Lots of extracted, ripe pineapples, pears and butter-sauteed bananas, as well as dusty oriental spices and good acidity. There’s a smoky edge of charcoal from well-toasted oak in this big wine.
A light colored, lightly treading Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards around California, made by Lake County's Guenoc, cool-fermented in stainless steel and ready to drink now. Refreshing pear and vanilla flavors and lively acidity make it a good choice for summer drinking.
Opens with an appealing bouquet of pear, caramel and toasty oak. However, the wine does not follow through as positively, turning slightly woody and lemony. Lacks the body and finish we have experienced here before.
A delicious wine with an intense floral nose and deep melon and citrus fruit on the opening. The center is complex, with layers of spice and a full mouthfeel. There are hints of pear and mint on the finish.
A pleasantly drinkable, rich Claret out of Lake County’s Guenoc, moderate in alcohol (13.5%) with cranberry, raspberry and chocolate on the nose and intermingled with the vanilla and cinnamon from the oak, half of it American. A fine addition to the backyard barbecue.
Robust and hearty, this is a wine to quaff with short ribs, roast lamb, broiled chicken. It’s big, dry and tannic, with full-throttle blackberry, coffee and sweet plum flavors that finish in a swirl of dusty spices. Try decanting for a few hours before serving.