Posts Tagged Reata

2012 Reata ‘Three County’ Pinot Noir, California

Most of the fruit for this translucent coral/crimson-hued wine came from Monterey and Sonoma counties, along with a splash from San Benito County. An initial whiff of roasted nuts subsides to reveal sweet red cherry and raspberry fruit, followed by... 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

2009 Whiplash ‘Redemption,’ California

From Reata Winery, this red blend (65% Syrah, 25% Barbera and 10% Zinfandel) is a translucent neon ruby color. The first waft from the glass shows candied red fruits, mint/menthol and sweet tar. Light on the palate, with no sense of heat or tannic... Read more

2010 Reata Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Transparent, dusty ruby color. The nose shows candied cherry, cola and black tea. Light bodied and sweet in the mouth, this is an easy-drinking red that can serve as an aperitif or match up well with lighter fare, like a picnic basket lunch or... Read more

2010 Reata Chardonnay, Carneros

Golden straw color. Initial scents of butter, toast and spice give way to show ripe aromas of banana, apple and citrus. The buttered fruit fleshes out on the palate, leading to a lingering, buttery afterflavor. White meats in a cream sauce would... Read more

2010 Whiplash Chardonnay, California

From Reata Winery, this wine is a clear, medium straw color. Pleasant aromas of butter and vanilla frame ample apple, sweet lemon and orange notes. The sweet buttered fruit in the mouth leads to a medium-length finish. This is a perfect wine for... Read more