Viano Vineyards

Viano Vineyards

Reserve Selection Sand Rock Hill Zinfandel 2018

Deep red brick color. Smells just a hint like some fruity vinegar. Flavors are complex and zippy. Juicy. A tad more going on than the Viano private stock Zin. Classic Contra Costa County old vine Zin. — 5 months ago

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Private Stock Hillside Red

Basic and simple label. No extras. Rust edged ruby colored in the glass. Aroma is unique. Old books in a wood paneled room meets well made finished compost with a splash of cherry preserves. Flavors are cooked a bit, but not overly oxidized. Plenty of the cherry. Black cherry jam. Savory streak. Complex finish with some minty zip. This is fairly smooth and elegant. Low alcohol of 13%. Very much an Italian style like good chianti or clean Barbera. Great red vino at a very good price. — 8 months ago

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Viano Vineyards

Reserve Selection Valdiguié 2015

Valdigue aka Napa Gamay. Estate grown in Martinez, CA. Lovely fire engine red. Not much brick in there yet. Strange perfumed aroma. Smells like good decomposition and roses. Just a bit of berry jams. Flavors are strange. Hints of tart berries. Or maybe rosehipz. A kinda hibiscus thing. Like Zinger teas. Maybe some Capsicum flavors too. Aka red pepper. This is a strange and lovely wine. Throwback/euro style thing. Aroma and color are stunning. Flavors are good if a bit sharp. — 6 months ago

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Viano Vineyards

Riserva Brunello Clone Sangiovese 2016

Oh Mama Mia, luscious, long flavored berries. — 2 years ago

Viano Vineyards

Private Stock Chardonnay 2013

Light. Flat. Sweet. Cheap — 8 years ago

Viano Vineyards

Private Stock Zinfandel 2017

Dark but see through. Kinda a classic Zinfandel color. Smells lovely. Red fruits, sun-baked soils, blackberry jam on the stove, leather, dried fruits. It’s pretty much a spot on Zin nose. Flavors are very much preserves and jam, but balanced. Lots of zippy acid too. It’s not sweet. It just tastes a lot like cooked fruits. But it also has tannins. Plethora of chewy tannins. Something fresh in there too. Green leaves. This is nice, well made wine from a gem of a family Mom-&-Pop winery in Martinez, CA amongst the refineries. — 7 months ago

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Private Stock Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Great Cabernet good with lamb — 4 years ago