2019 Chardonnay Anderson Valley
Double Gold SF Chronicle Competition 2022
2020 Pinot Noir Rosé - Sonoma County/Santa Barbara
Brilliant salmon color, strawberry, red fruit flavors. More of a rosé nose - bright Fruit sure to please. Very approachable.
2013 Pinot Noir 'Oppenlander Vyd' - Mendocino (Comptche)
Clear garnet, with a little bit of brickiness. Dried rose petals, a little mintiness, bright red plum, satsuma plum, a little forest floor earth. On the palate, bright red fruit, cherry, nice acidity, balanced, great mid-palate, medium length. Finish is a little riper with red raspberry and yellow pomegranate. Astringency shows up which gives it a youthful glow. Doesn’t taste like a ‘13.
This is a classic pairing for duck with a cherry glaze. The earthiness will go with all sorts of things as well, like brussel sprouts, or a salad nicoise.
2014 Syrah 'Vivio Vyd' Bennett Valley - Sonoma County
On the nose. A lot of spice, darker fruit, spicy fig compote, Indian blood peach, stone fruits, lots of wet slate. Mouth is tight and structured, elegant, lots of fruit up front, ripe black currant, cassis. More white pepper than black pepper. Long and savory finish with tobacco.
Pair with Ethiopian goat curry, a rare tomahawk chop, south American steak with churasco/chimi-churri stuff.