November 12, 2008 |
Very stoked to announce that we were reviewed by Josh Raynolds from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. This is one of the premier wine publications in the US and a HUGE DEAL!
By: Josh Raynolds
2007 Municipal Winemakers Riesling Bright White Santa Barbara County
($15) Pale straw. Lemon, lime and talc on the nose, with a faint hint of kerosene adding interest. Light, refreshingly bitter citrus pith and apple skin flavors nicely focused, with brisk minerals adding bite. A clean, focused riesling that finishes with plumper melon and peach character.
2007 Municipal Winemakers Grenache / Cinsaut / Syrah Bright Red Santa Barbara County
($20; a 33/34/33 blend) Bright ruby-red. Seductively perfumed nose offers fresh scents of blackberry, cherry preserves, flowers and Christmas spices. Light-bodied and very fresh, with energetic red and dark berry flavors and gentle cinnamon and clove qualities. Finishes sweet and brisk, with very good peppery persistence.