2010 ROUGE MILITAIRE
Smokey aromas with notes of earth, dried herbs, and tobacco along with hints of cherry, plum, spice, maple, and Madeira. Dry with medium-body and crisp acidity that is both sweet and sour on the long finish. The palate is very savory showing flavors of candied lime, cherry, and sherry. It shows some oak, earth, and tobacco, as well.
2009 LE TROLLEY RESERVE
A lovely ensemble on the nose of herbal and citrus fruits with floral notes just below the surface. Look for tangerines, pink grapefruit and a hint of lavender. Layered and complex tastes of citrus and melon, with a hint of green apples, gracefully transcend into a long, smooth finish.
2010 LE TROLLEY
Tropical and citrus fruits with ephemeral spice/herbal accents (spearmint) with further aromas of mango, honeydew melon, and ripe peach. The palate mixes ripe citrus and fresh tropical fruits brightly presented with refreshing acidity and a hint of minerality. Smooth, clean, and fresh mouthfeel with a moderately long finish.
2011 LOUIS D’OR
Wonderful scents of peach, dried apricot, and bit of floral – geranium, but not perfume! The flavors of melon and ripe peach great your palate with notes of hard candy. It finishes slightly tart, with a taste of green apple and nice minerality.
2014 ZYDECO ROSATO
Your nose is greeted by notes of ripened strawberries, tomato leaf, asparagus, and a hint of madeira. Beautifully balanced with tastes of red grapefruit, spice, ginger, star fruit, and a crisp, succinct finish that shows a nice acidity and a touch of sweet and sour.
2012 NORTH COAST “DAH RED” CABERNET SAUVIGNON/SYRAH
On the nose, wonderful fruit notes of plum and raspberry along with hints of cotton candy with aromas of coffee, oak, smoke, vanilla, and pepper. Nicely balanced with the right fruit structure and acidity. The palate shows black cherry, plum, and a hint of green apple with cola, cedar, mocha, and touch of floral.
2014 ROUX ST. LOIS
Terrific aromas of peach, mild citrus, light golden hay, and a hint of evergreen. The palate boasts ripe peaches, white stone fruit, lemongrass, kiwi, and a touch of golden hay with a slightly tart finish that boasts balanced acidity and a clean edge.
2012 MENDOCINO BEAU SOLEIL CHARDONNAY (Tasting Room Exclusive – Not Available Anywhere Else!)
Wonderful scents of pear, apple, lychee, and honey with hints of toast and kale. Showing a wonderful mouthfeel that is well-rounded but not overly creamy, flavors of golden apples, honey, pear, and touches of celery, cucumber and a hint of tropical fruit along with a nice, crisp finish that shows some oak and toast.
2012 MENDOCINO VOODOO ZINFANDEL
Bright fruit, candied plum, touches of red and dark berries with a hint of black pepper on the nose. Tastes of dark berries and plums followed by peppers and spice. Good fruit and nicely balanced acidity. The finish is long with smooth tannins, lingering fruit, and pepper notes.
2009 PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
An inviting nose of fig, raisin, and date with hints of caramel and vanilla. Imagine Grandma’s house during the holidays! Exact in its anticipation. A burst of ripe fruit opens the show with a flourish. The finish lingers, softly and pleasantly drying the mouth, leaving the palate refreshed and clean.