Posts Tagged Knight’s Valley

2013 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight’s Valley

In the glass, this red sports an opaque, black/purple hue. Seductive scents of crushed boysenberry and raspberry sorbet play off of the wood aromas of clove and roasted coffee. Wisps of polished leather, paraffin, milk chocolate, and the perfume of... Read more

2013 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley, Sonoma County

The Sauvignon grapes for this bottling come from the Helena Bench region of Knights Valley, on the northern slope of Mount St. Helena. Ten percent of the grapes harvested were of the fragrant Musqué clone, which contributes scents of white flowers... Read more

2012 Murphy-Goode ‘Poker Knight’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

Combine the power of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with the much earlier accessibility of Alexander Valley Cab and what do you get? Most likely, a bottle with “Knights Valley” on the label, and this wine from that appellation can be enjoyed now... Read more

The Essence of Galerie

By Glen Frederiksen For me, one of the saddest stories to tell about Napa Valley is the elimination of many varietals initially planted there in favor of the red Bordeaux varietals Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Of course, winemaking is a... Read more

2009 Lawer Family Wines ‘Three Coins’ Syrah, Knights Valley, Sonoma County

Nearly opaque dark ruby/crimson color. Polished notes of new French oak frame refined dark berry fruits, followed by high-toned cinnamon woodspice. The wine enters the mouth light and lithe, then spreads out and coats the palate with a velvety... Read more

2010 Lawer Family Wines ‘Hooker Home Pitch’ Syrah, Knights Valley, Sonoma County

This wine is nearly opaque dark ruby in color. The smoke-tinged dark fruits show both fleshiness and sharpness, followed by aromatic woodspice. The wine sweetens up on the palate, picking up licorice and hints of herbed game meat. Pair this red with... Read more

2011 Lawer Family Wines ‘Three Coins’ Viognier, Knights Valley, Sonoma County

Medium straw color. Moderate, perfumed aromas and flavors of peach, papaya, apricot, white flowers, lime and vanilla. The wine is full in body, with an unctuous edge neatly cut by vibrant acidity. It finishes clean, with a lingering note of... Read more

1991 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight’s Valley

Deep, opaque color. Upfront cassis fruit and notes of dill in this rich red. Purchase Price: $8.99 (September 1994) Wine Lines rating:... Read more