Trentadue La Storia Petite Sirah 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
The 2017 La Storia Petite Sirah was made by blending together most of our best blocks of Petite Syrah including some Zinfandel and Syrah. Petite Sirah grapes are very sensitive to dry weather conditions which were exaggerated this year due to our deficit irrigation practices. The 2017 Petite Sirah berries were very small and slightly dehydrated resulting in an impressive wine with very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blue berries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa, slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla-contribution of the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. Longevity, if stored properly, is one of the virtues of this variety and it will give you the most enjoyment in 5-8 years. Cheers!
Harlan Estate Red 2012 750mlPerhaps Robert Parker has said it best: "Harlan Estate might be the single most profound red wine made not just in California, but in the world." Harlan Estate, owned by Bill Harlan, is located in the western hills of Oakville. Harlan is known for its commitment to creating a wine that is a California "First Growth," on par with those of the old world. The entire estate consists of 240 acres, including a homestead and plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Consulting oenologist Michel Rolland and winemaker Bob Levy lead the production of Harlan's wines, producing two Bordeaux-style blends: Harlan Estate's namesake proprietary red and "The Maiden." These wines have been received to great acclaim by reviewers and collectors alike, commanding high prices and a competitive waiting list. Both wines are complex, full-bodied and have the ability to age for decades. With an opulent style, rich with dense fruit and elements of black currant, spice, and minerals, Harlan is both graceful and elegant, ranking it among the top tier of California Cabernet producers.
Antiche Terre Venete "Baorna" Single Vineyard Amarone 2016 750mlBaorna Amarone is a single vineyard wine that comes from restricted block right next to the winery. Baorna is the name of the water source that flows close to the vineyard that helps, in addition with the special micro-climate, to get the most specific representation of the area. Limited production: 9,000 bottles 20 years-old vines Aroma: Red berries and spices that perfectly matches up with a fine and elegant oak hint given by the barrels aging. Taste: Round and full-bodied feeling in the mouth that up with a fine and elegant oak hint given by the ends up with a long and deep closing, giving a retro-aromatic persistence that lasts for minutes. Soil: lime-clay soil, well-balanced in loam and organic compounds that allows the root to spread deeply in the ground.
Au Contraire Mighty Mouse Reserve Chardonnay 750ml Bottle88 Points - Wine Enthusiast A blend of two vineyard sites within the Russian River Valley. The highly selected, premium growing sites produce complex fruit with firm acidity and a rich body. The wine is 100% barrel fermented for a rich, elegant style wine. NOSE : Ripe pear and golden apple lined with vanilla bean. The fruit notes are complemented with lemon and mineral limestone. PALATE : A round, plush mouth feel combines a perfect balance of new oak with fresh pears and bright minerality, producing a lingering finish. The Russian River Valley's ideal climate provides cool nights which results in an extended growing season and grapes that maintain their natural acidity. This Reserve Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and aged entirely French oak (Allier & Troncais) for 16 months, 50% new.
Frank Family Patriarch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 750ml95 Points - Wine Advocate 94 Points - Wine Spectator 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Since its debut vintage in 2012, the Patriarch has achieved recognition as one of Napa Valley’s greatest Cabernets, most recently appearing on Forbes’ “World’s 30 Best Wines of 2019” list. "We are confident the remarkable 2015 vintage will continue this legacy. Patiently aged for 21 months in French oak, the 2015 Patriarch is a symphony of structure and sophistication, with seamless layers of cassis, spiced plums, leather, and roasted espresso beans." The historic 2015 vintage was one of the smallest harvests in decades, which led to intensely flavored fruit, but smaller yields. As such, the 2015 vintage of Patriarch was the smallest we ever produced. This limited-production wine hails from our iconic Winston Hill Vineyard in Rutherford, where only the very best Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are hand selected for this 100% varietal wine.
Hidden Still Spirits Hidden Still Rye Whiskey 750mlEye : Golden brown Nose : Strong rye spice, with hints of orange, cut grass and butter scotch Palate : Heavy spice notes, sweet vanilla, cinnamon, raisin Finish : Long sweet but peppery finish with hints of toasted cocoa
Bond Vecina Napa Valley Red 2011 750mlVECINA is coined from the Spanish word for neighbor. This is our endeavor with the property situated directly southeast of the BOND winery. The beautifully terraced volcanic soil slopes of this property reside in Oakville's western foothills. The 11-acre site faces due east and is the recipient of cool morning sun. Vecina, which appeared with the 1999 vintage in the inaugural BOND release, is always powerful, intense and savory. Vecina's other hallmarks are blackberry fruit, with wild forest floor and mineral associated overtones.
Chemistry Pinot Noir Rose 2018 750ml87 Points - Wine Enthusiast "Fruity and forward, this light and refreshing rosé shows a mix of watermelon and strawberry fruit. The acids are lively and not at all sour. All in all, this is a fine, anytime summer quaffer."
Precision Wine Company Navigator Napa Valley Cabernet 2018 750mlFeaturing opulent layers of blackberry, bing cherry and juicy red fruit character that unfold with complex nuances of violet and mocha. Ample, mature tannins provide ﬁrm structure and rich texture for the mouth ﬁlling ﬂavors. This rich, generous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious now.
Neal Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750mlGrowing conditions during 2013 allowed fully ripe flavors to develop along with great chemistry in all of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. This is a blend of Howell Mountain, Rutherford and St. Helena estate property grapes, allowing a mix of various classic Cabernet flavors from valley and mountain conditions. The differences from each site's soil and climate, as well as a range of harvest dates from early September to early October, create a rich and complex wine without having to blend in other varieties. This bottling reminds us of some of our best vintages with comparisons to 2001 and 2002. Coming from a warm and therefore ripe vintage, this year's Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of cocoa, cassis and dark berry fruit plus hints of incense, earth and cedar notes from new French oak. As is our tradition, this is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with very dark color and a nice concentration of tannin that carries with it a firm, complex mouthful of flavors. The cherry (and surprisingly blueberry fruit) flavors sweetened by a chocolate character make the texture very mouthwatering. We hold the wine in barrel and in bottle longer than most Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon until convinced the texture has evolved and is ready to drink. This is a wine that will be greatly enhanced with decanting at a young age as evidenced by showing even better the day after opening. Additional cellaring will further improve the complexity and structure. Harvest Information: Harvest Dates: September 10th to October 8th, 2013 Vineyard Locations: St. Helena (41%), Howell Mountain (29%) and Rutherford (30%) 6 clone blend Cooperage: Barrel Aged 21 Months - 51% New French Oak Bottled July 2015 Cases Produced: 3122 Technical Data: 100% Napa Valley 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Organically Grown Grapes Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.85 TA: 5.5
Oscar Tobía Rioja Blanco 750ml88 P oints - Wine Spectator Clean, and bright appearance. Its color is yellow pale with iridescent green tones. Intense and straightforward aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, quince and citrus with notes of aromatic herbs and vanilla and cocoa background. Very perfumed nose. On the palate is fresh, voluminous, silky, sweet, round and wide. Pleasant aftertaste of fruit and vanilla notes and an almond bitter elegant lingering finish.
Canaletto Pinot Grigio 750mlCanaletto Pinot Grigio has a lovely floral aroma, with masses of fresh fruit flavours on the palate and a rush of citrus acidity, making it perfectly balanced and totally refreshing. An elegant style of wine which is ideal on its own, or with creamy pasta sauces, fish dishes or white meats.
Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz Ribera del Duero 2017 750ml
Trefethen HāLo 2015 750mlThe 2015 HāLo Cabernet Sauvignon has power, balance, and beauty. Rich, structured and impressively elegant, this wine has exquisite notes of dark cherry and boysenberry accompanied by hints of cedar and Herbes de Provence. The palate is as brilliant as the nose with gorgeous, lush dark red fruit flavors beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity. The finish is enduring and enticingly graceful. Collectors will recognize and appreciate the splendor of what is to come with more time in the cellar. THE VINTAGE : With a warm spring, the vines got off to an early start. The weather turned cool during bloom which impacted fruit set and resulted in fewer grapes per cluster. The size of the crop was further reduced as the dry soils, from a lack of late rains, led to smaller grapes. The weather was warm throughout the summer leading right into one of our earliest harvests ever. The resulting wines are fantastic as the smaller grapes and fine weather contributed to ideal ripeness with very concentrated flavors. 95 POINTS Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine December 2019 93 POINTS International Wine Challenge December 2019
Torre de Golbán Crianza 2016 750mlWINE SPECTATOR - #1 TOP 100 BIG VALUE RED 92 Points - Wine Spectator This is a great wine from Ribera del Duero, complete and ripe. Intense, elegant and lively. Red and black cherry in colour, with a fresh nose reminiscent of stone fruit. As it develops, balsamic tones with hints of liquorice appear. In mouth it is impressive and balanced, with a long and tasty step of mouth, appearing again the fruit already more mature. The wood brings seriousness and complexity. For the good harmony of its components, makes us foresee a perfect maturation in the coming years. Pairing: White meats; lamb roasts or kid, in particular; sweetbread and mushrooms; rice dishes, especially those with meat, such as paellas with rabbit and morcilla made with rice; and any dish seasoned with black truffle.
Cinta Valdadige Pinot Grigio 750mlA star-bright straw yellow introduces an intense, whistle-clean nose that marries the classic pear and apple-like fragrances with elegant hints of floral notes and citrus. The palate, dry on entry, reveals substantial structure and lingering, refreshing tasting intriguing balanced acidity making a versatile wine of outstanding personality.
Bodegas Morca Flor de Goda Garnacha 750mlOpaque purple in color, the wine exhibits richness and finesse both on the nose and palate. Layers of blackberry, blueberry, plum, mocha and mineral notes are complemented with spice box details edged with dark chocolate, licorice and cracked pepper. The richness continues on the lingering finish. Gil Family Vegan
Monte Ory Rose 2019 750mlBright and intense strawberry red color. Very fruity, highly aromatic persistence with intense scents of red and citrus fruit and some floral scents. Intense, fruity, fresh, soft with well balanced flavors. Long and very persistent aftertaste.
Oscar Tobía Reserva Rioja 2015 750ml91 Points - Wine Enthusiast 90 Points - Wine Spectator It shows bright and clean; deep red cherry color and garnet on the border. Intense and elegant stream of aromas first showing fruits such as dried prunes, cherries and liquorice. Then spicy notes like black pepper, cloves and nutmeg arise followed by reminiscences of tobacco leaves, all over a fragrant background of tofe and smoky hints. On the palate it is gentle, velvety, and voluminous. Meaty, rounded full bodied and unctuous. Rounded feeling in the mouth. Ripe with a long and lingering finish. Very polished tannins with highly spicy aftertaste.
Sabe World Kumosabe Bouble Barrel Imported Nigori Sake 750mlKumosabe Double Barrel Nigori Sake is a revolutionary east meets west nigori sake with a lusciously creamy finish ideal for sipping yet perfect for sweeter cocktails. Bottled at 24% ABV (48 proof), Kumosabe Double Barrel Nigori Sake has a soft texture with layers of flavor that will liven up your taste buds unlike any nigori sake that you have tasted before. Bold, full strength nigori not watered down. Exceptionally fresh. Creamy and sweet with waves of flavors. Sip chilled by the glass with spicy foods. Or mix in cocktails.
Finca Bacara 3015 Monastrell Organic 750ml91 Points - James Suckling Red purple and bright. Floral aromas and pleasant shades of red and black fruit. Elegant character, tannins very well integrated, soft and mature, pure treat. 3015 evokes a time where nature and live beings give us shelter in a world without resources, destroyed by ourselves. This organic wine delights us with its taste, but also encourages us to reflect about the fragility of nature that we must cherish. "This has plenty of rich and ripe dark berries with a smooth, blackberry core and a wealth of rich and ripe tannin, carrying such ample and generous flavor. Drink now."
Oscar Tobía Seleccion de Autor Rioja 2015 750ml90 Points - Vinous 90 Points - Decanter Brilliant and clear aspect. Cherry red color with intense burgundy trims. Complex, intense and clean aroma. Firstly, black fruits (raisins prunes, blackberries) come up, blended with notes of spices like black pepper and nutmeg Over a backdrop of aromatic herbs like eucalyptus .
DAOU Discovery Collection Rosé 2018 750ml Bottle
Costador Metamorphika Sumoll Blanc Brisat (Orange) 2018 750ml100% Sumoll Blanc From 80 year old vines planted on 2 hectares of stony white clay soils. The vineyards are not certified but the vineyards are worked biodynamically. The grapes are hand-harvested between the middle of September and October, with vineyard and cellar sorting before being de-stemmed and allowed to macerate for six weeks with partial whole clusters. Fermentation occurs in clay amphorae (2500L) with indigenous yeasts that lasts for six weeks under temperature control. The wine spends about five months on lees with only minimal battonage. Aged in amphorae and used French oak barrels (500-600L) for 5-7 months. Not filtered. Manual harvest. Grapes Ferment in skin 14 weeks in clay amphorae. The wine is aged in clay amphorae for 5 months.