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
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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.
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.
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.