Inky black. You could fill your pen with this stuff. It smells very refined and young, sending out flashes of blackberries, white pepper, and pecan pie. Once it hits the mouth it comes across as a very fine wine. It is rich, big and balanced despite the size, and completely dry, with a fruity intensity that lasts through the finish. The thick tannins suggest…
A delicious Grenache sourced from Mendocino’s Eaglepoint Vineyards, a high-elevation, cool-climate site with a peppery opening note that extends itself through dense chewy tannins and the bright fruitiness and inviting aromatics we all love about Grenache. A very nice bottle of wine with great backbone and depth that should age another 5–10 years.
This is a flashy wine. It has only the best stuff: blackcurrant and cassis flavors to die for; plush, velvety tannins; and a refined layer of toasty oak. The finish is very long and sweet, and refrains the currant theme. Lacks a bit of depth in favor of pizazz, but still very good.
The Argentine Malbec phenomenon seems to be why Stonehedge decided to make one, and it’s pretty darned good. Dry, full-bodied and appealing, it offers a burst of licorice, cherry, cola and chocolate macaroon flavors, in a soft, gentle texture.
A fine Sauvignon Blanc, racy, bracing and dry, just the way the variety should be. With a firm streak of tangy minerals, it has polished flavors of limes, grapefruits, green apples and spice.
Fragrant with lime, stone, apricot and flowers, this Gewürztraminer is deliciously dry and slightly crisp yet full bodied. A slight spiciness marks the finish, with a note of lime salt. It should pair well with a roast chicken and spicy stuffing.
Big and bold, this is classic coastal Petite Sirah. It’s dark in color, robust in texture and massive in blackberry, cherry, currant, mocha and anise flavors that taste like they’ve been baked into a pie. Dry, crisp and balanced, it will be delicious with a charbroiled steak.