The Calling Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2016
Notes of pear, lemon curd, and floral wet stone on the nose. Crisp, mineral-driven palate with flavors of melon, Honeycrisp apple, pear, hibiscus, and honeysuckle with a low oak impact and an elegant finish.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Wine SpectatorRich and assertive, with a mix of fig, apricot, anise, herb, sage and cedar flavors, making for a compelling mouthful of Chardonnay that gains depth on the finish. Drink now through 2023.
Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2013A unique wine; a true expression of each vintage. Top quality clusters tended with care in the best positions on our vineyards in the eleven villages ("undici comuni", hence the name) in the Barolo growing area. The circular logo on the label shows, in different colors, the areas of the eleven villages.
Pali Wine Company Huntington Pinot Noir 2015Candied nose of sweet cherries, dark chocolate, cinnamon, ripe strawberries, maple syrup, boysenberries, toasted oak, dried thyme. Palate offers up bright red fruits, cherries and raspberries up front with earthy tones of wild mushrooms and black truffles. The mid palate swells with rich acid and flavors of baking spices (clove, mace, cardamom). Long, elegant finish with black licorice, more red fruit and hints of black tea. Ruby Red, Garnet in color, bright clarity - medium bodied.
Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016A classic expression of hillside Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, this luxurious and powerfully structured wine begins with aromas of ripe berry, cherry, cedar and cigar box, as well as notes of dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and clove. On the palate, rich, but well-knit tannins, underscore silky berry liqueur flavors, carrying the wine to a lingering finish with hints of bay leaf and anise.
Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis 2017Citrus and white fruits with a hint of minerality on the finish. Its nice balance and complexity comes from old vines. Food pairing: Can accompany many dishes including l'Andouillette de Chablis, a terrine of rabbit, a seafood plat- ter or as aperitif with gougères.
Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 20142014 was our third drought year in Russian River Valley, and the vines gave us beautifully ripe grapes once again. Budbreak was early, and the spring was dry and warm, with some late rain giving the vines all the water they needed. The ripening season was classic Russian River, with warm days and cool nights-and with no major heat spells, the fruit ripening was perfect to give us the lush tannins, bright berry fruit and bright acidity we love in our neighborhood. The wine shows rich, dense black cherry and blackberry fruit and nuances of strawberry, raspberry, and nutmeg in the nose. In the mouth, the first impression is fresh berry fruit, then the soft, broad tannins carry notes of marionberries, nutmeg and sandalwood through a lingering finish. Thanks partially to the moderate alcohol and bright acidity, the finish lingers with fresh cherry fruit and creamy berry compote. This is a wine that rewards a bit of breathing in the glass, and will certainly do the same with a few years in the cellar. As always, this wine has a broad range of food pairings, whether alone with some well chosen cheeses, richer fish preparations or a good old steak on the barbeque.
Clos Bellane Chateauneuf du Pape Urgonien 2016Acquired in 2010 by Stéphane VEDEAU, Clos Bellane is situated on the tray of Vinsobres, in the southeast of Valréas, in the heart of the Enclave of the Popes in Vaucluse, but inside the Drôme. More in the North! It is the guarantee of an annual temperature convenient to the slow macerations of bays, security of elegance and delicate notes. Higher! With his 400 meters in heights for more freshness the summer, in grounds and for the plant. Quite in the East! To make sure of a softer sun in the east than at sunset and so slow down the excessive evaporation which concentrates in alcohol. Finally, a soil rich in active limestone stops succeeding these rare balances by its structural freshness and its complex minerality.
Pol Roger BRUT RESERVE N/VPol Roger Brut Réserve diplays a beautiful golden straw coloured hue, as well as abundant and fine bubbles. With a powerful and attractive nose, it first delivers aromas of fruit (pear, mango ...) and then releases light flavours of honeysuckle and white jasmine, lingering on vanilla and brioche notes. Behind a frank and dynamic attack, the wine encompasses a nice harmony and a pleasant freshness, whilst preserving some structure. On the palate, flavours of cooked fruit (quince jelly, apricot jam) happily mingle with fragrances of beeswax and acacia honey. The long-lasting aromas, composed of both fruity (candied orange peel, tangerine...) and spicy notes (cardamom, anis) is outstanding. The structure and vinosity, elegance and freshness, captured in this Brut Réserve offer an optimum balance between power and finesse, making it a remarkable wine to be served as an apéritif, or to accompany a whole meal.
Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 20152015 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive vintage of its decade. It was marked by a strong thermal stress in August, which has particularly influenced acidity levels. The result is a wine “eat and drink all in one”, fleshy and soft, to be enjoyed perhaps in a shorter time horizon.
Bodegas Gil Luna Tres Lunas Toro 2014Wine made with grapes from organic agriculture. The most representative Winery brand. Red wine produced with 95% Tinta de Toro and 5% Grenache from the main Vineyard Winery whose average age is 45 years old. Ageing 14 months in French oak used for first and second year. Wine for consumption today and storage at least 15 years. Intense, long, aromatic, has all the features that Gil Luna family look for a wine.
Zorzal Gran Terroir Pinot Noir 2016Notes of strawberry, cherry, mushroom, baking spices, and clove are lifted from the glass. This leads into powdered white sugar, vanilla, blackberry, and cinnamon notes on the palate with smooth tannins and medium acidity. A long finish persists with caramel red apple, tobacco, and cola qualities.
Jose Maria da Fonseca Jose De Sousa Alentejano 2016#11 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Color: Dark red with some depth. Aroma: Dates, hay, plums, toasted bread, a little of cloves, oak wood, vanilla, chocolate. Palate: Good fruit, good acidity, soft tannins but present. Serving Suggestions: Serve at 14ºC and consume at 16ºC with game and cheese.
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée BrutPale gold in colour. Fine bubbles feed a persistent mousse. A delicate nose with hints of fresh citrus and white flowers. The wine's complexity is expressed in successive notes like vine peach and white fruits notes. A perfect balance between freshness and delicacy with fruity flavours very present on the finish. This fresh and pure wine is perfect for an apéritif. Its citrus and white fruits notes and its remarkable balance supported by a subtle effervescence, make it an ideal accompaniment to poultry and the finest fish.
Familia Zuccardi Concreto Malbec 2017#10 Wine Enthusiast Top 100
Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015The 2015 Seven Springs Pinot Noir comes from our oldest own-rooted block of Pinot Noir at the vineyard. Planted in 1984, these Pommard and Wadenswil clones thrive in iron-rich, volcanic Jory soils. These 31-year-old vines are harvested by hand, the grapes hand sorted, and roughly 65% of the fruit was destemmed. Gentle punch downs were employed throughout the fermentation to encour- age a soft extraction of tannins and the wine was aged in 20% new French oak for 16 months. The 2015 Seven Springs Pinot Noir was bottled without fining or filtering.
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NVWE CAN ONLY SHIP TO BILLING ADDRESS. Aspect: A fine bead and an elegant colour. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier's colour evolves gently from a pretty raspberry tint to a hint of salmon. In this colour range, the brightest is a pink with subtle shades of melon and raspberry. It owes it quaint name Cuisse de nymphe émue (hot pink, in English), to a rose bush. The bead is so fine that it seems to dance in the glass and then on the palate. Nose: Subtle, forthright, and very fresh on the nose. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier suggests a basketful of small berry fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, redcurrants, and morello and black cherries. The overwhelming sensation is one of freshness. Taste: Fruit dominates the palate. Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier is a lively, well-rounded wine which combines structure and freshness. The forthright, slightly sharp attack is like breathing the heady aromas of a freshly-picked basket of berry fruits - a symphony of aromas with a gently-rounded, tender finish.
Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo 2015Offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with the ageing. Food Pairing: Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and sharp, aged cheeses.
K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah 2015Super brooding beauty. Where do I begin? Full-bodied, finesseful, multi-layered. Depth for days. Black and green olives, hung meat, dark earth, stone on the tongue. Gorgeous texture and exceptional length. The descriptive words could spill from my mouth indefinitely. Take a taste to find your own words.
Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico Riserva 2015Color: Ruby red tending towards garnet. Nose: Rich, intense and complex notes of cherry, plum and spice. Palate: Dry, soft, gently tannic with good structure. Serving Suggestions: Decant one hour before serving. Serve at a temperature of 64°-68°F. Pairs well with red meat, roasts and game.
Domaine Louis Cheze Saint Joseph Cuvee Caroline 2015Intense garnet colour. Expressive nose with mainly red fruit aromas (blackberry, raspberry), violet and spices (pepper). The palate is round with noticeable tannins - a full-bodied wine. Then the fruity character of the wine asserts itself accompanied by beautiful spicy notes. The finish goes on for a long time.
Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail 2016Appearance: Dense purple color with violet notes. Aroma: Complex and intense nose of matured grapes, note mineral and touches of rosemary. Taste: Powerful and ample, tasty and fresh, fruity found the austerity of Gigondas with a long finish highlighted by a sweet note.
Dow's Vintage Port 2016In exceptional, classic years, Dow's declares a Vintage Port. The wine is aged for two years then bottled unfiltered, where it may age for 30 or more years. Dow's is renowned for its Vintage Ports' exceptional aging ability. Delicious with creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.