OZV (Old Zin Vines) 2015 Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

 

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Aaron:  Dark bark and cocoa on the nose predicated an extremely fruity flavor.  Tons of rich, dark blackberries overpower the taste buds and slide away on a smooth velvety finish of vanilla.  This is just a luscious, juicy wine.   91 points

Teri: Juicy raspberry nose with flavors of blended cherry, black pepper, and more raspberry. Bold and flavorful with hearty but smooth tannins. This one is versatile enough to enjoy on its own but will also stand up to your hearty meat meals. 90 points 

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Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir 2014

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Aaron:  I noticed ferns and raspberries on the nose of the pinot.  The flavor included a bit of a tangy bite which wasn’t my favorite and reminded me of underripe pears.  There was also noticeable cranberry and lemon so this wasn’t very appealing to me.  86 points

Teri: Herbal nose and a solid medium body on the wine. Full flavors of mushroom, strawberry, grassy hers, and sweet oak. Flavorful and hearty. Quality pinot which is great with food. 91 points 

Chateau Maret Bordeaux 2015

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Aaron:  The smell is great but the flavor left me wanting some water.  Mushrooms on oak in a mossy forest make for a great nose.  The flavor is chalky with dry tannins and was not very appealing.  Green olives with red berries and tree branches.  Admittedly it got better as it opened but not enough to get the points back.  87 points

Teri: Rich berry and vanilla nose with a round mouthfeel. The flavor is smooth and the back end is slightly sweet with blueberries and raspberries. The forward flavor has more berries with hearty oak. Very dry and a bit chalky. 86 points 

Au Haro Sauvignon Blanc 2016

 

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Aaron: White stone fruits make for a crisp and clean nose, while the flavor is light and a bit tangy.  Lots of lemon zest and citrus flavors – not as sweet as the nose implied.  Some olive branches in the background with mushrooms but really mostly lemon.  88 points

Teri: Abundant peach with a little apricot on the nose. Flavors of papaya and nectarine with just a little citrus on the finish. Good flavors overall, my only critique is that is tastes slightly watered down. Overall solid white wine. 89 points 

Le Concierge Syrah 2015

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Aaron:  Cinnamon, vanilla, and almonds burst into boysenberry on the nose.  The flavor is super juicy and full of luscious ripe fruits.  Black and red berries make this Syrah easy to drink with little to no bite or pepper.  This is just super easy drinking but not watery, though to be fair it could use more complexity.  La Concierge makes really drinkable wines, period.  90 points

Teri: Blackberry and a bit of plastic on the smell. Mild taste and medium body for a Syrah. Overall, this tastes like a French red with woody oak, baking powder with minerals and a hint of red fruit. Long lingering flavors but not my personal favorites in my wine. 87 points for good body and smooth tannins but just not one I would personally purchase again, based on flavor profile preference.

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