Jax Y3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Dark aromas of ripe blackberries, currants and a hint of spice. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon coats the palate with dense layers of black cherry, cocoa nib, forest floor and soft hints of cedar. Full-bodied and well proportioned, this wine carries through to a vibrant and lively finish.
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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.
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017Bouquet: Distinctive varietal character; ripe tropical fruits, melon, lemongrass, citrus Palate: Soft textured palate, purity of fruit, intense flavour, balanced refreshing acidity Food match: White meats, pale cheeses, seafood especially scallops and oysters.
Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017The aromatics of this warm-weather sipper are bright, playful and tropical, teasing the taste buds with a bouquet of papaya, mango, and honeydew melon. The wine dances across the palate delivering everything promised by the bouquet including layers of white peach, ripe pear, granny smith apples and candied grapefruit. As you enjoy this wine, it continues to evolve beautifully, finishing with silky tones and refreshing minerality; notes of lime zest, mandarin orange, and limestone linger delightfully for minutes.
Altos las Hormigas Terroir Malbec 2016Exclusively from Valle de Uco Vineyards with elevation above 900 meters. Grapes are harvested by hand from a blend of high density vineyards located in the sub region of Vista Flores as well as two areas in Tupungato. These are gravelly, alluvial soils with abundant stones and good drainage, which delivers the typical bouquet of Valle de Uco, combining flowers with fine red fruit and subtle spices. 50% of this Malbec is aged in cement piletas, 25% in stainless steel vats, and 25% is aged in untoasted large oak foudres.
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.
Simonnet-Febvre 100 Series Chardonnay 2015From Provence and the outer reaches of Burgundy, this wine combines aromatic richness and freshness. The Grapes, harvested when perfectly ripe, are vinified at low temperature in stainless steel tanks to fully express the typical elegance of Chardonnay. The liveliness of this wine associated with roundness and subtle notes of citrus, pear and lime make it the ideal partner for your various dishes, from aperitif to cheese.
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.
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.
Les Vignobles Gueissard Bandol Rouge 2014