Posts Tagged Dashe Cellars

2009 Dashe Cellars ‘Late Harvest’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Translucent dark ruby in hue, this Port-like dessert wine shows apricot compote, black pepper and pretty black cherry aromas. Rich, mouth-filling and easy-drinking, it opens to reveal a spiced cranberry jelly flavor, and has some fine-grained,... Read more

2009 Dashe Cellars ‘Old Vines’ Zinfandel, Louvau Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

Transparent garnet color, lightening to orange at the rim. Lots of high spicy notes, sprinkled on cherry candy. A hint of menthol emerges in the mouth. This is a nice, straightforward wine, supple in the mouth, with fine-grained tannins that grip in... Read more

2011 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Zinfandel, McFadden Farm, Potter Valley, Mendocino County

Dried apricot and mild spice in the nose, leading to white pepper and strawberry flavors and a nice, lingering finish. This wine is supple, goes down easy. Perfect with a California barbecue chicken pizza. MSRP: $24 (November 2012) Wine Lines... Read more

2011 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Zinfandel, Heart Arrow Vineyard, Mendocino County

Nearly transparent ruby red color. A bright nose full of red cherry and strawberry, an inobtrusive whiff of barnyard, a little dash of pepper. This would be a fun wine to open up at your next party — nothing more than a loaf of bread and a chunk... Read more

2007 Dashe Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Todd Brothers Ranch, Alexander Valley

This wine exudes a heady nose of black cherry liqueur, dry-rub herb, black olive, licorice, vanilla and black currant impressions that follow through on the palate and through to the finish. With just a splash of Petit Verdot in the blend, it’s a... Read more

2009 Dashe Cellars ‘Late Harvest’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Opaque purple-black color. Enticing aromas of black raspberry syrup, Christmas cake candied fruits, pepper and cocoa. Beautiful, sweet candied berry fruit in the mouth, with an exquisite mouthfeel and presence — not cloying at all. Each sip just... Read more

2010 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Nearly opaque purple-plum color. This red contains 16% Petite Sirah and a splash of Carignane. Whiffs of black pepper play off of jammy blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spice. There is a brashness to the fruit upon initial entry onto the... Read more

2009 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel, Old Vines, Todd Brothers Ranch, Alexander Valley

Opaque purple-black color. The enticing nose is a swirl of perfume and spice, with notes of milk chocolate and, finally, mint/menthol. Some juicy red and black berry fruits emerge on the palate, leading to a red fruit and minerals-driven finish.... Read more

2009 Dashe Cellars Zinfandel, Florence Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

A translucent plum color. The light, flowery perfume of the wine leads to ample briary raspberry and black berry fruit, followed by crushed black pepper, clove, and a hint of cocoa. Medium-full and balanced in the mouth, leading to an earthy, spicy... Read more

2010 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Grenache, Dry Creek Valley

The color is a transparent red strawberry. The strawberry theme is continued in the nose, where ripe, wild strawberries are framed by black pepper notes and a hint of rosemary. There’s a touch of heat in the mouth, followed by the peppered... Read more