Significant Others (Reds)


 




SIGNIFICANT OTHERS...RED


          Grenache, Petit Sirah, Petit Verdot,

          Mourvedre, Carignane


Sonoma, Napa & Beyond

Oh la la! So many French varietals, so little time!

Grenache is light in body, with black cherry currant and raisin.

Petite Syrah is a dark, tannic, fruity grape. It sometimes has smoky or chocolaty tones.

Petit Verdot has tones of violet and leather, and tannins as firm as a politicians handshake.

                      Mourvedre has a meaty richness, firm backbone and a long finish.

Carignane, with bright fruit & cigar notes, is the Rodney Dangerfield of the vineyards-it get's no respect.


Kaz

Grenache, Hooligans, Annedel Estate Vineyard, Sonoma, 05....55.

Mathis

Grenache, Sonoma Valley, 08......................................................49.

Outpost

Petit Sirah, “The Other“ Howell Mountain, Napa, 04..................82.

Mayo

Carignane, Contra Costa County, 08.............................................48.

Kaz

Carignane, Stone Ranch, Alexander Valley, 08.............................55.

Wellington

Noir de Noirs, Alicante Bouschet, Sonoma Valley, 04.……...…..45.

Murphy Goode

Petit Verdot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 99.………..……….....57.

Ledson

Mourvedre, Contra Costa, 07.……………………..............…....49.

Jade Mountain

Mourvedre, Contra Costa, 03........................................................45.

Cline

Small Berry Mourvedre, Contra Costa County, 02.………....….55.


Sangiovese


Like an Italian brunette in high heels, and as juicy as the Jersey Shore, Sangiovese is

sexy, rich, spicy and occasionally tart. It often has flavors of cherry, red

currants, and cinnamon, with and tobacco leaf notes.

Muscardini Cellars

Sangiovese, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, 08...........49.

Favero

Sangiovese, Sonoma Valley, 06.…………………………….......50.

Deerfield Ranch

Sangiovese, Sonoma County, 07..................................................48.

VJB

Sangiovese, Sonoma Valley, 09.....................................................47.

Tandem

Sangiovese, Gabrielli Vineyard, Redwood Valley, 03...................49.



Tempranillo, Malbec,

Cabernet Franc, Barbera


Temprinillo is ripe like the plain in Spain, and rich wine with aromas of cherry, blackberry and plums.

                       Malbec is a juicy mix of plum and rich dark chocolate, and French roast coffee.

Cabernet Franc can be supple, with raspberry and black currant, or occasionally, herbacious.

Barbera, the Italian Stallion, has vanilla aromas & blackberry notes; And like Rocky Balboa himself,

both have mighty strong tannins.


Eric Ross

Tempranillo, Bokisch Vineyards, Lodi, Ca. 10.............................42.

Mayo Family Winery

Malbec, Trio B Vineyards, Napa Valley, 05.................................65.

Wellington

Cabernet Franc, Sonoma Valley, 07...............................................47.

Lang & Reed

Cabernet Franc, North Coast, 06.….............................................47.

Chappellet

Cabernet Franc, Prichard Hill, Napa Valley, 00.…..……..….…105.

Sebastiani

Barbera, Sonoma Valley, 08..........................................................36.

Muscardini Cellars

Barbera, Pauli Ranch, Redwood Valley,Mendocino, 09...............49.

Kaz

Barbera, Bob's Aria, St. Olaf Vineyard, Lake County, 10............39.


 

MERITAGE

While most wines are named after a single grape, Meritage wines represent the winemakers highest art form...blending. Like Anthony & Cleopatra, Romeo & Juliet, and Woody & Buzz, these are grapes that just belong together. With a range from medium to full bodied, smooth and silky in texture, complex, robust structure, these wines have a long, supple finish. Bordeaux style wines consist of a classic round-up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy these wines to infinity... and beyond!

SONOMA

Annadel Estate Winery

Anni's Blend, Sonoma Valley, 09, cab, merlot, cab franc, petit verdot....42

Lasseter Family Vineyards

St. Emilion Style, Sonoma Valley, 05-Merlot, Cab, Malbec, Cab Franc …..................70.

Lasseter Family Vineyards

Amoureux, Sonoma Valley, 09-Malbec, cab, merlot, cab franc................65.

Loma del Sol Vineyards

Sonoma Mountain, 06, cab, malbec, merlot & syrah..............................55.

Carmenet

Moon Mountain Estate Vineyard, 90, cab, cab franc & merlot.................99.

Coturri

Founder‘s Red, Sonoma Valley, 00 Cab, merlot, sangiovese.............................43.

B. Wise Vineyards

Trios” Sonoma Valley, 06 cab, cab franc, merlot, syrah, petit verdot ....................43.

                         Ravenswood

                         Pickberry Vineyards, 01, merlot, cab , cab franc.....................................60.

                          Ravenswood

                         Pickberry Vineyards, 05, merlot, cab......................................................50.

                       Hanna

Noir, Bismark Ranch, 98. Sonoma Valley, ,cab, cab franc, merlot, petit verdot.........90.

Deerfield Ranch Winery

DRX, Sonoma Valley, cab. sauvignon, mer lot, cab franc, 99................165.

Benziger

Signaterra, Three Blocks, Sonoma Valley, 06, cab, & merlot.................70.

Benziger

Tribute, Sonoma Mountain, 04. cab, cab franc, merlot, petit verdot..............…..90.

Alterra

Grand Melange, Sonoma County, 00. cab, merlot................…...............36.

Lancaster

Alexander Valley, 99. cab, cab franc, merlot…………..................................96.

Stonestreet

Legacy“, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 96. cab, cab franc, merlot.................150.


MERITAGE

Napa & Northern California

Phoenix

Rancho Napa, Napa Valley, 99. cab franc, cabernet .……...........75.

Viader

55% Cab Sauvignon, 45% Cab Franc, Napa Valley, 01...............150.

Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley, 03. cab, merlot, cab franc, petit verdot, merlot.........................179.

Cain

Napa Valley, Cuvee’ nv5. Merlot, cab, cab franc, petit verdot......................60.

Flora Springs

Trilogy“, Napa Valley 98 cab, merlot, cab franc.........................120.

Continuum

Oakville, Napa Valley, 05.cab, cab franc, petit verdot...................235.

Niebaum Coppola

Rubicon“ Napa Valley, 96.cab, merlot, cab franc........................170.

Neibaum Coppola

Rubicon“ Napa Valley, 97.cab, merlot, cab franc........................160.

Merryvale

Profile“, Napa Valley, 97. cab, merlot, cab franc.........................148.

Cardinale

Napa County 79%, Sonoma County 21%, 97. cab, merlot............260.

Cardinale

Napa County 64%, Sonoma County 36%, 98.cab, merlot.............230.


INTERESTING RED BLENDS

                                 Unique combinations of red wine varietals make up these bold red blends.

These wines, as complex as an Italian Opera, can be fully enjoyed even when not fully understood.


Sonoma


Kaz

Red Said Fred“ Sonoma Valley, 05 zin, cab, merlot, cab franc, petite sirah....50.

Gudlach Bundschu

Mountain Cuvee‘, Sonoma Valley, 02 merlot, cab, cab franc, syrah........29.

Ty Caton

Racchus, Sonoma Valley, sangiovese, Petite sirah, zin, 05........... ........19.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Shebang! North Coast,Syrah, zin, petite sirah, pinot, mixed blacks, nv................22.

Artesa

Elements“, Sonoma County, Napa County, 02.cab, temprinello, merlot, malbec, etc....49.

Kaz

Kazorouge, red, Sonoma County, nv..............................................25.

Spann Vineyards

Mo Jo , Sonoma County, 03. sangiovese, cab, syrah, merlot.....................59.

Ferrari-Carano

Siena, Sonoma County, 05. sangiovese, malbec…...............................59.

                       Adler Fels

                         Eagle Rock Red, Russian River Valley, 06, Syrah & peite sirah.......70.

                       Foppiano

Lot 96, nv, Sangiovese, Pitite Sirah, Zin, Carignane, Merlot, Cab, Cab. Franc.....30.

Napa & Northern California

Laurel Glen

Reds”, California, 99.zinfandel, carignane, petite syrah..........................19.

St. Francis

Red Splash, Sonoma County, 05 cab, merlot, syrah, cab franc, zinfandel....19.

Swanson

Alexis“, Oakville, Napa Valley, 03 cab, merlot, cab franc, syrah...........75.

                         Duckhorn Paraduxx

                       St. Helena, 00, zinfandel, cabernet.................................……...….98.

RHONE STYLE RED BLENDS

These California Rhone style red wines are medium bodied, with spice and berry flavors, moderate tannins, juicy as gossip and twice as fun. Blended from Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsaut, and Petite Sirah, you're sure to agree that “there's no place like Rhone”

Sonoma

Audelssa

Zepher, Sonoma Valley, 06, Grenach, Syrah & Mourvedre.............................68.

Arrowood,

Cote de Lune Rouge, Sonoma Valley, 05, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre & Viognier..........48.

Preston of Dry Creek

LP Red, Organic, Dry Creek Valley, 05 Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre and Carignane ….......................................50.

Flowers

Perennial“ Red Wine, Sonoma Coast, 05.Pinot Noir Syrah Pinot Meunier Chard.........................60.

Frick Winery

C3, North Coast, 07, Counoise, Carignane and Cinsaut..................................35.

Jus Soli Winery

Roots Red, Sonoma County, 07, Syrah, Petite Sirah & Zinfandel...................35.

Unti Vineyards

PetitFrere, Sonoma County, 09 Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre........................39.

Westwood

red FOUR, Sonoma Valley, 06, mourvedre, grenache, counoise, syrah, tannat, roussanne...45.

Napa & Northern California

Stephen Vincent

Crimson” , California, 07. syrah, cabernet.................................................22.

Cline

Cashmere”, California, 07, grenache, syrah & mourvedre......................29.

Miner

The Odessey”, Napa Valley, 06, grenache, mourvedre, syrah..................68.


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