Have you heard of Jeb Dunnuck? He is one of the best and most trusted wine reviewer/critics working today. Jeb had some nice things to say about our spring and fall releases, so in the spirit of the sharing season, here they are:
2018 Pink Belly Rose: All Grenache brought up in stainless steel, the 2018 Pink belly Rose sports a lighter salmon color as well as Provencal notes of tart strawberries, peach, herbes de Provence, and salty minerality. It’s clean, beautifully balanced, fresh and vibrant. It’s perfect for hot summer days yet has the class and balance to shine on the dinner table as well. 90 points
2015 Rodgers Creek Syrah: The 100% Syrah 2015 Rodgers Creek Vineyard saw roughly one-third stems and aging in 36% new French oak. This inky colored effort boasts a captivating bouquet of ripe blackberries, bacon fat, bay leaf, and chocolate. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has plenty of ripeness, sweet tannins, and a great finish. This classic Sonoma Coast Syrah with plenty of meaty, bloody Syrah characteristics paired with ample, ripe fruit and texture. Drink it over the coming 4-6 years. 93 points
2016 Red Belly: A blend of close to equal parts Carignan, Syrah and Grenache, the 2016 Red Belly offers a Rhone-like bouquet of ripe black fruits, ground pepper, new leather, and Asian spices. Rich, medium-bodied and seamless on the palate, it has fine tannins as well as a great finish. I love its elegance and purity, and its ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years. 90 points
We do have some Rose and Rodgers Creek remaining from our Spring offer, so here is your chance to reload before they are gone. As for Red Belly, it’s in good supply and yes, Jeb nailed it.
Best to all for the upcoming holidays. We hope the difficulties of the fire season have not left anyone in undue situations. We can all take solace in the fact that wine is beautiful. And we can all use a little more beauty in our life.
John Lancaster and Robert Perkins
Skylark Wine Co