Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eric Kent Wine Cellars - The Best Yet!

The newest releases from one of our favorites, Kent Humphrey, otherwise known as Eric Kent Wine Cellars. Believe me when I say that these two wines are the best I have tasted from him in the 3+ years we have been carrying the wines!

2007 Eric Kent
Chardonnay Sonoma Coast $36.99
(91 Points: International Wine Cellar) Light, hazy gold. Pungent aromas of melon, peach skin and floral honey. Chewy pit fruit and honeydew flavors are complemented by a suave floral note and a hint of saffron. The finish is penetrating and long, leaving minerals and a gentle smoky note behind. This is showing less oomph but more precision than the Russian River Valley bottling today.

2007 Eric Kent Pinot Noir
Stiling Vineyard Russian River $41.99
(92 Points: International Wine Cellar) Deep, vivid red. Cherry-cola and blackberry on the nose. Sexy floral and mineral qualities gain power with air and carry onto the palate, which offers potent bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors. The finish is impressively pure and supple, with the cherry note repeating. You could drink this now but I'd give it some cellar time.