Monthly Archives: June 2016

Robert Hall Paso Robles Syrah 2013 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Ripe blackberry and spice on the nose Full bodied and full textured on the palate Finishes with spicy dark berries that taper nicely Summary: Textbook Paso Robles Syrah! It’s dense, flavorful, and harmonious. And best of all, I found it on sale for $13 even though it has a typical price of $19…

Buehler (Russian River Valley) Chardonnay 2013 review by (PB)

Nice yellow golden hue Bouquet–Honeysuckle with lemon curd and vanilla creme brulee with spicy, lemony accents Palate–Sharp, racy acidity, with lemony palate presence, gentle vanilla notes, and spicy finish.  Creamy mouth feel tops off the my ideal in Chardonnay. This Russian River Chard is what I love in a Chardonnay with a clean crisp acidity…

Kenwood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Raspberry, black currant, and sage on the nose Full bodied on the palate Finishes with more dark berries along with vanilla and nutmeg Summary: Here’s a good, well crafted Cabernet from Sonoma County. It’s actually pretty good every year, and this one shows nice berry notes with other interesting layers. The retail price…

Sebastiani Zinfandel (Sonoma) 2013 review by (PB)

Black cherry hue Bouquet–Musty black berry and plum with a touch of mint, and a hint of milk chocolate Palate–Hefty blast of big berry flavors, robust structure that would benefit from a couple more years but OK now. Sweet fruit, and plenty of zesty Zin zing! Sebastiani is one of my all time favorite producers…