Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Chardonnay 2016
Director's Cut Chardonnay presents lively aromas of citrus and tropical fruits along with pretty floral notes and an edge of minerals that evolves on the palate. You'll find luscious flavors of Meyer lemon, quince, and passion fruit up front, but as the wine opens up you get the impression of pear crisp, which delivers fragrant spice notes of cardamom, nutmeg and vanilla bean. Richly textured with good palate density, there is a fresh quality to this year's fruit and a sophisticated toastiness from the wood.
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
|Brand||Francis Ford Coppola|
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Colene Clemens Margo Pinot Noir 2014Designed to be very approachable, vibrant, and broad on the palate. Lifted and high toned with great vitality, fresh red and dark red fruit mingle on the nose. Supple, refined, and structured, dark cherry and savory notes are the highlight of this transparent, concentrated Pinot noir. Consume this gem now or over the next six to eight years.
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El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2015This 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.
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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.
Domaine Belle Crozes Hermitage Les Pierrelles 2015Colour: Beautiful deep red in colour, with flashes of purple. Nose: As always, the nose is full and voluble. Intense red fruit complete the sweeter spice and candy notes. The boiled sweet notes then setting off the blackcurrant syrup and the raspberry. This wine is charming, flattering and generous. It is an invitation to immediate pleasure. Palate: The palate does not disappoint, it is soft and voluptuous. The tannins are silky. The finish is long, and well balanced, with no heaviness. Food Pairing: This Les Pierrelles cuvée is a promise of pleasure. It goes well with all red meat dishes, casseroles and roasts, and also with poultry and summer aperitifs.
Schiavenza Affinato in Botte Grande 2015Appearance: Deep ruby color with purple-violet reflections. Aroma: Notes of black cherry and ripe cherry, spicy sensations. Flavor: In the mouth alcoholic note integrated into the fruit; good acidity.
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Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015Cherry and violet aromas, persistent and rounded flavors of spices and mushroom. Great structure with elegant finesse. Food Pairing: Pairs well with meats and meat pasta sauces, poultry and hard cheeses.
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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.
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