In theory we are supposed to see some warmer temperatures this weekend. If that prediction holds (it is still Spring and this is still Seattle) we’ll be breaking out the coals, firing up the barbeque, and popping one or more of these full bodied wines from California. Have a great weekend.
2020 Silverado Vineyards, Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc $20 — 1 liter
Blended with 7% Sémillon and stainless-steel fermented, this is a sleek, acid-driven white. It offers a tart layer of grapefruit that builds to a richer core of pear and vanilla candy. Cohesive and complex, it is an enjoyable wine. A deal 1 liter for $20
2019 Robert Biale Vineyards, Party Line Zinfandel $24
Layered with aromatics of dusty strawberries, red licorice, black cherries and raspberry taffy. The entry is soft and weighty with succulent mid palate tannins that make for a long and juicy finish.
2016 Dry Creek Vineyard, Heritage Vines Zinfandel $21
77% Zinfandel, 22% Petit Sirah, 1% Carignane
Appealingly old-school, with zesty and briary raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that finish on a lively note.
2016 Dry Creek Vineyard, The Mariner $70 1.5 liters
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
Dry Creeks big red blend. A seamless, full-bodied experience of dark chocolate, crushed rock and crisp berry fruit. Oak and tannin remain well-behaved and integrated, with lasting hits of cinnamon and clove that mark the close. Was $100 Now $70
1 bottle available.