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Tasting Notes

Julietta Winery

Tasting Notes

White Wines

2019 Blanc de Noir – California – On the nose, lemon pithe, golden russet apple, kumquat, sea breeze, and dried apricots. The palate is very flashy and up front, while maintaining freshness and is an overall pleasing example of a blanc de noir.                                                                                                                                                

2021 Pinot Grigio – California – On the nose, apricots, soda crackers, candied ginger, and pineapple. The palate is soft and weighty with plenty of crispness to keep the wine light on its toes. Fruit salad and maraschino cherry flavors linger long.

2020 Sauvignon Blanc – California – Lemongrass, tangerine, lime zest, jasmine, and hints of allspice. The palate is laser focused and steely with good length. This is a great summer sipper that would pair well with Southeast 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.                                                                     

2017 Chardonnay – Los Carneros, Sonoma– 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.         

2022 Romeo’s Rose – Rosé Wine – California – Strawberry parfait, saltwater taffy, fresh pineapple mint, pink lady apple, and raspberry cordial aromas.  A crisp and zesty entry, with tingling minerality, a focused and refreshing mid-palate, raspberry lemonade, watermelon, with a hint of kaffir lime.                                                                            

Red Wines 

2020 Pinot Noir – Los Carneros, Napa – 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.                                         

2021 Carignane – Santa Ynez Valley – Stewed berries, leather, baking spices, soft nutmeg. Bright entry, with persistent blackberry flavors, graham cracker and smokey tobacco. 

2021 Beverly’s Inspiration (Red Blend) – California Aromatic rose petals, and hints of pepper, soft tannins, smooth fig, and dark cherry with a hint of nutmeg and licorice. Finishes with a long-lasting cassis.                                                                                                                           

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. The palate is plush with a velvety entry and a pillowy, marshmallow mid-palate which is framed with fruit and oak tannins. 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.                                                                                         

2020 Petit Verdot – Lodi – Dark, inky, glass coating color. Aromas of bing cherry, rich baking spices, toasted graham cracker, raspberry, and a dried herbal component makes for a complex nose. This leads into flavors of tart cherry and forest floor.                                                                                                                                                               

Coniston Cross 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.