A tout Z Wineworks Pinot Gris 2016

Beautiful floral aromas reminiscent of jasmine, elderflower and withe roses along with complex fruit notes of nectarine, melon, pear, yellow plum and yellow apples, lemon, lime, even grapefruit zest and touch of guava, clover honey and handmade marshmallows. The wine is lush and layered on the palate structured with moderate acidity and alcohol. The finish…

Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley

Deep ruby in color with aromas of dark, ripe fruit, plum, cassis, and fig with complex hints of porcini and smoked meats. Over time, dark chocolate, bergamot, with underlying hints of bay, dried herb, and peppercorn emerge on the nose. Rich, full-bodied with generous Cabernet structure, yet a very supple mouthfeel. Brambly with berry, peppercorn,…

Austin Hope Syrah 2014 (Templeton Gap District)


This bottling, which features an elephant’s painting on the label, has a seductive purple-black core with a violet rim. Intense aromas of muddled blackberry, dried currant and crème de cassis combine with undertones of smoke, leather, Herbes de Provence and dried violets. The entry is dense, yet vibrant with lush, dark fruit and sweet baking…