Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell 2015
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St. Lorenz Christkindl Gluhwein 1LGluhwein is a delicious blend of red wine and spices, not unlike mulled wine. The wine is infused with a unique blend of cinnamon, cloves, oranges, lemons and a dash of sugar. Christkindl Gluhwein is ready to drink, requiring only gentle heating before serving to achieve a cheerful warm glow. The perfect winter drink around the festive Christmas period. The combination of wine and spices ensures a warm and cheerful experience when outside and is traditionally served with iced ginger biscuits.
Bogle Phantom 2014Phantom, Bogle's mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. Wild berries, black pepper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla.
Riondo Blu ProseccoBlu Prosecco is the best expression of Cantine Riondo's skill in producing fine sparkling wines. Blu presents fresh and intense aromas of pear, peach, wisteria and hints of citrus aromas. It's a perfect balance of acidity. Its concentrated fruit and residual sugar please the palate, creating an inviting union with a lively sparkle that makes this prosecco perfect for every occasion.
Mezza Luna Pink Sparkling RoseMore strawberry than anything else, but there was still a slice of watermelon (unsalted) in the background. It was refreshing and tongue tickling, making you crave another slug…err, sip. Any signs of sweetness were quickly brushed aside by a crisp and dry finish.
Viña-Real Reserva 2010Deep Ruby and cherry red, with the lightest hint of a terracotta edge. Good intensity on the nose, with ripe autumn fruits, warm spices and elegant toasty oak. The palate is rich, warming and velvet, with good acidity and noble tannin. The vanilla from the oak is beautifully married with the raspberry fruit of the Tempranillo producing a fine, rich, complex palate and length of finish. The wine is balanced now, but has potential to improve.
Bodega Renacer Punto Final Reserva Malbec 2013Punto Final, meaning "final period" or "full stop," symbolizes the point at which the Bodega Renacer winemaking team has accomplished their common goal: a truly outstanding wine. The grapes for the Punto Final Reserva Malbec are sourced primarily from the Los Patos Vineyard in Perdriel, where the average age of the vines is 80 years. Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine is aged for one year in French oak barrels and then six months in bottle before release.
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Our 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a ruby red rim, it has an alluring nose of blackberry bramble, baking spices and black olive. Aromas of vanilla, cassis and sage fill the glass, revealing the influence of American oak barrel aging. On the palate, notes of raspberry are complemented with lingering acidity and a finish of dusty, silky tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2036.
Meiomi Pinot Noir 2014A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir. Meiomi Pinot Noir has a consistent profile of supple tannins, silky texture, and balanced acidity that makes it the perfect wine to enjoy with a wide array of food. It pairs particularly well with tomato-based pasta dishes, thin-crust pizza, grilled lamb, and turkey
Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2015The 2015 Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon has a ripe black cherry core, twining with blackberry syrup, a subtle minerality, with the smokiness of charred French oak on the nose. The mouth is creamy and dense, with layered of juicy berries, the darkest of dark chocolates, rich espresso, and black pepper. The wine is well-balanced and drinking well in its youth. You can enjoy this singular wine on its own or with grilled meats--especially burgers. With this 15th vintage of Twenty Bench, Chris and Elijah feel they've got a good idea of what their fans like: bold fruit balanced with mellow tannins and bright acidity.
Parcel 41 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Named after the agricultural land assessor’s plot number for the producer’s original Napa Valley ranch, this is another example that great Cab from the hallowed ground of Napa Valley doesn’t have to break the bank.
Viña-Real Crianza 2011This wine shows shades of medium to deep shiny cherry colour on a purple background. To the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants) stand out, complemented with subtle hints of oak. To the palate, it shows structured and round with a good integration of fruitiness and oakiness. The aftertaste is marked by very well balanced tannins as well as by persistent spicy, toasty and balsamic aromas. A long stay in bottle is the finishing touch to this Rioja Alavesa wine's character.
Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Rich aromas of seasoned oak meld effortlessly with ripe boysenberry and candied cassis. The entry of the wine is soft and delicate, but quickly evolves into a serious mid-palate replete with opulent and concentrated flavors of dark fruits. Black currant and kirsch provide background to lively raspberry and cherry notes that create a near endless finish.
Kaiken Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Our Kaiken Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is made from an enological perspective for daily consumption and presents tremendous fruit expression with extraordinarily soft tannins that result in a wine that is very versatile for pairing with different dishes, thereby allowing a great variety of choices. A smooth wine with a deep red color and a medium-high intensity and that displays an ample and varied fruit expression on the nose with a predominance of notes that evoke fresh red fruits intermingled with aromas of tobacco and spices developed with its aging in French oak barrels. On the palate we find a genuine expression of typical Cabernet Sauvignon flavors marked by an unusual and extraordinary smoothness on the palate that allows for pairing with a great diversity of dishes. These unique characteristics are the product of the typicity of the distinctive Agrelo terroir.
Les Maitres Vignerons de Saint Tropez Fleur de Mer Rosé 2016Intensely aromatic, the elegant lavender and violet floral notes of Fleur de Mer evoke the purple-dotted hillsides and romantic seaside villages of Provence. Ripe fruit notes of watermelon, cherry and raspberry highlight the refreshing, medium-bodied palate, while hints of citrus, rose petal and minerality add appealing complexity and crisp freshness. On the long and soft finish, flavors of ripe peach and succulent melon blend with the fresh herbal and floral notes of garrigue. Made by vintner Florian Lacroux of the exclusive Les Maîtres Vignerons de Saint-Tropez co-operative, Fleur de Mer is a blend of 82% Grenache, 9% Cinsault and 9% other select Provençal reds.
Bodegas Gormaz 12 Linajes Roble 2013Colour: Red with violet hues. Nose: Fresh red fruits combined with balsamic vanilla notes. Palate: Rounded and balanced, with nice and soft tannins and spicy touches with red fruits in the aftertaste. Recommended with: Selected cold cuts, medium mature cheeses, grilled meats, braised birds and stewed fish. Serving Temperature:14oC-16oC
Bodegas Gormaz 12 Linajes Crianza 2012Color: Cherry red, intense and brilliant. Nose: High intensity with varietal aromas and vanilla and roasted coffee notes. Palate: Well structured and intense palate, meaty, velvety with a persistent aftertaste. Recommended with: Red meats, roast lamb, mature cheeses.
Bodegas Gormaz Catania Roble 2013Color: Cherry red color with violet hues. Nose: Aromas of fresh fruit, vanilla and roasted coffee. Palate: Warm, full, fresh and balanced with hints of vanilla. Recommended with: Select choice meat cuts, semi-mature cheeses, grilled meats and stewed fish.
Valdelacierva Rioja Crianza 2012Color: Cherry red color with violet hues. Nose: Intense and complex aromas, combined with hints of ripe red fruit well harmonized with balsamic and roasted touches due to a careful aging, reaching an aromatic ensemble very balanced and full of frankness. Palate: Sweet and meaty on the entry, with sweet and well structured tannins that result an harmonious and embraced mouth feeling. Lingering finish with aftertaste of toffee consequence of its time in oak. Recommended with: Meats, cold cuts and mature cheeses.
Alois Lageder Riff Pinot Grigio 2016The vineyard sources for most of this Pinot Grigio contain a substantial amount of dolomite limestone which has an obvious impact on the wine's character and style. It is because of the contribution that these fossils (limestone) make to the wine's character that they have been chosen to be incorporated into the label design as a reminder of its geological origin.
Orin Swift Papillon 2015An intense ink with a garnet rim, the wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry, and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire-roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and crème de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. Overall, this vintage of Papillon truly characterizes the theme-bold and massive yet also delicate and complex.
Château-de-Guilhemanson Saint Emilion 2012
Pieropan Soave Classico 2015Brilliant, light straw yellow with greenish reflections; fresh, delicate bouquet with notes of vine blossoms, cherry blossoms and elderberry; fresh & flavorful on the palate, very appealing & well balanced, pleasing bitterish finish. Serving Suggestions: Very appealing as aperitif or to match soup, first courses with vegetables such as asparagus, peas, zucchini, egg-based dishes, and both saltwater and sweetwater fish.