The bouquet on this Syrah reveals a fruit explosion of ripe red and dark fruit. After an initial fruit explosion, spicy and earthy edges begin to appear. It is medium bodied with balanced acidity and tannins. The finish is medium to long with lingering fruit and subtle notes of clove, tobacco, pepper and smoke. This Syrah has the ability to age well.
This Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a rich nose of dark fruit, black cherry and blackberry with subtle herbaceous notes. On the palate, the acidity is balanced by the tart cherry, melded dark berries and mix of crushed herbs. The finish is smooth and well balanced with a lingering soft, earthy finish.
2023 BEST IN CLASS CAB FRANCS-TVC
The bouquet reveals fruit of raspberry, cherry and currant with floral notes and subtle hints of spice. This medium body wine produces a bright mouthfeel with good acid and soft tannins. Soft red fruit lingers through the finish and complements the many other subtleties of oak, spice and tannins.
This Petite Sirah reveals a nose of ripe blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and plum with restrained oak and earthy notes, hints of black pepper, black tea and vanilla. On the palate, the rich fruit coats the palate for a full mouth feel. Fruit, subtle spice, restrained oak and approachable tannins provide a well balanced and lingering finish with medium-to-medium plus intensity. Pair with beef bourguignon and dark chocolate.
2023 SILVER ITALIAN REDS- ALAMEDA COUNTY
The Sangiovese reveals a bouquet of raspberry, boysenberry and cherry with subtle undertones of fig, black tea and earthy notes. The palate further reveals the bright red fruit with spice and herbal undertones. This has a light to medium body mouth feel. The finish is well balanced between fruit , acid and light tannins.
This rustic beauty reveals aromas of jammy dark berries and cherry with fig, earthy/leather and baking spice undertones. It is medium body with layers of flavor that are consistent with the bouquet. Rich and complex across the palate with a long-lasting finish of fruit, spice and oak and very subtle tannins. Pair with pizza, mushrooms, hamburgers and pasta with grilled vegetables.
2023 SILVER MEDAL OTHER REDS- TVC
This Grenache exhibits flavors and aromas of lush pomegranate and red cherries with a touch of white pepper and baking spices. The palate is clean and crisp. The finish has good acidic structure with very subtle tannins that will continue to develop for several years. Pair with stuffed peppers, herb roasted potatoes, hamburgers and ratatouille.