Sonoma County April 28

Tasted Monday, May 27, 2013 - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by MattMauldin with 256 views

Flight 1 (19 Notes)

  • 2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard 91 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

    (5/27/2013)

    Notes on the nose of lemon zest, creme fraiche, mineral, lees. Lots of earthiness on the palate with more lemon-creme, dried herb, and mineral. Richly structured with good acid. Long earthy citrus notes on the finish. Nice components, very Chablis-influenced, needs a few years to meld.

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  • 2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray 93 Points

    USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains

    (5/27/2013)

    Bouquet notes of citrus, sagebrush, mineral, lime zest. Richly structured palate with layers of flavor- honeycomb, red apple, lime, dried herbs. Round tannins with bright acid. Nicely balanced. Very elegant, with a fine full finish. Beautifully done, should improve with time. 93+

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  • 2011 Ceritas Pinot Noir Costalina 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

    (5/27/2013)

    Aromas of tea leaf, pine needle, earth, brown spice, fig and cherry. Layered flavors of cherry, spice and hints of earth. Silky and vibrant, fine tannins and a complex finish of lingering tea, spice and red fruit. Very nice.

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  • 2010 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée "CVC" 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill

    (5/27/2013)

    Aromas of anise, espresso, dried lavender, mineral, olive and currant. Pure black currant on the palate with espresso, dark floral, black tea and mineral. Rich and velvety on the palate with firm round tannins and bright acid. Lengthy finish. Excellent, and a strong value.

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  • 2010 Calluna Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Colonel's Vineyard 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill

    (5/27/2013)

    Stately aromas of cassis, tobacco, cocoa, blackberry, cedar. Lots of savory and oak notes on the palate- olive, roasted coffee, cedar, leather, with a little black currant fruit. Velvety and rich in feel with firm tannins and a lingering finish. Needs time for the fruit to emerge.

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  • 2010 Calluna Vineyards Merlot Aux Raynauds 94 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill

    (5/27/2013)

    Notes on the nose of lead pencil, crushed rock, dark floral, black currant. Beautifully layered palate with savory black olive and black currant notes along with mineral, cedar, tea and floral depth. Velvety firm tannins, bright acid and a long finish. Excellent- will cellar this for some time.

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  • 2010 Calluna Vineyards Calluna Estate 93 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill

    (5/27/2013)

    Aromas of tea, floral, cassis, cedar and tobacco. Beautifully layered currant, peppercorn, tea, spice, floral flavors. Velvety big tannins, nice juicy acid, and a long finish. Excellent.

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  • 2011 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Scherrer Vineyard 90 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Notes of butterscotch, green apple and spice. Nicely balanced and bright rich citrus & stone fruit on the palate with a melange of integrated balanced spice. Full finish. Nicely done.

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  • 2011 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard 90 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Aromas of citrus zest, toast and baking spice. Balanced and rich with citrus and tropical fruit and a depth of spice. Full polished finish.

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  • 2010 Scherrer Winery Chardonnay Scherrer Vineyard 91 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Notes of slate, citrus and eastern spice. Nice bright acidity with added stone fruit on the palate. Full, rich and balanced, with a solid finish. Very nice.

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  • 2010 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Old and Mature Vines Scherrer Vineyard Alexander Valley 91 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Aromas of cola and spice with blackberry and dried herb. Rustic brambly fruit and spice notes on the palate with hints of cedar. Nice depth overall. Fine earthy tannins and a full finish. Very nice.

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  • 2012 Scherrer Winery Dry Rosé 89 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County

    (5/28/2013)

    Nice floral aromatics of high-toned tropical fruit. Lean, minerally, floral red strawberry and peach notes. Finishes crisp and refreshing.

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  • NV Scherrer Winery Zinfandoodle v.0.1 88 Points

    USA, California

    (5/28/2013)

    Brambly fruit with lots of vanilla spice and hints of cedar. Darker fruit on the palate with more vanilla and notes of cola. Rustic tannins, good acid. Nicely done.

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  • 2008 Scherrer Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma County 91 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County

    (5/28/2013)

    Aromas of cherry, vanilla, rhubarb. More savory spice and ripe fig on the palate with hints of sagebrush. Velvety feel and fine tannin with nice prickly acid and spice on the finish. Very nice.

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  • 2008 Scherrer Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Brambly plum, rhubarb, fig and spice notes on the nose. Lots of fig, cherry, and spice on the palate, richly layered and nicely polished. Fine sharp tannins and a solid finish. Very nice.

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  • 2008 Scherrer Winery Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard Sonoma Coast 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast

    (5/28/2013)

    Aromas of vanilla, cola, spice, sagebrush, floral- very nice. Spice and fig flavors layered with hints of cola and earth. Sharp acid and fine tannins, and a long finish.

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  • 2007 Scherrer Winery Syrah 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Solid all the way around- aromas of brambly earthy blueberry and vanilla. Flavors of vanilla bean and white pepper with big ripe blackberry. Silky and ripe tannins and a big finish.

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  • 2005 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Scherrer Vineyard 92 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Aromas of vanilla, dried herb, red currant and cedar. More cedar on the palate with leather, cassis, black cherry and vanilla- well balanced. Charmingly rustic but with nice smoothness to the tannins. Long finish with spice and cherry. Very nice.

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  • 2008 Scherrer Winery Syrah Timbervine Vineyard 93 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley

    (5/28/2013)

    Aromas of crushed stone, tobacco, cedar - very savory. Beautiful fruit kicks in on the palate with robust blackberry along with vanilla, earth and cedar. Round earthy tannins and good spice and fruit on a solid finish. Excellent.

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