Dark ruby in the glass, this Merlot offers a ripe cherry nose with some earthy notes. In the mouth, it’s a combination of dark berries with some chocolate undertones. The finish is uber dry and lovely.
This wine could really use some breathing time and decanting for a good 30 minutes to help open it up.
Nice Merlot, especially at this price point.
Grape Type(s): Merlot
Region: Sonoma, California
On the nose, this wine is floral with a ton of tropical fruit notes. On the palate, there is pink grapefruit, Meyer lemons, a drizzle of honey and Asian pear.
The wine’s six month fermentation in seasoned French oak barrels created a Sauvignon Blanc with real backbone and depth. This isn’t a pale, watery Sauvignon Blanc made to be sipped as an aperitif on a hot summer day. It’s a rich, well-balanced, bright wine that is wonderful paired with fish or seafood but can also hold its own with spicy dishes.
Super wine for fans of Gewürztraminer and dry Riesling. A bit of a splurge for some Sauvignon Blanc drinkers, but certainly worth every penny.
Style: White Wine
Grape Type(s): Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Musque
Region: Russian River Valley / Sonoma, CA
The 2006 Matanzas Creek Cabernet Sauvignon shows tons of red berries and smoky notes on the nose. This medium-bodied, fruit-forward wine shows nice acidity and pleasant tannins that can be softened with a few minutes in the decanter.
Bright berry flavors reminded me of Grandma’s juicy raspberry pie. The word ‘succulent’ might have never applied to a wine better than this one. This Zin feels thick and sorts of coats your mouth in a most appreciated way. Tasted peppery and clove nuances. Amazingly well-balanced with solid tannins. A big, bold Zinfandel that delivers.
92-Point Wine Spectator