Joseph Mellot Chinon Les Morinières 2017
Deep red in color with purple highlights, the wine has a fruity nose with aromas of black fruit (black currant, blackberry). The wine is full and round on the palate with soft, fine tannins. Food Pairing: The perfect match for deli meats, poultry, grilled or stewed meats, game and some cow's milk cheeses such as camembert.
Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano 2010In the best vintages a single-vineyard Brunello Riserva from the Madonna del Piano vineyard is produced.
Chateau Cap de Faugeres Côtes de Castillon 2016
Château-Le-Crock Saint Estephe 2016Pairing Suggestions: Prime rib, wild game and cheese.
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2018The wine opens with vivid tropical aromas of white flowers, ripe melon, and sweet citrus. The citrus and tropical characters extend onto the palate with ripe guava and crisp pink grapefruit, balanced by bright acidity and accented by a flinty vein of minerality. This is a zesty wine that stands up well to shrimp, crab, grilled vegetables and is perfect for a cheese plate!
Ca' di Pesa Chianti Classico 2016
Illahe Pinot Noir 2018Aromas of blueberry compote, kola nut, dried cranberry, graphite, lead into flavors of tamarind paste, violet, quince, thai basil and cedar chest. This wine finishes with more fruit, a little baking spice, silky tannins and a warm hug.
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2016
Saint Aix Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rose 2019A gourmet and balanced rosé! The hypnotic salmon pink color of AIX Rosé reveals the quality and freshness of the best rosés in Provence. The nose is fresh, delicate and fragrant with notes of watermelons, strawberries and flowers. It has a frank attack, a beautiful volume and complexity on the palate, all supported by an acidity that brings freshness and liveliness. A touch of Carignan has been added to the classic blend of Provence wines made from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, to give this cuvée a nice depth and great power without losing its minerality.
Ken Wright Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018Floral and spice focused, juicy red and black fruits linger on the palate with notes of orange zest, potting soil and black tea.
Clos Siguier Cahors 2017Deep purple in the glass with an amethyst rim. Plum, cherry, and blackberry fruit with cool black tea notes dominate the nose. A fruit-driven palate follows and is backed by pounded stones. This medium-bodied red has great minerality, moderate acidity and finishes with silken tannins. Can be drunk young or aged. A versatile wine. Pair with steak, veal stew, grilled sausages, roasts, lamb and strong aged cheeses.
Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2019Our Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc incorporates small amounts of Sauvignon Musqué and Sauvignon Gris, which adds a layer of depth and a fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel. At first swirl, this wine presents tropical aromas of pineapple, passionfruit, white peach and Meyer lemon. On the palate, flavors of lime, nectarine, mango and honeysuckle come through with a slightly creamy, but lively finish. Stainless steel fermentation was supplemented with small amounts of chestnut, acacia and French oak barrels adding additional character and nuance to this delicious wine. Seamless from start to finish, this is an elegant and refined Sauvignon Blanc.
Rickshaw Pinot Noir 2019
Chapelle St. Theodoric Chateauneuf du Pape La Guigasse 2017
Henri Brunier Le Pigeoulet Vaucluse Rouge 2018An everyday drinker. Tender, fresh and fruity in character, offering instant pleasure.
La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape 2018In October, 2019, Jim Nejaime visited, tasted extensively with Eric and selected this beautiful Chateauneuf to import in for our clients. ‘An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character.’ “A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah & the balance Mourvedre and Cinsault, the 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic wine that does everything right. Garrigue, blackberry and kirsch are all present in this medium to full-bodied, ripe, layered & character-filled red. Possessing excellent concentration & balance, it’s a rock-star cuvee to drink over the coming decade. Proprietor & Winemaker Eric Bonnet continues to craft outstanding reds in this great 2018 vintage. His Châteauneuf du Pape are the stars of the show, he makes amazing Rhone red wines of high quality that are worth twice the price!” - SPIRITED Tasting Panel
Ridge Vineyards East Bench Zinfandel 2018Raspberry, fig with notes of vanilla on the nose. Flavors of plum and black olive give way to well coated tannins and black olive in the lingering finish.
Weingut Barbara Öhlzelt Grüner Leader Grüner Veltliner 2019 1LThe Grüner Leader is from a combination of all of Barbara's Grüner vineyards with an average vine age of 30 years.
Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes Sable 2018This is simply stunning, fleshy yet driven, with ripe, oozing fruit--blood plum and blackcurrants and blood. It offers the most Burgundian texture of the pack but of course there is the wonderful cut and thrust of old-vine Morgon. The finish is long, sweet and perfumed. In the context of modern Burgundy this is an unbelievable bargain. Serve it in a Burgundy glass to maximise the perfume and finesse on offer.
Dry Creek Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2018The 2018 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents enticing aromatics of boysenberry, cranberry and plum with hints of coriander, cardamom and dark chocolate. On the palate, brambly flavors of blackberry and black cherry come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by deeper notes of cumin, black pepper and white pepper. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidity paired with excellent structure.
Domaine du Vissoux - Pierre-Marie Chermette Moulin à Vent Les Trois Roches 2018Deep, shiny, limpid ruby with crimson tints: very thick tears. The nose is intense with red fruit scents that include raspberry, cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant, partnered by hints of violet and iris. The mouth is refined and racy with a full rounded and fleshy juicy fruit attack. Mellow, creamy tannins give a suave, velvety texture. Great complexity of flavors. Pair with all meats and poultry. It's a great partner to dishes with morel mushroom and camembert or matured Saint Marcelin cheese.
Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett 2018