Red | Cabernet Franc | France | 750ml
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | Chile | 750ml
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | California | 750ml
Inspired by the great wines of Bordeaux, Darioush's Signature Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies how meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard can result in powerful wines with extraordinary depth, character and poise. Grown in the cool climate of their estate vineyards in Southern Napa Valley and atop the rocky slopes of Mt. Veeder, their Signature Cabernet Sauvignon integrates rich and concentrated fruit with earth and spice.Enticing aromas of ripe black currant, blueberry and cacao introduce this bold, yet harmonious wine. A supple and focused palate reveals round flavors of juicy blackberry, cherry and espresso. Finely knit tannins prolong the elegant, poised finish that is accented by hints of cinnamon, cedar and nutmeg.
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone | 750ml
This solid red delivers dark plum, black currant and fig notes, supported by iron, charcoal and tobacco. A nice stony edge lingers on the finish. Drink now. 200 cases imported.
Red | Crozes-Hermitage | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml
The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well rounded, which assures good aging potential. It is recommended with game, grilled and rich foods.
White | White Blend | France | Loire Valley | 750ml
White | Chardonnay | France | Burgundy | 750ml
This vineyard is 7 acres with 20 year old vines. The wine is light yellow in color with a faint golden hue. It has a gorgeous perfume with floral and citrus nuances and is finesseful and balanced with floral and citrus notes and a lovely crisp finish.
Incredible purity and class on the nose—discreet, complex, a hint of vanilla and white flower blossoms. The palate is dry and round without a hint of sucrosity.
This wine expresses intense and focused aromatics while concentrated, impeccably balanced rich, long flavors take over in the mouth. The wines from Pouilly Fuissé are often thought to rival and surpass many of the top level wines found in the Côte de Beaune and at a fraction of the price.
White | Proprietary Blend | France | 750ml
Red | Bordeaux | France | Bordeaux | 750ml
In late 2011, I had the last bottle in my cellar of the 1970 Domaine de Chevalier. Much to my surprise, it was still holding on to life and remained gorgeously complex in that ethereal Graves style. The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red currant fruit, spice box, cedar and lead pencil shavings. The tannins are sweet in this fleshy, full-bodied offering. It is built on the notion of extraordinary harmony, elegance and complexity. While not the most concentrated or flamboyant 2009, its intense aromas are already reasonably evolved and its lusciousness and balance are terrific. Made from an interesting blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, its yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare were slightly higher than many of its neighbors achieved. Drink it over the next 25 years.Robert Parker 95 Points
Red | Chateauneuf du Pape | France | Rhone | 750ml
This 135-acre estate (all in the famed La Crau) has produced a 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest other authorized varietals (from vines that average 60 years of age). The wine is aged 18 months in foudres and concrete tanks. This classic offering had just been bottled before my visit, so it was probably tighter than it will be in 6-12 months. Deep ruby/purple-colored with notes of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, plums, black cherries and raspberries, it typically reveals a Mediterranean sea breeze-like character that is difficult to articulate. The sweetness of the tannin, full-bodied mouthfeel, and evolved style remind me somewhat of the 1983, which is still drinking beautifully. The 2009 can be consumed now or cellared for two decades.?Wine Spectator 94 Points
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
A notably floral-infused nose of red berry fruit also reflects a discreet note of new wood that complements the rich, dense, serious and palate staining medium-bodied flavors that possess fine complexity on the balanced and quite firm finish. This should be excellent in time.Burghound 90-92 Points
Full red with ruby tones. Incredible high-pitched nose combines raspberry, pepper, rose petal, red licorice, crushed stone, flowers, menthol and eucalyptus. The palate offers extraordinary sweetness but the wine's minerally lift and intense sappiness gives it a weightless impression. Shows the noble side of Corton grand cru, not to mention uncanny intensity; Faiveley made 42 hectoliters per hectare in 2009, but the wine tastes like half that. Finishes with incredible length and verve; offhand, I can't think of a longer 2009. Should be a cellar treasure.Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar 97+ Points
Dark and lush, this black cherry- and blackberry-laced red is silky and succulent. Well-balanced and moderately long, if not very complex. Best from 2013 through 2020.
The blockbuster 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Centenaire tastes more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Cotes du Rhone. Dominated by Grenache with a small amount of Syrah included in the blend, the wine possesses great intensity, a terrific texture, full-bodied power, and wonderful purity and Provencal typicity. This sensational effort is filled with red and black fruit, roasted herb, barbecue smoke, meat juice and bouquet garni characteristics. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years or longer.
White | Burgundy | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | 750ml
"Sometimes in a challenging vintage such as 2009, it is the least expensive, blended wines that benefit most, perhaps because grapes normally destined for the single-vineyard wines are redirected. Here, rich fruit flavors highlighted with streaks of caramel and toffee get things rolling quickly. Berries and cherries, firm acids, pretty spice and a lingering butterscotch finish." Wine Enthusiast 91 Points"The Serene 2009 Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee offers sweeter red berry flavors than does the corresponding 2010, with brown spice accents and nicely integrated tannic chew. Pure-fruited and with ample finishing juiciness, this betrays none of its vintage’s weak sides and ought to drink well for another several years." Wine Advocate
Red | Proprietary Red | France | Corbieres | 750ml
Blason d'Aussières is a selection characterised by its fruit maturity, freshness, supple and fleshy texture which reflect the terroir of the estate. Its aromas remind us of the rich garrigue and spicy flavours. 20% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Red | Proprietary Red | United States | California | 750ml
The Dominus 2009 exemplifies the finest qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon from an ideal vintage. The nose, at once powerful yet restrained, is dense and filled with pure dark berry fruit and hints of sandalwood. On the palate is a harmonious blend of fresh plum and focused minerality with tannins that are firm, round and elegant. Spherical in quality, this wine is complete from start to finish. A sublime vintage. Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit VerdotThe 2009 Dominus flows from the glass with layers of highly expressive fruit. The wine possesses stunning richness, power and depth. Dark red fruit, tobacco, flowers and spices are woven into a seamless, beautifully articulated finish. Elegance and intensity are in perfect harmony here. This is a thrilling wine from Dominus. The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. Wine Advocate 97+ Points