cellar reds

Pinot Noir

Sketchbook   Ripe black cherry and black raspberry fruit with scents of sage, black tea, white pepper and vanilla. 
Simple Life  Bright flavors of cranberry and ripe plum intermingle with sage and warm baking spices. 

Cab Franc
Laporte Domaine  “Le Bouquet”  (Loire Valley, France)           
Fruit forward and rich with flavors of dried cherry, rose petals, and violets, supported by soft hints of green peppercorn and black olive.

The Big Smooth (Calif)   Aromas of raspberry, plum, bramble, vanilla, cinnamon and other baking spice notes.
Gen 5 (Lodi, Calif)  A peppery, dried-herb aroma and rich chocolate and blackberry flavors make a nice combination in this medium- to full-bodied wine. 

Molly Ducker “The Scooter” (Australia)   Fresh berries and spice. Layers of redcurrants & fresh plums, laced with hints of chocolate & coffee. Finishes with cherry, aniseed
spice & a seamless structure, defined by silky tannins with a hint of cedar oak. 
Leese Fitch  (Calif)        Complex aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, dried thyme, and hints of cedar and spearmint. 
Revelry    Aromas of woodspice, blue fruit and herbs lead to sweet, supple fruit flavors and grainy tannins. 89 Points from Wine Enthusiast.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Vino Robles     (Paso Robles, Calif)     Blackberry preserves, dried black currants, cassis liqueur and a fine layer of smoky oak.
Vigilience (Lake County, Calif)      Light, spicy aromas like vanilla and nutmeg and ripe, full blackberry and cherry flavors.
Ballard Lane   Framboise, cherry, dense blackcurrant, oak-spice, pine forest, and cedar hints.

(Monterey, Calif)   Coffee cake, dates, and raspberry aromas, flavors of pomegranite, black cherry and cranberry. 

Rio Madre
(Rioja, Spain)   Aroma of blackberry, licorice, cola and a hint of smoke.

Pape Rocks
    (Lodi, Calif)   Brilliant ruby-purple color with intense aromas of wild, black-raspberry, dense, ripe cherry, kirsch liqueur, with hints of powdered stone, 
Provencal herbs and crushed white pepper.
Domaine Fontsante      Full bodied, dark berry fruit, dusty tannins, bright acidity, and a great food wine to boot.
Catherine le Goeuil (Cotes de Rhone, France)     A GSM from Cotes du Rhone, it offers mulberry, sweet cranberry, pomegranate, and fresh black raspberry. The flavors in the mouth are of fresh red fruit with notes of tobacco, pepper, and earth

Envero (Colchagua Valley, Chile)  Ripe blackberries, tobacco, and spices. It possesses a remarkable combination of ripe fruit notes and oak mixed with vanilla. 

Tercos (Argentina) Fruity, aromatic characteristics of blackberry and ripe cherry.

Petit Syrah
True Grit (Mendocino County, Calif)  Rich aromas of crème de cassis and fresh mint, with saturated flavors of cherry liqueur and warm exotic spice.

Bonny Doon (Calif)   Licorice, anise, wintergreen, violet, white pepper, juniper, cardamom and sandalwood. 

Raw Power
(Australia)    Flavors of dried cherries and savory berrries cooked, sauteed mushrooms, faint tobacco and bitter coco powder.

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