Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vicarmont Vineyard Winery Merlot 2008

Nose: Plum, Blackberries and hints of jerky.

Taste: Heavy fruit, well made, good mid-palate and long finish. Blackberries throughout the palate accompanied with plum on finish with hints of vanilla on sides of palate. But there is a hell of a delicious factor in this wine.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jason Stephens Winery 2007 Estate Select Syrah

This was definitely a quality bottle of wine with good complexities, here are my tasting notes:

Nose: Flakes of cocoa, hints of tobacco, cassis, vanilla, and also little hints of Beef Jerky.

On the Palate: Cassis and Black-cherries on initial attack. Tobacco on a seemless transition from front to mid-palate. Some smokiness on transition from mid palate to finish. The finish could be longer and fuller, but good round tannins.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel 2007

I am currently drinking the sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel
2007 and on the nose:
I am catching huckleberries some vanilla oak components and also nuances of spice along with the tobacco smell from a cigar box. It has a standard Zinfandel nose along with a few more interesting surprises.
While tasty sterling Zinfandel:
I'm enjoying bing and black cherry in the mid palate and it has a long finish with a bit of cigar box and also small amounts of cocoa on the cherry which translated throughout the whole palate. This is a very balanced wine, the alcohol doesn't rear it's ugly head throughout the whole process of drinking such a wine. I say buy it, try it, make your own assumption and get back to me, it's a great entry wine for people starting off in the world of zinfandel. Till then, Happy New Year.