Caccia al Piano Ruit Hora 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri|
|Brand||Caccia al Piano|
Ruit Hora is the perfect expression of the 2015 vintage, with climate trends leading to ideal ripening of the grapes. Deep ruby red hues usher in a spacious nose shows intense red berry and cassis fragrances, ending on vibrant spice notes. The harmonious, very balanced palate shows sweet, silky tannins, perfectly integrated with a good acidity. The fruit-laden finale is very persistent.
Crosby Cabernet Sauvignon 2015The wines of Crosby are often crafted from declassified grapes that otherwise would have created a wine that cost considerably more money. Crosby wines are all about great quality at a value price. With the help of experienced vineyard managers and grape growers from around California we seek out the best sources for Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet in each vintage. Our sources for grapes and winemakers remain anonymous for Crosby, but our standards stay at the highest level to bring the best value into the market from California.
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2017Strawberries and blackberries aromas slowly rise out of the glass. Overtime, more of the anise and clove will mix with these other aromas. Currently, the wine is young with mouth filling intensity and suppleness. Complexity will increase as the wine ages, but this wine should stay "fresh" for 6 or 7 years. Like all Au Bon Climat wines, this is a food wine. In its youth, match this wine with lamb or dried meats. After a few years, as the flavors coalesce, it will pair better with salmon or mild red sauce with pasta. We have enjoyed this wine with many food choices from spicy Indian dishes to all-American sandwiches, and the wine worked well with most anything. The possible food pairings are almost endless.
Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2016This rich wine displays inviting aromas of fresh cherries with a hint of blueberry followed by berry flavors with some notes of cigar, spice and sweet oak. Firm age-worthy tannins and a long finish complete this well-structured, focused wine. Wonderful with roasted lamb or grilled steaks, our Cabernet Sauvignon is drinkable now but worthy of additional aging time.
Swanson Vineyards Merlot 2016Deep dark in glass with gorgeous aromas of blue fruit, pie crust and a touch of coconut husk. On the palate the rich texture combines well with the full bodied tannins and ripe plum and cassis flavors. Layers of fruit intertwine with subtle secondary flavors of briar, cigar box and touch of graphite minerality.
Gerard Bertrand Vin Duex Naturel Banyuls 2014A ruby-red colour with shimmering hints of violet. On the nose, it reveals aromas of very ripe red and black fruit. On the palate, the wine is full and well-balanced with jammy aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry, backed by distinctive woody notes.
Pali Wine Company Alphabets Pinot Noir 2017Tasting notes of wild raspeberry, black cherry, garden rosemary and forrest mushroom.
Domaine Besson Givry Les Grands Prétans 2017Wine Information: • Fermentation is all done with indigenous yeasts after a brief 3-5 day cold maceration • Aging 12 months in a combination of large 500L and traditional 228L barriques – 50% new Winery Information: Xavier Besson holds 7 hectares of vines in the appellation of Givry, having inherited the estate in 1989 from his parents. Most of the vines are in the immediate area around the domaine (or chateau, really) with ‘Les Grands Prétans’ vineyard basically their backyard. The domaine is still quite small at 7 hectares and all the work is done by hand always with an aim for low yields and big, ripe fruit. The vineyards are grown in clay soil, with a deep bedrock of limestone from vines that are 30 years old (average). The fermentation is all done with indigenous yeasts after a brief 3-5 day cold maceration. Aging takes place for 12 months in a combination of large 500L and traditional 228L barriques – 50% new. The combination of old vines, conscientious vineyard work, and reasonable yields, all contribute to the crowd pleasing, balanced wines that Besson produces. Farming from superb vineyards like ‘Les Grands Prétans,’ Besson always provides superb Burgundy VALUE: concentrated and densely expressive with brilliant perfume, heady fruit, and a velvety mouthfeel.
Velenosi Brecciarolo 2016Ruby with garnet red shades. Intense, with remarkable juicy red fruits hints. Floral bouquet of very fresh violets, with dark spices hints. Elegant vanilla notes complete its complex bouquet. Persistent, warm, full-bodied and well-orchestrated, it delivers the same notes to the palate as to the nose. A distinguished and equally charismatic wine.
A. Diehl Spatburgunder 2017Excellent. Gamey and peppery, no-low oak and brisk/light-bodied. Nice depth of earthy fruit here. Very well done and typical.
Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2018Altesino makes this Rosso di Montalcino entirely from select Sangiovese Grosso grapes sourced from the younger vines in the Altesino, Pianezzine, Macina, and Castelnuovo dell’Abate vineyards. After the fermentation process in stainless steel, the wine ages in large barrels of varied maturity for six to eight months followed by three months in bottle. The final wine is a perfect and accessible introduction to the terroir of Montalcino.
Humberto Canale Estate Pinot Noir 2017Tasting notes- This wine has an attractive garnet colour. On the nose there are notes of spice and candied fruit with nuances of fresh red berries such as strawberries and cherries. Its ageing in oak is emphasised with a smoky vanilla aroma. In the mouth, it is delicate in body, with soft tannins and ripe red fruit flavour and a long persistent finish.
Carpineto Dogajolo 2017Color: deep garnet with violet reflections. Bouquet: very fruity and intense, with hints of cherry, coffee, vanilla and spice. Flavor: full, soft on the palate, complex, well developed.
Parcel 41 Merlot 2016The Parcel 41 Merlot shines ruby red in the glass, with shimmering purple undertones. The nose is dark and alluring, with aromas of black currant, saddle leather, and milk chocolate, with a subtle and delicate floral note. The mouth is soft and substantial, with round, mouth-filling tannins layering smoothly with the densely packed flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, spicy black plum, and smoky espresso. This wine is a crowd pleaser and will pair well with a meal of pan roasted pork chops with thyme and currants, served with bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts and a wild rice pilaf.
Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014Winemaker's Notes The flavor profile has a core of dark berry and dark cherry with hints of earth and brown spices, backed by a smooth, silky and long finish, styled to highlight our cool-climate fruit.
Shooting Star Jed Steeles Pinot Noir 2017TThis Pinot Noir is aged 9 months in French and Hungarian oak. Aromas are of cranberry, cherry, and cinnamon, followed by flavors of cherries, dried figs and cocoa, this wine finishes elegantly with cinnamon and white pepper. Try this wine with a variety of dishes, such as cherry glazed duck breast, Leek & pecorino pizza, roasted mushroom and feta tart, or fig and pate bruschetta.
Torii Mor Pinot Gris 2019Forward aromas of ripe banana, green apples and a hint of green grass lead to a bright and refreshing wine with notes of sweet fruit, apples and freshly cut grass. The juiciness of the flavors extend through a bright finish with a hint of minerality. This is the perfect pairing with rich seafood such as salmon or steelhead.
Jean-Marc Bernhard Pinot Noir 2017Lovely pure notes of red crunchy cherry dominate the nose. They are also present on the slender, almost slight, palate that is completely dry but full of the charm of the fruit. Ample freshness brightens the entire wine which is well-suited to being chilled. It's a friendly easy charming red.
Pali Wine Company Huntington Pinot Noir 2017"Huntington" is crafted from premium Pinot Noir grapes sourced from Riverbench Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA and from our Pali Estate Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. This wine is carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. True to the region, "Huntington's flavors consist of soft red fruits, particularly strawberries and raspberries and a variety of baking spices, clove, and cinnamon, along with such earthy components as black tea and mushrooms. This wine is fermented in small lots, barrel-aged in 20% new French oak for 15 months and then bottled in December 2018.
Dobbes Grand Assemblage Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017Ripe, red-toned fruit aromas lead with strident strawberry, Loganberry and raspberry supported with cardamom, dried rose and green herbal accents. Soft entry on the palate with medium tannins and juicy acid. Flavors mirror the aroma and transition to a medium length finish with balanced acid. 19% new French oak adds complexity without distracting from the forward fruit. A more elegant style of Grand Assemblage than previous vintages that's ready to drink sooner as result. Pairs best with Grilled Salmon • Herbed Chicken and Dried Tomatoes • Soft Cheeses.
Alexana Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017Micro-fermentations with native yeasts, gravity-flow winemaking and elegant integration of French Oak present a balanced and beautifully textured expression of world-class Oregon Pinot Noir.
Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2018Rich dark red, almost opaque with a hint of violet. Great perfumed red and black fruit intensity with sweet spice aromas. Baked earth and concentrated plum and black cherry, like a baked fruit pie. Richly fruited with an enticing core of black cherry, plums, blackberries and black olives. Fresh acidity and soft integrated tannins. Musar Jeune Red 2018 is a big ripe wine - soft, fresh and juicy designed to be enjoyed in its youth.
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.
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.
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 2018Each 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.
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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.