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About Me: Ward Kadel – @drXeNo is the West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for WineLog.net and Le Wine Buff for Bordeaux.com (CIVB), as featured in their documentary short film. He was named a “key influencer” and a “strong community manager” in the seminal white paper on wine + tech, VinTank’s “WE ARE HERE: The State of Wine Industry Social Media.” Raised in and residing in Napa, he is a proud Vintage High Crusher and has been around wine virtually all of his life.

He has published the long-running wine blog Vinopanion since May 2007. Ward has also composed content and media as Influencer for Crushpad and Brixr.com’s TinyBottles, as Community Manager for Northern California Wine on Lunch.com and has consulted for wineries, PR firms and wine organizations for web content and social channel strategy and monitoring.

His freelance articles have appeared in Palate Press and Mutineer Magazine and his content is syndicated on the mobile apps Wine By the Bar and Hello Vino, rated #1 by Mashable on “Apps for Wine Lovers.” Ward is also one of the founders of the “Wine Badge” movement with his WKBadges and is a member of the VinTank Tasting Panel. In 2011 he worked harvest at the iconic Stags Leap District estate Chimney Rock Winery, during which he posted in real-time for his Man Falls in the Vines - #MFITV media campaign.

In his varied, hectic past and present he has hosted and produced the long running radio show TeK-IndUced EuPHoriA, worked as an assistant for the internationally renown progressive house label Loöq Records and its decade+ long DJ weekly Qoöl, in San Francisco. Ever the avid investment addict, he was also a featured social investor for Covester.com and interviewed about the biotech business sector by The Wall Street Transcript.

Ward lives in the Napa Valley, very lucky in love with his wife, food and travel blogger Beth Fontaine of Rollerskating With Scissors. When not imbibing and/or tweeting, posting, filming, consulting or writing about wine, Ward can be found researching cancer, DJing at his monthly The Winchester, training for his next triathlon…or, just relaxing with friends and family with a tasty bottle of vino.

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Mar. 12, 2014 COHO Napa Valley Headwaters Red Wine 2010

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Personal Notes

Tasted at the inaugural #CabFestNV wine event, the weekend of 02/28/14, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We attended courtesy of the event. #Napa
http://wkwine.us/1gDf9xF

CW: "Harvest: Hand-picked on October 1, 9, 20 and 22, 2010
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal Composition: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38 % Merlot, 5 % Petit Verdot 1 % Cabernet Franc
Brix at Harvest: 25.2 degrees Brix
pH: 3.54 pH
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Crush: 100% whole berries
Pre-fermentation: 3-day cold soak at 50 degrees F
Fermentation: Approximately 13 days primary, malo-lactic fermentation in barrel
Peak Temperature: 94 degrees F
Aging: 20 months in barrel
Oak: 100% French oak, 45% new for the vintage consisting of Allier, Troncais
and Center of France forests, both medium and medium plus toast
Bottled: July 20, 2012
Produced: 2775 (9L) cases, including 15/1.5L cases
Release Date: December, 2012

Winemaker Notes:
Coho Headwaters Napa Valley Red Wine is a "Bordeaux blend" of four varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
(56%); Merlot (38%); 5% Petite Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The majority (77%) of the vineyards for
this wine are in the new "Coombsville" appellation of the Napa Valley. This rock strewn "terroir"
provides deep and opaque red color, with supple red cherry/wild berry and cassis fruit aromas. The
same fruit tones and integrated oak nuances offer complex flavors and power on the palate. The supple
tannins offer a silky fine-grained texture to the wine and a lingering, fruit-forward finish.

Finished Wine Statistics:
Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.62 pH TA: 5.5 g/L "

  x $48
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Darker ruby in the core, with bright ruby edges.

Nose: Great bright, juicy red fruit of raspberry and red currants in the nose, here, with some light dusty earth, light toast, and some good flinty minerality.

Palate: Flinty here as well, this medium to full wine has great bright acidity to enliven the red fruit medley from the nose, along with balancing fine tannin, great mouthfeel, and that flint and dusty toast from the nose. Good value as well, from this Coombsville-sourced wine: QPRWK. - 03/12/2014


Mar. 12, 2014 Vineyard {511} Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Personal Notes

Tasted at the inaugural #CabFestNV wine event, the weekend of 02/28/14, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We attended courtesy of the event. #Napa
http://wkwine.us/1gDf9xF

V511: "14.8% ABV, inaugural release.
Aged 30 months in 100% French oak, this wine's silky tannins and soft-mouth feel will wow you! Only 125 cases"

  x $110
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Very dark violet and garnet core, with violet edges.

Nose: Very good, super-deep and ripe black fruit of cassis here in the nose, with toast, smoke, earth, and big anise.

Palate: Also quite good here, with tremendous depth and boldness, yet it is still quite nicely balanced across all of the factors of a great wine: fine, very coating tannin, deep and dark black fruit of ripe cassis and blackberry, toast, good acidity, wonderful smoothness in the feel, and integrating smoky toast, anise, and wet earth. A very good inaugural effort: NewWorldWK. - 03/12/2014


Mar. 12, 2014 Daviana Napa Valley Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Personal Notes

Tasted at the inaugural #CabFestNV wine event, the weekend of 02/28/14, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We attended courtesy of the event. #Napa
http://wkwine.us/1gDf9xF

DV: "Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: October 16, 2009
Aging: 2 years in French Oak
Barrel Aging:
24 months
Ageability: 5-10 years
Bottling Date: September 2011
Residual Sugar: none
Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet in color with brooding aromas of cassis liqueur, plum, black raspberry, violets, caramel and herbs. Wild blackberry, black cherry, sage, bakers chocolate and silky tannins dominate the mid-palate and continue on to the long and savory finish.
Decanting this beauty is highly recommended at this young age."

  x $65
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Darker ruby in the core with brighter ruby edges.

Nose: Great bright fruit here, of cherry and red currants, with flinty minerality, light toast, and light dusty earth.

Palate: Very good feel to complement the medium to full body of this wine. It shows off that very bright and flinty red fruit that I'm coming to love from this Coombsville new AVA from the Napa Valley. It also has some good anise just starting to come through, along with the integrating toast, and fine tannin structure. Good, needs a bit more age before opening. - 03/12/2014


Mar. 5, 2014 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Tasted at the inaugural #CabFestNV wine event, the weekend of 02/28/14, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We attended courtesy of the event. #Napa
http://wkwine.us/1gDf9xF

SMV: "2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley–Spring Mountain District
Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 7%, Merlot 5%
Aging: 22 months in 100% new French oak from Taransaud, Saury, Quintessence, Le Grand
Bottled: August 2010
Released: January 2012
Production: 3,215 Cases Tasting Notes from Winemaker Jac Cole December 2011. Abundant aromas of cherry, raspberry and chocolate layer with floral notes and an array of spices – clove, cinnamon, black pepper and vanilla. Full-bodied, elegant and integrated on the palate, the wine delivers an ample mix of concentrated black and red fruit berries, plums, and cranberries. Silky tannins support a mid-palate that has more layers than a mille-feuille. An elongated finish echoes the fruit and notes of chocolate and spice. Approachable now but will reward cellaring. In its youth, decant for a least an hour to fully open the many layers of this wine. Drink 2012 to 2025. 2008 Vintage 2008 continued the dry pattern begun in 2007, making it the second year in a 3-year drought cycle in Napa Valley. Overall yields were down by about 35%, partly due to low rainfall and hot weather in August and September, but set up by an April frost that damaged new growth at the higher elevations. Fortunately, a new Mistral triple sorting system was in place at harvest to glean only the highest quality fruit. The resulting wines are balanced and show intense, concentrated flavors and aromas. Spring Mountain Vineyard Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 850-acre estate on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain. Over 225 acres of the estate are planted to vine, representing 135 distinct hillside vineyard blocks with many soil types, exposures and microclimates. Originally four individual 19th century Napa Valley vineyards, Miravalle, Alba, Chevalier and La Perla are now one vineyard producing exclusively estate grown wines. A substantial portion of the vineyard is planted in densities of over 4,000 vines per acre. Because of the diverse and challenging terrain, the vines are trained to the ancient gobelet form, a vertical training method invented in an earlier millennium by the Romans. Growing primarily Bordeaux grape varieties, the vineyard yields distinctive mountain wines that consistently display concentration, elegance and longevity. The quintessential wine from the estate is Elivette."

  x $75
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Darker ruby core, with medium dark edges.

Nose: Good red and black fruit here, with a cherry medley, blackberry and some brighter raspberry, earth, leather and earth.

Palate: This wine shows off great balance, with even more deep black and red fruit, alongside good earthiness and leather, and very good, smooth mouthfeel. A powerfully elegant wine. - 03/05/2014


Mar. 5, 2014 Etude Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Personal Notes

Tasted at the inaugural #CabFestNV wine event, the weekend of 02/28/14, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We attended courtesy of the event. #Napa
http://wkwine.us/1gDf9xF

EW: "The 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is refined and elegant, opening with generous aromas of plum and blackberry that lead to subtle notes of black licorice and cassis. The palate displays a beautiful spectrum of ripe, dark fruits supported by distinctive barrel spice flavors and mouth coating tannins. This Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the signature style of Etude with depth and richness of fruit, a velvety texture and a lasting vibrancy."

  x $80
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Very dark garnet and ruby core, with darker ruby edges.

Nose: As expected from the very talented Jon Priest-led winemaking team, this shows off incredible depth of black fruit with cassis, anise, black cherry; alongside toast, earth, and anise. Very good and just starting its rise.

Palate: This is a tremendous wine, with huge depth of ripe fruit, alongside flint, toast, earth, anise, and just a hint of tobacco here. The very fine and coating tannin, and great acidity add balance to the restrained power of this incredible cabernet: AwesomeWK. - 03/05/2014


Mar. 5, 2014 Krupp Brothers Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Tasted at the inaugural #CabFestNV wine event, the weekend of 02/28/14, at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, CA. We attended courtesy of the event. #Napa
http://wkwine.us/1gDf9xFF

KBW: "This wine is a classic Napa Valley high elevation Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful deep purple hues and complex aromas of allspice, toasted oak, currant, boysenberry, cocoa, vanilla and tobacco leaf. Intriguing palate with bright entry, leading to beautifully structured and layered mid-profile tannins. Flavor profile consists of dark black fruits with hints of roasted coffee bean and earthy black tea characters. Long and lingering finish with a nice balance between acid and tannin, showing great aging potential. Drink now through 2020.
Harvested: September 12 to October 22, 2008
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 2% Merlot
Fermentation: 4 days average cold soak, 28 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud, Bossuet, Saury & Sylvain
Barrel Aging: 22 months–84% new French oak
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Vineyard: Stagecoach, Blocks: L1, M5, M6, D4, D5 and D6
Soil: Hambright–red/brown loam over rock
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: 1,550 ft above sea level
Production: 1,630 cases
Rating: 94 points, WINE ENTHUSIAST; 92 points, WINE ADVOCATE"

  x $80
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Dark garnet core, with medium garnet edges, slight violet highlights.

Nose: Wow, this is an amazing nose that is just starting to get towards its stride: beautiful mix of deep and still dark black/red/blue fruit, earth, leather, tobacco, fresh garden herbs, and loamy toast all round out the complexity here.

Palate: Also fantastic, and one of the best that we tasted all weekend at #CabFestNV, this shows off all of that deep and and dark fruit complexity in the nose, with cassis and black cherry dominating at the moment. The savory earth, loam, tobacco and leather come in towards the delicious mid-palate that also features incredibly smooth, full, and coating mouthfeel and fine tannin; all balanced by the great acidity and integrating toast. Fantastic: AwesomeWK. - 03/05/2014


Mar. 4, 2014 Parsonage Village Vineyard Carmel Valley Estate Syrah 2011

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Received as a sample from the winery, 09/14/13.
Drank during dinner with my uncle in the Castro, 01/15/14.
PVV: "Perhaps the most elegantly balanced syrah in our 12 year history. Nose and taste are marked by our terroir effect, i. e. a full medly of brambleberry, exotic spices, umami, black strap molasses and mocha. Medium to full palate with a magical finish. A true classical beauty. 240 cases produced."

  x $36
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Very dark violet here, with purple edges.

Nose: Huge and deep here, with toast, a very dark and complex mix of black and blue fruit, wet herbs and earth and pepper.

Palate: Big and full, yet balanced in that power, between the dark fruit medley, dark herbs, black pepper, fine coating tannin and good juicier acidity. This wine still needs a lot of time to fully tame that power, but its doing quite well right now: KeeperWK. - 03/04/2014


Mar. 4, 2014 Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2010

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Received as a sample from Chatterbox PR, 10/28/13.
Drank during dinner with my uncle in the Castro, 01/15/14.
HR: "Aged for 12 months in French oak, this bright wine excites the senses with
classic perfumes of sour cherry and blackberry.
A hint of tobacco rounds out this light-bodied varietal."

  x $33
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Medium dark ruby in the core, with light ruby edges.

Nose: Bright, lightly dusted red fruit shows up here, lots of cherry, both Bing and black. The fruit has a dusty tone as well, paired with toast.

Palate: A smooth, medium-bodied palate shows a lot more of that red cherry fruit, with a bit of bright, and lightly dusted raspberry, as well. The finish is juicier and round, with toast and a bit of herbal notes, including pepper. - 03/04/2014


Feb. 24, 2014 Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Received as a sample from Chatterbox PR, 10/28/13.
Drank during our family dinner at R+D Kitchen in Yountville, 02/14/14.
HR: "Our 2012 Vintage shows off the beautiful, subtle notes of the Musque clone. Fresh citrus stands out in this wine followed by a light hint of minerality."

  x $18
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Light greenish/yellow in the core, with clear edges.

Nose: Very good citrus here, that shows off really great brightness, dusted with a bit of chalky minerality and some white floral notes.

Palate: Super crisp, this is a very nicely balanced sauv blanc, with great steely and yet chalky minerality balancing the very juicy citrus fruit, with a bit of nectarine towards the lightly floral finish. Good. - 02/24/2014


Feb. 22, 2014 Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Estate Grown Pinot Gris 2011

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Received as a sample from Chatterbox PR, 10/28/13.
Drank on New Years Day during our family dinner, 01/01/14.
HR: "This wine presents a classic taste of citrus and honey that lingers on the palate. This dry wine makes an ideal pairing with food.
No. of Acres: 2.06
Year Planted: 2008
No. of Cases: 400"

  x $16
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Medium golden in tone, with some light green highlights.

Nose: Very good pitted fruit here, with some ripe pear, followed by lemon citrus at the rim.

Palate: Good and round and juicy here, with that same mix of good white pitted fruit and light citrus towards the juicy and very approachable finish. - 02/22/2014


Jan. 8, 2014 Ferrari Trento Brut Chardonnay NV

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Received as a sample from Gregory White PR on 10/08/13.
Drank with a halibut dinner salad by Rollerskating With Scissors, 01/02/14.
F: "The historic label of the Ferrari Winery and an icon
of the perfect symbiosis between the terroir of Trentino
and Chardonnay

grapes

Only Chardonnay, picked by hand
between late August and early September.
Length of maturation

Al least 24 months, on selected
yeasts from Ferrari's own cultures.
production zone

Various communes of the Province of Trento in the Val d’Adige,
Val di Cembra and Valle dei Laghi, over 300 meters
(985 ft.) above sea level and with south-easterly
or south-westerly exposure.
alcohol level

12.5% vol.
First vintage produced

1902
TASTING NOTE
Appearance

Straw yellow with pale greenish highlights.
bouquet

Intense, fresh and persistent, with a broad fruity note of ripe
Golden Delicious apples and wild flowers, together with a faint,
delicately yeasty fragrance.
flavor

Clean, restrained and well-balanced, with a delicate and appealing
background of ripe fruit and a hint of crusty bread,both of
which linger on the palate."

  x $25
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Medium straw colored, with a fine bead and a good mousse.

Nose: Light bread here, to lightly dust the crisp green and yellow apple and hint of lemon citrus.

Palate: Nicely crisp and alternating toasted bread and that same bright mix of apple from the nose, with a great breaded, citrusy finish. Good. - 01/08/2014


Jan. 7, 2014 Ferrari Trento Perlé Brut Chardonnay 2006

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Personal Notes

Received as a sample from Gregory White PR on 10/08/13.
Drank with a tasty chopped salad, 01/07/14.
F: "A vintage Blanc de Blancs of incontrovertible excellence, obtained
just from Chardonnay grapes from the Lunelli family’s own vineyards.
After a long period of maturation in the bottle it becomes a synthesis
of elegance, freshness and harmonious complexity.

grapes

A strict selection of just Chardonnay grapes, harvested by hand
in mid-September.
length of maturation

around 5 years on selected yeasts
from Ferrari's own cultures
production zone

Hillside vineyards owned by the Family in the best area of Trentino, lying at 300 - 700 meters (985 – 2,300 ft.) above sea level and
with south-easterly or south-westerly exposure.
alcohol level

12.5% vol.
first vintage produced

1971
TASTING NOTE
appearance

Straw yellow with pale golden highlights.
bouquet

An intense bouquet, but of particular finesse, with scents of almond
blossom, rennet apples, a faint spiciness and a hint of crusty bread.
flavor

Dry, crisp and elegant, with a very persistent rounded sensation in which
one finds a light fruity note of ripe apples, an attractive hint of yeast and
sweet almonds and a vaguely aromatic undertone that is typical of Chardonnay."

  x $35
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Deeper golden in tone, with a beautiful, very fine bead and good mousse.

Nose: Wonderfully savory here in the fore, with bread and toast, brioche, yellow apple and nectarine and a slight salinity.

Palate: More savory complexity and goodness here, with more toasted, lemon biscotti in the beginning, then very bright and balanced acidity of lime and fresher nectarine fruit. Finishes with more lime/nectarine and some mellower, dried yellow apple. Very good and complex, especially for the price: OldWorldWK. - 01/07/2014


Dec. 30, 2013 Bonny Doon Vineyard California A Proper Claret 2012

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Personal Notes

Received as a sample from the winery in 8/23/2013.
Drank during a diverse and fun Christmas family dinner 12/23/2013.
BDV: "Vital Statistics
Varietal Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 8% Tannat, 1% Petite Sirah
Appellation: California
Alcohol by Volume: 13.2%
TA: 6.4 g/L
pH: 3.62
Bottle size: 750 mL
Some cautionary words: Bonny Doon Vineyard is, as we all know or should know, a strictly cabernet-free zone, at least it has been for the last twenty-eight years. The last “Claret” produced at Bonny Doon Vineyard was in 1985 from grapes grown at our late Estate in the eponymous hamlet of Bonny Doon. It was a blend of approximately equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab. Franc, Merlot and Malbec, and against all expectation, it was actually pretty damn good. Randall Grahm, owner and winemaker, has expressed opprobrium, occasionally bordering on amused disdain, for this popular grape variety. We are not really at liberty to say how Bonny Doon Vineyard has come to be entrusted with the distribution of a wine made from such improbably alien grape varieties, but suffice to say that the deal was doon grudgingly and harumphingly.

So, with these caveats, the sentiment at Bonny Doon Vineyard is that if we ever were to drink a cabernet-based blend, this would be one that would serve quite well. It is lean, neither overly alcoholic (weighing in at 13%), nor overly extracted; it is precisely as one would imagine A Proper Claret to be. The wine contains a substantial dollop of petit verdot (22%), which adds a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in precision counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the manly tannat (8%). There is a lovely suggestion of cedar and mint, in the nose. The wine has medium tannins, nice acidity, and finishes cleanly.

Now, as to the label. What can we say? We are just scandalized, sputteringly unable to countenance the opportunistic wine marketeers who would stoop to using lurid imagery merely to sell a bottle of wine. Has it come to this? It is only because we enjoyed the wine so much that we are willing to put up with the tasteless monstrosity that is this label. “Proper”(!?!) Claret. Indeed.

Food Pairings: Proper (British) mutton, proper leg of lamb, (ideally served with proper Yorkshire pudding)."

  x $16
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Medium to darker garnet in the core, with defined violet highlights and at the edges.

Nose: Plush and ripe nose here, of good dark fruit of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis; a bit of anise and light earthier toast. Good.

Palate: Medium-bodied, with great smooth, yet still firm mouthfeel and tannin; this claret brings back the elegance and balance that is welcomed in a food-friendly, cab-based red wine. Good dark and ripe fruit that is balanced by the medium, dry tannin, great brightening acidity, and earthier notes with a juicier, lightly toasted finish. A great deal and definitely, happily Old World: OldWorldWK. - 12/30/2013


Dec. 30, 2013 Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Estate Grown Chardonnay 2010

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Personal Notes

Received as a sample from Chatterbox PR, 10/28/13.
Drank with a fun and diverse Christmas family dinner, 12/13/13.
HR: "No. of Acres: 1.97
Year Planted: 2008
No. of Cases: 350

Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning Property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more."

  x $28
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Bright yellow and lightly golden in the core, with clear edges.

Nose: Very crisp pear and yellow apple here, with just the lightest toast, and bigger Meyer lemon by the edge.

Palate: Clean and light to medium-bodied, this is much more of a Chablis style, with very crisp lemony acidity, rounder but still quite round pear, and light toast out to the almost zingy, minerally, pitted fruit and lemon finish. - 12/30/2013


Dec. 15, 2013 Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Heather's Hill Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2011

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Personal Notes

Received as a sample from Chatterbox PR, 10/28/13.
Drank with a fantastic poached salmon dinner by the Lady Beth Fontaine, 12/13/13.
HR: "The wine exhibits a deep ruby color with intense boysenberry nose. The flavors are full of marionberry and black cherry which are well balanced and typical of hillside grown Pinot Noir.
No. of Acres: 2.88
Year Planted: 2008
No. of Cases: 444"

  x $37
Tasting Notes
& Comments

Color: Medium to darker ruby core, with ruby edges.

Nose: Very good ripe black cherry here, with wet earth, slight anise, and brighter raspberry, surrounded by toast.

Palate: Medium to fuller, smooth mouthfeel here, with drier, but still silkier tannin, this wine shows off deep red fruit of black cherry liqueur and tarter raspberry out into the alternating juicy, and darker earthy and savory saline finish. Good. - 12/15/2013


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