Red Wines of Lake County

Brassfield, High Valley Appellation, High Serenity Ranch Vineyard, Pinot Noir The nose sports fresh cherries and strawberries. In the mouth it is light-bodied, equally showy with red fruit and silky smooth – nice. Estate Grown, produced and bottled in Clearlake Oaks 13.7% $34 Brassfield Estate

Shed Horn Cellars, Lake County, Zinfandel 2009 The nose shows a big heft of oak, preparing the way for a rich experience in the mouth of black fruit, sweet oak and chocolate. This is a full-bodied Zin with ample tannin to pair with that steak you’re planning to barbecue tonight – nice. Cellared and bottled in Middletown 14.4% $28 at the Blue Wing Shed Horn Cellars

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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