Posts Tagged 2015

2015 Tongue Dancer Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Sporting a brilliant medium-ruby color that approaches a translucent state, it would be easy to dismiss this as a wimpy glassful of red. Nothing could be further from the truth. Still young and developing, this wine begins with a demure nose that... Read more

2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Estate Block 10, RRV

A brilliant, clear straw color. Aromas of plump honeydew, apple, and ripe pear are enhanced by notes of vanilla and baking spices. In the mouth, the fruit plays off of the juicy acidity, while the clove and nutmeg spices gain focus. All this leads... Read more

2015 Stonestreet Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

With a tip of the glass, one is struck by the brilliant, pale color. Seductive scents of ripe grapefruit, Meyer lemon, nectarine, fennel fronds, perfumed white flowers, and other, subtler, herb notes promise much. It delivers, picking up a green... Read more

2015 Wakefield St. Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia

In the glass, the wine is a very pale straw color with glints of green. The aromatics burst from the glass, an enticing mixture of perfumed pine needle and sap, lemon oil, orange blossoms, and limestone minerality. With the first sip, a puckering... Read more

2015 Wakefield ‘Jaraman’ Chardonnay, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, Australia

Nearly equal amounts of Chardonnay from the Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills went into the production of this refined style of white wine. In the glass, it is a pale straw color with glints of green. With aeration, restrained aromas of roasted nut,... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Pinot Gris, Clare Valley, Australia

In the glass, a pale straw hue. The perfumed nose evokes memories of orchards in the Fall, laden with ripe apples and pears ready for the market or press. Crystalline minerality adds a note of complexity. The fruit flavors follow through on the... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia

This red presents as an opaque dark purple, with crimson hues at the rim. Eucalyptus-tinged aromas lead to scents of tobacco and tomato leaf, black berries, minerality, and milk chocolate. Good acidity stimulates the palate, and classic cassis and... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Merlot, Clare Valley, Australia

The wine is an intense opaque crimson/purple in the glass. Lifted scents of red raspberry and red cherry Kool-Aid join whiffs of violets, savory herbs, vanilla, and oak spice. Noticeable medium-grained tannins and cocoa powder dominate the palate,... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Shiraz, Clare Valley

A deep purple/crimson in the glass. Initial scents of menthol and eucalyptus lead to deeper aromas and flavors of blackberries, pectin, earth, fleshy black plum, black licorice, and a note of cocoa powder. Medium-full in body, with sweet, dusty... Read more

2015 Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio, California

Pinot Grigio – it’s not just from Italy anymore. Movie star Drew Barrymore is a fan of this crisp white wine, and has partnered with Carmel Road winery to produce a delicious rendition. A mélange of aromas and flavors delight the senses –... Read more