Elegant and rich but still bouncing with bright fruit, there’s just something about Russian River Valley Pinot. “It has both subtlety and strength!”. Russian River is a tiny Sonoma AVA of Pinot paradise. With ever-changing levels of sun and fog
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Muscadet, Loire, France- What a bouquet! Vibrant aromas of lime, flowers, grapefruit, melon and fig in the bouquet. The palate follows the aromas with hints of red grapefruit and lime that finish with a refreshing crispness. 86 point rating
Sonoma County, CA- Fifth-generation Belle Glos Wines winemaker Joseph Wagner has crafted another stunning Pinot Noir. Aromas of cranberry, red apple, toasty cinnamon and vanilla hint at the flavors to come. On the palate bright fruit and light tannins round out the wine nicely.
The color of this wine is a vibrant deep purple/garnet. The aromas fill your senses with black raspberries, plums and floral violets. On the palate, your mouth will explode with seductive forward flavors of black cherries, plums and pepper. Light spice, cassis and toast lead to a soft lingering experience. The finish leads to a […]
A ripe, well-balanced red like this fits the bill for any occasion – rich reds are gunning with rich, ravishing and refined flavors.
Aromas of green apple and spiced black tea lead on this Pinot Gris from Sierra Madre Vineyard. Cheery notes of ripe yellow pear and juicy white melon open up on the palate, followed by a bright and refreshing finish.
2017 Starlight Ridge White Blend joins us from southern Australia’s famed Barossa Valley region, and shines with eye-catching green hues in the glass, sharing aromas of citrus, lemon grass and papaya. The fruit moves to the palate, which has a refreshing lemon acidity
Vinification: The grapes varieties were fermented together and the pulp was left to macerate with the skins, but without the stalks, for about 20 days at a temperature of between 25 and 30 degrees. It was kept in special tanks for 12 months during which time it was decanted on three occasions to remove the […]
The Fincalegre Brut of Bodegas Luis Alegre: a sparkling wine from Cava from the chardonnay, macabeo and viura grapes and presents an alcohol content of 11.8%. This sparkling wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points
This deep colored wine is full of jammy aromas of blackberry and black cherry. On the palate, blackcurrant, raspberry jam, and cedar layer over a lush, full body and a slightly peppery finish. Some oak treatment was used during fermentation, and the finished wine was matured for an additional four months in a combination of […]
Vibrant red fruits such as strawberries and currants on the palate and an intense perfume . This masterful achievement shines with fresh and fruity raspberry and cherry liquor flavor. Light, soft, round and thoroughly delightful. This wine is a perfect accompaniment for cheese, charcuterie and traditional holiday fare
Earthy aromas of tilled soil, cooking spices and dark fruit appear in this informal red. The simple palate shows dark berry and star anise flavors alongside loose-knit, fleeting tannins
With an attractive touch of perfumed Muscadelle in the blend, this is a warm-hearted wine. Crisp and refreshing. Earthy herbal character suggesting bell pepper, green fruits and melons.” Beautifully paired with sweet potato and quinoa fritters, pesto, lemon or cilantro sauces.
A dark, saturated color and stout aromas of herbal tomato, basil and oregano give this Cabernet Franc a saucy outlook. Savory pepper and black-fruit flavors share the stage with oak tones, while the finish shows plenty of grip
Beaujolais, Burgundy, France- Le Nouveau est arrivée! Bursting with fresh berry notes, this delicious quaffer is fresh, easy-drinking and designed for fun. Perfect for your holiday parties and dinners, it will pair well with appetizers and poultry dishes. Santé!
True to Southwest France’s legacy of unparalleled quality, this robust Malbec is loaded with layers of raspberry, black currant, and blackberry, with a hint of spice swirling through. Firm tannins make for a smooth wine that holds its own with rich foods. Pair this classic with lamb, skirt steak, dark chocolate, herbed mushrooms, and blue […]
Beaujolais–Villages. An easy-drinking wine made with high quality grapes grown in the southern part of Beaujolais. Soils are light, and allow a light, fresh expression of Gamay. The grapes are handpicked in whole bunches and cold soaking is longer than usual for Beaujolais
These rich reds are gunning with rich, ravishing and refined flavors… and practically bursting with sumptuous charm! Wines that are rounded out with a smidge of oak age are standard here, like Zinfandel, Grenache and Tempranillo.
The finest and best known of Germany’s white varietals. Well balanced and slightly fruity, semi-dry. Harvested from select, very ripe bunches of grapes at the peak of maturity. This is a luxurious, sweet, and full bodied wine with a fragrant, noble, and fruity aroma. A crisp and refreshing wine for seafood, chicken and salads
While almost 90% of the wine produced in France’s legendary Bordeaux region is red, Bordeaux whites are made with the same care and eye for detail as the region’s reds. For example, 2017 Marquis de Bacalan Sauvignon Blanc thrilled us with its sophistication. This vibrant white is a pale lemon color with green tints, a […]
Roasty and toasty Zin, loaded with slurpable dark fruit flavors and added warmth and spice from months aging in rich oak. We can’t get enough.
Made with 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Colorino, this juicy wine opens with aromas of blue flower, black-skinned berry and a whiff of tobacco. The savory palate doles out Marasca cherry, licorice and black pepper alongside velvety tannins. Enjoy over the next few years.
Pale straw with green highlights. Great nose of subtle white flowers mixed with white fruits. A lovely and intense wine with floral notes, peach and pear flavors
Wine Advocate-Toro, Spain-“The palate is light to medium-bodied (for a Toro) with some fine-grained tannins, able to stand up to powerful food and lighter ones too…It developed some fresher notes, reminiscent of orange peel and later violets…Drinkable, pleasant and very good value.”
Sun-nurtured California grapes create sweet black fruit aromas that lead to flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry, and plum. This was a wine I wasn’t sure what I would get when you have a blend that the vineyard doesn’t readily reveal the grapes used.
A beautiful, deep, vibrant rose color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rose wine, and beautiful aromas of wild strawberry, red cherry and hints of spice. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish.
This Lodi California balanced Petite Sirah showed up well when presented. A lovely fruit forward taste with a balance of acidity, tannins and sweet blueberries. Light Oak taste that reminded me of the wooded areas of California. Nice flavored wine selection.
Made from a nicely balanced blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Paperbark White Blend is pale straw with green hues in the glass, sharing aromas of citrus, lemon grass and papaya. The fruit continues to the palate, which has a refreshing lemon acidity.
Very bright with a balanced minerality on the palate, this medium-bodied white from Côtes de Gascogne, France has ripe fruity notes of grapefruit, citrus, peach, and lemon. Behind the fruit and minerality there’s a well-placed note of cilantro and a touch of golden raisin. After a year or two of aging, this wine will get […]
Strawberry on the nose, nice light purplish red color. First impressions are slightly sweet, notes of vanilla and cherry. Low acidity, very smooth mouth feel.