Our 2013 Redwood Ranch Sauvignon Blanc came highly recommended by the Press Democrat last week!
★★★ 1⁄2 A refreshing sauvignon blanc with a range. Its breath of flavors is what gives this wine its intrigue. Notes of grapefruit, mango, papaya and lemon peel. Bright finish. Tasty.
Read the review here
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Jameson Fink of Wine Without Worry wine blog raved about our Pinot Noir Rosés in his recent blog post. Read the article here
Our 2013 800 Vines Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé has been selected by Celebrity Chef Christy Rost for the Palate of Pairings demo at the Annual Snowmass Culinary Festival in Colorado on July 12th.
Scores for our current releases from Wine Enthusiast Magazine are in! They will be published in the September 2014 issue. The tasting notes are written by Virginie Boone.
2013 Woods Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé, 91 points
"Peach-blush in color, this is a light, lean wine, gorgeous in citrus and wet stone minerality. Layers of strawberry and watermelon linger on the tongue throughout the crisp finish. Open and enjoy whenever you need a hit of summer."
2013 800 Vines Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé, 90 points
"From a dark bottle, this salmon-colored rosé is medium-bodied and made in a bigger style than many others. Fully textured, it discloses flavorful touches of crunchy pear and cranberry. It would go well with a goat cheese salad adorned in dried cranberries and cherries."
2011 Nance's Vineyard Zinfandel, 90 points
"Exuberant in red fruit, this is a softly textured Zinfandel, high in acidity with evolved tannins, layered, complex and food-friendly. The imprint of red berry and brambly blackberry juiciness is joined by swirls of nuanced vanilla and a touch of oak. There’s a sprinkling of black pepper on the palate, too."
2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé, 89 points
"Peach-blush in color, this is a pretty, floral and aromatic wine, dry and delicious in peach and strawberry flavors. A hint of herbs marks the finish. Enjoy with a picnic, especially goat cheese and charcuterie."
2013 Redwood Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, 88 points
"Bristling in acidity and steely in wet stone, this SB is crisp and layered in lemon, with more lemon on the finish. It yearns for shellfish."
We were thrilled to have both the 2013 Woods Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé and the 2011 Nance's Vineyard Estate Zinfandel selected as two of the Publisher's Picks in the June 2014 issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine.
2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Woods Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($25)
"Dried rose petal–scented, this lighter-than-salmon-hued wine is so dry you can’t help but wipe your teeth with your tongue, tasting the minerals with each swipe. The wispy cotton candy tones are flavored with lavender, tarragon, dill and lanolin with ripe, orange peel undertones. Complex enough???"
Score: 94 points
2011 Zinfandel, Nance’s Vineyard, Alexander Valley ($29)
Medium-bodied, but high acidity, baking spices and milk-chocolate raspberries lend a chef’s hand at creating a great food wine. A peppered sauciness calms down the jamminess from the sun-shiny fruit.
Score: 91 points
In addition to the scores based on a traditional 100-point scale, wines chosen by Publisher and Executive Editor Meredith May are additionally rated from 1 to 5 kisses. According to Meredith May, one kiss means the wine is "worthy of a smooch". Two is a "French-style double bisou" and three kisses means she is "wildly infatuated" with the wine. If she gives it four, then she's "seriously smitten" and five means she is "head over heels in love".
Ms. May was "seriously smitten" with our Rosé and "wildly infatuated" with our Zinfandel! Read the digital edition here.