Red | Malbec | Argentina | 750ml
Wine Spectator #10 of Top 100 of 2012Wine Spectator 95 PointsDark and powerful, yet elegant, with a delicious core of crushed raspberry, blackberry and damson plum notes tightly woven with silky tannins. The minerally finish lingers on with layered flavors of wildflowers, melted licorice and spice box.
White | 750ml
White | Pinot Gris | United States | 750ml
"This bright, appley white has a fresh scent of quince and the fine tang of lees. Its flavors and textures have the persistence of a bone-dry cider, with a zippy acidity that would hold up to a smoked pork chop."90 Points Wine & Spirits. It brings together a rich mouthfeel with a crispy finish. Not an easy combination, but this Pinot Gris pulls it off easily!
Wine & Spirits (90)
White | Burgundy | France | 750ml
Beautiful looking with a bright, young, pale yellow color. Intense, attractive and rich on the nose, with hints of very ripe white and yellow fruit and exotic fruit aromas. A fruity wine which is big, smooth and fresh on the palate.
Red | Zinfandel | United States | California | 750ml
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
Red | Malbec | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
Opaque black in color, with flashes of violet, and an ethereal, highly complex nose, with notes of red and black fruits, spices, smoke, forest groves, and sweet, fresh wood. The palate has excellent breadth and depth of juicy fruit. The acidity is fresh and the tannins are firm but fine-textured, supporting the berry flavors well on the long, elegant finish.
Red | Proprietary Red | France | Burgundy | 750ml
This wine is medium-bodied and elegant, with a nose of pure black cherry fruit. Considered a benchmark for the Bourgogne appellation, it picks up subtle shades of spicy earth and smoky vanilla, as the finish fans out. Bertrand Ambroise uses young vines from his vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges for this wine.
Red | Red Blend | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Syrah | United States | California | 750ml
250 Cases ProducedDeep purple in color. Expressive with dark berries, blackberries, and plum. Rustic aroma of plums, blueberries, juniper berries, with subtle spice and smoke. Very accessible right now. Tremednous balance and weight. This is a beauty of Syrah.
Red | Chianti | Italy | 750ml
Red | Carmenere | Chile | Rapel Valley | 750ml
Red | Burgundy | France | 750ml
"The 2008 Ruchottes-Chambertin is totally fabulous. The wine literally explodes from the glass with layers of berries, flowers and spices. The Ruchottes shows marvelous inner sweetness and considerable vibrancy. This is a head spinning wine from Rousseau. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038."
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone | 750ml
I loved the 2010 Vacqueyras Jean-Marie Arnoux, which is 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre aged six months in large wood foudres. It exhibits a dense purple color and a more evolved style than most 2010s, with lots of forest floor, underbrush, spring flowers and blue and black fruits. Dense and luscious with sweet tannin and decent acidity, it should drink well for 5-6 years. Wine Advocate Robert Parker 89-91 Points
Red | Vacqueyras | France | Rhone | 750ml
For starters, the 2010 Vacqueyras Vac, a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, offers lots of exuberant black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of garrigue, pepper and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity and sweet tannin, it should drink nicely for 5-6 years.Wine Advocate Robert Parker 90-92 Points
White | Sauvignon Blanc | France | Vin de Pays | 750ml
"Attitude" has a beautiful freshness in mouth, a frank attack, delicate green and lemon flavors, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish to the wine, a smoothness and elegance - characteristics of all of Pascal Jolivet's wines.
White | Proprietary White | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | California | 750ml
White | Chardonnay | United States | Napa Valley | 750ml
White | White Zinfandel | United States | California | 1.5L
In making Beringer’s White Zinfandel, the focus is to highlight the fresh red berry, citrus and melon aromas and flavors, and round them out with subtle hints of nutmeg and clove. The wine has a youthful exuberance that is enjoyable as a sipper on its own, or with a variety of dishes.