Ana's top-notch Tempranillo is intensely fruity and flush with plump berry flavors, like taking your pick of the juiciest fruit from bushels of blackberries, cherries and plums, all topped off with a delicate touch of mocha from a year of barrel-aging in fancy French oak.
This release is an excellent example, with cherry, baking spice and fresh pine aromas and a wonderful structure with big, deep fruit flavors. 95% Tannat, 5% Sangiovese;
Silvaspoons Vineyard, Alta Mesa, Lodi
Nose: Cherries, baking spices, fresh pine
Taste: Big bodied wine with deep fruit and great structure
Aromatics of red plum and autumn leaves are accented by subtle notes of lavendar and boysenberry. The mid-palate offers flavors of Bing cherry, and ripe raspberry, finishing with soft, well integrated tannins with a hint of pomegranate. All I can say is WOW!!!
Gum drop laced blackberry and cherry notes are accented with violet, smoke and herb elements. supposedly a hint of banana lingering on the finish. I have to say, not one of my favorites. 2020 really disappointed me.
Intense cherry red color. Remarkable aromatic complexity with memories of black fruit and balsamic and toasted touches. Warm and gentle in the mouth, with soft but persistent tannins in perfect balance with the alcohol
This medium-bodied wine offers notes of red cherry, boysenberry, raspberry, vanilla, toast, caramel and baking spice.
COUNTRY: United States
BRAND: Chalkstone Vineyards
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
Very interesting California Barbera, This one runs more on the soother feel but not as tannic. Blackberry flavors greet you with this wine also with an earth smell that reminded me of a Cabernet Franc.
Bright Cellars group of wines. 20 far 2 for 2 ($23.00 price point)
A complex, well-crafted and inviting wine that shows tobacco and vanilla bean notes alongside generous plum, raspberry, and blackberry. The ripe and juicy mouth offers the chocolate cherry flavors typical of Merlot blend with the peppery spice of Cabernet to round out the full body. The finish is bold, gripping, and invites another sip. $24.99
From the McBride Sisters winery
This soft but full-bodied wine smells like maple syrup and brown sugar and tastes ripe, almost sweet, due to low acidity and plenty of oak treatment