Robert Biale Vineyards-The Hill Climber-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Sonoma Valley-California-2007-15.2% Alcohol-$42.00-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark purple in color. A full bodied SGM, with blackberry, currants, coffee and chocolate on spiced long finish. RP-91 WS-88 CR-90 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
Lava Vine Vineyards-Chenin Blanc-Napa Valley-California-2012-13.5% Alcohol-$21.00-A nose of bright citrus and spice, very light in color. A light to medium bodied white, with peach, grapefruit, minerals and a very good acidity, has a long spiced finish. A very refreshing surprise. Seek out this boutique winery located on the Silverado Trail In Napa. NR CR-90 Good with seafood, cheeses, salads.