Locations CA California Red by Dave Phinney
A diverse set of aromas present themselves - blueberry compote, maraschino cherries, brambly raspberry and a touch of licorice and tomato leaf. The palate is silky smooth, almost slippery, with bursting flavors of ripe strawberry, red plum, kirsch and graham cracker. Chalky tannins and a long-structured finish round out the wine.
Grape Composition: Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache
Dave Phinney's newest project "Locations," is independent from his previous ventures. Locations arose from the idea that there is great wine all over the world, which sometimes gets lost because the appellation rules are confusing and old fashioned. In similar fashion to his previous successes, Dave strives to make the best wine possible. Locations present us with well-crafted wines made from vineyards across their respective countries that demonstrate that a commitment to excellent fruit and gentle winemaking techniques can make a product that is just as good as any terroir-driven wine.
|Wine Enthusiast: 92
|This seamless, generous and full-bodied blend weaves black cherry, blueberry and dark chocolate between layers of fine-grained tannin for a delicious and well-structured profile.
|James Suckling: 90
|If you like big, rich reds with lots of dried-fruit and bark character, then this is for you. Full body. Chewy tannins. More like a dry port, but I like its historical sensibility. A blend of petite sirah, barbera, tempranillo, syrah, and grenache.