First Pinot produced from this Kendall Jackson vineyard named after Jess Jackson’s daughter, Julia. Fruit forward with tons of fruit aromas, herb and oak notes, aged for 12 months in French oak, 25% new, making this wine fresh and vibrant good for drinking now, and some short-term aging. The 2016 was a good year with an early harvest with perfectly ripe fruit. On the palate, strawberry and cherry flavors with baking spice and gentle oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with fruit and subtle spice character. — 4 days ago
pale yellow; subtle aromatics, peach, jasmine, slight musk; stone fruit, minerality, slightly viscous texture; medium to full bodied, surprising acidity for the variety, 14.1% ABV; sourced from their estate Purisima Mountain Vineyard, fermented in stainless steel, aged mostly in steel with small amount in neutral barrel; very refreshing, fresher, brighter style — 10 days ago
Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, ripe black cherry, ripe black plum, vanilla, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, anise; off dry, medium acid, ripe medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, intensely ripe and concentrated, alcohol stands out as a bit high, but rich and tasty — 4 days ago
Such a killer bottle of Pinot Noir. Had this one on the shelf for a little while. 2013 Chanin Los Alamos Vineyard Pinot. Raspberry and red currant and cedar and orange peel, all electric with acidity and dusty with dried sage and other herbs. Outstanding. And while I appreciate all of Gavin’s labels, this one is particularly nice. — 16 hours ago
Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, tasting well now! — 3 days ago
This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Olivos District in California.
Showing black fruits with pencil lead, dark chocolates, oak spices, licorice, vegetables, earth, bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry, tangy and elegant on the palate.
Good by itself and better with food. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Cabernet Franc.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 12 days ago
Funky juicy red. Fun but definitely a slow drinker. — 8 days ago