New Wine Releases

deLorimier Winery

Kristine Peterson, 707-857-2000, kristine@delorimierwinery.com
www.delorimierwinery.com

2012 Primitivo, Osborn
Alexander Valley
Tasting Notes: Spice notes layer throughout the inviting nose, weaving through the ripe plum, oak and supple leather. The creamy mouthfeel showcases black raspberry, dark cherry and plum mixed with cedar and chocolate. Spice box and a hint of bright citrus reveal themselves as the finish lingers. This luscious wine will pair perfectly with smoked brisket, dry-rubbed pork tenderloin served with a Zinfandel cherry sauce, or a sausage, red onion and wild mushroom pizza.

Cast Wines

Abigail Thompson, 707-431-1225, abigail@castwines.com


Petite Sirah
his wine is offering huge amounts of varietal identity including blackberry, boysenberry and lavender. The aromatics also include sweet flowers and vanilla, mocha, dark chocolate, bay spice and vanilla. The wine is virtually massive in its richness, intense delicious fruits and briars in the palate that impress from the start to the very long finish that goes on for minutes. This is looking to be a spectacular wine and likely the “pick of the litter” of Cast Estate’s wines from 2012 for those who appreciate this delicious varietal.

Cast Wines

Abigail Thompson, 707-431-1225, abigail@castwines.com


Old Vine Zinfandel
The Watson Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel is presently showing an intensity and power demonstrating a beautiful concentration of fruit, including deep black cherry, strawberry and raspberry aromas together with a floral scent of white flowers and a spicy note of black pepper and bay, with hints of dark chocolate. There are also slight hints of gingerbread and toffee. All of this richness carries through in the mouth with obvious black cherry spice at entry, carrying into a luscious mouth feel and long rich finish of spice and mocha

Martinelli Winery

707-525-0570,


2012 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch
"Blueberry, cherry, licorice and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose. Sweet dark berry flavors show very good energy thanks to bright, tangy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Supple tannins shape the finish." 91 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Martinelli Winery

707-525-0570,


2012 Zinfandel Giuseppe & Luisa
"Plush and juicy on the palate, offering intense dark fruit liqueur flavors that are lifted and sharpened by gentle acidity and a touch of white pepper. Shows very good clarity on the finish, with the floral and spice notes echoing." 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Martinelli Winery

707-525-0570,


2012 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch
"Juicy and deeply concentrated, offering palate-coating flavors of red berry preserves, cola, spicecake and floral pastilles." 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 pts. Wine Spectator

Martinelli Winery

707-525-0570,


2012 Pinot Noir Moonshine Ranch
"Sweet and expansive, offering round black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a touch of candied rose. Shows very good clarity on the spice-accented finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins. 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Martinelli Winery

707-525-0570,


2012 Pinot Noir Zio Tony Ranch
"Aromas of dark berries and cherry, with a floral quality adding lift. Cherry-cola and black raspberry flavors show very good depth and are nicely braced by a hint of bitter blood orange." 92 pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Martinelli Winery

Debbie Timm, 707-525-0570, debbietimm@martinelliwinery.com


2011 Chardonnay Lolita Ranch
The 2011 Lolita Chardonnay has aromas of toasty coconut, buttered popcorn, and casaba melon. The palate is delicate on entry with dry stone fruit, citrus, grapefruit, and honeydew melon. 92 pts. Antonio Galloni

Soda Rock Winery

Victoria Wilson, (707) 433-3303, victoria@sodarockwinery.com


2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, The 5-Star General
Aroma: Deep Plum, Dark Chocolate Truffle, and Vanilla. Palate: Cassis, Strawberry Jam, Redwood Bark, Aztec Mocha, and Hoisin Sauce.
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