A charmingly seductive small lot from Tamas, a sister brand of Wente in the Livermore Valley. The wine has tremendous aromas of violet and oak that evolve into blackberry and cherry flavors, all dry and elegant at the end. Made from 88% Barbera and 12% Petite Sirah, serve this one with grilled meat.
A beautiful wine with a delicate, pedigreed quality. It’s light in color and body, with elegant flavors of cranberry, red cherry, cola and coffee, and is very dry, with crisp acids and fine, soft tannins. This connoisseur’s wine is versatile at the table.
Extremely pale color, just beyond rose. Aromas of tea, clove, orange peel and raspberry. The most delicate wine of this tasting. But it has some fine, complex fruit and crisp acidity. Best Buy.
Tamas has always done a good job with Sangiovese, and that’s because they don’t try too hard. They’re not attempting some kind of fancy Tuscan or super Tuscan wine, just a dry, balanced red wine to have with great food. This is a true Chianti-style wine, with a splash of Barbera,offering a great deal of elegant pleasure at a great price.
This is an enormously likeable wine, dry, crisply tart and citrusy in the way of PG, while a splash of Gewürztraminer adds richer notes of flowers and an oily hint of lychee. It’s a very versatile food wine, and at this price, a great buy.
Shows the bright, zesty acidity and citrus and floral flavors that characterize this variety. The alcohol is refreshingly low, only 13%, but the wine is thoroughly dry. Very nice for an aperitif sipper, with shellfish, or with goat cheese and roasted peppers on toasted sourdough.
Made in a Super-Tuscan style with 49% of the blend Sangiovese (the rest 33% Cab Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 1% Zin and 1% Syrah) this wine is big, meaty and savory with sweet tannins and vanilla laced throughout while still balanced enough to be a good choice with red meat and red sauce.