Calina Reserva Carménère 2011 by Calina Winery

IMG_0877 Grape Variety: 100% Carménère

Very good minus wine with sour black cherries and fresh sweet herbs over baking spice. The medium minus grippy tannins give structure with the medium acidity. The fruit has medium minus intensity and the finish is medium. The wine shows some complexity and will drink well for 3-4 years.énère

Calina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 by Calina Winery, Santa Rosa, CA

IMG_0878 Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Good plus wine with black currents, baking spice and touch of dried herbs. The medium minus tannins are chalky. The fruit has medium minus concentration and intensity. The wine is a straight forward Cabernet. Drink now and for several years.

Reserva Merlot 2009 by Vina TerraNoble

IMG_0855 Grape variety: 86% Merlot and 14% Carmenere

Good plus dry wine loaded with red strawberries and a touch of cherry over vanilla and sweet herbs. The medium tannins are rounded and the acidity is medium minus giving good balance. The fruit has medium intensity and gives medium length. Drink now and for 2-3 years.

Estelado Sparkling Rose Santa Digna by Miguel Torres

IMG_0811 Grape Variety: 100% Pais

Good off dry wine with mixed red berries, red plums and a touch of pica lemon over a note of brioche. The bubbles are fine and persistent. The medium acidity keeps it fresh and adds vibrancy. This is a traditionally made sparkling wine. The finish is medium plus and shows the red fruit very well. Drink now and then buy more, this is a Fair Trade product from Torres Santa Digna line.

Oveja Negra Rose 2012 by Oveja Negra

Ovejas Rose Grape Variety: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah

Good plus wine with lots of strawberries and red currents over a floral note. The medium plus acidity give outstanding freshness to the wine. The fruit is medium plus in concentration and intensity. The finish is medium plus. Drink now and for a year or two.