This is the bottle of wine we gave to our bridesmaids and groomsmen as a gift at our wedding. Fred and Juelle Fisher were kind enough to sign the bottles for us after we had them etched. It is still holding up ok. Not many tannins showing any more but it was pleasant on the nose and soft red fruit in mid palate. The sentimental value makes it the perfect wine for our 20rh anniversary. — 5 days ago
Recently had ‘16. Royal St. Robert Cuvee named in honor of Dante and Carlo Mondavi's grandfather who taught them to be committed to excellence. Medium Ruby with layered aromas of fresh berry fruits with floral and smoky spice notes. On the palate flavors of strawberry and raspberry with cigar box, oak and herb floral notes. Well balanced, savory fine tannins, long finish ending with oaky earthy notes. Very nice! Has ample room to age. Nice! — 10 days ago
Foyt Family Wines Sonoma County No. 61 Pinot Noir 2016, California
Ruby in color medium-plus intensity and the wide reddish rim.
Strong nose of bing cherries, earth, strawberries, spices, vegetables, barnyard, light alcohol, black pepper and licorice.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with bing cherries, red candy, light wood, earth, strawberries, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and cherries.
This is a nice and easy drinking Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. Well balanced with a nice tang and a spicy finish. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. A nice wine to sip on by the pool. Very tasty and a good quality wine.
I gave it a light chill and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 6 days ago
Winery notes, Sun Chase Vineyard is planted on the west-facing hillside where the cool Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, this site overlooks a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to north Santa Rosa. Our Chardonnay block with an east-west row aspect sits on a sun-drenched, rocky incline at 1000' where fruit yields are naturally limited with small clusters and aromatic fruit. Technical Notes: 76 clone, Whole-cluster pressing, 100% native yeast primary fermentation, 100% wild malolactic fermentation, 11 months in low toast, air-dry 3-year-old French oak, 25% new."
My notes , Aubert style without Aubert price. — 10 days ago
Okay... back to back vintages. The ‘18 is IMO a bit more lean, mean, and focused. Ripe pear and Granny Smith apples with a hint of toast. Plenty of intensity, perhaps not as round as the ‘17. Similar in style, I think ‘18 is the better vintage though both are impressive. Balanced..displaying touch of minerality, the wine at this stage in its development needs food. Long, lingering finish. — 9 days ago