Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2014
Brovia Barolo 2010The particular composition of the ground confers on the wine a great balance in the scent and in the structure. The colour is intense red. The smell is heterogeneous, with a clean scent of dry and sweet fruit and floral aromas.The wine is full bodied with a solid acidity that gives it more longevity suitable to stand the test of time. This wine is suitable for tasty and elaborate meat dishes and for dry mature cheeses.
Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon artfully combines the classic elegance of the old world and the ripe fruit of California. It displays an opaque garnet color with a bouquet driven by fruity aromas of blackberry liqueur. It also offers the savory components of sage and molasses. These complex aromatics are complemented by sandalwood and nutmeg characteristics indicative of American oak aging. This is a well-structured wine with a compact and rich mid-palate buttressed by silky tannins and generous acidity. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2037. Excellemt for gifts, important client meetings, special dinners, to add to your wine cellar. The 2012 vintage was broadly described as outstanding, exceptional, ideal and a gift from Mother Nature. This is the first of three consecutive heralded vintages. The dry winter was the beginning of the extended drought period in California, but well-timed rainfall in February and March, as well as two inches in mid-April, filled the soil profile before the coming season. Budbreak was even and bloom progressed quickly, leading to clusters with both high quality and high quantity potential. The summer weather was wonderfully cooperative, with only a single day’s high above 100 degrees from May through the end of September before a short heat event on October 1st and 2nd. We began harvest on September 11th and concluded on October 19th, after which an inch of much-needed rain fell on October 23rd.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Cabernet Sauvignon is the classic grape of Los Vascos' vineyard and is the variety on which the estate has built its reputation. The common feature of all the vintages is ripe fruit, fresh aromas, and a supple, full-bodied structure. This wine has a sparkling ruby red colour and a pleasantly fruity nose with aromas of black cherries, raspberries and plums, all with a hint of spice. This is a silky, flavourful wine, with a supple tannin structure. A great classic.
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Cetamura 2015Intense bright ruby red, cherry and blackberry nose with cinnamon and clove nuances. Full and well-balanced, soft but tasty, with good structure. Pleasant acidity, clean and persistent aftertaste. Badia a Coltibuono, or "The Abbey of good harvest," lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Abbey is approximately two thousand years old, but history records date the property back to the Etruscan civilizations of the 3rd century BC. Today, the estate is composed of vineyards, chestnut, walnut and olive trees, all of them lying on one of the best sites in the Chianti area, where the soil is very rich and the climate is mild and sunny all year round. Badia a Coltibuono is very proud to produce some of Tuscany's finest and most noble wines.
Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo 2013Tart berry flavors surrounded by spice, truffle and rose petal. It offers a deep and lasting sense of richness.
Montepeloso A Quo 201240-45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Montepulciano, and the balance Sangiovese, Marselan and Alicante Bouschet. From Montepeloso's vineyards in the Suvereto, Maremma, Tuscany. 50-100m in elevation. Lime-rich petrified clay and silex soil. Hand-harvested. Average yields are less than 40HL per hectare. Grapes are 100% destemmed. Unfiltered. Aging four months in second passage barriques.
Jeff Carrel Les Darons Languedoc Rouge 2014Les darons means "the fathers" because the cuvee is made in its majority of grapes from vines over 40 years at the origin from the appellations "Languedoc Grenache & Carignan.
Le Cirque Rouge 2014
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2013Presents an inky/opaque almost black with dark magenta hue. Aromatically it offers sweet spice, aniseed, rousting herbs, mulberry, black berry and vine fruits. Exuberant palate with juicy purple fruits of the blue berry, black currant type hoisted upon chalk like fine grained tannins, finishing long and juicy. This wine is ideally suited to good food, good friends and good conversation.
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling
Domaine Barville Chateauneuf du Pape 2015Color: Ruby with purple glints. Nose: Typical of its terroir with a nose of spices, black pepper, lavender, black cherries and blackberries. Palate: Elegant and powerful, with a distinctive velvety palate showing red fruits and spellbinding notes of garrigue. This cuvée is a pleasure to drink and will reward the most patient wine lover. Enjoy with powerful dishes such as Daube Provençale with black olives, BBQ steak with béarnaise sauce, black truffle and foie gras parcels or melting chocolate puddings.
O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014This Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of the year with its radiant fruit and bouquet of vanilla bean, baking spices, and fresh tobacco leaf. The flavors are bright and focused with gorgeous layers of confit plum, blackberry jam and hibiscus. This expansive Cabernet Sauvignon finishes with flavors of smoked cherry wood and smooth integrated tannins.
Melville Estate Pinot Noir 2012Ruby red in color, fresh fruit aromatics of mandarin orange, black raspberry and grilled watermelon spring from the glass. On the palate, pretty nuances of rose petal, gardenia and oolong tea mingle with herbal notes of sandalwood, star anise, fresh thyme and fennel seed. The mouthfeel is plush and velvety yet finishes with significant persistence and volume.
Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2012
Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah 2012The 2012 Ex Umbris is a great expression of the bold fruit flavors from that year. Bursting with aromas of red plum, blueberry and pink peppercorn. The palate is filled with refreshing flavors of fresh summer blackberries, currant, and dark chocolate with noticibly structured acidity and silky tannins.
Chandon étoile RoséThe wine is elegant and restrained with fresh aromas of plum, raspberry and nutmeg. These aromas follow through on the palate and are layered with subtle and delicate flavors of cocoa powder. The wine finishes with excellent length and richness. Food Pairings: The understated power of étoile Rosé makes it an excellent foil for the richness found in foie gras or chicken liver paté. It would be a natural accompaniment to salmon, trout or duck confit.
Napanook Red Wine 2012Made solely from grapes grown at the historic Napanook Vineyard in Yountville, Napanook is blended from blocks in the vineyard that were carefully selected for their lively fruit, soft tannins and early maturing characteristics. The 2012 Napanook is a clear expression of an exceptional vintage. Pure aromas of fresh strawberry, caramel and minty sage fill the nose. Vigorous and rich with firm, yet integrated tannins, the wine offers earthy complexity, dark cocoa and roasted almonds on a long lingering finish. Napanook 2012 is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This wine is created to be consumed young and enjoyed with food, but will also age well for more than a decade. Christian Moueix recommends decanting young wines before serving to allow them to reach their full potential. Celebrating its 17th vintage, Napanook dons a new label in 2012. The bold black and white design reflects the wine's maturity, definition and class.
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2015The Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz has an incredibly lifted nose. Aromas of ripe blackberry, dark cherry and mocha greet you, followed by rich black liquorice and vanilla pod notes. The careful use of American oak hums seamlessly in the background and finishes with a beautiful creamy mouthfeel. The Fruit WeightTM and intensity of the Blue-Eyed Boy never ceases to amaze us.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2016Colour: Light straw with yellow and green hues. Aroma: Citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. Palate: An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity and fruit sweetness, providing a balanced flavour profile. The finish is fresh, zesty, and lingering. Food pairings: Great to drink with anyone at any time. Pairs brilliantly with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads.
Calera Central Coast Viognier 2013Aromas of white peach, ripe pear, lilac and orange blossoms hint at the incredible mouthful of cantaloupe, green apple, clover honey and a hint of mandarin. This lively, succulent, silky Viognier possesses flavors of musky mango, sweet-tarts, tropical papaya and jasmine; mouth filling and bright. Yum.
Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos del Bierzo 2014
Ritual Pinot Noir 2014Ritual Pinot Noir 2014 opens with fresh and generous fruity aromas of cherries and raspberries. Refreshing and juicy with a medium body. The palate is round, smooth and balanced with a silky, velvety finish.
Robert Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan's Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa. Keenan's Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested beginning on September 20th, with the final lot being picked on October 3rd. After harvest, the fruit clusters were de-stemmed, then fermented for ten to fourteen days. The wine was barrel aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak for twenty months. The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced mid-palate.