Friday, April 3, 2009


Tasted at the Wine2.0 event in San Francisco last night.

2006 Gravel Ridge Chardonnay $22 at the winery, but Whole Foods often carries this at around $17.
Lovely rounded nose, showing apricots and pears. Smooth flavours of melon and apple. Quick finish. Shows less acidity than the last Gravel Ridge I had.

2005 Cabernet Franc, Francville Vineyard $25
Rich fruity blackcurrant and berry nose, with a hint of smoke. On the palate there's sweet tobacco, white pepper and berry fruit. But a bitter, green finish spoils it.

2003 Lone Oak Cabernet Sauvignon $28
Soft, toasty/berry nose. Rich and smooth, with sweet blackberry flavours. Nice balance, light tannins and a good finish

2002 Georges Cabernet Sauvignon $35
Hint of barnyard on the nose. Rich, smooth blackcurrant flavours with nice acidity and tannins. Long finish. Really good - my favourite of the lineup.

2003 RV's Fine Claret $32
Blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Elusive, bright fruit nose. Flavours of sweet brambles, dough and pepper. Soft tannins on the pleasant finish.

2004 Syrah, Finley Vineyard $24
A light plum and pepper nose. Bold and tannic, with nice berry and spice notes. Tannic finish. Needs cellar time.