Ken Wright Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
Ken 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.
Wine SpectatorImpressive for the polish and presence, offering impeccable structure and expressive raspberry and pomegranate flavors, accented by anise and dark tea notes. Drink now through 2024. 1,436 cases made.
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.
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.
Turley Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2016The Dusi vineyard was planted by Dante Dusi in 1945 and it is farmed by his family to this day. The vines are head-trained and dry-farmed, planted in soil that is mostly alluvial with some very large rocks. Like our other vineyards in the area, Dusi is on the west side of Paso Robles. The wines are lushly satisfying, with rich fruit and soft tannins.
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.
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.
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries, with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. On the palate, it's a big, powerful, modern-styled wine layered with heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove, nutmeg and vanilla bean round out the long smooth nish. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and rm, polished tannins.
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.
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.
Cecchi Chianti Classico Storia di Famiglia 2015
El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2014This Cabernet Franc is ruby red in color with soft violet tones. The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. His tenure provides integrated oak notes of cedar and vanilla. Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well-structured, persistent finish. Food Pairing: Pair this Cabernet Franc with grilled game meats.
Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga 2015The style of the Fèlsina wines is deep and black fruity, with classic Tuscan spices married to fine expressions of soil, smoky tones and a deft touch of new oak. They will often have a bit of tannin in their youths, though always well-integrated into the body of the wine. As Sangiovese is much more adept at picking up the underlying soil nuances of the vineyard than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, the various Fèlsina Chianti bottlings and their Fontalloro are amongst the most classic expressions of Tuscan wine to be found in the market today. Delicious upon release, the wines of Fèlsina reach their apogees with several years of bottle age and are as fine examples as one can hope to find of great, classic Tuscan reds.
Domaine des Baumard Savennères 2016Excellent wine, to accompany fish, either grilled or sauced, or seafood. Also perfect with a white meat.
Intrinsic Red Blend 2016This wine opens with refined notes of raspberry, white tea leaves, a hint of fresh mint and lavender. The flavors are layered with milk chocolate, fig reduction, dark plum and licorice root, and the texture is angular, yet sophisticated, with chocolate ganache details in the finish. Food Pairing: Beef sliders, citrus marinated pork sandwich, beef and pork meatballs in a chipotle sauce
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Cote des Monts Damnes 2016The delicate tropical fruit aromas (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and clean mineral and fruity palate testify to La Côte des Monts Damnés' pedigree as an exceptional wine from one of the finest slopes in the Sancerre appellation. Served at 10-12°C, this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality. Food Pairings: This wine can be enjoys with a great variety of dishes : Asian recipes, white meats like veal escalope stuffed with prawns and marjoram. As for cheese, a Munster would do a great match.
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.
Querciabella Mongrana 2013Mongrana is the quintessential expression of the colors, sights and sounds of the Maremma region: fruity and intense, fresh and embracing, the wine takes its name - and its character - from that of the noble family of knights depicted by the Italian Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto in his epic masterpiece Orlando Furioso.
Ciconia Reserva 2015Color: Yellow citrus. Aroma: Complex aromas of tropical fruit and white flowers well integrated with butter and coconuts notes. Palate: Lively attack, a fine acidity, a full body, and the distinctive mineral, along with excellent harmony and a long and well-balanced finish. Matches With: Poltry, well-seasoned fish, cod-fish and sea food.
Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 2016Esmonin is becoming one of the most consistent, high quality producers in Gevrey. They are now using a new bladder-press and have excellent control over the amount of pressure exerted on the grapes, which are picked only when they have reached ideal ripeness. After a short cold maceration gives the wines an extra dimension of fruit, they are aged in carefully selected French oak barrels of Allier and Nevers forest wood made by Radoux and Berthomieu, two of the very best coopers. Wines are aged in barrels of varying age and toast and then blended in order to achieve optimum balance and complexity.