13.1% ABV. For California this is pretty earthy/funky on the floral, expressive nose; blackberry and black cherry scents are fascinating when combined with flaky pie crust, wet moss, light licorice and orange and black tea scents. Pure as fuck, this beauty seamlessly coats the palate with dark, tart cherry, cherry skin, toast, dark earth and blackberry flavors. Finishes dry and crisp with bright acidity carrying the blackberry, pie crust, tea, leather and wet earth flavors. Head-shaking delicious, and the best California wine I’ve tasted in years. Kudos Hirsch Vineyards! $69.99
Blackberries, black pepper, dusty cocoa and espresso on the expressive nose. Scents strike the palate with a wave of black fruits, tobacco leaf, caramel and espresso. Cleans up nice and dry with crisp minerals, black earth and black fruits carrying on the long, mouth watering finish. Absolutely delicious, lithe red jam packed with flavor. Perfect for your summer grill served with a little chill. A lot of wine for $15. Cheers
Cocoa, baking spice, black cherry and black tea scents are inviting. Brisk on the palate with wild cherry, savory herbs, minerals and a tangy orange-laced acidity carrying you into the mouthwatering, dry finish. Damn tasty Pinot. Expressive in its exuberance. $24.99
Light strawberry and cherry scents with a hint of minerals and sunshine. Bright and clean on the palate with juicy cherry, strawberry seed and a briary wildflower note. Finishes bone dry with juicy, mouthwatering cherry and mineral flavors lingering. This wine shocked me. If I had tasted it blind I would have guessed Provence, France except for the California sunshine shining through. Clean, crisp, delicious Cali rosé… and I’ve rarely said that. Really pretty wine. Enjoy.
Briary raspberry, cherry, plum, hay and a hint of spearmint on the extremely fragrant, perfumed nose. Lush red fruits flood the palate with whisps of toasty oak and fine minerals supporting. Good acidity keeps this fresh and long on the dry finish. Absolutely delicious. 31% Zinfandel, 26% Tempranillo, 15% Mouvedré, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Touriga Nacional.
Blackberry, black cherry, plum, cocoa and sweet spice scents with touch of cinnamon on the gorgeous, inviting nose. Elegant yet powerful. Damn, this is great Zin. Scents transition to the palate with tobacco, bracing minerals and orange zest flavors joining in. So tasty. The mouthwatering, dry finish carries on for days with black cherry and mineral flavors. 15.3% alcohol and you’d never know it. Kudos to John Eppler on this amazing bottling. $31.99
Briary rhubarb and cherry scents with hints of strawberry and cocoa on the earthy nose. Scents transition to the palate seamlessly with fresh, vibrant acidity and perfect balance. Really pretty Pinot Noir. This has a distinction you rarely see from California. Mouthwatering on the dry finish with cherry and strawberry flavors carrying on relentlessly. Delicious. $22.99
Warm black cherry, plum and spice scents with hints of cocoa and black pepper. Sleek and pure on the palate with a clean orange-laced acidity supporting the scent flavors. The mouthwatering, dry finish shows great style and finesse. Damn tasty Zin, and a great price too. $19.99