Couly-Dutheil Les Chanteaux Blanc 2016A rare and unique Chenin Blanc with aromatic, soft and floral fruits. Dry and elegant, complex and rich. Chanteaux is a dry, round, vibrant wine with flowery aromas and a little melon, white pear, and pineapple on the palate. This wine is similar to its Loire cousin Vouvray but it has more weight and depth; it is a wonderful and unique expression of pure Chenin Blanc, and it is a wonderful and delicious break from Chardonnay.
Meiomi Chardonnay 2015Meiomi Chardonnay embodies the characters of California's most notable coastal wine regions. Unifying the unique characters from each region allows this Chardonnay to distinguish itself as an elegant, balanced Chardonnay fully formed.
Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016Expressive fruit aromas of yellow apple and lemon curd, with classic oak expression notes of toasted hazelnut, vanilla custard and crème brulee. The flavor on the palate is more elegant and cool climate style.
Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon 2015What can we say about how delicious our Cabernet Sauvignon is? It's rich, ripe, and focused with juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, milk chocolate, and dusty notes all tied together with a creamy french vanilla middle and a finish that in a word is...lingering. Educated Guess fills all the requirements that a serious cabernet lover is looking for while remaining fun, approachable, and food friendly!
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.
Garnet Monterey County Pinot Noir 2014This is a Pinot with elegance and extract, but also with a lush body and silky texture. Aromas include ripe blackberries, cherry preserves, vanilla hazelnuts and toasted French oak. I love the velvety richness of the attack. The flavors of dark red fruits and exotic spices just make this a juicy, delicious mouthful of wine.
Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2014Charming, but with a hint of wildness, plush yet rustic, this captivating Pinot Noir effortlessly balances layers of cherry, ripe cranberry and wild blackberry with notes of leather, earth and spice. Touched with a kiss of the finest French oak, it carries through to a velvety finish that is both long and lush.
Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico 2014Preserved cherries with a light balsamic note, bright and impressive palate and a long standing, lightly salty finish.
Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2014The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and microclimates of Mendoza's high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family's Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavors: the ripe plum fruit flavors and silky texture of the Angelica vineyard (3018 ft elevation); the dark fruit character and pepper notes of the La Pirámide vineyard (3117 ft elevation); the black cherry aromas and excellent structure of the Altamira in La Consulta vineyard (3593 ft elevation); the explosive floral aromatics full, concentrated mouthfeel of the Adrianna vineyard (4757 ft). The blend of these components creates a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity.
Domaine Cheysson Chiroubles Clos Les Farges 2015The wines from Chiroubles are generally delicious, supple and elegant, with a striking red color while the nose combines scents of peonies, lily of the valley and violets. Brimming with fruit and flowers, Chiroubles is one of the most individual wines of Beaujolais. Tthis wine bursts with vibrantly fresh, juicy fruit and a finish with finesse. You won't be able to stop at just one sip.
Complicated Red Wine 2013Taste: Ripe raspberry and red cherry burst from this fruit-forward central coast blend. Notes of anise, cocoa and well-integrated French oak make for a pleasant and balanced mid-palate. The finish lingers with flavors of cassis and dried plums. Look: Color is medium burgundy with a deep violet hue. Nose: Seductive aromas of strawberries, bright red cherries, ripe plum, black tea, bitter chocolate, espresso, and subtle tea leaf aromas.
Francois Baur Herrenweg Pinot Gris 2014
Vins Auvigue Mâcon Solutré 2013This is the pure expression of Chardonnay because of the pale gold with green tints. They can be aged one or two years according to the character of the vintage.
Cave de Lugny Macon Lugny Les Charmes 2015The nose explodes with aromas of citrus, peach and apricot followed by a wonderful balance between acidity and sweetness with a marked freshness. The structure and slightly spicy flavor of Les Charmes makes it unique among Mâconnais wines. The wine is still very aromatic and very fresh after ageing.
Domaine Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 2015A blend of 4 of Bzikot’s vineyards on the Puligny bench. The wine has a lovely perfume of green apples, fresh butter, hazelnuts and limestone, a full-bodied wine, on the palate, very rich with good acidity, loaded with mineral and citrus fruit, lasting finish, a classic village AOC.
Dr. Lippold Empress Josephine's Riesling 2015Sourced from vineyards in and around Urziger Wurzgarten the grapes for this wine come from excellent vineyard sites. Empress Josephine's Riesling was picked at Spatlese levels, giving the wine a richer mouthfeel, delicious tropical and stone fruit notes, and refreshing acidity on the finish.
Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Riesling QbA 2015Fruity wines are given a black label. Riesling vines in the steep vineyards of St. Urbans-Hof are trained using the traditional single-stake method. The vines are planted close together (7,000-10,000 vines per ha), forcing them to compete constantly with one another for resources and dig deep into the earth to get the nutrients they need.
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 Nest Egg Chardonnay 2015Straw green in colour with concentrated aromas include nectarine and peach intermingled with lemon sherbet. The palate is a long, intense expression of the aromas anchored by balanced oak and a creamy complexity from malolactic fermentation in the finest of French oak. The use of wild yeast followed by lees stirring further enhances the sophistication and length of the palate
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.
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.
Christian Moreau Chablis Vaudésir 2015
Domaine Dominique Gallois Gevrey Chambertin Les Petits Cazetiers 2015It is a 'feminine' wine where all is finesse and subtlety; it is delicate, its texture is velvety and its tannins more discrete. It is a good wine for keeping and reaches its peak at around 5 or 6 years.
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 Pommard 2015A classic Pommard with a good structure. A complex nose with hints of red fruits, spices and flowers. The mouth is well balanced and structured, with ripe and trim tannins.
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.
Olivier Leflaive Meursault 2015
Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet 2015A rich and powerful wine with a remarkable persistence and a nose dominated by aromas of acacia, sweet spices and white flesh ripe fruits. Pairings: Ideal with poultries and veal cooked in sauce.
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 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 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 Beaune Clos des Couchereaux Domaine des Héritiers 2015Beaune 1er Cru "Couchereaux" has a deep ruby colour. Thanks to its exposure, it develops powerful aromas of matured red fruits. It is a structured wine, with good tannins, rich and able to age. Pairing: It will accompany most meat dishes, whether they be light or strongly sauced, as well as most cheese.
Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2015This rich, sumptuous wine has an extraordinary balance of power and elegance. The finely wrought texture finishes with lingering notes of berries and oak. This wine will improve in the bottle for 20 to 25 years.
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.
Louis Jadot Chapelle Chambertin 2015This is a wine of delicacy and finesse, with notes of berries, earth and oak in a silken texture. This wine will improve in the bottle for 20 to 25 years.
Louis Jadot Mazis Chambertin 2015The Mazis-Chambertin often shows a very nice colour. Its aromas represent the full pallet of red and black berries as well as liquorice. Pairing: Mazis-Chambertin is the perfect companion to game and classical Burgundian receipes such as boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, as well as most French cheeses except blue cheese.