White pepper, strawberry and cigar ash jump out of the glass. The garnet color belies the delicacy of this Rhône grape variety. On the palate, freshness, rhubarb and strawberry notes mingle with white pepper and asian spice in this classically proportioned Grenache wine. Lingering fruit and acid on the palate beckon for another sip.
100% Syrah, Sunstone Estate Vineyard, SYV
Oak toast, meat & spice, bacon, pastrami, black pepper, blueberries, cherry, maple and Applewood smoke on the nose. Ripe red plum, blueberry fruited on the palate married with oak toast, bacon fat, and silk. You can’t mistake this as Syrah, and the reason why this variety is so intriguing.
100% Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley
Vanilla, cotton candy, honeysuckle, white peach and pear aromas dominate on the nose. This wine is crisp and vibrant on the palate. Round mouthfeel finishes with bitter pith and stone fruit notes lingering on the palate.
Bing cherry compote, blackberries, blueberries, baking spices and black tea leaf aromas evolve into a rich, yet velvety mouthfeel. Plush tannins and medium acidity give way to nuances of mixed berry cobbler, warm cocoa and vanilla undertones. This rich, full bodied wine displays plenty of dense, dark fruit in full balance with a long, exquisite finish.
Oak toast, char, nutmeg and spice in the nose. Viscous and weighty mouthfeel, honey and apricot, vibrant acidity and length, caramel toast and long finish.
Mincemeat, clove and cinnamon mingle with cherry compote, loganberry, and fresh sage. The mouthfeel is soft and broad on the palate with flavors of strawberry, plum candy, cherry pie, currants, cigar box, leather, and pie crust. Lingering chewiness on the palate carries the fruit through a pleasing finish.
Aromas of maraschino cherries, wild strawberries open up and complimented by spearmint and rose water. Offering fresh nectarines, quince, and a nuance of red delicious apples are accompanied by a luscious red fruit mouthfeel. Drink this in it’s youth to capture the fresh, floral and fruit flavors.
Fresh and bright red cherry, raspberry, and blood orange on the nose. Moderate acidity is preceded by orange marmalade, strawberries, and apricots and green melon. Pleasantly dry and fruity, and a perfect pairing with a wide range of flavors and cuisines.