Red | Proprietary Red | Spain | Priorat | 750ml
"The 2009 La Basseta is purple black in color with a brooding bouquet of liquid minerals, licorice, tapenade, a hint of balsamic, black cherry, and blackberry. On the palate it reveals greater richness than the 2008 with plush fruit, succulent flavors, and enough ripe tannin to evolve for 4-6 years. It will be at its best from 2015 to 2029." Wine Advocate (95)
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | California | 750ml
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Ampelos comes across as quite energetic and tightly wound. Dark cherries, plums, sweet spices and menthol emerge, but only with great reluctance. Sweet floral notes and licorice appear later, adding complexity and nuance to the red fruit. There is marvelous integrity in the glass; the only thing needed is time." Wine Advocate (92 Points)
Red | Syrah | France | Rhone | 750ml
"Rich and dense, but velvety and nicely detailed, with sleek-edged cassis, blackberry and plum fruit woven with white pepper, mulled spice and dark olive notes. A strong, tangy, iron edge takes over on the finish, with lots of latent grip. Best from 2013 through 2022. Only 900 Cases Produced." Wine Spectator 93 Points"As for the negociant northern Rhone selections, the dense purple-hued 2009 Cote Rotie reveals lots of black olive, bacon fat, black raspberry and blackberry fruit notes intertwined with hints of charcoal and underbrush. This impressively endowed, medium to full-bodied Cote Rotie should drink well for 10-15 years." Wine Advocate 92 Points"Bright purple. Classic syrah aromas of cherry, boysenberry and violet, complicated by smoked meat, pipe tobacco and licorice. Vibrant and sweet, showing impressive depth to its dark fruit preserve, anise and floral flavors. Tangy acidity and silky tannins give lift and shape to the long, floral finish." International Wine Cellar 92 Points
White | Chardonnay | United States | California | 750ml
In the glass, this wine has a classic Chardonnay hue of pale golden straw. The bouquet draws you in with delicate nuances of wet stones, lichee, white peach, orange blossoms, and a slight hint of toasted almonds. The palate is soft and fleshy and loaded with bright citrus tones of sweet mandarin and Meyer lemon, white nectarine and rich tropical notes of guava, pineapple, and lichee – all complemented by subtle sweet oak. There is a delicate smoothness to this Chardonnay and fantastic weight throughout. This is the wine you’ll want to bring to the next big dinner party or business lunch– get ready to accept the kudos.
Hubert Chauvenet is crafting classic wines with fine delicacy of fruit and rich complexity. Always supple, opulent, seductive, and fruit-driven, the offerings from Chauvenet-Chopin are friendly, smile-inducing wines.
Red | Burgundy | France | 750ml
White | Chablis | France | Burgundy | 750ml
A ripe and intensely floral nose also features notes of smoke, sea breeze, mineral reduction and white peach that introduce rich, full and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess plenty of volume on the tangy and racy finish that has tightened up considerably since I last saw this from cask. A very solid performance for such young vines.Burghound 92 Points
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | California | 750ml
White | White Blend | United States | California | 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 | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Syrah | United States | California | 750ml
"Firm, intense and chewy, at points rustic and edgy, this manages to deliver a tight, potent, concentrated mix of dried berry, pomegranate, black licorice and cedar flavors. Ends with gritty tannins." Wine Spectator (90 Points)
Red | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | California | 750ml
Deep crimson-garnet in color with bluish highlights on the rim. Fresh blueberry and elegant spice aromas of clove and mace are matched with flavors of blackberry, and dried cherry. Bright acidity and supple tannins that are followed by a long, silky finish.
"Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of cherry, black raspberry and violet. Lively dark fruit flavors are lifted by lively, integrated acidity. Dense but nicely delineated, with a sexy floral nuance emerging with aeration. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and notes of candied rose and mocha. This benefits a lot from air." International Wine Cellar (92)
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | 750ml
This vintage is a dream come true for Winemaker Rob Davis, combining both an excellent growing season and our new direction with fruit sourcing. Visually stunning with a deep garnet-ruby hue, this wine possesses an unprecedented elegance of fruit expression, lively acidity, tannin structure and oak integration. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle hints of baking spice and vanilla from oak aging. Enjoy now or cellar through 2025.
Red | Proprietary Red | United States | Washington | 750ml
This wine is boss! Bloody and earthy with raw leather and sun roasted tomato. Super savory...paella please.
80% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% SyrahEarthy. Think dried Mediterranean herbs, black olive. Complex and satisfying, full and rich. For my father, Robert Ovide.
Cabernet and Syrah BlendMinerally and pure. Dark purple fruit, deep saturating flavors. Firm, yet feminine. For my mother, Roma.
Red | Bordeaux | France | Bordeaux | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | Oregon | 750ml
Only 269 Cases ProducedThe 2009 Pinot Noir Block 7 is made from Wadenswil clone. It displays greater spiciness in its expressive nose, plenty of fruit on the palate, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It can be approached now but will last for another 8-10 years. Wine Advocate 92 Points