Toccata

2010 Toccata Sangiovese

The nose smells like a bag full of freshly-picked Michigan cherries and Earl Grey tea. Complexity on the palate is surprising and fun. It starts with tarter red fruits, cranberry and raspberry, and quickly move...
Lucas & Lewellen

2010 Lucas & Lewellen Petite Sirah

This is all about the mouth-feel, silky, soft, and luxurious. Flavors start with blueberries and elderberries, soft dark fruits. Moving toward the mid-palate it evolves, turning first to cherry pie, then movi...
Lucas & Lewellen

2007 Lucas & Lewellen Petit Verdot

Hugely floral, violets fly up from the glass, followed by black fruits and graphite. Black fruits and violets lead on the palate, followed by the same pencil lead and grippy tannins. Red currants show on the ...
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2006 Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir

The color, a little brickish-brown, gives the appearance of older wine. Cola with a splash of birch beer is the dominant flavor. Tart red fruits, cranberry, wild strawberries, and rhubarb follow on the mid-palate. Acids and a streak of minerality give it a lot of life and the ability to cut through rich sauces. It lacks the classic Pinot arc - an initial attack, a gentle mid-palate, and a finish that grows and glows and goes on forever. Instead, it has a big attack, followed by a bigger mid-palate, then a fading finish - more typical of syrah. Drink this with pork medallions with shallot and red wine sauce.