Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2017
This Pinot Noir opens with aromas black currant and strawberry, with subtle notes recalling lavender and cardamom. On the palate soft tannins, and vibrant black plum flavors frame this wine's silky, velvety texture ending in a smooth, graceful finish.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
Wine EnthusiastTart and candied berry aromas meet with tangy pomegranate and hibiscus on the nose. The palate combines more cranberry and pomegranate flavors with dried herbs, all framed by energetic acidity and firm tannins.
Dunham Trutina 2016The 2016 Trutina opens with aromas of blackberry and plum, while hints of violets and herbes de Provence add complexity. Savory flavors and soft tannins are in perfect balance with a medium acidity that carries through the satisfying finish.
Cellier Des Princes Châteauneuf du Pape 2017This ruby red wine is very complex and elegant with aromas of red currant, red cherries, black berries with spicy overtones such as lavender, thyme and rosemary. Excellent balance in the mouth, tannins are elegant and silky. Due to the combination of the sandy subsoil and the Grenache, the wine is showing finesse and elegance.To enjoy now or can be kept 5-8 years. It will be appreciated with roasted meat, stew, game and will be perfect with cheese.
Fattoria La Lecciaia Sant' Antimo Rosso 2015Dark red with purple reflections. Ample, intense, wild berries, spices. Full body, persistent, light tannic, soft, spicy.
Au Contraire Pinot Noir 2014Color: Brilliant ruby. Bouquet: Layers of cherry, raspberry and plum with a hint of violet are surrounded by subtle spice. Taste: An elegant and silky mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins and firm acidity showcase the wine's ripe red fruit. Serving Suggestions: Pairs well with grilled and roasted meats such as lamb, pork, poultry, duck and light sauces, or with delicate cheeses.
Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2017This Chardonnay will delight you with its bright acidity and vivid aromas. Floral aromas of ripe apple, apricot, vanilla and a touch of spice combine with the rich apple flavors and crisp acidity. In the mouth, this wine is elegant and impressive, showing good acidity, structure and the fine balance characteristic of our terroir.
Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2015Intense ruby red with violet nuances. A complex nose with sour cherry, ripe blackberry, and cassis with undertones of cinnamon, nutmeg, and freshly ground pepper. On the palate, soft and fresh, with the alcohol rounding out the harshness of the tannins. Finishes with a long, toasted note. Will age well for more than ten years.
Cellier des Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Réserve Les Dauphins 2018Grown on sunny slopes and harvested at the peak of ripeness, Syrah and Grenache grapes give the wine its deep ruby colour. Extraordinary care during extraction accounts for its unctuous quality and rich mix of sun-baked black fruits. Astute élevage (aging, fining, filtering, and blending) yields a round wine with soft ripe tannins and long finishes.
Torre de Golbán Crianza 2016This is a great wine from Ribera del Duero, complete and ripe. Intense, elegant and lively. Red and black cherry in colour, with a fresh nose reminiscent of stone fruit. As it develops, balsamic tones with hints of liquorice appear. In mouth it is impressive and balanced, with a long and tasty step of mouth, appearing again the fruit already more mature. The wood brings seriousness and complexity. For the good harmony of its components, makes us foresee a perfect maturation in the coming years. Pairing: White meats; lamb roasts or kid, in particular; sweetbread and mushrooms; rice dishes, especially those with meat, such as paellas with rabbit and morcilla made with rice; and any dish seasoned with black truffle.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2018Crisp, bright, and vivacious, CB+V 2018 is an aromatic white blend boasting a bouquet of honeysuckle and orange blossoms along with tropical fruit aromas of lychee and pineapple complemented by green apple, lemon, and grapefruit. The entry is bright and fresh, exhibiting flavors of fresh ginger, ruby grapefruit, lemon curd, and Granny Smith apples. While this is a fresh, juicy wine, it has an incredible midpalate weight with zesty acidity carrying the flavors through to the lengthy finish. This versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood, and most notably with foods with a hint of spiciness-its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. It's the perfect pour for the start of an evening with appetizers such as goat cheese, radishes, and olives. Also try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a frittata with sweet onions and ricotta, or a shrimp and avocado tostada.
Casa Santos Lima Colossal Reserva Red 2015With an intense rubi colour, this wine presents itself with a great concentration in the nose. Extremely rich aroma with predominance of red ripe frutis and some floral notes, well integrated with notes of spices coming from the ageing in French and American aok barrels. In the mouth it shows great complexity with notes of plums and blackberries. The finish is rich and elegant.
Antiche Terre Venete Amarone Della Valpolicella 2016Color: Deep garnet. Nose: Notes of plum and cherry with hints of raspberry. Taste: Full-bodied, soft and slight aromatic lingering aftertaste. Food Pairing: Excellent with red and grilled meats, game and aged hard texture cheeses.
Delas Freres Côtes du Rhône Saint Esprit 2017The Saint-Esprit's deep color has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classic syrah, with berry fruit, violet and licorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it a unique wine in the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation. Food Pairing: Saint-Esprit pairs well with Provençale-style cuisine, stuffed tomatoes and eggplant, mixed grills and barbecue.
Josh Cellars ProseccoThe wine has refreshing acidity and a touch of sweetness from the ripe fruit. It has aromas of pear, green apples and citrus and light the effervescence provides a vibrant and crisp taste. Pairs beautifully with fish, vegetable hors d'oevres, seafood pasta or rice dishes, and light sponge cakes or mousses.
Quest Proprietary Red Blend 2016Dark ruby/purple with a claret rim. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, cassis and red fruit. Rich clean berry flavors with firm tannins finishes with a long toasty, French vanilla.
Bodegas Sur de los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Blend 2014Intense mineral and berry aromas shows class and touches of mint and wood and flavors of plum and raspberry.
Sans Liege The Offering 2016#20 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 When you arrive the celebration is raging, much like the huge bonfire in the center of the crowd. You are met with scents of anise, mulling spices, kirsch and leather. A friend claps you on the back and hands you a bowl crafted from juniper proclaiming "wassail!" "Drink hail" you chorus with the rest of the group, taking a gulp and passing it on. Treats of olive tapenade and plums with cinnamon are shared as the merriment continues into the night.
Failla Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir 2017#55 Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 The site lies in the southwestern-most part of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley, an area noted for its intense morning fog and sandy Goldridge series soils. This combination makes Keefer Ranch a site that provides balanced water, nutrition, and sunlight; all important factors in delivering high-quality, personality-driven fruit.
Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2017#49 Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 Opaque, deep, dark and dense. Ya, this Cabernet Sauvignon has astounding depth in color and flavor. Blackberry, black plum, cigar box. Silky smooth and continuing long with pencil lead and wet earth. With a finish that says WTF. Okay... Look that one up. Tremendous.
Almaviva Red Wine 2016#10 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 Deep, intense and brilliant ruby red color. The nose reveals delicate aromas of red fruits and berries, such as raspberry and blackberry, which are harmoniously integrated with notes of toffee and coffee, offering a refined and distinguished nose. The elegance of the wine is underscored by its round and fresh mouthfeel. Subtle, but present tannins frame the blend, leading to a vanilla and peppery finish. Complex and luxurious, Almaviva 2016 is a remarkably graceful and silky wine, faithful to its predecessors in style and precision.
Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Brut#95 Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 This signature cuvée of the House is a round and vibrant non-vintage Cuvée Brut recalling the rich variety of its blend of 100 crus from across the patchwork of Champagne vineyards. Seductive: Just like a self-assured romantic character with a strong and chatty personality, this champagne teases and allures us with its festive, light-drenched, pale gold shimmer and joyful display of neat, lively bubbles. Precise: Notes of almond and fresh hazelnut accompany the precise ascent of its bubbles. It is lively, subtle and light, leaving a deliciously incisive sensation of smoothness, marked by the pureness of fresh pear and apple and a delicate hint of citrus fruits. Bright: A harmonious mixture of bright, crunchy pomelo, blonde grapes and juicy white fruits creates the delightfully surprising sensation of lightness embraced by the structure and depth of the Pinot Noir; all beautifully balanced.
Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2017#61 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 Fresh granny smith apples, floral and spice aromas dominate the nose; pink grapefruit, tangerine, citrus blossom, and apple pie flavors are balanced by a bit of wet stone. The oak influence creates a nice mid-palate, yet the wine still shows a balanced acidity that carries through the long finish. Pairing: Cracked crab with drawn butter.