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Wine from the Santa Cruz Wine Festival

Santa Cruz Mts.

1999 Pinot Noir
Fruity!!!! A yummy bramble with a hint of spice at the end.

Mellow and smooth.

Tasty, rich, sharp as cheddar.

Santa Cruz

1999 Chardonnay
Crisp, clean, apple flavor.

1999 Pinot Grigio
Light, crisp, sweet fruit. A bit of grape, a bit of peach, a bit of floral essence.

1999 Pinot Noir
Santa Cruz Mts.
Spicy berry, bramble, tannin on the tip of the tongue.

1998 Rsv. Cabernet Sauvignon
Smooth rich and mellow. A nice casual wine.

Burrell School Vineyards
Santa Cruz

1998 Chardonnay, Estate Vines
Very tropical and fruity. Intensely front loaded. Top of the tongue. Not much of a finish. Jolly rancher watermelon.

1998 Zinfandel
Talty Ranch
Juicy, smokey, black pepper, tannins at the back. Nice mouth pucker, makes you want another drink. Would be lovely with steak.

1999 Old Schoolhouse Red
Like the zinfandel, only mellower. More flavor on the edges. Nice and zippy. Bramble berries on the side.

1998 Zinfandel Late Harvest
Musty, sweet, rich, spicy, clings to the tongue and lingers warm in the chest.

1997 Chardonnay
Smoky, hint of spice, right down the tongue. Same tropical fruits, jolly rancher watermelon. However, the flavors have stretched out to the finish.

Byington Winery
Los Gatos

1999 Marsanne
Central Coast
Crisp, clean and fresh, with a little light fruit.

1999 Gewurztraminer
Mendocino County
Sweet, with a touch of pineapple. A nice clean, fresh, and mellow taste.

1999 Pinot Noir
Santa Cruz Mountains
Sharp and flavorful with brambly berries.

1997 Merlot
Napa Valley
Great berry taste, but no finish.

1998 Cabernet Franc
Bates Ranch Vineyard
Brambly berries, smooth, rich, with a viscous smooth mouthfeel.

Cooper Garrod

Smooth, creamy, with hints of nut and vanilla.

Cabernet Franc
Full of pep and zing. Tangy with berry flavor.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spicy with a hint of berrires, subtle, rich, full.

Kathryn Kennedy, 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon
Almost Port its so smooth and rich with luscious berries.

Salamandre Wine Cellars
Santa Cruz Mountains

1998 Chardonnay
Arroyo Seco 
Vibrant, full bodies, full of tropical fruit with a crisp edge.

1996 Pinot Noir
Santa Cruz Mts.
Delicate, velvety berry flavor.

1998 Primitivo
Los Lobos
Incredibly fruity, peppery and yes vivacious.

Silver Mountain Vineyards
Santa Cruz

1997 Chardonnay 
Santa Cruz Mts.
Long finish, complex, flavorful, warm with pops of flavor, hints of fruit and floral.

1997 Pinot Noir
Longridge Vineyards
Traditional Burgundian. Mellow and fruity.

1997 Alloy
Santa Clara
Very French, tannins, bursts of fruit.

1996 Alloy
Central Coast
Sweeter, but more tannins.

Savannah Chanelle

1999 Estate Chardonnay
Light and tangy, full of tropical fruit flavors.

1998 Estate Zinfandel
Flavors of peach, boysenberry, black pepper and spice.

1989 Pinot Noir
Spicy and flavorful.

Thunder Mountain
Santa Cruz

Spicy vanilla and tropical fruits on the tip of the tongue. Smooth down the middle.

Cabernet Franc
Subtle spice, smooth berry. With a bit of tannins.

Troquato Vineyards
Santa Cruz

Russian River
Dry medium body fruity. Ript full flavors. Sharp at the finish.

1993 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spicy Peppery, full bodied. Brambly with a touch of tannin.

Trout Gulch Vineyards
Santa Cruz

1999 Estate Chardonnay
Buttery vanilla flavors. Rich.

1997 Estate Pinot Noir
Smooth and sweet with berry flavors.

1995 Estate Pinot Noir Reserve
Light, clear, with a smooth lush moutfeel. Black cherries.

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