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 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay ~ Carneros
2012 Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay
Carneros

The 2012 vintage of Sangiacomo Chardonnay has the typical bosque pear of other years, in addition buttered pecans, honeycomb, and lilies are present on the nose. There is a wonderful silkiness to the palette followed by flavors of passion fruit and papaya. Other flavors of pear and flint follow on the finish. There is some very good acidity here to balance the viscosity. The wine is wonderful in its youth and should age nicely over the next 4-5 years (2017-2018).

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 Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay ~ Anderson Valley
2012 Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay
Anderson Valley

This riper vintage of Savoy Chardonnay brings out some big pear, red apple and blooming tulips on the nose.  Lemon custard, white pepper and soapstone minerality are also present. The palette begins with a soft lushness, and continues with flavors of caramel apple, cinnamon toast and limeade. There is some very firm acidity on this wine, which lends itself to age. Bright and fresher in its youth, it will develop some wonderful elements over the next 5-6 years (2018-2019). 

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 Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Anderson Valley
2011 Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley

The 2011 Donnelly Creek is more of a deeper richer style of Pinot. Black cherry, boysenberry and pomegranate dominate the primary aromatics, while dusty cinnamon and cedar are more apparent afterwards. This is the richest Donnelly Creek yet. Similar fruit from the nose comes out on the pallet, but more spice (mostly ground pepper) is much stronger here. Very firm tannins are balanced by the acidity. This full rich wine will hold nicely over the next 7-8 years (2019-2020).

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 Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Anderson Valley
2012 Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley

This vintage of Donnelly Creek is extremely concentrated. Its dark color foreshadows the nose, full of black raspberries, boysenberry tart with a peppercorn spice. There is also cooking chocolate and a pretty tobacco element. With a very plush mouthfeel the palette explodes with dark berry fruit. There are considerable tannins this year, but they’re matched with very firm acidity. This hefty Pinot will hold nicely over the next 8-9 years (2021-2022)

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 Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Green Valley of the Russian River
2011 Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir
Green Valley of the Russian River

Fresh bing cherries, ripe blueberries and pencil lead define the first aromatics off the 2011 Tina Marie. More floral (violets) and perfume aromas begin to emerge with a peppery spiciness in the background. On the velvety palette juicy pomegranate emerges. White chocolate, licorice and cinnamon is also apparent. There is some fresh acidity on this wine, with slightly softer tannins, suggesting more youthful drinking. The wine should develop nicely over the next 4-5 years (2016-2017).

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 Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Green Valley of the Russian River
2012 Tina Marie Vineyard Pinot Noir
Green Valley of the Russian River

Beautiful deep ruby in color the 2012 Tina Marie is extremely fragrant. Fresh raspberries and dusty cocoa fill the glass. Blueberry pie, pomegranate concentrate and violets are just as present. The palette is super velvety with more pomegranate and raspberries. There is a touch of minerality on the palette, mainly gravel. Firm tannins, for Pinot Noir, are present, and are balanced with some crisp acidity. This wine will develop beautifully over the next 6-7 years (2019-2020). 

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 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Anderson Valley
2011 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley

Cherry blossom and rosewater perfume immediately abound from the glass on the 2011 Savoy Pinot Noir. Beautiful graphite, licorice and white pepper spice are also apparent. A velvety mouthfeel leads straight into flavors of raspberry, cranberry tart and cocoa. The soft to medium tannin is almost pushed over by crisp firm acidity. This wonderful wine will hold extremely well over the next 6-7 years (2018-2019).

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 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir ~ Anderson Valley
2012 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley

This dark ruby Pinot is layered in complexity. Fresh concentrated black cherry is matched by red currant. Jasmine, cinnamon, vanilla and licorice complement the fruit. Soft lushness starts the palette off; continuing is more vivacious red fruit as well as pepper spice and pencil lead. The tannins are structured this year, with moderate acid. This complex wine will only develop more layers over the next 7-8 years (2020-2021)

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 Spring Mountain Merlot ~ Spring Mountain District
2011 Spring Mountain Merlot
Spring Mountain District

With a deep purple core the 2011 Merlot is deceptively bright in its youth. Fragrant raspberry and soft white pepper spice are balanced with sweet vanilla and deep fennel. After a few swirls of the glass black cherry and blueberry tart aromas emerge with some subtle gravel minerality. This year the mouthfeel is silky and lush with more of the same range of fruit as the nose, but with a larger degree of minerality. The tannins are moderately chalky without being overbearing. The wine finishes with dark cocoa and riper raspberry. This wonderful wine will age beautifully over the next 7-8 years (2019-2020).

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 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon  ~ Spring Mountain District
2011 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

This opaque wine currently shows crushed violets, cocoa nibs and mixed black cooking spices. Some of the subtle minerality is only beginning to show. The palate is very plush and darker small berry fruit carries through here. Very firm chalky tannins begin to build on the palate, which is backed by firm acid. The 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot bring extra levels of complexity to this wine. This is a deeper and firmer Cabernet than in previous years, a true classic mountain wine that will take time to show its best, 11-13 years (2024-2026).  

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 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L  ~ Spring Mountain District
2011 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

This opaque wine currently shows crushed violets, cocoa nibs and mixed black cooking spices. Some of the subtle minerality is only beginning to show. The palate is very plush and darker small berry fruit carries through here. Very firm chalky tannins begin to build on the palate, which is backed by firm acid. The 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot bring extra levels of complexity to this wine. This is a deeper and firmer Cabernet than in previous years, a true classic mountain wine that will take time to show its best, 11-13 years (2024-2026).  

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 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2011 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Intensely dark purple in color this vintage the wine is big and very concentrated. Aromas of raspberries and vanilla bean are complemented by dark chocolate and licorice. Layers of allspice, clove and cassis are also apparent. Upon tasting the wine is very viscous with darker fruit flavors to match the vanilla and pure black peppercorn emerges. The tannins are quite firm with great acidity to back it up. Although some bottle bouquet will begin to develop after ten years this is an ager, for those with patience this wine will progress gracefully for the next 20 years (2033).

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 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
2011 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

Intensely dark purple in color this vintage the wine is big and very concentrated. Aromas of raspberries and vanilla bean are complemented by dark chocolate and licorice. Layers of allspice, clove and cassis are also apparent. Upon tasting the wine is very viscous with darker fruit flavors to match the vanilla and pure black peppercorn emerges. The tannins are quite firm with great acidity to back it up. Although some bottle bouquet will begin to develop after ten years this is an ager, for those with patience this wine will progress gracefully for the next 20 years (2033).

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 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 pack ~ Spring Mountain District
2011 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 pack
Spring Mountain District

Tasting Notes: Intensely dark purple in color this vintage the wine is big and very concentrated. Aromas of raspberries and vanilla bean are complemented by dark chocolate and licorice. Layers of allspice, clove and cassis are also apparent. Upon tasting the wine is very viscous with darker fruit flavors to match the vanilla and pure black peppercorn emerges. The tannins are quite firm with great acidity to back it up. Although some bottle bouquet will begin to develop after ten years this is an ager, for those with patience this wine will progress gracefully for the next 20 years (2033).

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