Reviews

2011 Viognier Wine Review from Now and Zin Wine Blog

Thanks to Randy Fuller of Now and Zin Wine Blog (along with Now and Zin daily wine radio features) for this nice write-up on our 2011 Viognier… From the post: I’d suggest that you run out and pick up a bottle.”  Read the rest of this great wine review by clicking here.

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KCET for recommends our Syrah as a great wine to sip during the Oscars!

 

Thanks to Michael Newsome, a wine buyer for Whole Foods, and a contributing writer to KCET, for writing a great article on Syrah…and for recommending our 2009 Syrah Tous les Jours.

Michael described it as, “A perfect example. . .is the 2009 Andrew Murray Central Coast Syrah. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry are dusted with black pepper and hints of bacon. Even with a mouthful of luscious fruit, this wine manages to leave your palate refreshed. This is a great everyday drinker, whether perfectly paired with grilled meats or slowly sipped on the sofa in the soft glow of an awards show.”  Read the complete article here

 


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91 Points for our 2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard!

Many thanks to Ken’s Wine Guide for a wonderful review of our 2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard.

KensWineGuide.com blessed it with  ‘91 Points‘ and described it as, ‘…rich and concentrated…with a  flavor profile of very extracted blackberry with notes of integrated oak, plum, spice, and black pepper.‘  Read the complete Kens Wine Guide here

 


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Excellent QPR from award-winning Good Wine Under $20 blog!

 

Many thanks to Dr. Deborah Harkness, who among such trivial things as being a university history professor, a Wine & Spirits contributor, and a New York Times bestselling author (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night), managed to find time to write a wonderful review of our 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours.

Dr. Deb blessed it with an ‘excellent QPR‘ and called it, ‘…an exceptional bottle of wine for the price.’  Read the complete Good Wine Under $20 review by clicking here…you might enjoy Dr. Deb’s suggested food pairings…and we might just pair it with a good novel…



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2008 Esperance: Makes the ‘Most Memorable Wines of 2011’ List

How could you not want to read a wine blog with this title, “Wine without BS”? Here’s the blurb about the site:

Welcome to Wine Without BS. Sick of reading wine reviews that fail to sell me on the product itself, my aim is to breathe some much needed normality to an industry neck deep in bullshit speak and wine wank terminology.

Its author is an Aussie who recently spent an extended period in the U.S. sampling American wines…perhaps a kindred spirit…

During his travels, this international man of mystery was introduced to our 2008 Esperance GSM Red Blend, and evidently loved it; he just named it to his ‘Most Memorable Wines of 2011 List’!

Read his complete list of ‘Most Memorable Wines of 2011’ by clicking here.

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2006 Purple Haze Wine Review from Now and Zin Wine Blog

Thanks to Randy Fuller of Now and Zin Wine Blog (along with Now and Zin daily wine radio features) for this entertaining write-up on our 2006 Purple Haze Syrah/Viognier blend … new ‘This is E11even Wines’ coming in February 2012 !

From the post: “Incredibly dark and delicious, Purple Haze made me forget all about the Crosstown Traffic.”  Read the rest of this great wine review by clicking here.

Visit our ‘This is E11even Wines’ page for background on our new label. 

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2008 Esperance: Inaugural wine for Reverse Wine Snob’s new series, “Saturday Splurge”

We are honored that Jon Thorsen selected our 2008 Esperance as the inaugural wine for The Reverse Wine Snob’s new series, Saturday Splurge.

From the post: “Some might find this wine to be a tad over the top but if you’re a fan of big, rich and fruity wines this wine is for you. A perfect wine for our first Saturday Splurge.”  Read the rest of this great wine review by clicking here.

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2008 Esperance Made Wine Lines’ Top Ten Wines of 2011 List!

We are honored that our 2008 Esperance is among a list of outstanding wines named in Wine Lines’ Top Ten Wines of 2011.  Wine Lines has been a print column for 22 years, but went digital in May 2011.   Click here to read the Top Ten Wines of 2011 list on WineLinesOnline.com.  Our 2008 vintage is sold out; look for the 2009 vintage in February/March 2012!

 

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