Beckmen, Fog Crest, Palazzo & more Tasting Notes

Posted on November 29, 2011

Tasting Notes from 11/1/11

Beckmen Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley ’10

Fruit is from Purisma Mountain. 95% stainless steel tank 5% neutral barrel. Biodynamic. Bright aromas of Melons, goose berries and grapefruit. Rich texture with high acidity. Flavors of lemon, mineral, wet stones, lime zest with a mouthwatering finish.

Retail $14


Costa de Oro Chardonnay “Gold Coast Vineyard” Santa Maria Valley ’09

Full Malo, oak fermented with 10 months sur lees. Aromas of banana, tropical fruits, oak and vanilla. Medium bodies with flavors of lemon custard, nuts and medium acidity. California style Chardonnay.
Retail $22


Moshin Vineyard “Cuvee” Pinot Noir Russian River ’09

Rick Moshin uses a 4 tier gravity flow system. Red brick in color. Aromas of Roses and brick.  Fruit aromas of red cherry and mixed berries. Still a bit young, finishes with rich flavors of red fruit and more roses. Good acid structure. Can’t beat the price point.
Retail $18


Fog Crest Pinot Noir Russian River ’09Wines are made by David Ramey and Daniel Moore in a Burgundian style.  Un-fined and unfiltered using Pommard and Dijon Clones. Aromas of violets and other field flowers. Pepper spice with flavors of mixed berries, strawberries and pomegranate. Long finish of minerals and mouthwatering acidity. Very Delicious!
Retail $45

Celler Piñol Ludovicus Terra Alta  Catalunya Spain ’10

Granacha, Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Merlot. Barreled in both French and American Barrels. Aromas of Violets, red and black fruits. Tastes of minerals, wood and leather. Finishes medium with plum and strawberry flavors.
Retail $11


Arrocal Ribera del Duero ’09

Tempranillo in 70% French and 30% American. 90pts Wine Advocate. Aromas of Black Berry, Plums and earth. Soft tannins with juicy grapiness and leather.
Retail $16

Beckmen Syrah Santa Ynez Valley ’09 

Dark color with medium concentration. Blue fruits and violets. A little warm in the nose. Long finish of cocoa, milk chocolate and dusty tannins. Tasty!

Retail $20


Palazzo Red Napa ’07

68% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. Right bank blend. Aromas of Red fruits, black tea and cassis. Rich and rounded tannins. Flavors of cocoa and toasted oak. Long and lasting finish. Very Nice!
Retail $60







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