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. 

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December 26, 2020

2018 Placer Andaluz Chardonnay

Fresh citrus fruit flavors lead on the palate with a nice underlying note of tropical fruit. Since this wine is largely unoaked, the crisp and refreshing acidity comes through on the palate making for a nice thirst-quenching wine

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December 19, 2020

2017 SCOTTO RESERVE TANNAT

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

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December 11, 2020

2018 Unconditional Pinot Noir

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!!!

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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.  

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Pale straw with green highlights. Great nose of subtle white flowers mixed with white peach fruit. A lovely and intense wine with floral notes, peach and pear flavors.

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November 20, 2020

2015 Borsao Berola

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

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This Sauvignon Blanc from California is a little fruitier than it is in France, and a little lighter in body and color than a typical Chardonnay.  This very different wine has great notes and flavors of Pears, melons and green apples

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Far + Wide explores varietals from the far reaches of the globe, like this Grüner Veltliner, a grape indigenous to Austria. unique and refreshing white      that’s full of acidity, racy fruit, and a bit of spiciness, Grüner is a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc

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

VINTAGE: 2017

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