subtle fruit and sage notes and nicely wound acid.
A sensational varietal Petit Verdot that’s rich and velvety, lush and intense, with a hint of Bordeaux’s typical herbiness, that evolves into some of the best blackberry, mocha and spicy chocolate you can imagine. Winemaker John Kinney had originally planned to blend the two barrels that eventually became this wine. Be glad he didn’t. The grapes were sourced from…
This wine is gorgeous, with flavors of hazelnut, pear and ripe green apple. It’s crisp, balanced and perfectly sweetened. Mixed with vodka and fresh fruit juices, it also makes a fine cocktail.
Although the 2010 vintage was cooler than the previous two years, this Chardonnay still offers rich and luscious notes of crème caramel and baked pear. The intoxicating bouquet picks up layers of lemon zest and mineral.
A beautiful example of how nice Livermore Bordeaux reds can be when made well. This ageworthy wine is quite tannic now, but the tannins are dried, fine and drinkable with rich meats. The cassis, plum and blackberry flavors are impressively deep and long-lasting on the finish.