Monthly Archives: May 2016

Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black 2013 review by (PB)

Inky black cherry/garnet hue Bouquet–Dusty dark berry above the rim, some cocoa and big blackberry with tart cranberry nuances Palate–Big steely berry front, silky tannins, mineral finish with dark berries underneath that lingers. Gnarly Head tends to make a good value wine and this is another if you are in the mood for a fruit bomb…

Dry Creek Chenin Blanc “Wilson Ranch” 2014 review by (PB)

Pale straw Bouquet–Fuji apple, dried pineapple, creme brulee, and a touch of tropical fruit Palate–Solidly acidic structure with bone dry, fruit-filled tropical fruits, creamy backbone and a lingering pudding finish This will accompany our first lobster of the season and will be sensational. At $14 this is a nice Chenin so raise a glass with…

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Sonoma) review by (PB)

Nice dark purple Bouquet–Brioche, rich dark berry, touches of chocolate and loads of cedar Palate–Rich blackberry on a stern foundation revealing its youthfulness.  Notes of baked bread,tons of fruit, and rather quick berry finish with a hint of cedar. Sonoma is producing some nice cabs at a relative bargain price compared to Napa.  This wine…