Wood is so very prevalent here, in the forms of fresh-cut pine, caramel, oak, burnt sugar and white pepper that the lovely plum fruit sadly takes a backseat. Folks who have more tolerance for wood may find this review conservative.
This Cab has a smooth, milky texture. Its core is cherry, verging on rhubarb, and black pepper is the main player on the nose. Light in size for a Cab. Imported by Scott Street Portfolio.
A feminine-style Chardonnay, offering light floral aromas and a soft, approachable mouthfeel. Flavors of yellow stone fruit and chalk turn citrusy and tart toward the finish. Imported by Scott Street Portfolio.
Full-bodied and creamy in texture, this wine comes dangerously close to being heavy and lacking freshness. Thankfully, it stays just this side of that line, balancing rich chocolate fudge flavors with savory notes of cedar and smoke and mixed berries that turn tart on the finish.
Bears a passing resemblance to some Monterey (California) Chards, combining peaches with sweet corn and bright citrus, all wrapped in a coating of toasty, vanilla-scented oak. Crisp on the finish. Drink now.
From a well-known vineyard source, this is certainly dark in color, but the aromatics are a bit muted. Tannins are soft, imparting a creamy texture, but the flavors of blackberries and plum lean toward prune before picking up a tangy note on the finish. It’s maybe just too young at this stage, but it seems a bit disjointed.
A racy wine, with a tart streak: Aromas are of pear, green apple and grapefruit. Feels clean in the mouth with citrus and peach fruit, and a hint of herb. Finishes with a peppery sourness. Bring a bottle to the raw bar.
Pear and floral aromas usher in lively acidity and modest pear skin flavors on the palate. A delicate, easy wine, just the sort for a spring picnic. Imported by Scott Street Portfolio.