Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Botticelli Vineyard-Rockpile-2008-15.2% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color. A medium to full body single vineyard Zin, with blackberry, black cherry, cherry pie jam, good control of the heat, has pepper spiced finish. NR CR-90 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
VitaLuce Vineyards-Syrah-Reserve-Paso Robles-California-2006-15.2% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied Syrah, with black cherry, plum, some licorice and spice on finish. The heat is contained, a very good QPR. NR CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.