White | Aligote | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Wine Spectator #55 Top 100 Wines of 2013, 90 PointsSleek and tightly packed, with delicate layers of cherry, tobacco and cocoa flavors mingling against refined tannins, persisting pleasantly on the light-stepping finish. Drink now through 2017."Vivid fruit and full tannins define the 2011 A to Z Pinot Noir. The wine is pure, displaying pedigree and presence with a beautiful, clear, vibrant red color. Fresh aromas of lush forest berries and cherries, followed by more savory aromatics of tobacco, smoke, game, clean earth and flint. In the mouth, a focused attack of concentrated red and blue fruits grows in complexity on the mid-palate with ripe, dense tannins perfectly supported by the weight of the fruit. The wine completely harmonizes with a long finish of complex red fruit and mineral flavors. Winery Notes
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | 750ml
White | Burgundy | France | 750ml
White | Pinot Grigio | Italy | Veneto | 750ml
Red | Garnacha | Spain | 750ml
I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5-6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. They are generally full-bodied, powerful (with at least 15.5% natural alcohol), concentrated, rich wines made from very old vines and tiny yields. If you are not into flavor concentration or care about artisanal wines from great terroirs that have been ignored for centuries, this may not be the wine for you. Not one of these ten vintages was close to full maturity. The two most recent vintages, 2010 and 2011, were both late, cooler years and both have turned out to be sexy wines. I suspect that in many ways, 2011 will behave like 2006, being precocious and delicious, but not as long-lived as some of its siblings. These wines appear to have 20-30 years of aging potential, although the sweet spot for drinking them appears to be between age 8 and 15. Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95 Points
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | California | 750ml
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is fashioned in a fruit forward, easy to drink style, yet it reveals admirable complexity and length. Aged for ten months in French and American oak, this medium-bodied wine has a deep garnet hue and aromas of pepper, lush black cherry, blackberry and vanilla. The rich black cherry and plum flavors are layered with hints of vanilla, smoke, bramble, herbal notes and creamy oak that linger on the palate. The finish is soft and lingering with bold, structured texture and integrated tannins complementing the intense fruit.
Red | Proprietary Red | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
Scotch | Scotland | Glasgow | 750ml
For years, evangelists asked us to create a non chill-filtered, cask strength edition of our acclaimed Auchentoshan classic. Valinch was born. The Valinch being the name of the pipette used to draw whisky straight from the cask. An appropriate name for a whisky with all the depth of taste, flavour and texture associated with sampling whisky at source. An unadulterated small batch release.
Fruit blended from Sonoma County and the Central Coast. The 2011 vintage shows blueberry jam, strawberry tart, boysenberry, a hint of teriyaki, vanilla and cinnamon. the blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 4% Zinfandel.
Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon reflects a blending of grapes grown from the B.R. Cohn Olive Hill Estate Vineyard and select North Coast vineyards. This combination offers full, rich flavors of berry, cassis and black cherry with hints of vanilla in the background. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Syrah, 9% Cabernet Franc
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | Argentina | Menodoza | 750ml
"Blended with 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc.Beautiful deep red color with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. This wine is full-bodied and incredibly lush for a young Cabernet. It explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish. Pairs with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, rabbit, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces."
Wine Advocate (90)
Red | Malbec | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
White | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Tinto Fino | Spain | Ribera Del Duero | 750ml
“The grapes from this vineyard are used in the 2011 Tineta (100% Tinto Fino). It reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of creme de cassis intermixed with hints of wood smoke and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent and sensual, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years.[…]” Wine Advocate (91)
Red | Garnacha | Spain | Calatayud | 750ml
Opaque ruby. Ripe blackberry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of mocha and licorice. At once rich and lively, offering vibrant dark fruit preserve flavors and a kick of peppery spices. Smooth, seamless and sweet on the very persistent finish, which leaves notes of blueberry and espresso behind." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 91 Points
Red | Proprietary Red | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Blend | Spain | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Red | Spain | Jumilla | 750ml
White | Proprietary White | Spain | Rioja | 750ml
"The 2011 Blanco (90% Viura and 10% Malvasia) exhibits a light color along with fresh notes of citrus." Wine Advocate (85 Points)
Red | Tempranillo | Spain | Rioja | 750ml
80% tempranillo and 10% garnacha, with bits of mazuelo and graciano): Lurid red. Intense red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by cracked pepper and licorice. Taut and refreshingly bitter, with energetic cherry and redcurrant flavors and a hint of rhubarb. Tight and focused on the spicy finish. Pretty serious for the money. Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
Red | Mencia | Spain | Castilla y Leon | 750ml
"Bright violet color. Pungent dark berry and mineral scents show a lively character. Firm and juicy, offering concentrated blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of allspice. Finishes on a spicy note, with firm tannic grip and very good persistence. I like this wine's structure and focus." International Wine Cellar (90)
Red | Tempranillo | Spain | La Mancha | 750ml
"From holdings in La Mancha, the 2011 Volver (100% Tempranillo that spent 18 months in new French oak prior to being bottled unfiltered) is a 2,000-case cuvée that comes from a single vineyard. Abundant notes of acacia flowers intermixed with black currants and blackberries are offered in a flavorful, medium-bodied, slightly spicy format. A nicely textured mouthfeel, sweet tannin and a long finish suggest this stunning value will drink well for 3-4 years. Wines such as this normally sell for $30-$50 a bottle, but this beauty is priced just over $16." Robert Parker 91 Points
Red | Proprietary Red | South Africa | 750ml
Red | Grenache | Spain | Campo de Borja | 750ml
"This has long been a popular source for value-priced wines. Founded in 1958 in the appellation of Campo de Borja, Borsao owns a whopping 3,706 acres of vineyards planted at elevations of 1,300 to 2,300 feet above sea level. The soils are primarily limestone-based and the area is highly reputed for old vine Grenache, but there is also Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah planted as well as a few white varietals. The 2011 Tres Picos offers gorgeous strawberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with notions of powdery chalk, pepper and spice. Lusciously fruity and medium to full-bodied with heady glycerin and richness, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years." Robert Parker 90 Points
Red | Chateauneuf du Pape | France | Rhone | 750ml
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition is a blend of 75% Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah and Mourvedre with small amounts of Counoise, Vaccarese and Cinsault, all aged in foudres. It possesses a wonderful earthy/garrigue character in addition to abundant kirsch, lavender and black raspberry fruit. This full-bodied 2011 should drink beautifully for a decade. Wine Advocate 90-92 Points
Composed of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes emanates from four separate old vine parcels located in Pignan, Mont Redon, Les Grands Galiguieres and La Gardine. A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 exhibits a shockingly rich dense purple color as well as sensational notes of blackberries, licorice, cassis, nori (the seafood wrapper used in sushi restaurants), pepper and roasted meats. It is a full-throttle, massive Chateauneuf du Pape with silky tannins, decent acidity and a long finish. This is a killer wine! It should age effortlessly for 10-15 years. Wine Advocate 92-94 Points
White | Chardonnay | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Bright red. Aromas of ripe red fruit (cherry, raspberry, red currant). A fleshy palate where tasty fruit and tannins intermingle very nicely.
White | United States | Anderson Valley | 750ml
White | Chardonnay | United States | California | 750ml
624 Cases Produced. This is a cool-climate Chardonnay that’s dark gold in color and tastes of ripe apple. From both the Ferrington and Savoy Vineyards, two of Anderson Valley’s finest, it shows the greatness of the vintage in coastal Mendocino. Fragrant and rich in honey and toasty notes, it finishes crisp. Crab cakes with it would be ideal. Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | Anderson Valley, California | 750ml
The 2011 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is composed primarily from three well-known Anderson Valley vineyards: Ferrington, Savoy, and Donnelly Creek. Aromatics of cherry, truffle, cocoa, cola, leap from the glass. In the mouth, bright fruit flavors including plum, pomegranate, and Logan berry mingle with subtle notes of caraway and sweet toast. Long tannins contribute to the finely textured finish that keep the taster reaching for another sip.
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | United States | Willamette Valley | 750ml
Doug Tunnell farms in the north Willamette Valley in the Ribbon Ridge AVA an estate parcel of 29 planted acres, which has been certified organic since 1990 and Demeter biodynamic certified since 2005. Selected from all the multiple micro-sites and clones within the Brick House vineyards. The "Select" is a mirror of the Brick House "terroir"… containing fruit from the cooler north faces as well as the ultra-ripe ridge tops and western exposures.
Red | Cotes du Rhone | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Red | United States | Sonoma County, California | 750ml
White | Garganega | Italy | Soave | 750ml
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | Napa Valley | 750ml
The second-second label to Dominus, Carpe Diem Cabernet is crafted by Christian Moueix and his winemaking Team in Yountville. An outstanding value, the wine has classic strawberry and cassis liqueur aromas, a plump mouthfeel, and soft tannic structure. Carpe Diem 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a classic winemaking style, respecting the characteristics of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine is fruit forward, elegant, and exhibits soft tannins,making it pleasant to drink in its youth. Oak is used sparingly to keep Carpe Diem fresh and vibrant. Grapes for the Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon have been selected exclusively from the best vineyards in world renowned Napa Valley. Vinified under the strict supervision of Christian Moueix's winemaking team in Yountville, California, Carpe Diem embodies the essence of Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a refreshing and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with bright aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins.
Red | Sangiovese Blend | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
Red | Red Blend | Spain | Valencia | 750ml
Red | Sangiovese | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
This fine wine from the region of Sangiovese is very aromatic. Aged for at least three years in oak barrels, it is dry and savory.
White | Chardonnay | France | Macon-Villages | 750ml
This wine is to be low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing impressions of friendly chock richness. The palate enters rich with sweet, ripe tannins, expanding to a greater breadth of refined textures. The flavor profile includes dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The primary goodness of this wine is the presence of balance, with a supple texture, approachable grip and a fruit of the earth essence.
A brilliant wine, and one of the stars of the vintage, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts aromas of blueberry pie, blackberries, cassis and white flowers. This full-bodied, velvety textured, delicious 2011 is already drinking well, and should continue to do so for 10-12 years. It is a terrific success for the vintage. Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95 Points
White | White Blend | France | Bordeaux | 750ml