Featured Wines: Cabernet Featured Wines: Chardonnay Featured Wines: Pinot Grigio Featured Wines: Pinot Noir
Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013The wine is brimming with fruit aromas and flavors biased to the black fruit end of the Cabernet spectrum: plums, blackberry, and black currant. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, this Cabernet drinks well on release but will soften and develop with additional age. For those who seek youthful fresh Cabernet fruit aromas and a more structured wine, drink it from 2015 through 2019. If you prefer the less fruity, more developed bottle bouquet aromas and a softer, more velvety wine on the palate, drink it from 2020-2030.
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Appearance: Dark purple ruby core, slightly lighter at the rim showing light staining on the glass. Aroma: Aromatic with bright ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, baking spice, savory dried autumn leaves, subtle violet floral notes with a hint of caramelized barrel sweetness. Palate: Dry, moderate plus bodied, with ripe red and black cherry, and blackcurrant fruit joined by vanilla and cinnamon spice notes on the entry. The mid-palate is fresh with sustained ripe fruit, toasty oak notes and softly textured tannins. The finish is moderately long with notes of cherry candy and blackcurrant fruit matched with subtle classic Cabernet savory elements. Pairings: The 2015 JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon is a great all-around choice for a wide range of food pairings from a simple cheese and charcuterie plate or a burger to vegetable lasagna, or even a prime rib. If you are looking for a quality, all-purpose red wine, this is it!
Owen Roe Sharecropper's Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Always a crowd favorite, the 2013 vintage proves to be another great attempt at creating a fruit forward, yet bold Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine exudes juicy aromas of pomegranate, blackberry and tobacco spice. Flavors of jalapeno, hints of eucalyptus and mint and a balanced mouth-feel finish with bright acidity and firm tannins. We recommend opening this wine now and enjoying it at a young age, however, this will age well for 4-6 years when properly cellared.
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Our 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a ruby red rim, it has an alluring nose of blackberry bramble, baking spices and black olive. Aromas of vanilla, cassis and sage fill the glass, revealing the influence of American oak barrel aging. On the palate, notes of raspberry are complemented with lingering acidity and a finish of dusty, silky tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2036.
Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines cover gentle slopes in Saratoga, California on the inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eight acres of vines were planted on their own roots by Kathryn in 1973. Excellent soil, a climate possessing just the right amount of marine influence, and personal attention combine to yield outstanding grapes. Each vintage is grown by hand and vinified in small lots followed by gentle barrel aging with 90% French oak. The result is big, full-flavored wine with deep color and a decade or more of aging potential. We are very proud to announce that in the fall of 2007 our Estate Vineyard was certified Organic by the CCOF.
Flanagan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012The defining attributes of our 2012 Flanagan Cabernet are its ripe, seamless palate and its power. This wine displays our classic profile of a floral bouquet of violets and irises, but it is the palate that really displays the richness of the 2012 vintage. Deep black fruits, warm rock, mocha, and savory notes of olive and bay leaf flow seamlessly together in a truly beautiful glass of wine. I love that our wines reflect vintage character. The 2006 was opulent, the 2009 structured, the 2011 elegant, and the 2012 powerful. Enjoy!
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins - as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa's 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.
Burly Cabernet Sauvignon 2012With a striking balance of fruit and a thick viscous mouth feel, our 2012 BURLY Cabernet Sauvignon is truly a remarkable wine sure to provide years of enjoyment. Aromas of cassis and black berries meld seamlessly with notes of chocolate and anise. The rich, plush mouth feel elegantly transforms into sweetness by supple tannins and lovely oak integration. A wonderful mineral note shines through the whole experience. Layered, complex, and lingering, a true wine drinking experience. Wonderful now, this wine will benefit from further bottle aging reaching its peak in 4 to 6 years but drinkable for 12 years.
Robert Craig Affinity 2011Hatched from the Cabernet-infused mind of Bob Craig in 1993, this Bordeaux-inspired wine is a blend of the Left Bank Five (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec) with Cabernet Sauvignon commanding the lead on the dance floor. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this hillside property is unusually racy, and mineral laden, even for a boulder strewn, Napa Valley vineyard. The addition of the other four Bordeaux varieties is necessary for the depth, dimension and layers that are present in the wine each vintage; Petit Verdot for color, Malbec for weight, Cabernet Franc for structure and Merlot for luxurious mouthfeel. The fruit is hand picked and hand sorted, then kept in separate lots during fermentation and barrel aging. The resulting Cabernet has an affinity for braised meats, grilled fish, hearty pastas, good books, fireplaces and summer evenings on the patio.
Martin Ray Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Our blend of Sonoma County's sub-appellations expresses a wonderful complexity in this wine. A fruit-driven bouquet and palate with notes of wild blackberry, Maraschino cherry, and spicy persimmon is balanced by aromatic cloves, fresh sage leaves, and a touch of butterscotch. This approachable, medium-bodied Cabernet is not to be underestimated with its pronounced tannins and well-integrated oak influence. Pair our elegant, yet approachable Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon with a hearty hamburger or meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes.
Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Rich aromas of seasoned oak meld effortlessly with ripe boysenberry and candied cassis. The entry of the wine is soft and delicate, but quickly evolves into a serious mid-palate replete with opulent and concentrated flavors of dark fruits. Black currant and kirsch provide background to lively raspberry and cherry notes that create a near endless finish.
Raeburn Russian River Chardonnay 2014The 2014 Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.
Chappellet Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013With lovely ripeness and definition, as well as fresh, lively acidity, this Chardonnay shows the exceptional quality of the 2013 vintage. Enticing fruit layers of Meyer lemon, apple, pineapple and nectarine rise from the glass, underscored by hints of nutmeg, butter, cinnamon and orange blossom. On the palate, zesty flavors of orange and Key lime are complemented by rich oak-inspired notes of vanilla, crème fraîche, caramel and brioche that carry through to a long, satisfying finish.
Jordan Winery Chardonnay 2015Re ned aromas of green apple, pear and lemon peel with a inty note. Its elegant palate echoes the bouquet with bright avors of stone fruit and citrus, backed by rm acidity. A touch of creaminess on the mid- palate is followed by lovely mineral notes that carry through a long nish. It would be hard to pick out this bottle as Californian in a lineup of White Burgundies. Enjoy now or cellar through 2022. Pairing: With its elegant structure, crisp acidity and citrus avors, the 2015 Jordan Chardonnay is a versatile wine for food pairing. It will complement a variety of seafood such as oysters and halibut, as well as light salads and poultry dishes, like Meyer Lemon chicken. The wine's acidity will also cut through the fat in pâtés and cream sauces.
Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2016
Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay 2016Bright and crisp flavors of pear, melon, citrus and green apple are balanced by subtle hints of toasty oak, and vanilla from barrel aging. With mouth-filling body, lingering minerality and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a long, refreshing finish.
Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2015Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the "lees" in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden delicious apple, pear, Meyer lemon, baking spices with a hint of minerality on the long finish. Food pairings: Enjoy over the next one to three years with a gourmet cheese plate, creamy vegetable pasta or grilled halibut.
Frei Brothers Reserve Chardonnay 2015Our Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a soft and complex reflection of one of Sonoma's most renowned cool-climate regions. This wine features classic Chardonnay fruit flavors of ripe green apple, juicy pear and fresh tropical pineapple, balanced with notes of baked apple pie, toasted oak and rich nuttiness. With a plush mouthfeel and robust structure, this Chardonnay finishes with notes of vanilla and cream on the long, silky finish.
J. Lohr Riverstone ChardonnayThe 2016 Riverstone Chardonnay exhibits youthful hues of light to medium straw. The enticing aromas are reminiscent of peaches, tangerine, yellow floral, baking spices, vanilla, and cocoa. These aromas echo on the palate and are complemented by fresh orange and apricot, balanced with creamy texture from aging sur lie. Flavors of crème brûlée and a touch of oak can be found on the long finish. - Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine FOOD PAIRINGS This wine can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes, such as salmon in a creamy dijon sauce, chicken with mushroom sauce, or niçoise salad with a citrus vinaigrette.
Souverain California Chardonnay 2013Chateau Souverain Chardonnay has inviting aromas of roasted pears, lemon citrus and subtle baking spice with elegant layers of pineapple and crème brûlée flavors. This full-bodied Chardonnay offers a plush texture and balanced acidity with a long, flavorful finish.
aCrisp Chardonnay 2014This bright and fresh 2014 Chardonnay has delicate aromas of summer apricots with a hint of warm honey. Bright lemon bursts on the palate, flowing to flavors of juicy pineapple with a touch of crème fraiche. The vibrant acidity has subtle layers of oak and Marcona almonds that lingers in the clean but lengthy finish.
Prophecy Pinot Grigio 2014Our Pinot Grigio offers the best of the high altitude delle Venezie region. Flavors of light citrus, tropical fruit and mineral notes offer crisp, refreshment and are complemented by delicate floral aromas.
Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Grigio 2016Pale straw yellow in color with an attractive aroma of citrus fruits, peach and honeydew melon; medium rich, fruity and direct on the palate with orchard fruit flavours and tangy acidity on the finish. Food choices: Sip as an aperitif or enjoy with fennel and orange salad, grilled sea bass, pasta, marinated squid salad and a variety of poultry dishes.
Mommy's Time Out Pinot Grigio 2016This great wine has clean citrus flavors with a pleasant fruity aroma. It is vinified from some of the fines grapes from the Delle Venezie region in Italy.
Colimoro Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2014Intense and clearly defined flavors of stone fruit such as pear and white peach. Ripe melon aromas are present. All are accented by elegant floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle. Full-bodied, with great balance, length, and Golden Delicious apple flavors on the finish. Pour this wine for all occasions within 2-3 years of the vintage. Best with light fare such as salads, seafood, and creamy pasta dishes. Serve well-chilled.
WillaKenzie Gisele Pinot Noir 2012The 2012 Gisèle Pinot Noir is ruby red and purple. It has aromas of vanilla, cherry, cedar and blood orange. The palate is mouth-filling and round with juicy black raspberries. This Pinot Noir has lingering rich fruit and spice on the finish. Enjoy this wine now or age for 5 to 7 years. Food Pairing: This is a very versatile wine which will pair nicely with grilled salmon, roasted poultry, grilled vegetables, pork and cheese.
Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014Raspberries and fresh flowers on the nose with an added mineral element. The palate offers red and dark berry flavors with soft, silky tannins on the finish.
Bernard Tornay Brut Carte d'OrThis non-vintage is round and elegant, with fine bubbles. It can be equally enjoyed as an aperitif or to accompany a meal. Hutasse shares the perspective of a large maison in that he places great importance on being able to reproduce a house style year after year. To that end he keeps enormous stocks of reserve still wines. The Carte d'Or is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, but includes reserves from the communes of Bouzy, Ambonnay, Trépail, Bisseuil, Tauxières, Les Riceys, Vertus, Mareuil and Epernay. The still reserve wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation, for greater roundness. This Brut Non-Vintage is an assemblage of 70% wine from the most recent harvest and 30% reserve wines which are a minimum of four years old. It is kept sur lattes for up to three years, enhancing its richness, compared to the mandated one year for a non-vintage cuvée. The bottles are cellared for an additional six months in order to integrate the liqueur d'expédition. Dosage: 9g/l.
Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2013The Santa Maria Valley is located on an unusual topographic slice of land known as a transverse range. Unlike the majority of California's wine producing valleys, the orientation is east to west rather than north to south. As a consequence, an unprecedented amount of marine air and accompanying fog is pulled into the vineyards from the nearby Pacific Ocean. The unimpeded flow of cold air from the Pacific Ocean makes our appellation unique.
Rochioli Pinot Noir 2010The wine possesses the typical Rochioli character and classic Russian River Valley charm. It displays full body and a silky texture finish with a firm and balanced structure. The grapes for this Pinot Noir were selected from our many different vineyard sites. The blend is 70% Sweetwater vineyard and 30% from distinguished sites on the Rochioli property. Aged in French oak fo r15 months, it displays a full body and firm and balanced structure.