Noceto, Amador County, Sangiovese 2008 The nose features fresh cherries and the sweet complexity of chery pie. In the mouth it is light-bodied and acidic with a little bit of grip.
Produced and bottled by Suzy and Jim Gullett 14.2% purchased for $13.69 at Bottle Barn Noceto
R (Jeff Runquist), Amador County, Barbera 2009 The oak is quite overt, as if freshly split out in the woods. In the mouth you’ll find some of Barbera’s tanginess swathed in a big blanket of oak.
Winemaker Jeff Runquist. Produced & Bottled in Ripon 14.7% purchased for $18.49 at Bottle Barn Runquist
Celler Mas Doix, Priorat, Salanques 2007 Unfortunately this wine is corked, hiding the jammy fruit that I usually associate with it.
The grapes behind this wine are sourced mostly from Garnacha and Carinena vines, 70 – 90 years old, with a bit of Merlot and Cabernet that was newly planted.
The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Estate bottled in Poboleda 14.5% purchased for $22.99 at Bottle Barn