2019 Eastside, Pinot Noir, El Dorado County
The first thing you’ll notice about this wine is its color. Like a freshly picked strawberry at the height of summer, this wine’s shimmery red hues are seriously captivating. On the nose, you’ll be enveloped by freshly blooming violets, rose petals and warm cherry pie. One sip will have you hooked because Eastside has it all. It’s like a bit of New York Cheesecake with macerated berries, a hint of butterscotch and a whisper of hazelnut. The granite soils of Snows Crossing Vineyard give the wine amazing minimality and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to drink this wine all damn day. With only 190 cases produced, we don’t expect this wine to be around for long.
2020 Little Secrets, Carbonic Gamay, El Dorado County, Barsotti Vineyard
Like passed love notes during spring bloom, this wine is full of Little Secrets, not meant to be unveiled. But we’ll make an exception with this bottle. Because we’re talking about carbonic macerated Gamay, Beaujolais Nouveau style. You heard that right. On the nose, experience rose petals, dried cherries, and Hawaiian Fruit Punch. On the palate, this wine is fresh as hell with notes of herbaceous membrillo, blood orange, juicy peach, and Hubba Bubba bubblegum. With bright acidity and a satin texture, this wine will enamor you.
2019 Self-Love, Red Wine, California
A California blend of 41% Syrah, 31% Cinsaut, 22% Grenache and 6% Valdiguié, this wine is all about red cherries and black pepper spice. There’s a reason that marriage of flavors is as old as wine itself; because it’s delicious. Completing these notes are these abundant aromas of rose petal and violets and bright juicy flavors of gushing blackberry, chocolate cupcakes with raspberry filling, creamy vanilla, and clove. It’s just so lip-smacking good.