Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2016
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The 2016 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging on new and used oak has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.
Wine SpectatorLively and supple, with floral raspberry and fresh pepper aromas and sleekly appealing cherry and licorice flavors that glide lightly along the finish. Drink now through 2022. 50,000 cases made.
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.
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.
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 Famiglia Zingarelli 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.
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2016In spite of the unusual and extreme climatic conditions of the year, the end result is of outstanding quality. The wines are balanced and fresh, with excellent structure, very intense bright fruit and aromatically very expressive.
E. Guigal Saint Joseph 2015Eye: Dark red with violet tints. Nose: Powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas. Palate: Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins. Overall: Eye : Dark red with violets tints. Nose : Powerful nose dominated by red berries and delicate oak aromas. Palate : Powerful attack. Round and supple tannins. Pairing: Red meat and cheese. Aging Potential: 10 years.
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.
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.
Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2016Displaying a very attractive bright yellow straw color, this Chardonnay owns a citrus profile with reminiscences of tangerine, some pears and sweet cucumber, all framed by soft notes that reminds of toasted bread and dried fruits. Consistent with the nose, the palate offers pear notes, soft hints of toasted bread and dried fruits, with an aftertaste of fresh citrus notes at the end. Great structure and balanced acidity that adds tension, providing excellent length to this Chardonnay.
Cabreo Il Borgo 2013Has aristocratic aromas and flavors of black fruits, forest undergrowth and leather, which enhance a polished, velvety character on the palate, before firm but noble tannins. Food Pairing: This wine pairs well with roast beef, venison, boar and other game, and aged hard cheeses.
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.
Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail 2016Appearance : A very deep, dark crimson robe. Aroma : A rich, fruity, spicy and complex aroma. Taste : Very round and powerfull, long-lasting ï¬avour. Consistant tannins, pleasantly woody with a deeper ï¬avour of blackberry and chocolate.
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.
Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010Here we have a black-cherry coloured wine with medium depth and a deep robe. It is delicate and fresh on the nose, with an initial impression of red-berried fruit (such as blackberries), spicy notes such as cinnamon, and a touch of toasted nuances from the cask recalling cedar wood, vanilla pods and autumn leaves. After 16 months in American-oak vats and 36 months in mainly French-oak casks, you can appreciate the good work of the wood and its balanced integration with the fruit. On the palate it is fresh and long with balanced acidity. The tannin is beginning to become polished in a delicious, elegant way. It is an open-hearted wine with a lot of potential for laying down. This wine can be paired with casseroles, meat dishes or just enjoyed on its own.
Campo Al Mare Bolgheri 2015Bolgheri's exceptional climate is moderated by sea breezes from the nearby Tirrhenian Sea, and the vineyards' clay and sand soils are ideal for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The delicate Merlot was picked during the first half of September, while the robust Cabernets and Petit Verdot were harvested in the second half of the month. Grapes come from densely planted vineyards and low yields, which produce wines with concentration and complexity. Temperature-controlled fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, and maceration on the skins takes 20-22 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine is matured 12 months in one-year-old French barriques and at least 3 months in bottle before release.
Chateau Leoville Barton St. Julien 2015Intense color, the nose is full of aromas of black fruit, spice and cedar. The palate is fresh and balanced, the juice is intense and delicate.
Ken Wright Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016Ken Wright Cellars is devoted to showcasing the inherent quality of selected vineyard sites. With a clarity and breadth that is unequaled by other varieties, we believe Pinot noir best expresses the character of these sites. Rather than stamping wine with a varietal trademark, Pinot noir is the ultimate vehicle for conveying the aroma, flavor and texture of the location in which it is grown.
Firestone Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016The 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and inviting. Dark red in color, it begins with mouthwatering aromas of black cherry, anise, violet and cassis. The palate is plush and well-structured showing notes of red fruits, dark plum and a touch of nutmeg. The palate's firm structure and polished tannins are complemented by lingering hints of vanilla on the finish.
Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2016This Malbec fully shows you its origins: Gualtallary. In this vintage particularly, the characteristics of this terroir favored the wine. Especially the soils of this appellation, with its marked slopes and its low humidity retention capacity, helped the excess of water -in a year that was more rainy than average in the area- to drain easily and benefit grape concentration. A solid violet red color reveals a dense, concentrated, compact wine. Notes of spices and minerality make a complex nose. On the palate, a supple entry, dark berries and spices. A very structured and quite wild Malbec, with firm fine-grain tannins, showing its calcareous foundations and columns. The mouth feel is full of thrilling freshness and balance, with a long and persistent finish.
Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2013Deep ruby with orange hues; complex, compelling, beautifully plummy and polished, with blockbuster structure complemented by Lisini's hallmark elegance; unfolding layer after layer of goudron, berry fruit, tobacco, violets, vanilla.
Caprili Rosso di Montalcino 2016Color: Vibrant ruby red color. Bouquet: Intense and fruit-rich on the nose. Taste: It has a dry, warm and slightly tannic palate with a marked bitterish note in the finish. Food Pairings: Pasta with red sauce, risottos, light meat dishes.
Altos las Hormigas Reserva Malbec 2015This wine is the clear expression of limestone soils in the Uco Valley. It has a deep ruby red color with violet hues; it is lively and attractive. The nose is complex, expressive and aromatic. This is a vertical Malbec with very fine grain tannins and velvety texture. The palate shows abundant ripe fruit notes and its oak aging only appears subtly in the finish. A long and persistent wine that will open in the glass.