Casanova di Neri Toscana Irrosso 2016
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Domaine LaFage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2016A custom cuvée for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).
Orin Swift Abstract Red 2017Immediate popping aromatics of juicy red and dark fruits—raspberries, cranberries, dark plums and pluots—and a hint of deep earthiness are present in the glass . On the palate, the wine is big and massive yet incredibly smooth with similar fruits and a touch of sweet cream. With a luscious and velvety mouthfeel, the wine finishes with lingering ripe black plum and fades softly and slowly. Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah primarily from hillside vineyards.
Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Old Vines Riesling 2017The St. Urbans-Hof Estate Riesling "From Old Vines" represents everything you can expect from a fine Riesling from Germany's renowned Mosel Valley. It has the elegance and freshness that Riesling is known for plus the depth and finesse that only wines from old gnarly vines can have.
L'Umami Pinot Noir 2017L’Umami” refers to the umami-sense that wild mushrooms often provide. The vineyards are surrounded by edible local mushrooms. The name was combined with the French sensibility of the winemaker for wines that express complexity & terroir notes often found in umami-foods like foraged mushrooms. The winemaker is the acclaimed Frenchman Laurent Montalieu of Four Graces and Solena fame.
Cantine San Marzano Anniversario 62 Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2015Intense ruby red colour, wide and complex to the nose; fruity, with a prune and cherry jam aroma, with notes of tobacco, slightly spicy. A full-bodied wine, soft and rich in fine tannins, with notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla in the end.
Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2017This inviting wine offers a complex array of elegant aromas that include spicy red fruit, black cherry, sage, anise, clove and cocoa powder. The palate is silky and balanced, with a plush, mouthcoating texture that makes the wine immediately approachable and delicious. Flavors of red currant and cassis are underscored by hints of smoke and vanilla, while seamlessly integrated tannins add length and structure to this complex blend of Bordeaux varietals. Blend: 43% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc
Dr. Lippold Empress Josephine's Riesling 2016Sourced 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.
Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 2017A beautiful dark ruby color. The nose opens up with notes of fresh red fruits and spices. Pleasant to taste, this wine has a round and fruity attack before revealing its fine and silky tannins. This well-balanced wine with long-lasting aromas will be appreciated by knowledgeable wine-lovers and will seduce novices too.
Gramona Gessami 2018APPEARANCE: Pale green with brilliant highlights. NOSE: Great aromatic intensity reminiscent of a walk in the springtime. It evokes the cool, fresh air, a bunch of white flowers, jasmine, and orange blossom. Aromas of chamomile tea and linden infusions. Apricots, peaches, a citrus breeze. All bound up in a very fragrant, fresh halo. PALATE: Pleasant on entry, light bodied and silky on the palate. Fantastic freshness on the finish. The balance of its fruity and floral character is such that it shifts between delicate softness and structure, smoothness and freshness FOOD PAIRINGS: Appetizers, salads, and grilled vegetables. All kinds of fish or seafood. Very good with Japanese food. Rice, paellas.
Goldschmidt Singing Tree Chardonnay 2018100% Chardonnay from a single vineyard, is hand harvested stainless steel fermented and aged in French oak. Aromas of lemon, citrus, and melon. Shows juicy grapefruit, passion-fruit, and white peach flavors. Bright and zesty, with a medium-weight mid-palate and lightly oaked.