- Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon Chalk Hill 2010 Product #27953 (In Stock)
The Chalk Hill AVA in the northeastern corner of the Russian River Valley includes only a half-dozen wineries - most famously Chalk Hill Winery - and about 1,600 acres of vineyard. A warm thermal belt running along the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains and a unique, chalky-appearing soil (actually decomposed volcanic ash) make this one of Sonoma's best sites for Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietals.
Normally, you'd expect to pay $40+ for handmade Cabernet from Chalk Hill, but the folks at Mossback have somehow figured out how to deliver 100% Chalk Hill quality at about 50% of the price! A classic style, with aromas of dark cherry and currant fruit complemented by notes of vanilla, licorice, crushed herb and baking spice. Rich but with a juicy lift, the flavors stay focused on black cherry and currant, dark chocolate, and macerated blackberry. Plenty of grip and focused acidity support a long, lingering, finish. Great steak wine with a fine future in front of it!
- Moshin Pinot Noir Molinari Vyd Sonoma 2009 Product #28098 (In Stock)
A really drinkable, balanced, and even fresh Sonoma County Pinot Noir that's labeled at a whopping 15.5% - but surely that must be wrong? The texture reminds of Carneros, plush, rich, and nicely concentrated with no over ripeness or heat. Loads of rich black and Bing cherry fruit are complemented by notes of spice and warm earth and just a touch of oak. Finishes bright and refreshing (15.5%? Really?) with lingering red fruit and spice. A fun, food-friendly, bottle of California Pinot Noir.