Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

Raymond Burr Port 2003

Raymond Burr Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, Estate Port 2003 The smell is a mix of dark chocolate, raisins, molasses and earthiness. In the mouth, the sweetness comes through with a chocolately essence and an appropriate sense of the fortifying alcohol. … Continue reading

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Calstar, Alta Zin 2006

Calstar Cellars, El Dorado County, Cardanini Estate, Zinfandel, Alta Zin 2006 This is certainly a jammy wine, light-bodied and fruity with the weight of the alcohol underlying it. Owner and Winemaker Rick Davis. P&B in Sebastopol 15.1% $18.75 at the … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot 2005

Dry Creek Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Merlot 2005 Plums and brambles mark the nose. The fruit is framed by acidity in the mouth which carries the flavor of this light-bodied wine a long way – elegant wine. P&B in Healdsburg … Continue reading

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Moshin Pinot 2007

Moshin Vineyards, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2007 This wine has sweet cherry fruit and perfume in the nose while the mouth is a supple display of the same with a sweet kiss of oak. Rick Moshin is making great Pinot … Continue reading

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Stonestreet Chardonnay 2006

Stonestreet, Alexander Valley, Chardonnay 2006 The nose is toasty and oaky while the mouth combines red and green apples with silky, buttery richness. P&B in Healdsburg 14.5% $28 at the winery Stonestreet Wines

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Ferrari-Carano Fume 2007

Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County, Fume Blanc 2007 In the nose there is sweet tropical fruit and minerality along with a bit of cut grass. In the mouth this wine has a softer, creamier feel than many Sauvignon, displaying richness rather than … Continue reading

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