Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Roger Sabon|
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2007Winemaker Notes #8 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010 Flaccianello combines all the wild and old-world characteristics of the Sangiovese grape with the modern vinification techniques of what may be the top winemaking house in Tuscany today. The wine is like a taming and training of a beautiful black mustang stallion that has spent just enough time in the wild to retain its fiery disposition. It opens up with brambly notes of berries and currants, cloves, lavender, violets and a hint of bittersweet chocolate. I wonder at the grace of the wine as I delight in the first sip that is supple and cool on the mouth but full of warm flavors that light up the palate with bright notes of cherries and strawberries, tempered with touches of earthy leather and cherry-nut chutney. The wine crashes into the mid-palate on a wave of currants, blackberries, and more, riper straw-berries as it balances itself at the same time on pure tannins and pinch or two of new, vanilla oak. The finish…oh the finish…Well made Sangiovese never disappoints and the Flaccianello rolls on and on seemingly forever. Finally it fades with light herbal notes…a hint of mint…a dash of licorice basil…then it's gone like a shooting star winking out in the night sky.
Schug Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014This supple and generous Cabernet Sauvignon blend is crafted in the classic Bordeaux style that Walter Schug pioneered in the 1970's as winemaster of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. A ripe mouthful of currant and cherry flavors is framed by fine tannins and a touch of spicy oak. It has a classic bouquet bursting with berries, cassis and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are blended in to add depth and elegance, further enhancing the bright berry flavors and lively acidity. Try this wine with hearty stews, wild mushrooms and grilled meats. Though ready to enjoy now, it will develop gracefully with 5 to 7 years of additional cellaring.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe 2015The 2015 vintage has a very deep garnet color, amplified by superb purple hues. It reveals fresh aromas of peppermint combined with notes of orange peel and cocoa. Mix with the aeration of the fragrances of white flowers, blueberries and light vanilla plum compote. The full-bodied and powerful attack develops on raspberry and cedar notes. The mouth is supported by a texture of chalky tannins, conferred by our clay-limestone soils on which our Merlots flourish wonderfully. It concludes with a fresh and lively finish.
Abbazia di Novacella Lagrein 2015Appearance: Intensely deep in colour, almost black tinged with purple. Aroma: Very open on the nose with concentrated aromas of violets, blackberries and black cherries all meshed with savoury flavours, coffee and dark chocolate; supple youthful tannins and superb length. Food Pairing: Balsamic roast pork, mature cheeses, pan-seared ribeye steak.
Jean Luc Colombo Cornas Terres Brûlées 2015WS 91 Color-A deep ruby-black with purple hints Bouquet-Blackcurrant, dark cherries and blackberries, with spices, licorice and cocoa. Taste-A very rich mouthfeel with flavors of black fruit, jam, vanilla, spice and mineral notes. The wine has firm tannins and a long lasting finish.
Justin Justification 2016Dark ruby purple core with blue/black secondary hue, a medium rim with thick tears showing slight staining on the glass. Aromatic and complex with ripe red cherry, black currant and a little berry with vanilla, cinnamon and licorice spice, cedar and graphite notes, oak, leather, dried autumn leaves and a minty hint of camphor. Moderate plus to full bodied, dry, with ripe cherry and cassis mixed with baking spice on entry joined by cedar and oak on the mid-palate with complex savory, herbal elements. The finish is long, balanced and clean, with returning red and black fruit and perfectly proportioned, fine, mouth-filling tannins. The 2016 JUSTIFICATION is elegant with a perfect balance of fruit, savory and textural elements making it a versatile food pairing wine. Try it with a wide range of dishes from Rotissierie Chicken, or Duck Confit, to Entrecote Bordelaise et pomme frites, a classic regional dish from Bordeaux of pan seared steak with a red wine shallot and thyme pan sauce served with crispy fries.
Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2016Le Serre Nuove dell' Ornellaia 2016 benefits again from an exceptional vintage that highlights all the features of Bolgheri's exceptional climate. Dark in colour, the wine shows a charming nose of perfectly ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is rich and well-rounded with beautiful velvety-textured tannins that coat the palate. A wine that combines immediate pleasure and great ageing capacity.
Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Appearance: Vivid garnet in the glass. Aroma: Lively aromas of boysenberry, black cherries, and anise. Flavor: Alluring flavors of mocha and dried bay leaf against a backdrop of pencil lead, graphite, and subtle oak notes. Mouth Feel: Bright red fruit accompanies the soft texture with integrated tannins leading into a deliciously lingering finish. Food Pairing: Roasted chicken, grilled pork and beef, rich, tomato-based pasta dishes.
Schug Carneros Pinot Noir 2017Aroma: A complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. Palate: It has flavors reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish. Pairings: This wine pairs nicely with lamb, duck, even grilled fish, and will improve with additional cellaring for 2 to 5 years.
Castello di Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino 2014A wealth of fruit yet remains fresh and vivid with blueberry and black cherry character. Some bark and dried earth. Full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. The elegance and harmonic body of the wine permit its combination with many complex and complicated dishes such as red meat, feathered and furry game also accompanied by mushrooms or truffles. Brunello, in addition, is excellent with cheeses: aged tomes, parmesan, Tuscan pecorino. It also makes an excellent combination with meat dishes of international cuisine or with complicated sauces. Because of its characteristics, Brunello is also a pleasant meditation wine
Ceretto Barolo 2015The idea of combining different sensations to create a good balance is the basis of the original concept of Barolo; the more traditional producers have always tried to avoid prioritising the single expression of the vineyard in lieu of the right balance in the glass. And so it is in our classic Barolo, two souls of the appellation coexisting: the more gentle one, whose area is defined by the Tortonian soils of La Morra and Barolo, of which Brunate is an example, and the more austere and masculine one, coming from slopes with typical Helvetian soil, such as those at the base of Gabutti in Serralunga. It's a stylistic choice, that of trying to interpret the taste of the appellation's namesake, which gives us a rich and virile wine, able to be enjoyed young or after its evolution, for the passionate.
Domaine Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes 2017A nice shiny red colour with dark purple highlights. The nose is elegant and complex. This very aromatic Chateauneuf-du-Pape is elegant and long in the mouth. A powerful wine with a cellar potential for many years. Served at room temperature, this powerful wine perfectly matches with jugged hares, game, and truffle omelettes.
Chateau Gloria Saint Julien 2017
Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Cocoa, raspberry jam, and dried fig highlight a bright, fresh nose that quickly settles into a steady parade of baking spices, black pepper, and earth. Deceptively soft initially, the wine builds with its viscosity and concentration amidst layers of ripe plum, very fine tannins, and espresso bean. A lively ginger note adds a touch of spice, bolstered by dried cherry, tobacco, and fresh bright cranberries. The finish is laser-focused, mineral-driven and persistent, not unexpected in young Cabernet. Delicious now, it will add breadth and polish with time in glass.
Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015Organoleptic description Typical aromas of ripe fruit, fruit preserve and cherry are immediately perceived on first olfactory examination. Particularly striking is the incredible long length that lin- gers on the palate, when the wine displays all its strength through a warm an ele- gant body. Pairing and serving It is an excellent partner to red meat, boiled meat, flavoursome risottos and hard cheeses.
Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2018
Morgante Nero d'Avola 2017
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2014This ruby-red wine has a full, complex spectrum of aromas, particularly of violet and blackberries. On the palate, it is full-bodied and mouth-filling, with persistent and elegant notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper. Radici Taurasi pairs flawlessly with roasted meats, larger game, spicy Middle Eastern dishes, truffles and aged, flavorful cheeses.
Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet, this wine combines beautiful complexity with rich intensity. Layers of blackberry, huckleberry and black currants are supported by firm, dusty tannins that frame the fruit. On the palate, it is juicy and bright, with luxurious cassis and dark berry flavors supported by notes of fig, cardamom, clove and cracked black pepper that linger on the long, wellstructured finish.
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Zind 2017
Chateau d'Armailhac Pauillac 2010The colour is dark and intense, almost black. The nose opens on fruit aromas, especially black cherry, followed by toasted, roasted notes. The wine is immediately full and powerful on the attack, with well-rounded tannins and fruit flavours that develop notes of vanilla, roasted coffee and toasted nuts. The long finish is sustained by slightly toasted, oaky flavours. A powerful Château d'Armailhac of considerable refinement.
Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Aromas of blackberry crisp and flavors of cherry, clove and a hint of dark chocolate. Full-bodied and smooth with a lingering finish.
Frank Family Zinfandel 2016A robust, fruit-forward wine with plenty of ripeness, the 2016 Napa Valley Zinfandel offers perfumed aromatics of savory spices and dark coffee. Brambly blackberry, black cherry, and peppery cinnamon intermingle on the full-bodied palate. e right amount of acid and tannin balance out the concentrated palate, leading to a long finish.
Penya Rouge 2015This medium-bodied blend is packed with flavor, offering aromas of plums & cherries with smoky notes. The palate yields red and black fruits, spices, a hint of bacon, and silky tannins. Serve With: Enjoy with a variety of everyday foods including pizza, pasta and burgers, as well as Mediterranean classics like ratatouille, cassoulet and stuffed tomatoes. It is also excellent with fish!
Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2014Palacios Remondo La Montesa is a red wine from La Rioja produced by Bodegas Palacios Remondo. The technical director, Alvaro Palacios, is known for producing one of the most coveted wines from Spain, L'Ermita, in his Priorat winery. Palacios Remondo La Montesa is a blend of typical varieties of La Rioja: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo. The grapes come from vineyards planted at an altitude of 550 metres, at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the municipality of Alfaro, in lower Rioja. The soils are mainly limestone and clay with many stones. The climate is Mediterranean with Atlantic influences, with a large temperature difference between winter and summer, allowing an excellent ripening of the grapes. Harvesting is done manually, using periods of little sunlight to keep the grapes fresh. Once in the winery, the grapes are destemmed and go through a selection process before maceration at low temperature for 23 days to extract all the aromas. Palacios Remondo La Montesa is fermented in stainless steel tanks for three weeks. Once, it has passed through French oak barrels (90%) and American oak barrels, (10%) it is aged for 12 months. 20% are new barrels, 30% barrels have contained one wine previously, 25% have contained 2 wines and 25% have contained 3 wines.
Masi Campofiorin 2015Bright ruby red in colour. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries and sweet spices on the nose. Firm and well balanced structure on the palate, with smooth tannins and lively acidity. Long finish with flavours of berry fruit and spices. Pairs well with pasta with rich sauces, grilled or roasted red meats, game and mature cheeses.
Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2015Deep ruby-red in color, this wine shows intense aromas of blackberries and black currants underscored by aromas of spice pepper, and a hint of leather. On the palate, it is smooth and viscous with well-balanced acidity and alcohol. Pair this wine with risotto, Lyonnaise sauces, beef negimaki, and rabbit ragu.
Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017We do not endeavor to make an uber-ripe, over-oaked Cabernet Sauvignon. Instead, we look for nuance and balance. Collectively, our 2017 showcases superlative "Napa Valley Cabernet" in a classic, delicious and very well-mannered way.
Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza 2015Appearance: Red-ruby of medium-high intensity, with slight orange tones on the edge of the glass. Nose: Intense aroma with light lactic notes, red fruits and spices. It shows a good development of the secondary aromas of aging (vanilla, cocoa, roasted). Flavor: The palate is tasty, well-armed, with ripe tannins in good balance acidity-alcohol. The fruity character dominates slightly over the flavors of toasted, roasted, cocoa and vanilla, giving it complexity.
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva 2015Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina DOCG is one of the historic wines produced at the Castello di Nipozzano. This wine always retains its close relationship with the Castello di Nipozzano terroir.
Domaine la Garrigue Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine 2017The Cuvée Romaine is a blend made from the more precocious tanks at Domaine la Garrigue. As such, it is in fact a declassified Vacqueyras not needing additional time in concrete. Therefore it can be viewed as a really easy-going "Vacqueyras" or an amazingly complex and serious Côtes-du-Rhône.
Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2017An intriguing wine with an extraordinary vital energy based on wild fruits, wild strawberries, mulberry and pomegranate. An extremely gastronomic version of Cerasuolo which we like very much for its meaty peppery notes. In the mouth the wine reflects its olfactory impressions and thus we happily re-encounter the black pepper mixed with carob and sweet cherries. Quick on the palate with a very savory rounded finish with hints of mulberry. Pairings: In the right season, perfect with a slice of seared tuna, with chopped mushrooms or with feathered game, its harmony with pizza is a surprise throughout the year.
Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2018Wolftrap is a spicy, aromatic, red blend that has been French oak matured. The oak adds sweet vanilla nuances which complement the soft tannins and generous mouthfeel. It’s a great value. Lots of seductive ripe black fruits here, with some meaty spicy character. The name is a tribute to the pioneers who in the early days of the Cape erected a wolf trap at Boekenhoutskloof. To date, no wolf either real or mystical has been seen in the valley.
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2017Matured and refined aroma. The fresh scent of violet is perfectly integrated with notes of jam, plums, blackcurrants, and oriental spices. The palate is solid, well structured and warm in its embrace, but always well balanced, thanks also to fresh bursts of balsam and medicinal herbs and berries. The aftertaste presents toasted hints before returning to the spicy route.
Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2018The wine is very aromatic and is noted for its bouquet of violets followed by lush and supple dark berry/cherry fruit.
Cellers Can Blau Blau 2015This crowd-pleasing effort delivers a big mouthful of fruit along with notes of mineral, lavender, blueberry and plum. Forward, tasty, and well-balanced, it is an excellent value for drinking over the next 3-4 years. Food Pairings: Rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.
Bodegas Beronia Crianza 2015Beronia was founded in 1973 by a group of businessmen, friends from the Basque country who would come to La Rioja on holiday. The friends had a great love of food and wine and created their own gastronomic society in the area, deciding to produce their own wines to be enjoyed with the local cuisine, initially only producing Reserva and Gran Reserva style wines. The winery integrated into the Gonzalez Byass Family of Wine group in 1982 and began an expansion into international markets. Today Beronia is one of the most reknowned Spanish wineries both in international and domestic markets, producing pure and traditional Rioja wines with their own personality and Beronia style.
Tormaresca Neprica 2017
Altos las Hormigas Classico Malbec 2018The 2018 vintage - marked by the always present sun of Mendoza - shows in the concentrated and lively color of this wine: a bright violet red. On the nose, the variety fully unfolds, with its characteristic notes of fresh red plums, but also displaying aromas of strawberries and a subtle note of peppermint. The palate presents great intensity, character and a silky texture, highlighted by juicy red fruit flavors with an interesting note of pepper. This is a pleasure wine that lingers in the mouth. A classic Mendoza Malbec from an exceptional quality vintage, ideal to pair with various dishes, from red meats to pasta or grilled vegetables.
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe raspberries and cassis with notes of pepper, clove, and a touch of cedar. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich and displays layers of black currant and black raspberry with notes of cedar and oregano. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with silky tannins that provide structure and a long and persistent finish. Pair this Cabernet with red meats like steak or lamb, demi-glace sauces, or with Steak Frites for a simple bistro-style meal.
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2016This wine is ruby-red with glints of brick-red and a medium-high depth of colour. Dense legs which provide you with a sequence of patterns around the sides of the glass. Initially you can find notes of red fruit aromas such as blackberries and reminders of spices. This is all well balanced by smoked aromas from its time in wood which had received a light-to-medium toasting. A subtle vanilla pod aroma coming through with roast coffee nuances. A smooth, mellow attack, with tannins wrapping the sides of the mouth with hints of menthol. In the finish the interesting lingering persistence is worthy of note. You can pair this wine with veal, Iberian ham and charcuterie and some kinds of stews and hotpots.
Bruni Morellino di Scansano Marteto 2016Color: Deep ruby red color. Bouquet: The nose is intense, with fresh hints of red fruits and wild berries all wrapped in a vanilla note. Flavor: The sip is rich, smooth, elegant. Pleasant cherry long finish with well integrated tannins. Food Pairing: Ideal with all the wild boar preparations typical of Maremma toscana: ragu, porchetta, and dried salumi. Game birds, wild mushrooms and other cattle are also an excellent pairing.
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2016Each vintage, we harvest multiple diverse lots of Zinfandel that span the entire Sonoma County Zinfandel landscape. Each of these lots is produced under the careful eye of our winemaker, Ted Seghesio. The best of these lots are selected to make Sonoma Zinfandel. A small amount of Petite Sirah is added to honor century old traditions and to provide color and structure. The result is a wine that offers tantalizing raspberry, blueberry, classic briary and spicy flavors with a balance of components for which Seghesio wines are known.
Mollydooker The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Winemaker's Notes Great aroma intensity and distinctively Cabernet. Refined and elegant with notes of plums, blackberries, dark cherry, bramble, and white pepper, plus leather, Thai herbs, coriander, thyme, spice, and cigar. A wine with huge potential.
Casalvento Chianti Classico 2013
Frey Vineyards Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018Our Cabernet is rich and earthy with flavors of plum and chocolate, a graceful tannic structure, and a robust finish. Best paired with bold, flavorful foods that match its depth of flavor and aroma. Enjoy with wild mushroom ragout, roasted rack of lamb, or flourless chocolate cake.