TIMMY! From River City dropped off some new stuff from Don & Sons Friday night:
The Path Chardonnay California 2011. Grade=Very Good. Light-bodied, tropical-fruit-themed Chardonnay with bright pineapple and lemon notes and just a touch of creamy vanilla.
The Path Pinot Noir California 2011. Grade=Good. Juicy red berry fruit and touches of baking spice highlight this fairly simple red.
Periodic Pinot Noir Central Coast 2011. Grade=Very Good. Much more going on here than The Path, with earthy cherry, plum and cinnamon notes, touches of light cocoa, herbs and white truffle.
The Path Merlot California 2010. Grade=Very Good. Juicy, clean notes of cherries and blueberries, with a bit of baking spice, cedar, mint and chocolate.
The Path Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010. Grade=Good. Leaner style of Cabernet with a lot of red and black fruits, mineral, earth and pencil shavings.