' Julietta Winery - Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Julietta Winery

Tasting Notes


 2018 Blanc de Noir – Sparkling                                                                                                               

On the nose, lemon pithe, golden russet apple, kumquat, sea breeze, and dried apricots. This wine has a lovely tight bead and has a rich and creamy mouthfeel with notes of vanilla wafer and cashew nut. The palate is very flashy and up front, while maintaining freshness and is an overall pleasing example of a blanc de noir. 


2020 Pinot Grigio - California

Apricots, soda crackers, candied ginger and pineapple greet your nose on this ripe styled Northern Italian white grape. The palate is soft and weighty, almost marshmallow-like. There is still plenty of crispness to keep the wine light on its toes. Fruit salad and maraschino cherry flavors linger long after the wine has left your mouth.


2021 Sauvignon Blanc – Mendocino County

Lemongrass, tangerine, lime zest, jasmine and hints of allspice offer sexy aromatics. The palate is laser focused and steely with good length. This is a great summer sipper that would pair well with South East Asian fair.


2021 Verdejo – Yolo County

Sweet cream, dried hay, green apple, sugar snap pea, and the spectrum of citrus including lemon curd, lime zest, and mandarin play across the nose of this easy to drink varietal. This wine has a bright palate and is crisp and lean with flavors of lemon verbena and fresh linen. Perfectly refreshing when served chilled for a picnic


2017 Chardonnay - Los Carneros

This wine sings with notes of honeycomb, baked apple strudel, vanilla creme brûlée, poached pear, and graham cracker. Many of these aromas carry into the palate, which is full bodied and creamy, while still retaining fresh acidity and verve. This is the perfect white wine for a California winter’s night. Fresh fruit and acid balance the warming tones of oak and baking spices. A classic California Chardonnay. 


2021 Romeo’s Rose – Rose of Zinfandel and Grenache                                                                     

Aromas of watermelon, white peach, crushed stone, and blood orange are very expressive out of the glass. On the palate, it is bone-dry with crisp acidity and lovely fresh red fruit aromatics. The wine tastes as pretty as it looks and it is a fun, uncomplicated, and simply delicious. 




2020 Pinot Noir - Los Carneros

Eucalyptus, saddle leather, and tobacco aromas create a wine that is burgundian in style with flavors of sage, black tea, and hints of raspberry. The palate is expansive, and soft with rounded tannins and good length. This is a savory example of Pinot Noir - the perfect barbecue wine. 


2018 Syrah Paso Robles        SOLD OUT                                                                                   

Hints of blueberry, brambly fruits, and brown turkey fig on the nose with clove, sandalwood, and saddle.  The palate entry is ripe with tart cherries and rhubarb. Chalky flavors of graphite, cacao bean, and sarsaparilla linger for a medium long finish. This is a wine that will pair well with a cool winter evening but will also benefit from a bit of cellaring.


2019 Petite Sirah - Paso Robles

Loads of brambly fruits, black and boysenberry, satsuma plum, honeycomb, teriyaki, and hints of crushed rock. Gushing with summer fruits on the palate, wonderfully refreshing, cherry pie, cardamom, and allspice. Tannins frame the mouthfeel in a balanced and well-structured manner. Medium bodied, this is a bottle you can enjoy now or easily lay down for a decade.


2017 Lagrein – Paso Robles                                                                                                       

Ripe raspberry and currant on the nose. Smells like picking blackberries - fruit, leaves, thorns and all. Leather belt, cherry cola, stewed figs, and roasted red beets. The palate has a sweet, velvety entry which expands mid palate. A very soft and approachable wine, like sinking into a plush leather sofa. Spicy, tight tannins create continuity along the palate. 


2020 Zinfandel - Mendocino County 

Aromas of cedar, forest floor, dark brambly stewed fruits, mulling spices, greet you on the nose while flavors of cranberry and blueberry linger on the palate. This is a great holiday wine. It has a plush body with medium weight, dry, chalky tannins, and mouthwatering acidity. 


2016 Cabernet Sauvignon– Napa Valley                                                                                           

Burgundy plum on the nose with notes of mocha, lightly roasted coffee, violets, and graham crackers. Followed by anise, dehydrated strawberries, blackstrap molasses, and spearmint. There is a lot to unpack in this wine. The palate is plush with a velvety entry and a pillowy, marshmallow mid-palate which is framed with fruit and oak tannins. A pleasant and agreeable amount of acid brings freshness to the palate. Very approachable and friendly for the 2016 vintage. 


2017 Tannat – Adelaide District, Paso Robles                                                                             

On the nose, charred meats and soy, caramelized pork belly with plum sauce reduction. Leather and sultanas, roasted fennel, caper berry. On the palate, cranberry and baker’s chocolate. Dried Montmorency cherries, persimmon, and cinnamon. Medium to heavy bodied with consistent weight over the palate, balanced by fresh acidity and youthful tannins.


Coniston Crossing Vin Doux (Port)                                                                                    

Dry roasted almonds, black strap molasses, coffee house, Moroccan dates, and a beautiful amount of fresh pomegranate.   The entry has a pleasant sweetness which is balanced by peach fuzz tannins. This tawny style glass pairs perfectly with hard goat and sheep cheeses.