Thursday, November 12, 2015

2009 Rosenblum Kathy's Cuvee Viognier

Rosenblum Kathy's Cuvee Viognier
Sonoma County, CA

Price $20-30
Vintage  2009
Alcohol  15.0%
Clarity clear
Intensity medium
Color gold
Nose/Palate: clean, dry, low/med acid, low tannin, light body, med finish. Floral, honey, honeysuckle, pears, citrus - grapefruit, tropical - pineapple/coconut 
Personal rating  9 out of 10

Additional comments: Bright fresh fruits. Very fruit forward an excellent choice for a spring/summer hang out session. Surprisingly high alcohol for a viognier but not distracting to the other delicate aromas in the wine.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

2012 La Belle Vue Antle Vineyard Red Blend

La Belle Vue Antle Vineyard Red Blend
Monterey County, CA 
Pinnacalitos de Chalone
49% Syrah, 49% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier

Price $20-25
Vintage  2012
Alcohol  14.4%
Clarity clear
Intensity med/deep 
Color purple
Nose/Palate:  clean, low acid, low/med tannin, med body, medium finish. Floral, red cherries, hints of chocolate/mocha, spice, herbal (eucalyptus)
Personal rating  8 out of 10

Additional comments: none.