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2013 Carneros "Sangiacomo Vineyard"

Spectacular aromatics fleshed out with a flinty, mineral mouthfeel and lingering finish. Asian pear, Meyer lemon, and tangerine present bold early notes, seconded by key lime and Granny Smith apples. The nose is well-spiced with meringue, clove, flint, and salt water taffy. On the palate, the bold fruit notes of mandarin, star fruit, green apple, and pear are zested with key lime notes, stony earth, cardamom and allspice. The mouthfeel is tremendous--at once bright and steely along with lingering and mineral, a magical combination.

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2012 Carneros "Toyon Farm"

This wine produces a perky spiciness that melds effortlessly into a rich and palate coating smoothness. Opening with ripe cherry notes, well-spiced with pepper, graphite, and clove, over top aromas of dried plum and strawberry and cranberry.  The palate is dominated by an almost visceral layer of mouth-coating tannins and mid-palate flavors of cherry, plum, strawberry, orange peel, and balanced with a bright, palate-lifting acidity. It finishes with long, spicy tannins atop a bright acidity.

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2012 Carneros Chardonnay

Announced by rich aromatics of melon, pear, and fig accented with Granny Smith apples and tangerine. Chalky, wet stone and graphite add nuance, topped with decadent creme brulee and brioche. Intense palate weight and luscious fruit tannins fill the mid-palate,finishing mouth-filling minerality. Citrus flavors are intermixed with peaches and cream and citron notes and just a hint of pineapple.  Cardamom, and toasty biscotti notes, liven the palate, leading into the finish which is long, layered, and complex.

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2012 Carneros Pinot Noir

Rose and violet mix with strawberry, cranberry, and cherry. Ripe plum fills in along with the usual darker touches of graphite, cola, clove, and pepper. The palate is full of textural, mouth-coating tannins lightened with a bright acidity. Fresh cherries, raspberries, and plum dominate. The fruit moves towards a long, tannic finish with earthy spices and piquant minerality.

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2012 Coombsville-Napa Valley "Mink Vineyard" Pinot Noir

A piquant and energetic nose of blueberry, cherries, and huckleberry pie, floats atop dried currant notes, mushrooms, and wet stone. The palate reveals more stoniness rounded with plum,raspberry, chocolate and currant, spiced with notes of pipe tobaccos. As always, the finish is dominated with the fine, chalky and mineral tannins coating the entire palate and lingering long into the finish

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2012 Russian River "Jouissance"

Luscious, generous, and hedonistic. Black raspberry, cherry cola, plums, cassis, chocolate, and tilled earth on the nose.  Similar dark and juicy fruit flavors explode on the palate, expanding throughout the mid-palate while also revealing hints of red fruits and underlying layers of pepper, vanilla bean, espresso bean, cinnamon, clove, and chocolate.

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2012 Sonoma Mountain "Red Dog Vineyard" Pinot Noir

Subtle and alluring, with a finish that goes on for a long, long time. Spices, wood, florals and citrus - this wine has too many descriptors to list here, but you can bet this wine will please the most discerning of palates. The mouth feel is soft and rich, with a considerable acidic lift. Toward the back, it reveals an earthen and tannic strength, and the finish is long and dominated by fine, dry tannins and dried spices and fruits. With age this wine deepens and softens, rewarding the palate, while also exhibiting an even more exotic nose as the bouquet develops.

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2012 Sta Rita Hills "Fiddlestix Vineyard" Pinot Noir

This is a bold Pinot Noir, rambunctious in its youth and promising to unfold with grace into its maturity. The nose is densely packed with rich fruits, black cherry, cassis, blackberry, grape blossom, citrus zest, orange blossom, wet slate, cardamom, and blood orange. Intense fresh fruits lead the palate, settling on the mid- palate with focused, ripe flavors of grape, black cherry, cassis, and currants, intermixed with holiday spice, woody notes, cola, and tobacco notes. Brilliant acidity provides brightness and balance while structure, always a strong suit for this wine, is emphasized by mouth-filling tannins. The spicy aromatics continue through the long finish.

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2011 Carneros "Sangiacomo Vineyard"

The wine opens with bold and powerful aromatics. Lemon zest, tangerine, honeydew melon, lychee fruit, marzipan. A second layer reveals key lime pie, honey, fresh baked bread, wet stone, and hazelnut. The palate is bright, with forward notes of citrus and a mid-palate of star fruit, pear, and citrus flavors. A rich mouth feel develops and mingle with tropical fruit and holiday spices for a long finish. Pair this with grilled meats, seafood, pastas with olive oil or cream sauces, Asian cuisine...the combination of its rich mid-palate, smooth tannins, and acidic structure make this wine unusually versatile at the table.

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2011 Carneros "Toyon Farm"

This wine produces a perky spiciness that melds effortlessly into a rich and palate coating smoothness. Opening with ripe cherry notes, well-spiced with pepper, graphite, and clove, over top aromas of dried plum and strawberry and cranberry.  The palate is dominated by an almost visceral layer of mouth-coating tannins and mid-palate flavors of cherry, plum, strawberry, orange peel, and balanced with a bright, palate-lifting acidity.

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