2003 L’Aventure Rousanne $25
Leesy on nose. Not appealing. Light balanced, good acids.
2001 Stephan Ridge Red $25
70% Syrah/30% Cab. An enjoyable red. Not hot. 14.6% alcohol.
2001 L’Aventure Optimus $45
Wow! Terrific. Good finish.
2001 L’Aventure Zinfandel $25
A nice balanced Zin. Ready now. Ready for food.
2002 L’Aventure Syrah $40
Good. Big acids. Most complex. Nice finish.
2002 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee $75
Lots of acids. Very nice wine. Good finish.
2002 L’Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $60
1998 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Monopole $40
Ready to drink. Nice. Appealing. Has a silkiness.
2000 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Monopole $30
Very classy. Very long finish. Almost smokey. Most Burgundian. Perhaps a different oak?
2001 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Monopole $30
Better taste, nose, finish.
2002 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Monopole $30 (Pre-release)
Best…but the least Burgundian. Most complex, spicy… but maybe not my favorite.
2002 Windward Vineyard Pinot Noir Barrel Select Gold Label $300/6btl woodencase
I liked these wines - from a winery that I've never heard of, and one that has such a low profile. - Jack