Arpatin Barbaresco 2008
Vega Sicilia Unico Artist Label 2002 3L
Rodney Strong Symmetry 2013The 2013 Symmetry is a luxurious bouquet of blackberries, black cherry, plum and crushed lavender which unfold on the palate with silky layers of black fruits, dark chocolate covered espresso beans and baking spices. This wine is rich, harmonious and elegant with a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now with a Beef Bourguignon, a lamb roast or a roasted vegetable tart or cellar for enjoyment for years to come.
Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2016A light straw color, the 2016 vintage features scents of melon and lavender, layered with soft notes of wet stone that call to mind a late-summer rain. Entry on the palate is light and then builds, with flavors that are just on the edge of ripeness, from peaches to bright citrus. A flinty character lingers throughout, and the finish trails off with a balance of fruit and acidity, leaving a crisp and refreshing final impression.
Domaines Ott Château de Selle Rosé 2016A subtle balance between structure and finesse, this wine is a perfect illustration of the precision required to make a rosé, the rigorous process that celebrates the flesh of the fruit and the very heart of the grape... The wine is a reflection of the complexity of its limestone hillsides and arid soil; austerity bathed in dazzling sunshine. Rosé Cœur de Grain from the Château de Selle combines four grape varieties from the Côtes de Provence appellation including Grenache (over half) for the delicate colour and full-bodied texture. In lesser quantities, Cabernet Sauvignon - perfect for limestone soils - lends structure with a hint of spice, Cinsault offers softness and Syrah fruitiness. This pale pink wine with golden tints releases fragrances of citrus fruit and orchard flowers enveloped in spice. On the palate, the immediate effect is elegant and open, developing subtle aromas with a lemony edge before a sweet finish of appealing length.
Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014The complexity, power and sophistication of fruit from our To Kalon site, considered a grand cru among Napa Valley vineyards, is on full display in this vineyard-designated Reserve, with sweet dark cherry and richly concentrated blackberry fruits, a savory, earthy complexity, and toasty oak, vanilla and spice which lingers through the luxuriously long finish.
Ornellaia Ornellaia 2009 3LRipeness and elegance are the two qualities that can best describe Ornellaia 2009. Born from a vintage which began cool then turned hot, it was necessary to take painstaking care during harvest in order to preserve the grapes' crisp acidity and aromatic complexity. The wine's fragrances are generous and cleanly-defined, with rich, well-ripened fruit, complemented by chocolate and balsamic notes of aromatic herbs. On the palate, silky-smooth and spacious, with glossy tannins. A lively, refreshing acidity lifts a lingering finish.
Pyren Vineyard Broken Quartz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Cabernet is considered by many in the Pyrenees to be the regions strongest performing variety. Bright crimson-purple. The bouquet is very fragrant and pure, but underlines the question posed by the low alcohol: will the flavors be ripe? Well, it's on the cusp, but has so many good things going for it that it must get the benefit of the doubt. It is beautifully detailed, pure and harmonious, finishing with those dusty/earthy tannins unique to Cabernet.
Moobuzz Monterey GSM
Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Ruby red in color, this wine opens with alluring aromas of fresh black raspberry, boysenberry and ripe red plum, swirling with hints of red licorice, fragrant cinnamon and vanilla crème brûlée. Enchanting and luscious, the palate opens with dark ripe cherry and juicy blackberry that join with suggestions of white pepper, fresh mint leaf and berry cola. The complex array of flavors lasts through the long finish, supported by polished tannins and integrated oak. Food Pairing: Expressive and elegant, this exceptionally food-friendly wine will pair delightfully with a variety of dishes, from grilled skirt steak with salsa verde, to pappardelle with rabbit ragout, to Turkish style lamb meatballs. For a memorable cheese course, try pairing this wine with Cantal, a semi-hard cow's milk cheese from the Rhône region of France.
Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015As a blend of our best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard sites, the Estate bottling is one of the most compelling illustrations of the mountain. Winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs blends this wine with shrewd precision, balancing aromatic intrigue, texture and the Mayacamas' signature structural elements into a pure reflection of the vintage. The 2015 Estate Cabernet starts out with savory aromas of bay, bramble, sandalwood, and menthol. As the wine opens, deep fruit flavors of dark raspberry and plum begin to show. The palate is rich and inviting with supple tannins, incredible length and bittersweet chocolate notes on the finish.
Jacquesson Degorgement Tardif Millesime 2000 1.5L
Yangarra Shiraz 2014This wine is all about texture. The meaty blueberry hint is sometimes like prosciutto or other dark charcuterie meats; the figgy base tones provide a solid base flavour, the cleansing natural acidity working with the tannins to draw the finish out to a delicious taper with a long aftertaste where those cherries evident in the bouquet re-emerge, sinuous and more-ish.
Jacquesson Dizy Corne Bautray 2007 1.5L
Ornellaia Ornellaia 2011 1.5LThe sun-filled, early-maturing 2011 vintage perfectly expresses the qualities of Ornellaia. The wine appears an intense, youthful ruby red. The nose offers rich fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness. On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silk-smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.
Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014Dominus Estate wines are made with an objective of purity, balance and complexity. Minimal intervention and restraint throughout the process of grape berry selection, fermentation and aging preserve the character of the fruit. The resulting wines convey the very personality of the vineyard. Dominus winemaking includes separate lot-by-lot fermentation. Cluster sorting by hand is complemented by an optical berry sorting system. Gentle pumping-over extracts aromas, color and tannins. Vertical wine press at low pressure delicately releases components from the skin. Racking barrel to barrel in 100% french oak removes sediment and assures clarification of the wine during aging. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014Ripe peach, pear and cloves dominate the nose amidst a flurry of floral and honeysuckle notes. There's a wonderful fullness and weight on the palate punctuated by ripe melon, green apple, and fresh citrus. The oak contribution remains subtle with a hint of vanilla and baking spice. The density of the wine is readily apparent as grilled pineapple, lychee, and a rich creaminess linger.
Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013All of the Cabernet Sauvignon is from our Reserve Block here at the Oakville Estate. The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the soft tannin structure that define our Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet. The Reserve Cabernet gets every ounce of special care a winery can devote to its flagship wine.
Shatter Grenache 2011Extracted aromas of crushed cherry and spring rhubarb pie are delicately framed by seasoned French oak. The entry is vibrant and powerful which leads to luscious flavors of wild strawberry that perfectly rounds out the mid-palate. Ripe blackberry and blueberry notes coalesce to form an intense and lasting finish.
Quilt Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Color: Dark ruby red. Aromas: A complex mix of dark and dense berry fruits, chocolate hazelnut cream, coffee beans, vanilla, red plum, and baking spices along with hints of strawberry, wild field herbs, tobacco and roasted meats. Palate: Bold and intense, with blackberry cobbler, crÃ¨me de cassis, toasted hazelnut, chocolate and toffee balanced with dark berry fruits, licorice, and hints of cardamom. Structure: A full-bodied, complex wine with layers of concentrated black fruit and excellent balance. The wine's breadth and structure is complemented by a supple, velvety mouthfeel, with fine-grained tannins. The finish is long and satisfying.
Agly Brothers Côtes Du Roussillon 2009
Chateau Le Coteau Margaux 2011The vines grow from a soil rich with white gravel, which is a special kind of gravel created from mountain debris brought in by a river system. This gravel gives way to a wine with a full-flavored bouquet and remarkable elegance.
Chateau Gaudin Pauillac 2011Color: Deep garnet. Nose: Ripe black fruits mixed with grilled notes from the oak barrels. Palate: Rich and elegant with generous tannins. Food pairing: Red meat, wild game, leg of lamb, strong cheeses.