MAN Free-run Steen Chenin Blanc 2017
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A crisp, expressive, light bodied wine. Light straw in appearance. Vibrant aromas of quince, pear and pineapple. On the palate, fresh stone fruit and apple flavours are backed by refreshing acidity, minerality and a full-bodied mouthfeel. A versatile food wine that will pair well with poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif for a hot summer afternoon. Great to drink now, but ages beautifully over 2-5 years. Serve chilled.
Broadbent Vinho VerdeVinho Verde is traditionally non-vintage and consumed quickly, so the wine on the shelf will always be a fresh bottling.
Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura 2015Intense bright ruby red, cherry and blackberry nose with cinnamon and clove nuances. Full and well-balanced, soft but tasty, with good structure. Pleasant acidity, clean and persistent aftertaste.
Bogle Essential Red 2015Bogle winemakers have brought together four distinct varietals to create something memorable and delicious…the 2015 Essential Red. This compelling blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah has created a ripe and mouthfilling wine. Richly textured fruit of dark berries and black plums is nuanced by the flavors of juniper and dried herbs. The juicy, jammy fruit is framed with spicy cedar and hints of pipe tobacco and cocoa as the American oak lingers through the aging of 12 long months. Luscious from start to finish, this wine is easy to drink, but impossible to forget. Share it with your friends tonight.
Di Majo Norante Terre Degli Osci Sangiovese 2016Bright red in color, aromas of violets and red berries complement undertones of leather and anise. On the palate, this wine is dry and mellow with smooth tannins that make for a crowd-pleasing, easy-to-drink red wine. Pair this wine with antipasti, Bolognese sauces, game, and ripe cheeses.
Primaterra Primitivo 2015Primitivo is the first red grape picked in Italy. Even by the standards in Puglia, Primaterra has their growers pick early in the morning and just when the grapes are ready. Over-ripe primtitivo can be harsh. The results at Primaterra are a fresh, juicy, jammy wine with low alcohol. It shows flavors of dark, spiced cherry with an easy finish. It is great at backyard bbq' with burgers and it's perfect with pasta and pizza too.
La Fiera Pinot Grigio 2017This wine has a straw color and a fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, soft, and well balanced. It is a fresh and crisp wine, both floral and fruity; it expresses ripe peach and apple flavors with a subtle mineral finish. Food Pairing: Excellent with all types of grilled fish dishes and courses based on mushrooms. It is also a perfect match with pasta in cream or olive oil, perhaps with shrimp, though pairs well with a wide range of foods from salads to poultry to lighter, soft cheeses.
Zenato Pinot Grigio 2016Lemon-green in color, aromas of Key limes and white peaches complement undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish. A great choice for any occasion, but it is ideal with hors d'oeuvres, vegetable soups, fresh garden salads, and grilled sole.
McManis Chardonnay 2016The 2016 McManis Family Vineyards Chardonnay is light golden straw in color. Bright fruit aromas of Pear, Melon and Peach are accompanied by a bouquet of Vanilla, Hazelnut, and a hint of buttered popcorn. The wine is rich, creamy and full of sweet Pear, Banana and toasty oak flavors.
McManis Pinot Noir 2016The 2016 McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir is light purple in color with a lustrous hue. Fresh Cherry, Strawberry and Raspberry flavors are perceptible as the round silky wine passes through the mouth. Vanilla undertones, lent to the wine from oak aging, are perceptible in the clean, but supple finish. Ripe Strawberry, Cherry and Raspberry aromas are joined by a cream and Vanilla bouquet.
Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana 2016 1LThis dark, ruby-red wine has an aromatic nose, with blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors. On the palate it is medium bodied with good tannins and an overall Chianti-like fruit finish.
La Bastarda Pinot Grigio 2016LaBastarda Pinot Grigio is Crisp and Refreshing! It is full of bright citrus and pear fruit flavors with just the right amount of body and structure. It is not quite as dry as the Bianco, but has a more rounded texture. Guido loves roundness, and we think you will too.
Inama Vigneto du Lot Soave ClassicoIntense yellow color. The nose is powerful and varies towards honey of sweet field flowers such as camomile, elder flower, iris. On the palate the wine shows excellent structure and weight with an intense, creamy, complex finish of sweet almond and vanilla. Shellfish cooked also in oriental recipes.
Honoro Vera Garnacha 2016The grapes come from vineyards, 30-40 years old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located high on the hillsides, 700-900 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted in mainly decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The fermentation was carried out in small stainless steel tanks for 15 days at temperetures below 27oC, and then spent a short period of two months in French oak barrels. It exhibits greater aromatic complexity, richness with mineral and blueberry notes leading to a savory and spicy wine nicely balanced and very easy to drink. FOOD PAIRINGS Rice, pasta (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), white and blue fish, goat cheese, cold meat, vegetables, lentil soup, peas, mushroom, beef, chicken, roast meat, red and white grill meat. SERVICE TEMPERATURE 14 - 16 oC
Jack Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2014Aged for 11 months in French Oak (30% new), the 2014 vintage was quite similar to the 2013, a blessing! This wine was recently bottled and we recommend you hold on to it for 6 months, or decant before drinking. The wine has gorgeous notes of raspberry, cranberry and sage. Drink mid 2016 through 2022.
Raeburn Russian River Chardonnay 2016Raeburn is a nod to classic California Chardonnay-elegant and expressive with bright fruit character, creaminess and toasty vanilla. The Russian River Valley Chardonnay ages sur lie for enhanced complexity, flavor and texture. Chardonnay of this vintage showcases intense fruit and crisp acidity.
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Deep ruby in color with aromas of dark, ripe fruit, plum, cassis, and fig with complex hints of porcini and smoked meats. Over time, dark chocolate, bergamot, with underlying hints of bay, dried herb, and peppercorn emerge on the nose. Rich, full-bodied with generous Cabernet structure, yet a very supple mouthfeel. Brambly with berry, peppercorn, and olive that fill the palate and lead to a long, lingering finish of dark fruit and notes of crÃÂ¨me brÃÂ»lÃÂ©e.
Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2016Located in the Chianti Classico commune of Castellina, this Castellare offering is comprised primarily of the local Sangiovese grape, Sangioveto. Research begun in the late 1970s allowed Castellare to isolate this clone and enabled the winery to make this very unique style of a Tuscan classic.
Frank Family Frank Family Zinfandel Napa Valley 2015Winemaker Notes: Opens with aromas of raspberries, vanilla, and earthy dried herbs notes. Medium bodied on the palate with an abundance of fresh fruit and black pepper flavors on the entry, this wine is round, silky, and finishes with flavors of ripe blackberries. 16 months in 33% new French oak barrels, and 67% once and twice-filled French oak barrels.
Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Appearance: Deep, dark brick red to blood plum. Aroma: A seamless blend of creme de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charry meat, and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin. Mouth Feel: Rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis. Food Pairing: Cowboy-cut, grilled rib eye steak with bearnaise sauce; lamb chops with balsamic reduction; or a charcuterie platter with smoked duck breast, dry-cured pork sausage, figs, pecans and sliced apple.
The Prisoner Wine Company Blindfold White 2016Chardonnay blended with white Rhone and aromatic varieties, equally bold and intriguing. A luscious entry of toasted hazelnut and mandarin is balanced by bright acidity and minerality. The finish is rich and creamy with flavors of lemon zest and caramelized sugar.
Cardella Winery Sangiovese Vineyard 22 California 2012Staff Selection! Local Favorite brought in by Popular Demand. - Quite a ripe, youthful and showy, dominated by red fruit especially wild raspberries. Lots of earthy undertones, hint of spice and oregano which gets more exagerated as it warms. A touch of cherry Pez candy to me on the after taste. Highly recommended, slightly chilled and served with pepperoni pizza or pasta with spicy sausages and Arrabiata sauce. Word on the local grapevine has been encouraging Nick to take a closer look at Cardella for years now. - D'Arcy Barrett
Bruni Poggio d'Elsa 2017