2014 Robert Sinskey Vineyards ‘POV’$42.00Tasting Notes ~ Like striking a major chord, the three varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, harmonize brilliantly - like they were always meant to be together. The wine opens with floral aromas of violet and rosemary, followed by a fruit stand of aromas and flavors reminiscent of blackberry, black plum, currant and black cherry. The primary fruit notes lead into more complex and earthier notes of black olive, sage, star anise, cocoa and a hint of vanilla that softens an otherwise youthful flavor profile.
2015 Ram’s Gate ‘El Diablo Vineyard’ Pinot Noir$80.00WA 93Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 ~ Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir El Diablo Vineyard opens with black raspberries, black cherries and violets on the nose with hints of chocolate box and cinnamon stick. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy. 325 cases produced.
2012 Amuse Bouche$327.00WA 90 JS 92Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90 ~ The 2012 Proprietary Red Amuse Bouche offers juicy blue and red fruits along with surprisingly noticeable acidity, good cleanliness and purity, and a style that falls somewhere between a French Bordeaux and a Napa red wine. Although still youthful, it displays a potential for plenty of aromatic complexity, medium to full body, and savory flavors. The wine has yet to reveal its considerable potential, so give it several more years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10-15 years.James Suckling 92 ~ Aromas and flavors of walnuts, balsamic vinegar and dried fruits that follow through to a full body, round and juicy tannins and a savory finish. Some orange-peel undertones. Needs a couple of years to come together.