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Bullion Creek is a very small family winery in Lake County, Ca that concentrations on Cabernet Sauvignon. Vintners Richard and Gail Brand do not buy or sell any grapes. They simply use the fruit they grow to produce their own wines, or as the pair puts it, “we grow bottles of wine”.

Winery: Bullion Creek

Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Lake County

Year: 2006

Price: 30-35

Review:

Aromatics of blackberries, currants, and ripe plums meld with a hint of chocolate on the nose. Flavors of plum and blackberry, along with suggestions ofoak, anise, and earth come forth after a sip. A soft wine, with mellow tannins, it’s geared for fans of more subtle Cabs.

Rating: 87

Character: dark fruit, softer mouthfeel, lighter tannins

Winery: Bullion Creek

Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Lake County

Year: 2005

Price: 30-35

Review:

Aromas of blackberries, cherries, and plums are accented by hints of oak and chocolate. A sip unfurls flavors of cherry, raspberry, and plum, rounded out by nuances of oak, dark-chocolate, and spice. Smooth on the palate with plenty of red fruit, it’s brighter at the finish with a bit of astringency.

Rating: 88

Character: dark fruit, lighter mouthfeel, supple tannins

Winery: Bullion Creek

Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Lake County

Year: 2007

Price: 30-35

Review:

A bouquet of plums, blackberries, and vanilla greets the senses. With a sip flavors of blackberry and cherry dominate the palate with hints of vanilla and touch of oak. A fairly bright wine, with rich tannins, it’s for fans of more lively Cabs.

Rating: 88

Character: dark fruit, rich mouthfeel, supple tannins