Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2013 Provenance Sauvignon Blanc

Provenance Sauvignon Blanc
Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA

Price $15-20 (I paid $16 @ Costco)
Vintage  2013
Alcohol  14.8%
Clarity clear
Intensity light 
Color: pale lemon
Nose/Palate:  clean, dry, medium/high acid, low tannin, medium body/finish,  coconut, citrus, pineapple, oak, high alc (hot), steely/stony
Personal rating  7 out of 10

Additional comments: Crisp, light Sauvignon Blanc, a little bit bitter perhaps from the oak. I wrote down potential 8 for the score but not a huge fan of SB with oak.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

2013 OZV Old Vine Zinfanfel

OZV Old Vine Zinfandel
Lodi, CA
petite syrah, zinfandel blend

Price $10-15 (I paid $5.99 @ Safeway)
Vintage  2013
Alcohol  13.95%
Clarity clear
Intensity medium  
Color ruby
Nose/Palate: clean, low acid, low/med tannin, vanilla, mixed berries (raspberry, blackberries), black pepper, spice, light/med body
Personal rating  8 out of 10
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Additional comments: good affordable Zin. Strangely long name Old Zine Vine (OZV) Old Vine Zinfandel... kind of repetitive but I guess we're here to judge the wine and not the name. :)