These next two wines were selected at two fine dinning restaurants (specialty restaurants) on a Royal Caribbean cruise. With Chops supplying us with a beautifully cooked and seasoned Filet mignon. I wanted a cross between a medium to heavy Cabernet and this one came through.
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Made from grapes grown in South Africa’s rising Stellenbosch region, this innovative red blend combines two of the most world’s popular red grapes to create something new, and greater than the sum of its parts. 2015 Vinum Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot is a fresh red with aromas of red fruit and local South African flowers, and a […]
Named for a sun-like, fruit-bearing plant that grows in the southern Andes mountains. 2016 Nguilleu Sauvignon Blanc is grown in a cold weather climate in Chile, and steel-aged for a bright, tart, and ultimately refreshing feel. The aromas are perfumed with grapefruit, and the flavors offer succulent notes of lemon, gooseberry, and grass, with a mild […]
This Chardonnay is beautiful with bursting fresh citrus fruit flavors. A little herbaceousness (almost bell pepper like) underlies the palate and gives it the Chilean style. This fruit on this wine is very similar to taking a grape off the vine and tossing it into your mouth, which is the exact goal of the winery. […]
La Granja 360, means in Spanish “The Farm 360”. It is located in a traditional Tempranillo and Garnacha grape growing wine region in the North of Spain. Cherry red colour of red fruity aromas. Full of flavor and a velvet finish due to the 2 months of oak aging. A great match with grilled red meats, […]
Earthy mineral notes are brightened by whiffs of white blossom and grapefruit in this subtly sweet Gewürztraminer. Soft acidity and feather-light texture add to its delicate feel. Drink now through 2019
Grown on a mountainside vineyard overlooking South Africa’s beautiful False Bay, 2016 Vinum Reserve Syrah is made from hand-picked grapes. Pour a glass of this subtle and refined red and enjoy notes of ripe red fruit and spice, with a savory tone and grippy tannins that make it the right pairing for rich meat dishes
This is a medium-body white wine with a harmonious floral nose and tropical palate. The style is elegant with a complex structure and a long smooth finish. Pairs well with seafood or salad.
South of France Rose Wine. Fine Aromas of Pink grapefruit and white peach, with cool and tender mouth, feel and very well balanced. Ideal for aperitif, grilled meats, any kind of fish with sauce, or exotic food. Good with light pasta as well
This big red blend is a new way to drink California wines. Perfect for gearing up for a night on the town, or a night at home the Kinamon Fox 2016 Zinfandel-Petite Sirah is a balanced and fun red. This wine is fruit forward in taste with big notes of ripe, dark fruits that play […]
From French wine magnate Bernard Magrez, this fresh and floral, Viognier-based French white is pure, elegant, and impeccably balanced on the palate. Serve it chilled and relish succulent notes of tangerine, honey, and kiwi, and a deep mineral streak.
Spanish Tempranillo towers over other reds thanks to its big notes of cherry and red berries, and its versatility with food—this medium-bodied wine is great with crowd-pleasing meals like pizza, tacos, and pasta. As an unaged Joven wine, 2017 Torre De Rejas Joven Tempranillo has an exciting sense of newness, which shines through in its […]
I open this 2016 El Portal Syrah, a full-bodied California red that has a rich, dark purple color in the glass with big flavors of dark berries, and savory notes of pepper and olive. I’m trying as a chill out wine and possibly with grilling some steaks this afternoon which is the recommendation. A subscription […]
Bear Hug Winemaker Select Chardonnay, California, Wine Insiders, $26.00. This blend of styles produces a stylish and delicious Chardonnay, which has the classic flavors, but with a California twist. It tastes like: apple, ripe melon, nectarine, vanilla and toasty oak. It is best served cold, around 45-50 degrees fahrenheit. It pairs well with roast chicken, […]
Fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc. Balanced and full Loin De L’oeil. Sparks fly when these French icons meet in every bottle of 2016 Princesse Joyeuse Vin Blanc, a refreshing white wine with flavors of gooseberry and citrus. This wine hails from Southwest France, the Wine Enthusiast 2017 Wine Region of the Year,
I finally get a chance to open this Prosecco up and have it with a spicy asian meal. Because of the sparkling bubbly qualities, It tones down the spiciness and played well with the meal. I talk about most of the qualities of the wine as well. Glera is a white variety of grape of Slovenian origin, […]
This week I had a taste for a smooth acidic Riesling. Having a good Easter meal with Ham and sweet potatoes, this lovely riesling went so well with the meal that this Fritz Zimmer did a good job complementing it. (MOH zel zar ROO ver)—This dramatically beautiful region of western Germany produces exceptional white wines […]
This Lodi Cab is the proof, showcasing a lush, ripe style from a single estate vineyard. Sweet red fruit, predominantly cherry with an undertone of raspberry, and some smoke. A bit spicy with a hint of oak This low cost Cab was something I pulled out this wine just for a light meal. Not my […]
“This wine is lively with acacia and lemon flavors. These are complemented nicely by a touch of minerality. The wine is super as an aperitif, but will pair nicely with lighter white-wine foods. This Jacquere is a wonderful and low priced alternative for people who like to drink Sauvignon Blanc wines (and even Pinot Grigio […]
Mauzac Wine. Mauzac (or Mauzac Blanc) is a traditional white grape variety found throughout South West France. While it has been largely supplanted by fashionable Chardonnay, it is used to make still and sparkling wines in the Limoux and Gaillac appellations Georges Vigouroux’s selection of perfectly ripened Mauzac grapes from Southwest France’s unparalleled terroir, where historic […]
This Cassiday Blare 2016 Pinot Noir, is a striking wine that will be an instant classic. Powerful, with notes of dark berries and plum, this wine is enjoyable to drink on its own, but it really shines with food. We’ve been enjoying it seasoned lamb and roasted asparagus that really brings out the earthiness of […]
This white wine comes from Gascony and is typical local blend. It is crisp and fruity with a soft texture from the ripe Colombard. There is a light dancing character to this lively, fruity wine.
Dark and smooth, the Magnus Nox 2013 Merlot is part of an epic vintage with high praise from some of the most revered critics in wine. Light sage and plum accents play off of the oak flavors in this well-balanced, silky Merlot.
Opens with Spearmint, Mint, and Ripe Cherries. then to a bit of Cola, Vanilla, and Earth. Bit of an alcohol bite, but Oak & Cedar, Roasted Green Chile and Paprika. A noticeable Sandalwood scents. Long finish of Oak/ Cherry/ Strawberry. Nicely balanced Tannins and Acidity.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits. Store and Serve Advices: The bottle should be kept upright, protected from […]
FRESH . STRAWBERRY . BERRY . LIGHT-BODIED 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
Fragrant and fresh, this easy-drinking red has alluring scents of woodland berry, violet and a whiff of freshly tilled soil. The taut, luminous palate offers sour cherry and star anise accompanied by polished tannins and racy acidity.
Blanc 32 is a brilliant French white wine blend from the vineyards of Gascony. Crisp and refreshing with excellent acidity, Blanc 32 is medium bodied with luscious fruit flavors. It’s well-balanced, with a sumptuous long bright finish. Blanc 32 is the perfect match for fish and seafood, sushi and Asian, cheeses, and sunny summer days
SaSyr, as its name suggests, is a singular and sublime blend of sangiovese and syrah grapes from the Tuscan vineyards of Rocca delle Macie. Taste A succulent, supple well-structured palate with a silky smooth finish. A fresh and clean wine with sliced lemons, not to mention cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body, focused acidity and […]
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas of lemon rind, summer peach, fresh orange, and garden grass with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length tart lemon sorbet and star fruit, white peach puree, shortbread, and chalk finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely Pinot Grigio with zippy acidity.