Hess Select Chardonnay 2016
We're on to something with our Hess Select Chardonnay. It's a new take on the most popular wine around, tasting good on its own, paired with appetizers, a variety of meals prepared at home or out for date night. Crisp and clean with bright wonderfully balanced acidity, the signature lemon-lime and a touch of apple flavors of Monterey shine through.
Barton & Guestier Reserve Merlot 2016The nose reveals nice aromas of ripe fruits (strawberry, blackberry) with delicate coffee notes. Harmonious and elegant on the palate, offering a round structure, full of red and black berries.
Garciarevalo Casamaro Blanco 2017
Jules Taylor Pinot Gris 2016This is a lovely textural Pinot Gris with lucious pear and stonefruit flavours, layered over subtle creamy and nutty characters derived from the partial wild fermentation and yeast lees ageing. The secondary characters impart a richness and complexity that carries through to a lingering dry finish.
Barton & Guestier Vouvray 2016Appearance: Brilliant clear yellow. Nose: Fruit driven with lovely aromas of white fruits (peach, pineapple, carambola), as well as delicates flinty notes. Palate: Good balance between fruit and flinty. A nice and refreshing finish. Food Matches: So versatile it pairs well with everything from cheese to appetizers, salads, fish, barbecue or even spicy world food such as curry dishes. Best served between 46°F and 50°F.
Château-de-Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc 2016There is a freshness and purity, finesse and complexity in the Lascaux wines that is rare in this wild landscape. The consistency of the winemaking, the quality of their wines, and great values they present make this domaine a treasure of the KLWM portfolio. According to KLWM salesperson, Mark Congero, they are "an absolute 'go-to' domaine in the Languedoc. Generous, friendly wines of excellent quality that offer great bang for your buck.
Picollo Ernesto Gavi 2015Straw coloured Bouquet of fruit and flowers Perfectly with fish and white meat dishes, ideal for aperitif To be served at 10/12°C
Poggio Bonelli Poggiassai Toscana 2012The Poggio Bonelli estate lies in the heart of the Chanti Classico in Tuscany and covers about 83 hectares of vineyards. The area has a lot of sandy subsoil and the vineyards are mainly positioned towards the south. Here the grapes can optimally enjoy the sun yet have a good isolation. Poggio Bonelli provides a strict and selective selection to guaranty only the best grapes are being used during the production of their wines After selecting the grapes they are destemmed and bruised, and placed in thermo-conditioned stainless steel casks. Here the grapes are being exposed to various conditioned temperatures to retain and even increase the organoleptic properties. The fermenting process takes 10 to 20 days. The further aging happens the first months in small oak barrels, from 10 to at least 21 months depending on the kind of wine. Finally, the maturation is ended by resting for three to six months in the bottle A wine with great personality, intense ruby red in colour. The nose open s with a bouquet of red fruits, mushroom, tobacco, pepper and chocolate. Soft on the palate, its texture is lavish and well-structured, rich in well-balanced tannins, never too exuberant in alcohol and freshness. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon creates a beautiful structure, depth and a smooth note Recommended pairings: Grilled and roast red meat and medium to mature cheeses.
Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc 2015Ferrari-Carano's 2015 Fumé Blanc is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, pineapple, lemon grass, lychee, kiwi, honeydew, orange blossom, guava, white peach and lemon lime with a touch of minerality. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity and depth. Food Pairings: Our Fumé Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry dishes, and also holds up nicely with white meats such as veal and pork. This wine has lively flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.
Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay 2013The 2013 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay from Sonoma County has superior lots of wine from our vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. This full-bodied Chardonnay boasts aromas of pear, green apple, honeydew, orange, lychee and peach perfectly balanced by a fruity entry with refreshing acidity with flavors of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, vanilla, pineapple and a floral finish. Food Pairings: This versatile Chardonnay pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, white meats and dishes with cream sauces. Try preparations that include citrus, butter, cream, cheese, bacon, nutmeg, thyme, basil or toasted nuts.
Darting Pinot Meunier 2015Darting's Pinot Meunier features ripe cherry and raspberry flavors yet with a backbone of acidity and fresh minerality making this a versatile red for the table.
Célestin Blondeau Sancerre Cuvée des Moulins Bales 2016Colour : Clear golden green reflections. Nose : Well-developed aromas reminding of syringa and blackcurrant evolving towards fruit cordial after a while in the glass. Palate : Full and round at first, followed by a sensation of crispness. A touch of anise lingering. Notes of gooseberries, grapefruit and mineral.This wine has particularly well kept its young character. Pairing: Fish and Seafood.
Cultivar Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014With our 2014 vintage, our winemaker Julien Fayard continues our signature Sauvignon Blanc style, no oak and less contact during production for richness. This has resulted in wine that is already aromatic a month after bottling. Inhale notes of Jasmine, roses, and subtle citric fruits, which open to fabulous passion fruit and melon. On the palate, the wine is bright and refreshing, with delightful passion fruit and citric fruit. The finish is crisp and lingering. We're enjoying this wine with late Spring greens, grilled fish and chicken. This is the perfect wine for all of your summer entertaining.
Domaine de Pouy Côtes de Gascogne 2016This is smooth and fresh, its yellow apple flavors edged with grape skin spice. Pair with fish or seafood dishes.
PRA Soave Classico Otto 2016EXPRESSION A pale yellow color, its bouqet bursting with notes of flowers (hawthorn and jasmine) and yellow fresh fruits (drupe, peach and apricots). On the palate, the wine is medium bodied and flavoursome, full of fruit, with clear mineral notes. FOOD PAIRINGS Really good as an aperitif paired with delicate nibbles or sweet Parma ham and fresh cheese. Excellent with pasta or rice based fish dishes and vegetable soups.
Château-Pipeau Saint Emilion 2014
Vallana Barbera 2014Combines fresh red fruits and spicy notes, a good acidity and soft tannins. The wine is medium bodied and very refreshing, matching a wide variety of foods. It's made in a very classic, old school Piedmont style.
Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2015A pleasant fruity nose, a deep and powerful structure and round, velvety tannins make for a very elegant, rich and complex bottle of wine. These qualities appreciated in Bordeaux wines offer this wine great ageing potential, as demonstrated by the 1952 vintages, which keep all their freshness.
Orin Swift Mannequin 2014A luminous pale-straw complexion envelops the glass. In harmony, the wine offers pleasing aromatics of jasmine, Granny Smith apple, orange blossom, poached pear, honey-lemon, and roasted marshmallow. The entry is assertive with bright acidity that quickly softens to a largess of flavors including crème brulée, white peach, tangerine oil, honey-suckle, and roasted marshmallow. An engaging mineral note is present throughout the tasting juxtaposed with the right amount of supple texture to provide balance. The finish is lively and radiant with a stony tinge reflecting the provenance.
Novellum Chardonnay 2015Someone once made an unflattering comparison between Chardonnay and a part of one's anatomy best left unmentioned, saying, "everyone's got one, no one wants to hear about yours." Sadly Chardonnay is a victim of its own success and frequently a punch line despite being one of the most highly esteemed wines in its guise of Grand Cru Chablis or Montrachet. We are not claiming that Novellum is like these auspicious wines but we will argue that for its price you can hardly find better. For many years we worked with a cooperative in the Languedoc to make Novellum from a special site that in most years had some botrytis, giving the wine weight without resorting to oak. Since that time we've moved the project to the Roussillon where Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes a remarkably complex and mineral version of the variety. There is no botrytis here so we resort to a small percentage in barrel - usually less than 20%. The remainder of the wine is aged in tank on the lees of Viognier. It remains one of the best values in Chardonnay that you can find.
Mimmo Paone Pietragrezza Nero d'Avola 2011
Illahe Estate Pinot Noir 2016Aromas of ripe plum, nutmeg, cigar box, and vanilla bean leap out of the glass. The perceivable fruit on the palate, cherry torte, tamarind paste, strawberry jam, anise, nutmeg, and cinnamon spice, help develop a balanced and weighted mouth feel with good acidity and smooth velvet tannin that lingers.