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.
Red | Malbec | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The 2010 Malbec was sourced from three vineyards, two of which are 66 and 86 years of age, with the wine aged for 9 months in French oak. It is a super-fragrant offering featuring racy red fruits, spice box, incense, and floral notes. Pure, sweetly-fruited, and elegant in the glass, this intense, lengthy Malbec can be approached now and over the next 6-8 years.
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!
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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 | Pinot Grigio | Italy | Alto Adige | 750ml
Quite pronounced and expressive aroma with flowery and somewhat spicy notes. Rich flavored in the mouth, with a slight smokiness at the back and a good, fresh finish. From select sites with vines 15-40 years old.
White | Sauvignon Blanc | France | Loire Valley | 750ml
Red | Garnacha | Spain | Campo de Borja | 750ml
Inky purple. A heady bouquet evokes ripe red berries, anise, mocha and pungent fresh flowers. Supple and sweet on entry, then more structured in the middle, offering deep, mineral-accented dried strawberry and cherry liqueur flavors. Takes a spicy turn on the long, sappy finish, which echoes the pure red berry qualities.
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.
White | Chardonnay | United States | California | 750ml
Yountville AVA. Fermented on French Oak and aged Sur Lies for 6 months. This Napa Chardonnay has a light golden straw color and ripe aromas of fresh lemon custard and sweet tangerine aromas with a hint of Tahitian vanilla and a touch of clove spice. The final finish on the wine is generous with fruit and perfectly balanced with its acidity and understated oak making it an excellent aperitif and food friendly white. The floral components are subtle but transcendent, taking you some place tropical.
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | Sonoma Coast | 750ml
80% Sonoma Coast, 20% Russian River Valley. Aged 12 months in French Oak. This deep raspberry colored Pinot Noir stems from some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in California found in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The wine's aromas are reminiscent of a fine Gevrey Chambertin in that it contains bright cherry fruit but is balanced over an earthy, leathery texture. Similarly, the palate unfolds with exotic spice flavors of tea leaf, clove and star anise and then folds daftly into rich and generous French oak lactone flavors and textures while maintaining its age-worthy acidity within.
White | Chardonnay | United States | Napa Valley | 750ml
Red | Chianti | Italy | 750ml
Red | Sangiovese | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
Red | Carmenere | Chile | Rapel Valley | 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
Red | Grenache | Spain | Calatayud | 750ml
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.
Red | Proprietary Red | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
A versatile young red wine with a ruby red colour and a bouquet characterized by inviting ripe fruit notes intertwined with scents of Mediterranean herbs and sweet spices. a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Sangiovese grapes from the historic towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. Vines range from 8-15 years old and are bush trained. The wines age 5 months in second and third year barriques for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot; in large Slavonian oak casks for the Sangiovese.
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | Santa Maria Valley | 750ml
Deep scarlet color; out of the gate aromas of cinnamon, cranberry and a hint of ginger tease for a taste. The palate turns into Christmas in the mouth,sweet baking spices and tart berries, even a hint of roasted meat.
Pale bright yellow. Pure aromas of musky nectarine, grapefruit and pineapple. Boasts good thickness and richness for a chardonnay in this price range; the dominant characteristic is lively stone fruit flavors.
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.