Fall 2014 Wine Club Tasting Notes
2013 Roussanne – Toasted buttery cream with accents of cinnamon and pear. This great aperitif has a balanced and lingering finish. 14.8% alc.
2010 Grenache – This Grenache makes an elegant entrance on to the palate with cranberry chocolate. Its lean acidity dries the mouth, brushing the teeth with a wash of blackberry-peppered jam. 14.6% alc.
2010 Sangiovese – Sour black cherry melds with dry tannins – continually dusty – just holding on to the teeth. Rustic and earthy, this red begs for food with its taut acidity. 14.5% alc.
2010 Zinfandel – This wine is refined yet plump, and leads to a memorable finish. The deep ruby color hints of a nose filled with ripe blackberries, cracked white pepper, and clove. The minute subtlety of an array of flavors and the balanced acids leave a lingering finish. 14.7%
2010 Lodestone – 60% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre- Fragrant aromas of dark fruit lifted by notes of fresh flowers and smoky minerals. Sweet and velvety but precise, offering anise and a touch of black pepper. Closes on a spicy note, with good finishing clarity and sappiness. 14.8 alc.
2010 Fireside Claret -50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot-This wins has a nose of cherry cola, cedar and violets- likely from the Cabernet Franc. On the palate it is more bright with lively flavors of raspberry and cherry with a bit of truffle and dried coconut. 14.2% alc.
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Enjoy dark smoke and a plume of rich dark cocoa on the nose. Bold oak and acidic tannins with a black fruit and walnut character linger on the finish. Enjoy now or in the next 10 years. 14.5% alc.