I'm a fresh fruit lover since my childhood so, I'm always looking for wines that have as much to offer as great fruits. I love the Yolo County wine scene.
Modern yet boring label. Color is ruby and lighter for merlots. Smells alright. Maybe a hint of coffee/mocha on top of the berry melange. Flavors are fresh with a hint of zing. (Like red Zinger tea). It’s got some depth and a hint of character, but it’s not fancy. Just a nice little French Merlot. Drier and more of a cranberry and tart cherry profile than most New World ones. But it’s made tres bien and for the price it’s on point. — 2 days ago
Elegant critter label. Snowy birds. Smells like cooked Pinot from the New World. Smoke and cherry candies. Kinda an orangish-red color. The flavors are mouth filling and meaty. Smoked meats and slightly burnt toast covered with a marmalade of strawberry and blood oranges. It’s also got some nice grapefruit peel bitterness. Smooth finish. Lacks zip, but it’s enjoyable and hearty for Pinot. Maybe a bit too aged and slightly over-oaked. — 9 days ago
Good Valentine’s Day label. A very golden hue. Almost amber. Smells like baklava and lemon meringue pie. Flavor is very tart. Meyer Lemons. A bit funky. It’s not recognizable as Chard a la USA. But it’s kinda got a Greek and French amorphous white wine style. I’ve got no complaints, but if you are serving this to a big, buttery, bodacious Chardonnay lover, it’s gonna flop. — 3 days ago
Nice red wine color. Ruby and purple. Smells deep with plenty of soil and fruits in the mix. Flavor leans towards classic CA red. Full body. Rich. Dry (meaning pretty hearty tannins). This is a wine for wine critics to ponder and enjoy. They are the ones to decide if it really is Mourvèdre Classique. — 6 days ago
Big ole beefy bottle. Fancy. Does that mean it’s going to be good? Maybe that it should be aged long? Anyway, pretty cool etched dragonfly on the label. So dark ya can’t look through it in the glass. Smells lovely. Sweet alfalfa blossoms with olives and something musky. Has an herbal side as well. Fenugreek? Fennel? Forests? It’s lovely on the tongue. Savory. Is that bacon? Lamb and prune stew? Or popcorn seasoned with butter, smoked chiles and nutritional yeast? As savory of a red as I’ve every tried. The seasoned pork thing really hits on this. Hint of fruit. Maybe dried plum? Definitely slightly sweet good cured olives. Dark black licorice as well. Drying on the finish. Chewy as Chewbacca’s throaty yelp. If you like big Petite’s and you cannot lie this fits right in your wheelhouse. — 9 days ago
Label needs work. Not very elegant. Color is nice. Translucent ruby red with a dark maroon-rum rim. Smells earthy with some red currants and basil/sage tone below. Flavor is nice. Bit woodsy, plenty of fruit, some Indian spice/cardamom thing in there. Also herbal. More of the basil, sage as well. Low alcohol at 13%. This is a great, expressive Merlot. Food friendly (I’d say try smoked almonds, salty hard cheeses and salami perhaps. Or maybe red a sauced classic pizza). — 5 days ago