Forefathers Wax Eye Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016A classic Marlborough vintage. The fruit is a little more tropical than usual and shows guava and passionfruit with grassy aromatics. Lime peel and elderflower are also evident in the nose. Intense mouth with fresh fig and pepper wrapped in a creamy texture. As the wine draws to a close, mineral notes highlight the zippy finish.
Goldschmidt Singing Tree Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015Wonderfully bright and refreshing style with crisp, green apple characteristics, medium-to-high acidity and good length. Old field selection clones yield fruit with high natural acidity and citrus flavors like grapefruit and lemon. The nose shows lime, Meyer lemon, and ripe apple. Flavors of juicy green apple, dried fig, white peach, and apricot mingle with hints of vanilla. The dash of French oak pushes the finish a little longer with hints of vanilla and caramel.
Goldschmidt Fidelity 2015This amazing value is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A zesty red, with bright cherry and spice aromas and lively red currant, tomato leaf and toasty mocha flavors that finish with firm but ripe tannins.
Goldschmidt Chelsea Goldschmidt Merlot 2015Style emphasis is on harvesting a little later to gain full physiological ripeness and flavor, thus producing an inky colored wine that is full-bodied with moderate alcohol. The palate is lush with velvety tannins and intense plum and blackberry fruit.
Goldschmidt Katherine Goldschmidt Crazy Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014The latest release of this very popular, value-oriented Cabernet by Nick Goldschmidt and his daughter, Katherine. Nick has farmed the Crazy Creek Vineyard since 1989 and loves the style and power it achieves. Perfect for casual dining and discerning tasters looking for a wine with lots of personality and style. Another exceptional vintage in Alexander Valley with outstanding color and flavor development. Ripe, black fruit characters and great concentration. A warm, relatively dry spring through April and May produced very even flowering and fruit set.
Goldschmidt Hilary Goldschmidt Charming Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Elegant and rich with black currant, cherry, and perfumed aromatics; shows ripe blackberry and raspberry flavors against a backdrop of chocolate and mocha notes. Medium-bodied and smooth with a soft texture, the tannins are plush and well integrated.
Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Made by Nick Goldschmidt. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, spice, and licorice. Black currant and cherry flavors are accented with sage and dark chocolate. Full-bodied on the palate, this vintage shows subtle espresso bean and mocha notes in a soft, supple finish.
Goldschmidt Yoeman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Deep garnet; aromas of dark plum, black cherry, cassis, nutmeg, vanilla and dark chocolate. Shows concentrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum, cassis, spice, tobacco, and chocolate. Rich and full-bodied, nice wood framing, sumptuous texture, supple tannin finish.
Goldschmidt Game Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012This vintage shows dark ruby red color; ripe berry, cassis, and black pepper aromas. On the palate a smooth entry is followed by black cherry, blueberry, and spice. Fine, supple tannins carry all the way through the finish. Notes of chocolate, flint and graphite linger.
Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 2016Made from Adelaide Hill's Pinot Noir, this sparkling wine has strawberry and cherry aromas accompanied by a floral lift. Clean, vibrant strawberry flavours are enhanced by the very fine persistent bead. The perfect pre dinner or celebratory drink. Enjoy chilled and whilst young.
Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016The 2016 vintage has lifted varietal aromas and flavours of cut straw and lemon sorbet with hints of passionfruit and nettle. Light bodied and vibrant with zippy, refreshing acidity combined with some fruit weight and texture.
Bird in Hand Two In The Bush Chardonnay 2015A lightly oaked Chardonnay using old French oak to give a lively aroma of citrus and stone fruits. The palate offers an abundance of peach and nectarine with a clean and crisp finish. A combination of wild and cultured yeasts add complexity and texture.
Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Shiraz 2015Deep purple in colour with bright violet hues, the wine exhibits aromatic red fruit - raspberry, boysenberry and plum with a hint of anise and white pepper. The palate is medium bodied and aromatic with red berry fruits. It has a long, rich and elegant finish with silky fine tannin. "Two in the Bush" Shiraz has instant appeal and the necessary balance & structure to age for up to 5 years.
Bird in Hand Shiraz 2015This multi-award winning Shiraz is deep red in colour with vibrant aromas of lifted blackberry fruit, pepper, red liquorice and a touch of vanilla. The palate shows ripe, fleshy fruit with silky tannins driving a long finish., Cellaring will reward.
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2013First produced from the 1974 vintage, Insignia is the first proprietary Bordeaux-style blend produced in California. Each vintage is comprised of the best grapes from Joseph Phelps Vineyards, first from both grower and estate fruit, and beginning with the 2004 vintage, from entirely estate-grown fruit sources. Insignia is a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine crafted from six of the Joseph Phelps estate vineyards: Spring Valley Home Ranch Vineyard in St. Helena, Banca Dorada Vineyard on the Rutherford Bench, Las Rocas and Barboza Vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Yountville Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District and Suscol Vineyard in South Napa Valley.
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2014Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2013 375mlIntense, concentrated and deep ruby-red, this wine offers complex aromas of red and black fruits, with spice and wild herb notes. In the mouth, the rich flavors are dense, yet elegant, harmonious and graceful, with sweet but firm tannins. With a long finish, this wine's depth and structure will ensure an extraordinary evolution in bottle. Food Pairing: Pair with rich flavors like braised meats, osso bucco and aged, hard cheeses.
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5LCaymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons - a "Napa Valley" and the venerable "Special Selection". Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" - a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
Beaux Freres The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014#3 on The Wine Spectator's Top 100 List of 2016!! Color - Medium 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. Clearly one of our best vintages given the richness and purity of the spectrum of red, blue and black fruits on parade and virtually no oak showing despite being raised in about 50% of the finest French oak. Originally Mike farmed it conventionally but about 13 years ago started experimenting with nonconventional farming methods and now our entire property is being farmed using biodynamic principles. We are not certiﬁed either organic or biodynamic but we invite you to visit our farm (by appointment please) and see our farming practices ﬁrsthand.
Sine Qua Non Shakti Grenache 2014We are not working on a grape growing or winemaking THESIS. Instead we want all of our efforts to be reflected in every glass of SQN. And so our goal has been and always will be to understand Mother Nature's often oblique ways and (re)act accordingly so that we may create wines that express all that Nature has so generously given us. And all that this beautifully warm and sunny place called California has to offer. Wines that speak to the heart and the mind both. Wines that are ripe and flavorful, but also graceful and balanced. Wines that are perfectly enjoyable and delicious young, but that will age and show a new and interesting personality with each passing year. Wines that surprise with each sip and where the last drop - not the first sip - was the best one. Wines that make you smile and happy and appreciate all that is lovely. Wines that make you sense they were crafted by people who loved making them.
Sine Qua Non Pirhanha Waterdance Syrah 2014We are not working on a grape growing or winemaking THESIS. Instead we want all of our efforts to be reflected in every glass of SQN. And so our goal has been and always will be to understand Mother Nature's often oblique ways and (re)act accordingly so that we may create wines that express all that Nature has so generously given us. And all that this beautifully warm and sunny place called California has to offer. Wines that speak to the heart and the mind both. Wines that are ripe and flavorful, but also graceful and balanced. Wines that are perfectly enjoyable and delicious young, but that will age and show a new and interesting personality with each passing year. Wines that surprise with each sip and where the last drop - not the first sip - was the best one. Wines that make you smile and happy and appreciate all that is lovely. Wines that make you sense they were crafted by people who loved making them.
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.
San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2011This wine is a deep ruby color and offers an expressive aroma of wildflowers, ripe cherry and balsamic notes. It's full-bodied with flavors of fresh plum and herbs, well-integrated wood and silky tannins.
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.
Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo 2013
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 Barbaresco 2013