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
Red | Red | Portugal | Alentejo | 750ml
Sherry | Pedro Ximenez | Spain | 375ml
White | Pinot Grigio | Italy | Veneto | 750ml
White | Sauvignon Blanc | France | Loire | 750ml
White | White | France | Sancerre | 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 | Garnacha,Carinena | Spain | Priorat | 750ml
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.
This Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium brick red color which illustrates the length of barrel aging. This fine North Coast Cab is elegant in its forward ripe bing cherry profile. There is a fine sweet brown sugar note behind the fruit which provides depth before folding into some earthy peppery tones with leather and truffle notes. The palate is super rich and juicy with dark fruit flavors, cassis, plum and integrated cherry vanilla flavors which finish supple and silky.
Red | Proprietary Red | Italy | Tuscany | 750ml
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 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Argentina | Mendoza | 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