Jacquesson Degorgement Tardif Millesime 2000 1.5L
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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.
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.
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.
Jacquesson Dizy Corne Bautray 2007 1.5L
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.
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.
Banknote Counterfeit Zinfandel 2011Counterfeit Zinfandel is floral and elegant, a medium bodied wine that begins with aromas of wild strawberry and ripe plum. Juicy and easy to drink this Zinfandel is loaded with raspberry, caramel, peppered herb and chocolate flavors. The beautiful balance of tannins and acid make this wine ideal for food parings.
Rocca di Castagnoli Stielle 2007"Stielle" is an important red wine, deep ruby color and good persistence. It has aromas of ripe red fruit, black pepper, leather, tobacco and licorice. The palate is full, powerful and elegant with nice wrapping and tannins.
Rivetti Massimo Barbaresco Froi Riserva 2008Color: Ruby red with garnet red highlights. Bouquet: Ethereal with violet and licorice notes. Taste: Full, dry and velvety.
Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2009The result of an accurate selection of grapes from the Einaudi vineyard in Barolo. A great wine of the Langa, garnet red with a shade of amber, of intense and embracing fragrance, full bodied but smooth tannic taste, with a long spiced final taste. The annual production is of 7.000 bottles.
Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2008Clerico is one of the most respected names in all Barolo, and his wines are renowned for both winemaking of the highest quality and for exceptional character, deriving from outstanding vineyard holdings in four of the greatest crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Bussia, Pajana and Mosconi.
Trivento Reserve MalbecDeep red and violet in color, with powerful aromas of ripe red fruits, strawberries and cherries, with hints of coffee and chocolate from the oak. Good body and fl eshy tannins with a long, lingering finish. Food Pairing: Trivento Reserve Malbec is an ideal match to full-flavored foods and barbequed meats.
Taken Complicated Central Coast Red Blend 2014Super-ripe raspberry and bright red cherry make for a seductive first sip. This racy Central Coast blend has notes of cocoa and well-integrated French Oak. The wine is opulent yet balanced. The finish lingers with flavors of cassis and dried plums. Aromas of bright raspberries, red cherries, and strawberries jump out of the glass. Black tea and dark chocolate emerge as the wine opens. Blend: 64% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 2% Carignane
Pietra Anna 2015Elegant notes of spices and ripe red fruits (currants) mixed with sage. The palate is round and velvety.
Luca Malbec 2015
Forman Chardonnay 2011I don't think I can remember a Chardonnay made at Forman, there are 28 of them, that didn't start out with the pretty yellow-light green hue that this 2011 pocesses. That in itself says something for the consistency of this vineyard and what is done in the winery with these lovely grapes. One of the things I like most about what happens during the process of bringing fresh grape juice to finished wine with this fruit is its subtlety of expression; it never overwhelms, it just politely pleases without interfering with the food it might be enjoyed with. So there we are! The 2011 Forman Vineyard Chardonnay is another in the lineage which clearly states its heritage, it is unmistakably Forman. I love the fresh fruit opening without over-ripeness or obvious woodiness of this wine; it's just nicely ripe Chardonnay. Sur lees aging in older barrels gives it a touch of richness and complexity to the aromas. One also has to love the flavors. Very zesty freshness beautifully frames the fruitiness. This is a classic Forman Chardonnay. It's a baby now and has so many years to develop, too bad there is so little produced.
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.
Santa Rita Triple C 2011This superb wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carménère, three Bordeaux grape varieties that have been carefully grown by Santa Rita for more than 80 years. This wine benefits from the best of both; Old and New World combining the elegance of traditional grape varieties with New World techniques.