Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely floral note. The palate is rich and seductive, exuding blackberries and cassis interwoven seamlessly with fine tannins from new French oak barrels. Its masculine structure is harnessed by a beautiful balance of acidity and dark fruits with a long, cassis-laced finish. A collectible vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032. Decant for 45 to 60 minutes to further elevate aromas and flavors. Chef's Pairing Suggestions: The 2013 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon's dark fruits, rich palate and fine tannin structure make it a versatile companion at the table. Though a natural pairing for a flavorful steak, this wine's balance of fruit, tannin and acidity beautifully complement grilled or roasted dishes, such as herb-crusted lamb, pork belly or rosemary chicken.
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.
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2011The 2011 Insignia is layered with aromatics of dark fruit, cardamom, tobacco, Herbs de Provence and graphite on the nose. Fresh and lively this elegant wine boasts bright red cherry, blackberry and espresso throughout the palate with supple tannins.
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2013The 2013 fills your glass with citrus-flower aromas and flavors of apricot, red and green apple, honeysuckle, kiwi, pineapple, Meyer Lemon zest, and vanilla - a luscious, juicy basket of summer fruit held together with just the right touch of minerality and lively acidity.
La Scolca Gavi dei Gavi Black Label 2014Appearance: Pale straw, with delicate greenish highlights. Nose: Intense, long, continuous, persistent, from fruited to flowery to stage of development. Palate: Highly typical, flinty accents; almonds and hazelnut in the finale. Gastronomic accompaniments: Excellent with any meal; also for the usual pairings with white wines (fish, shellfish and seafood), well paired with white meats, fowl and light meats. Also ideal as aperitif and after dinner.
Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 20122012 was an almost perfect year for Pinot Noir, with only a few minor heat spikes and a long dry fall. The fruit came in absolutely beautiful. We carefully choose the blocks to ferment in micro-lots to isolate the individual flavors and aromas. This wine was mainly fermented in 500 liter French Oak Puncheons with hand punch downs. A portion was aged in stainless and the balance (majority) was aged in the same puncheons the wine was fermented in that very year. The wine was never racked or filtered, and rested on gross lees the entire aging period.
Ornellaia Masseto 2009
Bodegas El Nido El Nido 2010 1.5LCherry covered. Notes of leather, toasted bread and ripe fruits mixed with a touch of spices. Its result is intense, concentrated and complex, a little bit sophisticated and with resources to meditate on its extraordinary richness of extract and savor.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2010Featuring world-class fine wines at affordable prices, Conn Valley Vineyards is lucky enough to sit in the lap of Napa, affording their talented winemakers access to some of the finest grapes in the world. With this year vintages offering exceptional balance and complexity due to extended maturation on the vine, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards has produced some truly spectacular wines; including crisp, vivacious whites and lush, textured red wines.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank 2010
Piccini Brunello di Montalcino 2008Color: Almost impenetrable dark red color. Aroma: Ripe cherry and blackberry, mineral tones. Food Matching: Serve with game, red meat or as an after dinner wine with a selection of aged cheese. Taste: Rich taste of dried fruits with layers of eucalyptus, cola and dried herbs.
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014Highlighting the unique characteristics of the Russian River Valley this chardonnay displays bright golden hues with lifted aromas of citrus, brioche and yellow florals of daffodil and daisy. The long, creamy palate is layered with crisp red apple, apricot and lemon zest that finishes with a hint of minerality.
David Arthur Elevation 1147 2011This dense-dark ruby color offers layered aromas of blackberry, cassis-boysenberry, baked dark cherry with hints lavender and sage; followed by spicy earth tones of dark chocolate powder, black-tea, star anise and gamey undertones. The palate is rich, full and textured with soft and chewy tannins woven together with earthy cedar box spice, baked cassis-plum and finishing with rich persistence. Best from 2014 to 2030.