Cannonball Wines

Cannonball Wines

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

2020 vintage. Easy to drink, not too much of anything. Would buy again. — 4 months ago

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Eleven Sonoma County Merlot 2017

This “Spinal Tap” wine takes it to 11! It is not the Cannonball which you see in the supermarket, but a more serious vintage with an actual cork. When the inestimable Ondine Chattan joined the Naked Wine collective, she brought an allotment of this wine with her.

This is an impressive cheaper cocktail wine, with bright berry and mocha flavors over a medium bodied tannic structure. At the offered price point, less than $20, it is a very good “sweet spot” wine.
— a year ago

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California Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tart and v drinkable. Good with or without food — 4 years ago

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Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Nice light dry/semi dry white wine with slight fruity flavor — 6 years ago

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California Merlot 2020

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of dark fruit, plum.
Dry. Flavors of plum, raspberry, cinnamon, cherry, spice. Tart. Smooth, medium tannins. Great acidity.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 6 months ago

Donkey & Goat

Cannonball Red Blend 2021

2021. From the D&G website “The base is Testa Carignane (62%) and Rava Grüner Veltliner (21%) and the spice is a mix of Fenaughty Grenache Blanc (6%) & Vermentino (6%) and Cloud Chardonnay (5%).”
Their tasting notes are spot on, especially the fruit rollup 😄
“Delightful tart notes of Bing cherry, cranberry and red raspberry spill forward on the palette along with the zing of chewy fruit-rollups. Deeper in, a flinty, volcanic minerality balances and grounds this high-energy wine, while a creamy mouthfeel completes the enchantment.”
— 2 years ago

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Snake + Herring

'Cannonball' Margaret River Red Blend 2018

Dark garnet with near black core. Cabernet-forward nose of cassis with a bit of green. Palate is full-bodied with medium tannins and juicy medium plus minus acidity, and confirms the nose adding no blackberry and a wee bit more bell pepper (normally a turn-off for me, but in this higher-acid blend, it works). Finish is moderately long and continues the palate. Australia has come a long way with its reds and this is a great example of how. Fruit forward yet food friendly, the Cannonball is an excellent entry into higher end Aussie reds. Drink now through 2028. — 9 months ago

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California Chardonnay 2019

This wine is actually California Chardonnay, made from grapes sourced in Monterey and Mendocino counties as well as Sonoma. The nose shows apricot and lemon pie, with a healthy dollop of oak spice. The oak comes through on the palate as well, in the form of some of the nicest “butter” I have tasted in a Chardonnay. Meyer lemon, pear and cantaloupe flavors also turn up. The acidity is quite nice and fresh, and the mouthfeel is full and rich. — 3 years ago

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Napa Valley Merlot

One of the most distinctive and flavorful Merlots I can remember tasting. Hint of oak in the nose. Earthy, full flavor and satisfying finish. Makes me want to visit the vineyard! — 6 years ago