Level one sommelier.
60% Tempranillo 40% Grenache
This 2010 Baiocchi Orellana is dirty...
in the best way possible. Mushrooms and forest floor on the nose followed by a lush and dense palate of cranberry and black cherry.
I can't recommend this wine highly enough. — 4 years ago
Baking spices & baked pear. Honeydew & honey.
Delicious & crisp.
SF Chronicle gold medal winner. The 2013 Soquel Vineyards Chardonnay is outstanding. I love this Chardonnay. — 5 years ago
Baiocchi 2013 Mourvedre, while young, drinks very well now. Open and let this wine breath for a good couple hours or as long as you can stand. Excellent full mouth feel with good acidity makes this a fantastic food wine (think fillet). Drink now through 2020. — 4 years ago
(2006)Decanted for an hour or so and came back to a nice wine. Really a well put together wine. Dried leafs and raspberry fruit leather on the the nose. Soft tannin with a long finish. Delicious. — 5 years ago
2009 La Vita from Bargetto Winery, Santa Cruz County.
We found these bottles hiding in storage at the winery and wow. Time has treated this '09 well. A blend of Nebbiolo, Refosco & Dolcetto, La Vita is consistently one of the best Italian varietal wines I can find. A lush nose of blueberry and boysenberry preserves accented by baking spices and forest floor. Followed by a perfectly ripe palate with density and weight. I can keep going but I won't. Try this wine. — 5 years ago
Wait an hour then white pepper white pepper — 5 years ago