Mont Gravet 2015 Rosé

Mont Gravet 2015 Rosé I’ve never had 100% Cinsault. It really hits the spot. Fruit forward. Dry. Crisp. Nice body. Good acidity. An anytime wine. Delicious on it’s own. Would be good with salad–wouldn’t fight with your dressing–and fish, chicken, or something spicy. And I’m always a fan of rosé at the end of the…

Calcareous 2013 Syrah

Calcareous Devil’s Canyon 2013 Syrah One of my favorites from Paso Robles because it has the depth of character I’m looking for in a Syrah. Big and bold with layers of flavor–i.e., dark fruit like plum and blueberries, tobacco, spice (black pepper), some floral. Medium-bodied. Moderate tannins balanced with good acidity. Great alone and with…

White Hart 2015 Pinot Noir

White Hart 2015 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Yay! Another #pinot I really like–mostly meaning I can enjoy it solo instead of only with food. This is a mix of red fruit (think raspberry or strawberry) and dark fruit (like plum or cherry). There’s also some baking spice like clove or nutmeg. Vanilla on the…

Conundrum 2014 Red Blend

Conundrum 2014 California Red Wine blend from @conundrumwines Fruit-forward. Dark red varietals. They don’t tell all that goes into it but there is #zinfandel and #petitesirah Here’s the thing–this is a different #wine when first opened and after one hour. Right out of bottle it’s good, as already said fruit-forward and a touch of spice,…

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Caymus Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon #napavalley Feeling spoiled on #valentinesday with this full-bodied, smooth, bright, juicy cab that features black currant and blackberry. It also has prominent tobacco rounded out with notes of cocoa and vanilla. Long, dry, finish. Decant. Fantastic with the prime, bone-in #ribeye from @Costco, arugula/Parmesan/pine nut #salad and #Balsamic mushrooms. #cabernet…

The Prisoner 2015 Red Wine

The Prisoner 2015 Red Wine from #napavalley A new favorite! Rich, dry, and full-bodied. Okay–that doesn’t tell you much since that’s usually what I like. This has fruit on the front–but it’s less sweet fruit like raspberries and pomegranate–mellowed out with chocolate/mocha and then a long finish with a hint of spice and vanilla. This…

Opolo Mountain Zinfandel 2014

Opolo Mountain Zinfandel 2014 from Paso Robles They had me at Vanilla!! Not your typical zinfandel, which I do like but the hubby doesn’t. We are both suckers for vanilla. Raspberry, touch of pepper/spice, great legs running down the glass. Did I mention vanilla? It is 16% but drinks smooth. Totally amazing pairing with a ribeye…