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.
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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.
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.
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.
This wine is frankly ripe, showing waves of plum and boysenberry compote flavors gliding through, liberally laced with sweet singed vanilla bean and warm anise notes. Very polished in feel, the toast marrying nicely with the showy fruit on the finish.”
This bold cherry filled Zinfandel was a delight and I was pretty pleased with the slightly woodsy taste and balanced tannic feel of this 2017 vintage
Chateau Canon La Foret is a small producer in Lussac St Emilion whom we source a range of excellent well priced Bordelais wines. This from the 2011 vintage is good value for current drinking or laying down for a few years
Beaujolais, France- This easy-drinking Beaujolais is made from Gamay grapes and has raspberry and plum flavors. Fresh, fruity and vibrant. Serve slightly chilled for optimal enjoyment.
The 2016 vintage is based on Syrah from lake county with characteristics of the Rhone valley. Blended with some Merlot and Petite Sirah. Finishing with drops of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel lending spice and a bit of structure. pretty different blend that sounds like its all over the place.
This Cabernet Franc fills the glass with beautiful deep shades of mahogany. Hints of licorice tease on the nose as more defined notes of white pepper fade in. This wine encompasses an overall sense of natural flavor components like roasted bell pepper with mellow notes of violet and herbs, finishing with a wonderful balance of good […]
The Aussies use the name “Shiraz” for their Syrah wines, and this California winery “Indian Creek does as well. in the 1980’s California vintners began experimenting with grapes from the Phone Valley in France and this grape varietal “Syrah” was among the popular
Maison Gourmand Vin Rouge is a delightful and versatile French red with soft flavors of black cherry, tart currants and white pepper, with hints of leather. This wine hails from Southwest France, the Wine Enthusiast 2017 Wine Region of the Year.
This Sangiovese-based blend offers notes of red cherry, rosemary, savory and eucalyptus.
Bright medium dusty garnet color. Bright, funky, fruity earthy toasty aromas of plums, black currants, toffee, and planked cedar with a crisp, dry full body and a warming, subtle, easy finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak
Out of the frying pan and into the fire, this eclectic one of a kind blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Tempranillo bursts with flavors of berries and cinnamon. Hot and complex with a soft spice finish this is Arizona in a bottle and the most age worthy wine in our portfolio.
The grapes in 2016 Haut Vignac Périgord are grown near the Dordogne River in beautiful southwest France, and produce an attractive, ruby red wine. This thoughtful, Merlot engages the drinker with fruity and pleasant aromas. This wine hails from Southwest France, the Wine Enthusiast 2017 Wine Region of the Year.
Mendoza, Argentina – A fruity wine with excellent body and strong tannins. Flavors of cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum intermingle with hints of ginger and pepper to create a long, full finish. Cruz Alta Grand Reserve Malbec named a top 50 Value by Wine and Spirits.
Huge and seriously silky all at once. As big as the Cabs Macario’s famous for making, with rich velvety fruit that you expect from a Tempranillo. This wine is all about balance and elegance. It’s hefty enough to stand up to flashy Napa Cabs but elegant enough to be enjoyed with casual wine drinkers.
THIS UNDERSTATED AND EASY-DRINKING RED WINE CAPTURES YOUR ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY WITH AROMAS OF SWEET RED BERRIES AND LICORICE. ON THE PALATE, GENTLE TANNINS LET THE DELICATE FRUIT FLAVORS SHINE THROUGH. 2017 JAMES & BELL ZINFANDEL IS WONDERFUL WITH FLAVORFUL MEATS, ESPECIALLY GRILLED AND BARBECUED DISHES, SO KEEP THIS WINE ON HAND FOR THE NEXT TIME […]