Monthly Archives: November 2010

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fragrant ripe currants, dried herbs, and spice on the noseSmooth and supple on the palateNice layers of mixed berries, cherry, anise, and cedar on the finishSummary:Here’s a soft, supple style of Napa Cab that’s very approachable. The flavor and texture profile is open and relaxed. It’s ready to enjoy now and should prove to…

Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley Syrah 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Very peppery nose with rich plum and berry aromasFull bodied and richly texturedLong finish with dark berries, mocha, sweet spice, and pepper layersSummary:This is a very good Syrah with a lot going on. While there’s a big peppery explosion on the front, there’s plenty of rich fruit to round it out.The Santa Ynez Valley…