Monthly Archives: December 2017

Native Son (Napa County) 2013 review by (PB)

Cranberry jelly hue with aromas of blueberry jam, spicy dark berry and cigar ash. Palate–Big jammy front with lots of spicy fruit, tar and a touch of baker’s chocolate. This is a blend of: 58% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Sangiovese, 4% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet. I have mixed senses about these…

Produttori del Barbaresco 2011 review by (PB)

Cherry hue showing a hint of age with spicy cherry notes in the bouquet with a touch of cocoa, licorice, and cedar. Palate–Bright, light bodied,the taste of a mature wine is prominent, cedar galore, with subdued cherry fruity and mocha at the end. I paid around $40 for this and expected a bit more out…

Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 review by (PB)

Black cherry hue with aromas of jammy Christmas tree, OK, spruce, cedar, and evergreen, laced blackberry, blueberry and a hint of cocoa trying to leak out on the end. Palate–Actually full bodied, full flavored, rich, juicy fruit filled black cherry and dark berries with a touch of tar and a decent finish.  Wow– a surprise.…