New Wine Releases

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.

Soda Rock Winery

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


2011 Petite Verdot Reserve
Aromas: Bittersweet Chocolate, Black Raspberry, Darjeeling Tea interwoven with Pink Peppercorn. Palate: Black Cherry, Cassis, Savory Salumi, and Integrated Tannins on a long and dusty finish.

Soda Rock Winery

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


2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, The General
Aroma: Ripe Blackberry, Cherry Jubilee, and Dark Chocolate. Palate: Smooth Notes of Blueberry Preserves, Black Plum, and Honeycomb with Creamy Mocha leading to a long and silky finish.

Soda Rock Winery

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


2011 Merlot, Smith Orchard
Aroma: Maraschino Cherry, Red Currant, Ripe Plum, and Blackberry Jam. Palate: Bright Red Fruit with Dark Jammy Notes, Bold Tannins, Bittersweet Chocolate, and Integrated Oak with a Lingering Finish.

Soda Rock Winery

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


2011 Malbec Reserve
Aroma: Tart Cherry, Red Currant, Toasted Oak, and Cardamom. Palate: Blackberry Jam, Fresh Cracked Pepper, and Baking Spices

deLorimier Winery

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

2012 Zinfandel, Luigi
Alexander Valley
Tasting Notes: Refined aromatics of spices and oak notes mingle with a subtle dark berry essence. The palate offers bright raspberry and blackberry flavors threaded with spice, pepper and a buoyant acidity. Traces of mocha, caramel and cocoa appear mid-palate as they fuse with the vivid fruit and linger in the finish. Balanced and integrated, this wine shows the finesse and grace of an Alexander Valley Zinfandel. Enjoy with an artisan cheese platter of Manchego, Dry Jack and aged Gouda, or pork tenderloin with a sage and Marsala sauce.

Twomey Cellars

(707) 942-7122,


Single Vineyard Releases!
2010 Soda Canyon Vineyard Merlot 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Monument Tree Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir

Lynmar Estate

Michael Cima, 707-829-3374 x 104, michael@lynmarestate.com
http://www.lynmarestate.com

2012 Quail Hill Pinot Noir
Summit
The Summit block at Quail Hill Vineyard is planted with the Calera clone. This vintage has a garnet color and bright aromatics of maraschino cherry, cola, and baking spice. Expansive mid-palate of ripe cranberry, rose petal, sage, and sarsaparilla. Elongated soft tannic finish with accents of brambly fruit.

Bacigalupi Vineyards

Katey Bacigalupi, 707-473-0115,


2012 Petite Sirah
225 cases made Winemaker Notes 2012 was as close to a perfect vintage as we have seen in the Russian River Valley. We started the year out with a warm, dry winter which was followed by a very wet spring. No one realized at the time what a large crop would set out of all of that! Summer was hot with cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen earlier than we had seen the past few years. Production Notes We harvested the grapes for our Petite Sirah in the early morning hours in mid-October. The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard, then destemmed and 50% crushed and put into tank for a 3 day cold soak. The must was punched down by hand once per day during the cold soak, then twice per day during fermentation. The finished wine was drained off the skins, and the skins were gently pressed at very low pressures. The wine was racked twice in its lifetime. Tasting Notes This wine has a deep purple color with big, dark fruit flavors of blackberry, black cherry and hints of cola and spice on the nose. The palate is fruity and rich, with enormous silky tannins that seem to carry even more depth and fruit with them over the mid-palate. The finish has just a hint of acidity to balance it all out. Though this wine is big and bold, it will be tasting great upon its release date and will be the perfect wine to cellar for a long time too, if you prefer and can wait that long!
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