Posts Tagged Carneros

2012 Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros

This wine has a clear, translucent ruby red hue, and aromas of dark cherry, cranberry jelly, rich loam, menthol, orange and woodspice. Lithe in the mouth, showing great balance. The tannins are fine grained and silky. With aeration, a note of brown... Read more

2013 Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnay, Envoy, Carneros, Sonoma County

A clear, deep straw color. Prominent spicy oak aromas and toasted nuts lead to butter and then orange, nectarine, and tropical fruits. Good viscosity in the mouth, with well-knit flavors of ripe stone fruit, baking spices, hazelnut, and cream. This... Read more

2013 Sonoma-Loeb Viognier, Carneros, Sonoma County

Medium straw in color. A cornucopia of exotic flowers and tropical fruits explodes from the glass, including essence of banana, honeysuckle, honeydew, green papaya, and ripe apricot. In the mouth, there is a velvety, lush texture that supports the... Read more

2012 Patz & Hall ‘Hyde Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Carneros

Clear deep straw in color, this unfined and unfiltered wine is already throwing tartrate “wine crystals.” In the nose, high-toned baking spices and butter intermingle with a scent of orange extract. The initial palate impression is viscous and... Read more

2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Carneros

This creamy wine showcases notes of apple and pear, along with a hint of citrus. A quintessential sipping wine, crafted by David Ramey. MSRP: $36 (April 2014) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2012 Reata Chardonnay, Carneros

Clear medium straw in hue. In the nose, vanilla and butter scents lead to ample ripe peach and apple fruit, a spritz of lime, honeyed flowers and a whiff of pencil shavings. Full in the mouth, with forward, fleshy, butter-kissed fruit. The buttery... Read more

2011 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros

Deep straw in color, nearing an amber hue. From the first glance at the wine in the glass, it’s obvious that this is a viscous, concentrated Chardonnay. Complex aromas of Orangesicle, buttered toast, white flowers, baking spices and fleshy fruit... Read more

2011 Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros

You’ll be reading a lot about the challenges associated with the 2011 vintage in California’s North Coast region. It was a wet and cool year in most vineyard areas, resulting in wines that are a bit shy in flavor, although generally well... Read more

2010 Etude ‘Heirloom’ Pinot Noir, Carneros

Deep, nearly opaque dark crimson color. Initially reticent, the nose slowly opens up to show deep, dark fleshy fruit, followed by lightly perfumed red plum fruit, and, finally, a crystalline minerality. This is a tightly wound, structured Pinot Noir... Read more

2010 Etude Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros

Translucent light ruby color. On first sniff, fruit-forward aromas of red cherry and strawberry emerge from the glass, followed by dusty earth, tea, vanilla, spice, and a note of cola. True to the varietal, it is sleek upon entry to the palate,... Read more