Gems in MY Glass . . . April 2009

Gems in MY Glass . . ., Tasting Notes

Gypsy Dancer 2006 Emily Ann Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mtn, Willamette Valley Oregon:  Pleasing earthy, smoky aromas waft from the glass.  Intriguing spice and wild cherry notes expand on the palate seductively with black cherry, forest floor, a hint of truffles weaving throughout.  A kiss of oak seals the satisfying finish.

 Honig 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California:  Pleasing berry, chocolate mint and vanilla aromas captivate the nose and lead to good depth, balance and purity of fruit on mid palate.  Black cherry and red currant flavors at the core are surrounded by notes of eucalyptus and subtle earthiness.  Ends with a delightful splash of cocoa on the persistent finish. 

Terra Savia  2006 Sanel Valley Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay, Mendocino California:  The essence of tropical fruit on the nose moves seamlessly to generous pineapple, minerality and citrus flavors filling the palate.  Simply delightful throughout, with a soft elegant finish.

Terra Savia 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino California:  Fresh aromas of crushed red berries persist from first sniff to the pretty finish.  A lovely purity of fruit at the core with layers of cassis, tobacco, licorice and generous spice accents.  Nicely structured and well balanced.