2011 Steven Kent Winery Cabernet Franc, Ghielmetti Vinyard, Livermore Valley

This small lot offering from Steven Kent Winery offers an exquisite nose of sweet musk, fresh orange peel, black pepper and clean herbaceousness. With lovely flavors of bay leaf, sage and dry dark fruit, this 100% single estate vineyard Cabernet Franc expresses a  slight hint of creaminess, wet finish and an elegant, lingering tannin. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Cab Franc


2009 La Follette Pinot Noir – Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Happy Sunday and hope everyone has had a wonderful Weekend!  This Pinot Noir from the Sangiacomo Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast is dense with a fresh bouquet of raspberries, candied apples, cassis and an undertone of rich earth. Juicy with thick black and red cherry accompanied by a touch of tobacco and spice; this Pinot is quite stout at 15.5 % alcohol and you should be prepared to strap yourself in tight before consuming.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Avignonesi 2007 Rosso

This modern day Super Tuscan blend with 40% Prugnolo Gentile; ( The Sangiovese clone renowed for being the main component of Vino Nobile De Montulpulciano), 30%  Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot has a rich black cherry soda hue with a wonderful nose of sweet briar and oak, a hint of musk and dried cranberries.   With moderately bright consistent fruit in the front and mild pleasant tannin that decipates quickly but elegantly, this wine with a hint of cigarbox in the mid palate and finish is extremely consistent.

Only thing missing with this surprisingly balanced young wine was a juicy medium rare T-Bine and a bowl of fresh tomato laced pasta as a perfect frequency of eucalyptis, clove and barnyard fill this Tuscan blend’s bouquet;   This wine is a gem at $12.99 

Keep Searching, Keep Believing and Keep DRINKING!     🙂 

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