April was a very quick month–just like each year January and February are relatively calm and after that we all seem to be on a proverbial banana peel.
I do loving tasting so many wonderful wines during the month.
Jason Stephens Santa Clara Valley Syrah 2014
14.9% ABV; Deep garnet colouration; evocative nose of Blackberry, boysenberry, violets, suede and hint of freshly ground clove and cinnamon. Palate of heirloom blackberries, red pepper, hoisin, Cardamom and dried red rose petals.
District 7 Monterey County Pinot Noir 2017
Nose: Bayberry strawberry freshly cut flowers, fennel cardamom
Palate: Graphite, cherry, ,pist stones, pepper
District 7 Monterey County Chardonnay 2017
Nose: Heirloom apple, dried fig dried pear and flowers
Palate: Dried apple rings, Comice pear, hint of fennel and oyster shells
Bila-Haut L’esquerda Cotes du Roussillon Village Lesquerde 2017
14.5% ABV; Nose: Marionberry, lavender juniper forest spice rack. Palate: Black cherry, clove, pepper and cinnamon
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