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)
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 | 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.
White | Malvasia, Trebbbiano | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
Red | Carmenere | Chile | Rapel Valley | 750ml
Red | Red Blend | Italy | Sardegna | 750ml
"Aromatic, with garrigue, spice box and smoke notes accenting the racy plum and wild berry fruit, remaining fresh through the solid finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 41,600 cases made."
- Wine Spectator 89 Points
Red | Monica, Carignan, Bovale Sardo | Italy | Sardinia | 750ml
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Red | Burgundy | France | 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
White | Sauvignon Blanc | South Africa | Constantia | 750ml
Red | Rioja | Spain | 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 | Tempranillo | Spain | Ribera Del Duero | 750ml
The Vendimia Seleccionada exhibits a blue-hued red color with a violet rim. It is clean and bright. Sharp, intense and fresh aroma, with a marked fruit character and oak-integrated background. The palate is round, rich, fresh, balanced, flavorsome and persistent.
Red | Monastrell | Spain | Jumilla | 750ml
Intense bouquet of black fruits meet delicately spicy and woody notes. Fleshy and full on the palate, it offers a structure of elegant tannins. Very good aging potential.
Red | Pinot Noir | California | 750ml
Our fourth release from this dynamic site owned and farmed by Peter and Rebecca Work. Our 1.7 acre, west-facing parcel was custom planted specifically for us in clay-loam soil to clone 828.
"Initially quite reticent, the 2010 Pinot Noir Ampelos comes across as slightly compact and shut down. There is an element of racy wildness that runs through the fruit in this firm Pinot. It will be interesting to see if the Ampelos softens up with further time in bottle. Today, it is a bit of a brute. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018." Wine Advocate (89 Points)