Rodney Strong Upshot Red Blend 2016
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|Region||California, Sonoma County|
This wine was made to enhance the enjoyment of life in a fun and inviting way. The Zinfandel that comes off one of our estate vineyards, called Hubbard Ranch, starts as the foundation of the wine and gives it a great sense of place. The Merlot adds a sense of sensuality and softness that invites you in to the heart of the wine. The Malbec is the flesh and soul of the wine. It adds beautiful blue and red fruit and contributes to the mouthfeel with depth and texture. The Petite Verdot is the confidence of the blend and adds intensity and complexity. Lastly, because the wine is about enjoyment, I added a splash of Riesling for the fun…It adds a floral high note. The UPSHOT of blending these varietals is a wine that was made to underscore my passion for blending wine, a place that I love, and my enjoyment for this amazing life I get to live.
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Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750mlDeep, dark brick red to blood plum color. On the nose, a seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, a charry meat toastiness, dark fruits and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin. On the palate, rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis. The wine's weight is first felt on the front of the palate but then coats the entire mouth with placating tannin and a light, pleasing grittiness. This weight, ideally counterpoised alongside the acid, leaves the mouth watering. Great persistence on the finish.
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Fattoria di Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2017 750mlRuby red with deep intensity and hue. Fruity, fine and elegant aromas dominated by wild berries, along with array of spicy notes. Fruity on the palate with good tannins and a lingering finish.
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Conundrum Red 2017 750mlA playful purple hue, this vintage opens on the nose with the pure essence of chocolate mixed with notes of berry pie, wildflowers, vanilla and a fresh oak character. The palate is lively and mouthwatering, featuring lush cherry flavors infused with unsweetened chocolate and intriguing notes of clove and nutmeg. Tannins provide structure and vibrancy from the moment of entry all the way through to the finish, enhancing this wine's freshness and calling you back long after you take an initial sip. Endless options for food pairings. It is a perfect complement to richly flavored or spicy foods like spaghetti Bolognese, Asian or Indian cuisine, Mexican tacos or fajitas, smoked meats, and of course, BBQ (meaning pretty much anything that fits on the grill).
Giovanni Sordo Barolo 2013 750mlRed garnet color with orangey nuances which become more accentuated as years go by. It has delicate, etheric, intense, full and lingering aromas. The flavor is warm, full, complex, dry and harmonious. Its austerity is linked to the presence of sweet and complex tannins. Pairs well with roasts and game.
Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017 750mlOur Pinot Noir 2017 unveils a ruby color and a nose combining cherry and undergrowth flavors. Its mouth is very smart with an alliance of liquorice and red fruits. Pair with grilled meat - mature cheeses.
Sans Liege The Offering Red 2016 750ml#20 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019 When you arrive the celebration is raging, much like the huge bonfire in the center of the crowd. You are met with scents of anise, mulling spices, kirsch and leather. A friend claps you on the back and hands you a bowl crafted from juniper proclaiming “wassail!” “Drink hail” you chorus with the rest of the group, taking a gulp and passing it on. Treats of olive tapenade and plums with cinnamon are shared as the merriment continues into the night.
Sans Liege Cotes Du Coast 2017 750mlDaylight wanes and a new energy pulses through the redwoods. As the lanterns are lit you take in scents of honeysuckle, lemongrass tea and shale. You are now dancing and laughing with mirth as you pass by a rustic dessert table. It is set with creme brulee and miniature vanilla spice cakes adorned with orange blossoms. Children run past snacking on jazz apples and dried pineapple and you smile with gratitude for the day.
Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2018 750mlThis wine exempli es the classic "Willamette Valley style" with complex aromas of red and bramble fruits including cherry, raspberry and blackberry accented by notes of orals and anise spice to create an alluring nose. On the palate, the wine is round and full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and avors of dark fruit, cedar, baking spice and signature earth. Exceptionally balanced with seamlessly integrated tannins, balancing acidity and a lingering nish. Peak drinkability Peak drinkability: 2020 - 2028. This wine will pair beautifully with traditional Pinot Noir dishes including cinnamon-rubbed Oregon lamb lollipops, duck breast with fruit compote, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, cedar plank grilled salmon, mushroom risottos and aged cheeses.
Black Stallion Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750mlThis rich, fruit-forward wine calls for succulent, flavorful dishes such as grilled tenderloan with roasted shallots, creamy blue cheeses, pepper-rubbed pork chops or duck breast with grilled plums.
Sterling Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml BottleThe power of Napa shows in the rich, deeply red garnet color with aromas and flavors of dark red and black fruits, including black cherry, raspberry, blackberry and ripe plum. Notes of mocha, oak spice and cassis are accented with sea salt caramel and vanilla bean. Intense and full-bodied, the wine is balanced and well-structured with seamless acidity and evident but pleasing tannins. Approachable and welcoming now, the wine will continue to evolve and reveal more of its personality over the next decade.
Rodney Strong Symmetry 2012 750mlThe 2012 Symmetry is a luxurious bouquet of blackberries, currants, cassis 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 barbecue tri-tip, lamb roast or stew or cellar for enjoyment for years to come.
Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2009 750mlThe 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.
Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum 2009 750ml
Rochioli Chardonnay 2015 750ml
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 750mlBrunello can only be described as "Riserva" if it has aged for five years in the cellar. Only produced during the best years, with a limited number of bottles, Brunello Riserva is destined for truly passionate lovers of wine. This garnet red wine has a clear aroma of humus and a broad, complex and ethereal aroma. It maintains such an austere and fascinating character on the palate, emphasising its structure of great depth and power. Food Pairing: Red meat, roasts and noble game.
Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 750mlAn opaque, deep ruby hue in the glass reveals aromatic notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and loamy soil on the nose. After a moment in the glass, aromas of black plums, new saddle leather and dusty earth, with hints of dried wildflowers emerge, adding a delicate perfume to this compelling wine. On the palate fresh tobacco leaf and exuberant dark berries add richness and depth and marry perfectly with sweet tannins and a full-bodied finish.
Robert Stemmler Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2011 750ml
Eric Kent Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012 750mlOur 2012 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay showcases the citrus side of the grape, balanced and food friendly, yet seductive in texture. With only 10% new oak, this is often our go-to dinner wine and makes its case on naturally derived, mineral-driven intensity straight from the vineyard.
Luke Donald Chardonnay 2011 750mlColor: Golden yellow. Aroma: Granny Smith apple and stone fruit aromas, supplemented by a touch of spice and slight notes of clove and cinnamon. Taste: Mouthfeel is medium full, with a nice entrance, broad midpalate, and a creamy, long finish.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2010 750mlThe 2010 offers up powerful aromas of black cherry, crème de cassis, cedar & cigar box wood notes, streaks of red currents in the mid-palate, violets, spice and toast from the oak. The compelling aromas are followed by the palate with power and finesse. This polished, yet powerful wine promises to provide thrilling consumption for 30+ years. The length of the finish is remarkably long and satisfying.
Quilceda Creek CVR Red 2013 750mlThe 2013 Quilceda Creek CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine is a blend of declassified lots that did not make it into our flagship wines. Having this strict selection allows our best wines to compete at the highest level on a global scale. The resulting wine is filled with red fruits, smoke, spice and minerals. This blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec will best be enjoyed over the next 15 years.
Rodney Strong Upshot White 2018 750mlThis bright white wine bursts with aromas of white peach, apricot and jasmine blossom with flavors of melon, peach and a wet stone minerality followed by a crisp yet full finish.
Neal Family Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel 2012 750mlThe 2012 Zinfandel has an intense aroma of floral and fruit notes to complement the creamy characters created by aging in large Hungarian oak barrels. Berry, cherry and spice notes also combine to make an attractive, inviting bouquet. The wine is full of juicy, ripe plum and berry flavors, framed by a rich texture of balanced acidity and tannin. White pepper and nutmeg spice linger as the finish extends the flavors of this lovely wine for sipping or for pairing with food of moderate intensity.
Rodney Strong Brothers Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750mlDeep, dark ruby color, with vibrant red currant, fresh herb, crème de cassis, and cedar aromas, this elegant and full bodied wine coats the palate with supple textures, anchored by soft tannins and balanced acidity, with cedar and rich red fruit flavors echoing on the long finish.
Andrew Will Sorella 2011 750mlThe Sorella is an attractive balance of rich tannins, bright acids, and flavors. On the nose hints of limestone, anise, lavender, blueberries and violet are accompanied by generous and deep fruit qualities. The mid palate is possessed of textured tannins in harmony with a complex depth. The wine has a laser-like focus and shows elegant restraint from both start to finish.
Byron Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2014 750mlCrisp and concentrated palate with flavors of stone fruit, fig, honey and hints of brown spice with a mineral finish.
Mount Eden Vineyards Domaine Eden Pinot Noir 2013 750mlThe wines show a dense and seductive aroma of plum, wild strawberry and mountain lilac (yes they are in abundance surrounding the vineyards.) On the palate the 2013 dominates with an intense core of red fruit. Quite youthful at this point, yet it still retains the lift and elegance that is the true nature of Pinot Noir.
Relic Wines Scarpa Syrah 2011 750mlThis wine has noble Syrah aromatics of blackberry, blueberry, bacon fat, olive tapenade, white pepper and rosemary, with a hint of rose. The palate is dense and has a very intense core, promising a long life ahead as it unfurls on the lengthy, very complex finish. Decanting now gives a sense of the glory for those who are more patient than we are! Just three and half barrels produced.