Brancaia IL BLU 2010Brancaia IL BLU, IGT Rosso Toscana – the top product of BRANCAIA. This wine is intended to demonstrate the elegance, complexity and intensity that BRANCAIA is now capable of achieving. Many wine lovers around the world already consider it a classic – perhaps because it has established a distinctive identity throughout all its vintages, reflecting the character and quality of our vineyards in the Chianti Classico.
Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2012This wine aims to tap the full potential of the Sangiovese grape, offering wine lovers an uncompromising quality product of this variety typical of its terroir.
Brancaia Tre Rosso 2014Brancaia TRE is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The basis for this wine, are the grapes from our three estates: Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma (Grosseto).
Beaux Freres The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015Medium to dark ruby, Body - medium to full. A darker, more brooding and fuller bodied wine, our original estate vineyard Pinot is approachable but ideally will benefit from several years of patience.
Siduri Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013The Siduri Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir consists of two sections of clone 115 - the hillside section on the far east of the vineyard (20% whole cluster), and the pond section at the lowest point of the vineyard (completely destemmed). The Sta. Rita Hills make up the only valley that runs truly west-east in the entire West Coast of North America. This funnels the wind into the area, leading to smaller clusters & more concentrated berries.
Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2014An alluring hue of dark garnet sits in the glass, encircled by a glowing ruby rim. Immediate aromas of ripe black cherry, blueberry and classic cassis are supported by undertones of lavender, jasmine, sage, tobacco, cigar box and the slightest touch of anise. Rich and vibrant upon entry, flavors of dark plums, figs and black fruit transform into sweet vanilla and dark chocolate framed by velvety and plush tannins. The wine finishes with great length and a touch of acidity-an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from select vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Robert Foley Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Our 2013 "Purple Label" Napa Valley Cabernet is 100% varietal in composition, yet, again this year, it is a blend of intense ridge-top fruit and our favorite stony Calistoga vineyard - where the high rocks there create thermals, drawing warming air through the vine rows, working the magic of ripening. A deep dark wine, classic ripe Cabernet character of black cherry is carried in the aromas and flavors. The body and middle of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon carry a sweetness of fruit which is framed with gentle tannin. Perfectly ripe and perfectly balanced.
Robert Foley Claret 2013Our flagship wine is full and rich and utterly even across the palate.The Claret, Napa-Style, is made of the best we have - a classic Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Ripe black cherry and toasty French oak aromas open with hints of menthol and lavender. The mid-palate is elegantly even and beautifully balanced, allowing the flavors to coat the mouth and linger long in the finish. The Claret can be considered its own food group!
Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014Dominus Estate wines are made with an objective of purity, balance and complexity. Minimal intervention and restraint throughout the process of grape berry selection, fermentation and aging preserve the character of the fruit. The resulting wines convey the very personality of the vineyard. Dominus winemaking includes separate lot-by-lot fermentation. Cluster sorting by hand is complemented by an optical berry sorting system. Gentle pumping-over extracts aromas, color and tannins. Vertical wine press at low pressure delicately releases components from the skin. Racking barrel to barrel in 100% french oak removes sediment and assures clarification of the wine during aging. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.
Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014 375mlDominus Estate wines are made with an objective of purity, balance and complexity. Minimal intervention and restraint throughout the process of grape berry selection, fermentation and aging preserve the character of the fruit. The resulting wines convey the very personality of the vineyard. Dominus winemaking includes separate lot-by-lot fermentation. Cluster sorting by hand is complemented by an optical berry sorting system. Gentle pumping-over extracts aromas, color and tannins. Vertical wine press at low pressure delicately releases components from the skin. Racking barrel to barrel in 100% french oak removes sediment and assures clarification of the wine during aging. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.
Continuum Proprietary Red 2014A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. 2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural vibrancy and a long silky finish. This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from our Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate. For the fullest sensory experience we encourage decanting Continuum, to allow the wine to breathe before serving. Decanting awakens the wine's more purely fragrant expression and enhances the suppleness of the palate.
K Vintners King Coal Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah 2014Stoneridge Vineyard, scorched earth, olive brine, saddle leather comes through from the first whiff. Focused yet broad mouth feel delivers moss, forest floor, tobacco and bacon, which leads to a conclusion that goes on forever in this complex and super exciting wine.
K Vintners Ovide Jack's Vineyard 2014For my father, Robert Ovide. This wine grown in the cobble stone of Jack's Vineyard is text book Ovide. Black olive, earth abound, along with tobacco, dried herbs, dried orange peel as it comes into focus. A long and profound palate from the beginning to end. It tells the story of Ovide.
Substance Klein Vineyard BX Blend 2013
K Vintners The Hidden Syrah 2014
Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2010Valpolicella offers hints of blueberry, blackberry, cherry and chocolate which emerge gradually as the wine breathes. The potent tannins, which give structure to this product, are in perfect symbiosis with the velvety aromas of sweet spices and jam which envelop the palate and excite the senses.
Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella 2009Undoubtedly the complexity of this wine is superior in respect to that of Valpolicella and has its place in the category of wines that are usually defined as “meditation wines”. Subtle aromatic hints, that range from black cherry, blueberry to chocolate, anticipate the opulent expression of mature fruit that flows into the mouth with inadvertent persistence. Nuances of truffle, tobacco and new leather wrap around the finish. It is a wine with undiscovered potential, but whose depth leaves one hoping that it has a very long development ahead of it.
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012Argiano'sBrunello di Montalcino is distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red colour. It presents a good concentration on the mid-palate and a persistent aftertaste, with a rounded and voluptuous body, and interesting, silky tannins. It unites potency and elegance and looks like having a promising future. With its tempting perfumes of red berries and its clean freshness, the complexity of this wine presents an excellent balance. To fully appreciate its qualities, decant the wine at least one hour before serving.
Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2012Brunellos are elegant wines that manage to balance wonderful raciness along with great concentration and structure. Each one exhibits Tuscan typicity, crafted in a modern style.
Gaja Sori Tildin 2013Color: Deep purple. Aroma: Complex aromas of toast, minerals, sour cherries, cedar and spices. Taste: The palate is dense and rich of mulberry and blueberry notes. The finish is long and marked by a peculiar meaty note.
Gaja Costa Russi 2013Color: Dark ruby/purple. Aroma: A captivating and refined nose with well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans. Taste: Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging potential of decades.
Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011The wine, of garnet-russet hue, is slightly sweet, warm, robust, full, harmonious, velvety with a most satisfying touch of bitterness. It is the ideal wine with game and has no rivals as an accompaniment to hard cheeses. But its most characteristic role is as an after-dinner wine, for sipping in moments of intimacy, or for fuelling lively post-prandial conversation. It should be opened at least two hours before consumption and consumed at ambient temperature. It is the classic wine of friendship.
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012Ruby red in colour, with a very intense, persistent nose and with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma. Food Pairings: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.
Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia 2013Sondraia serves as a concrete example of how a textbook Bordeaux blend can be masterfully crafted from Bolgheri’s terroir. Perfectly ripe grapes and painstaking work in the cellar yield a wine with aromas of exotic spices, herbs, and notes of ripe black fruits, all brought to life through the intense violet color. Round and full-bodied, the wine showcases a powerful profile while maintaining both harmony and finesse – a style that has propelled Sondraia, after just a few vintages, to become a classic in the Bolgheri area.
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2015Remarkably consistent year-on-year. Fragrant white blossom and vanilla notes lead to ripe comice pear and buttercream layers on the palate, balanced by refreshing acidity. Wall Street Journal Author: Lettie Teague Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos 2015Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of 7.5 acres of this most famous of the Grand Crus of Chablis, more than any other producer in the region. Their primary parcel sits on the high portion of the hillside with a direct southeast exposure. With the steep grade, drainage of the kimmeridgien soils is quick leading to low yields of the densely planted vines. Vinification: A sizable 40% of the final blend is aged in oak cask, although only a small percentage is new barrels. The oak contact is unobtrusive and is a testament to the sheer power of this Grand Cru.
Pernot Belicard Puligny Montrachet 2015Forty five year old vines create a very classic Puligny. Great intensity and plenty of extract, with minerality and a smokiness. Drink from 2017.
Lignier-Michelot Chambolle Musigny Vielles Vignes 2015from 50+ year old vines, 40% whole cluster Reduction presently dominates the nose though there is good freshness and verve to the detailed and mineral-suffused medium-bodied flavors where the supporting structure is finer still, all wrapped in a persistent finale. Notwithstanding the finer tannins, this is a robust Chambolle villages that will require a few years of cellar time to harmonize. Burghound
Louis Jadot Pommard Epenots 2015The Pommard Premier Cru Epenots shows a very deep colour. The nose opens well and expresses red berries, leather and undergrowth. This wine will perfectly match red meat, game and most strong cheese except blue. The best time for drinking is after 5 years and the aging potential goes up to 20-25 years, even more ...
Louis Jadot Beaune Boucherottes Domaine des Héritiers 2015Beaune 1er Cru "Boucherottes" is an aromatic, full bodied wine of considerable structure and complexity tempered by a rich fruit roundness and plump, sumptuous texture. Pairing: It will accompany most meat dishes, whether they be light or strongly sauced, as well as most cheese.
Louis Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte 2015The red Santenay Clos de Malte is an elegant wine, with colour, depth and quite potent tannins. It gives off delicate and complex aromas of red well-ripened fruits, of almonds and subtle "earthy" notes. This wine with its earthy notes goes extremely well with casseroled pigeon.
Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault Clos de Mazeray 2015Colour: Gold with luminous golden and silver reflections. Nose: Yellow fruit notes (mirabelle plum, pineapple) evolving with aeration on anise and loquorice notes. Palate: Tender, generous and delicately embracing with slightly toasted notes. Tasty and delicately acidulous on the finish.
Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune Champs Pimont 2015Colour: Intense ruby red with dark purple reflections. Nose: Smoky, toasty and liquorice notes showing with aeration fresh black berries (blackcurrant, blueberry). Palate: Tasty and fine. Beautiful fresh and ripe black fruit. Salivating, very digestible and fine tannins with a touch of spice on the finish.
Domaine Parent Bourgogne Rouge Selection Pomone 2015We harvest by hand, it is essential and the basis of wine-making of great Burgundy red wines, made from Pinot Noir, the most noble and elegant grape variety.
Domaine Dominique Gallois Gevrey Chambertin La Combe Aux Moines 2015Characterized by beautiful length, this wine is very well balanced. Its texture is remarkable; it is a vivacious wine with well-integrated tannins. It offers aromas of small black fruits: blackcurrant, blackberry and myrtle berry. It is a very good wine for keeping which will reach its peak at around 5 or 6 years. This appellation is clearly successful for us and often highly-rated at tastings.
Domaine Dominique Gallois Gevrey Chambertin 2015As a function of specific vintage, this wine can be tasted between 3 and 7 years old to stay within its fruit aromas. It goes very well with white meats, traditional dishes such as pot au feu stew and poultry.
Louis Jadot Bourgogne Le Chapitre Domaine Gagey 2015This wines presents the typical aromas of Pinot Noir: red fruits when young and then with more age, rather undergrowth and more spicy. This wine can be serve chilled when young with grilled and roasted meat. After a couple of years, it will match game and more ripe cheese.
Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuissé 2016Maison Louis Jadot produces a Pouilly Fuissé with emerald gold tones which reflect a wine of finesse and distinction; the tasting is harmonious, fresh, full of flavours with hazelnuts, toasted almonds, grapefruit and lemon aromas.
Lignier-Michelot Bourgogne Rouge 2015from 50+ year old vines in Bons Bâtons, 30% whole cluster Deep ruby. A distinctly earthy nose is comprised primarily of dark berries and humus nuances. There is a relatively refined mouth feel for a wine at this level as the middle weight flavors are shaped by well-integrated tannins on the delicious, energetic and lightly saline-inflected finish. This is forward yet offers solid depth and length. Burghound
Lignier-Michelot Morey Saint Denis Vieilles Vignes 2015This comes from 3 plots with an average vine age of 40 years. This is a delicious village with pureed plum and spice fruit and fresh tangy personality. Good powdery tannins and length.
Louis Jadot Chambolle Musigny Les Drazey Domaine Gagey 2015Very nice dark ruby colour. Very open and attractive nose, rather classic but complex and "unusual" at the same time. Well balanced in the mouth with soft tannins, nice rythm and nice Côte de Nuits architecture, very lively aromas and nice mineralilty. Pairing: This wine will match very well filet-mignon, tournedos steak but also small game and many types of cheeses.