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91 • Concannon 2007 Selected Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Central Coast $10. Best Buy.
Deep garnet violet color. Delicate aromas of chocolate covered berries and beeswax follow through on tangy entry to a tart fruity medium body with cranberry, licorice, and cedar notes on the lively, dusty tannin fade. Tasty and appetizing. (tasted on Jan-04-2010)
90 • Concannon 2008 Reserve, Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo County $30.
Lustrous ruby red color. Bright sweet pomegranate-cherry coulis, delicate herb, cocoa, and meat aromas follow through on a silky entry to a dryish medium body with very good depth and smooth balance. Finishes with a nice touch of sweet spice, pecan, and cocoa on the long evolving, pure fruit finish. Elegant and flavorful. (tasted on May-10-2010)
87 • Concannon 2008 "Conservancy", Chardonnay, Livermore Valley $14. Best Buy.
Bright toasty praline and caramelized pear aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with nice layer of lemon curd, cream, and spice. Finishes with a crisp, tangy fade. Nice balance of oak and fruit. (tasted on Mar-08-2010)
86 • Concannon 2008 Limited Release, Pinot Noir, Central Coast $15. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Toasty oak, wild strawberry compote, frosted corn flake, and delicate sautéed carrot aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with good savory depth and a tangy cranberry and vanilla oak kissed finish. A nice food wine; pair with buffalo burgers. (tasted on Apr-19-2010)
85 • Concannon 2007 "Conservancy", Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley $14.
Very deep violet garnet color. Aromas of chocolate rice crisp bar and sautéed caramelized berries follow through on a soft entry to a tart dry-yet-fruity medium body with slate and firm dusty tannins on the relaxed finish. Needs food, pair with pork loin. (tasted on Jan-04-2010)
83 • Concannon 2008 Selected Vineyards, Chardonnay, Central Coast $10.|Find-a-Wine|
Shy waxy apple, nut and cream aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry light-to-medium body with a crisp mineral and lemon accented finish. (tasted on Mar-01-2010)