- Tin Barn Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Product #26237 (In Stock)
A Sauvignon Blanc this good from Carneros is pretty unusual, but “unusual” is what Tin Barn is all about. A sustainable wine grower/maker founded by the owner of Cliff House Restaurant in San Francisco, Tin Barn seeks out exciting wines from “off the map” in Northern California. This Sauv Blanc is a great intro to the house style.
The 2011 vintage picks up where the fine 2010 left off. It's brighter and more citric than the 2010, showing an even more deft use of barrel fermentation (for 20% of the juice) to add creamy accents to the grapefruit, lime, and green melon fruit. Still mouthfilling, this year's model snaps into mouthwatering focus on the driving finish where a touch of fresh jalepeno mingles with the melon, tangerine, and lemon/lime fruit. A fine sipper and great with any fish or poultry dish with lots of fresh herb.
- Tin Barn Zinfandel Russian River Gilsson Vyd 2010 Product #26549 (In Stock)
This bold, rich, single-vineyard Zinfandel starts off with big Holiday aromas - black plum pudding, clove studded orange, and blackberry pie. In the mouth it's ripe and full-bodied but not nearly as super-sized as the WS review suggests (but every bit as tasty! Fine value, but not much to go around!
"A Zin for those who love them big, rich and very ripe. Floral black currant and spice aromas open to succulent and jammy black cherry and toasty caramel flavors. Drink now through 2018. 421 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points