2009 River of Skulls 750ml
With a name like River of Skulls, you know it has to be good... An ankle bone of cherry aromas is connected to the shin bone of blackberries, which connects to the knee bone of spice and perfume. The knee bone is connected to the leg bone of cherry, blackberry, and black pepper flavors, which connects to the hip bone, back bone and neck bone of a nice long vanilla finish. Oh Dem Skulls. Pairs well with Dead People. Just kidding... how about lamb, pork, and risotto?
2010 *%#&@! 750ml
The meaty and peppery characters and hints of Provençal herbs and spices might have you thinking this Cote du Rhône-style blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache just fell out of a “California Cheese” commercial. Well, the name is the only cheesy thing about it. Those bright fruit flavors of blueberry and cherry sure ain’t no bull. (Note: No animals were harmed in the writing of these tasting notes.) Pairs and Rhymes with Duck. Also barbecued baby back ribs, Szechuan foods, and yer momma’s meatloaf.
91 points - Wine Enthusiast magazine (2009 vintage)
2009 "Cockamamie" Syrah 750ml
This Syrah is Big, Bold and Deep Purple in color. You’ll detect pronounced aromas of ripe olive and blackberry, along with perhaps a little Smoke on the Water. You’ll taste Lazy flavors of plums, blueberry and leather. This is a wine that might make you feel like a Highway Star, but it might be better to stay at home and enjoy it with your Woman From Tokyo. Pairs with smoked turkey or, roasted pork loin with tapenade, lamb stew, or even better... how about a hamburger with grilled onions, mushrooms, and feta.
Silver Medal, Riverside International Wine Competition