Bussola Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Ca' del Laito 2016
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Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2007 1.5LOur philosophy is to work more in the vineyards to respect the balance of the place. We like to produce a Brunello that represents the best tradition in structure and aromatics with more elegance, harmony and fruit.
Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2007Our philosophy is to work more in the vineyards to respect the balance of the place. We like to produce a Brunello that represents the best tradition in structure and aromatics with more elegance, harmony and fruit.
Ornellaia Ornellaia 2011The sun-filled, early-maturing 2011 vintage perfectly expresses the qualities of Ornellaia. The wine appears an intense, youthful ruby red. The nose offers rich fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness. On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silk-smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2012Tenuta Nuova 2012 has balsamic and red fruit notes, while in the mouth shows itself with ripen and silky tannins which are supported by a vibrant finish. It is now enjoyable but capable of ageing for many years. This wine is persistent, velvety, and goes on for minutes once opened. It should be served at 16-17 C°, opening the bottle at least 2 hours in advance or alternatively decanting gently
Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2013Deep ruby in color, fruity and floral bouquet with subtle spice; silky, structured and well balanced, with soft, noble tannins. Aged by regulations for four years, of which approximately two and a half are in wood, Fuligni's regular Brunello di Montalcino also has optimal lasting characteristics but is destined for more immediate drinking. With its elegant combination of fruit and spicy aromas, the Fuligni Brunello is, in any case, the result of carefully selected grapes coming from low yields per hectare and is not produced in years when the quality of the harvested grapes is not suitable to maintain the high standards of the estate.
Occhipinti Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2016Appearance: Ruby red. Aroma: Fruity notes of plum, blackberry, black currant, licorice and myrtle. Mouth Feel: Warm and elegant.
Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Colledilà Gran Selezione 2015Ruby red color. Complex and intense bouquet of ripe red fruit, plums and flower scents. The entry is velvety and generous with delicate tannins. The fine texture and well-balanced acidity give the wine a long persistence on the nose and palate. Colledilà is one of the most representative wines of the terroir of Brolio.
Castello la Leccia Chianti Classico 2016You can pop the cork and immediately savor a glass. But there's a well-disguised gravity here: it's a structured wine that makes friends with the air, gaining complexity in the glass.
Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco Chiusa di Pannone 2012Intense ruby red in colour. A rich and powerful, ethereal and very complex nose. Typically characterised by notes of fruit and aromatic herbs, where citrus features, cherry, berry, mint and oregano. On the palate this wine is very structured, with firm and persistent tannins. A wine that is best expressed with a long bottle ageing. Accompanies: Grilled, roasted, braised or stewed red meats, game and hard mature cheeses.
Ca' di Pesa Chianti Classico 2016
Cantine Cellaro Bacaro Nero d'Avola 2018On the nose, fruity aromas with hints of thyme and rosemary. On the palate, ripe blackberry fruits, prunes and a little note of liquorice and pepper. With firm tannins and medium acidity, it can be enjoyed on its own or with food. Pairs with grilled meats & vegetables or roasted game birds.
Brovia Barolo Garblèt Sue' 2015The grapes for this formidable "cru" are from the Garblet Sué vineyard (also referred to as the "Fiasco" vineyard) in Castiglione Falletto on south/southeast slopes at an altitude of 250 meters with soil that is predominantly limestone. This is a dynamic wine filled with surprises. The Garblet Sué" is a fraternal twin to the more stern and imposing "Villero" with the classic restrained power of the best of the wines from this classic village in the heart of the Barolo zone. The site is 0.7 hectare with vines planted in 1970 and 1979. It distinguishes itself by its enormous energy, a positive and heady wine with a gorgeous interplay of black fruits and minerals. The lively presence on the palate reminds one of the remarkable ability of Nebbiolo to retain its vibrant acidity while building its sugar reserves.
Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello 2012Similarly large-scaled as the San Valentino, the Pipparello is more overwhelmingly brooding, and more intense in its concentration. The ultra-savory nose is a thick swamp of camphor, black olives, fresh tar, and sandalwood, with pretty high-toned spices lurking in the background. Its palate is arrestingly dense, yet it carries an incredible amount of energy given its over-all disposition. This is a rough-and-tumble, wholly uncompromising wine without a polite bone in its body, yet it still manages to be erudite and nuanced - an embodiment of the spirit of the Bea style at its most extreme.
Muri Gries Lagrein 2018This Lagrein pours a deep purple color. On the nose, it is invitingly open and multi-layered with notes of violet, chocolate, ripe damsons and spices. On the palate, the wine is elegant with a velvety structure, tightly knit tannins and hints of bitter almonds. Best enjoyed slightly below room temperature with game, grilled meat dishes or a juicy entrecôte steak. To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 5 years.
Ca' di Pesa Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
Brigaldara Valpolicella Classico 2018Bright ruby. Vibrant aromas of redcurrant, blackberry and candied viole on the knockout nose. Quite juicy on the palate, with floral red berry flavors given laser-like precision by lovely harmonious acidity. Very well balanced wine, clean and clear.
Vignamato Rosso Piceno 2018Bright purple. Juicy aromas and flavors of roasted plum, cherry, and chocolate. Nicely- balanced acidity. Fun.
Bove Pianoro Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018
Giovanna Madonia Tenentino 2018Bright ruby red in appearance. Flowery aromas of violet and red pulp fruit with hints of aromatic herbs.
Ca' La Bionda Valpolicella Classico 2019The wine opens with a nose of fresh red fruits and floral notes that recall violets. Elegant and light, this wine is all about freshness and easy drinking, a wine to drink everyday in good company and with a wide variety of Italian style foods from pasta to roast meats.
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
Joseph Mellot Chinon Les Morinières 2017Deep 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.
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
La Stoppa Trebbiolo Rosso 2018The young version of the most typical cut of the Colli Piacentini, obtained from the local Barbera and Bonarda grapes, comes from the selection of the grapes with the largest grapes, from the youngest vineyards and from the valley floor.
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
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