White | Sauvignon Blanc | France | Loire Valley | 750ml
Red | Garnacha | Spain | Campo de Borja | 750ml
"One of Spain's finest estates, the still under-the-radar Bodegas Alto Moncayo is a joint venture of Dan Phillips, Jorge Ordoñez, Chris Ringland, Jose Miguel San Martin, Bodegas Borsao and others. The top wine is their old vine 100% Grenache cuvée called Alto Moncayo. Their value pick is the Veraton, and both the 2010 and 2011 are outstanding wines as well as terrific bargains. The 2010 Veraton is 100% old vine Grenache grown in vineyards planted between 1910 and 1967. Aged in a combination of French and American oak for 17 months prior to being bottled unfiltered, it is one of the world’s greatest Grenache values. Lots of crushed, chalky minerality intermixed with explosive notes of kirsch liqueur, lavender and spring flowers are found in this dense, full-bodied, pure red. Some background oak is noticeable, but the full-bodied, lavish concentration of fruit and glycerin are stunning and mouth-saturating. It should drink well for a decade." Robert Parker 92 Points "Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed nose offers an array of black and blue fruits, flowers and spices. Sweet black raspberry and blueberry flavors coat the palate, with smoky minerality providing lift. This sweet, fleshy wine closes with very good cut and smooth, harmonious tannins, leaving a strong spicy quality behind." International Wine Cellar 92 Points
White | Chardonnay | United States | Napa Valley | 750ml
Red | Tempranillo | Spain | Ribera Del Duero | 750ml
The Vendimia Seleccionada exhibits a blue-hued red color with a violet rim. It is clean and bright. Sharp, intense and fresh aroma, with a marked fruit character and oak-integrated background. The palate is round, rich, fresh, balanced, flavorsome and persistent.
White | Chardonnay | United States | California | 750ml
With the goal of expressing a comprehensive expression of the appellation, we selected five unique vineyard sites to create this Sta. Rita Hills bottling. This blend is comprised of Mount Carmel, 3-D, Gnesa, Sea Smoke and Zotovich. While each lot is handled separately and in a completely uniform fashion in the winery, each contributes vastly different expressions which ultimately harmonize in the finished wine.
"The 2010 Chardonnay is gorgeous. Juicy apricots, pears, flowers and a hint of spices are woven together in this beautifully layered Chardonnay. Brewer-Clifton’s 2010 Chardonnay is a great wine for the money and an equally fabulous introduction to the house style. The fruit sources are Mt. Carmel, Sweeney Canyon, 3-D, Gnesa and a touch of Zotovich." Wine Advocate (91 Points)
Red | Chateauneuf du Pape | France | Rhone | 750ml
Red | Sangiovese Grosso | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
An elegant and fruity wine with a good structure and harmonious body, with a long finish. It will pair well with red meat and mature cheeses.
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | Santa Lucia Highlands | 750ml
“Wow! The 2010 Gary’s Vineyards has a deep ruby color and a dark red core. Cranberries, currants, sage, maraschino cherry, hibiscus flower, cream soda and brown sugar aromas abound from the glass in this powerfully aromatic wine. Warm raspberry pie, pomegranate, assai berry and bright cherry flavors intertwined with spicy sweet vanilla oak followed by silky tannins that coat the mouth with a full and long finish.”
International Wine Cellar (90)
Red | Malbec | Argentina | 750ml
White | Chardonnay | United States | 750ml
The imprint of our 2010 Chardonnay's terroir is readily apparent in the aromatics, flavors and textures. While displaying a bit more elegance than recent vintages, the wine is still wonderfully intense and powerful with notes of baked apple, hazelnuts, lemon peel, nutmeg, brioche and cream.Winery Notes
Offers an expansive mix of ripe fig, apricot, mango and tropical fruit, holding a rich posture on the long, layered finish. Drink now through 2020.Wine Spectator 92 Points