Orin Swift Eight Years In The Desert Red 2017
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Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig and peppercorn dominate; time in glass exposes more - dark chocolate, fennel and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the blend - a visceral minerality and fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with puckering tannins, the wine bows out with finesse.
Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2015Deep red in colour, the Scooter exudes fresh berries and spice. Layers of redcurrants and stewed plums are laced with hints of chocolate and coffee. This youthful McLaren Merlot finishes off with cherry, aniseed spice and a seamless structure defined by silky tannins with just a hint of cedar oak. An absolute beauty.
Cantine di Ora Amicone 2013An Italian blend made from Valpolicella’s classic grapes: Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. A rich, medium-bodied wine with soft tannins, fruity aromas of raspberry and black cherry and flavors of chocolate and spice. Pairing: an ideal accompaniment to grilled and barbecued meats, or simply on its own.
Castello Della Sala Bramìto Chardonnay 2016A brilliant yellow in color with greenish highlights, the wine shows fresh and complex aromas with delicate notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and of citrus fruit, hazelnut butter, and vanilla. It is a wine of good structure, elegance, and a mineral character perceptible in its vibrant and balanced acidity, well fused with the notes of fruit.
Goldschmidt Hilary Goldschmidt Charming Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Elegant 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.
Jax Y3 Taureau 2015Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary black currant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. A beautifully rich, concentrated, irresistible style of wine to drink casually or with serious cuisine. Approachable upon release and will cellar till 2022 and beyond.
Solnia Old Vines Monastrell 2014
Château-La-Dominique Saint Emilion 2010
RouteStock Route 29 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015The aromas of this wine are very classic Napa Valley, seducing you with notes of blackberry, bay laurel, cocoa and dusty plum. The pallet is expansive throughout with mouth-watering flavors of black plum, mushroom, chocolate and savory hints of bay leaf. The wine fills the mouth with richness, fruit, a bright acidity and just enough natural grape and oak tannin to lengthen the wine into a great lingering aftertaste. The use of four Bordeaux varietals adds to the complexity, depth and interest of this finely crafted Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 2016A 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.
Leviathan Red Blend 2014This concentrated wine is brimming with aromatics of cigar box, brambly fruit, and cacao. The palate gives way to a balanced expression of cherries, violets, and Japanese pickled plums, with savoury tannins and outstanding finesse and complexity.
La Croix de Saint Jean Lo Paire Minervois 2014Plum, blueberry and violet characteristics as well as full-bodied richness and superb concentration. Layered, fresh and impeccably balanced with silky tannins. Enjoy with grilled meats, lamb, cassoulet and cheese.
Domaines Ott By.Ott Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017BY.OTT is a new wine produced with all the savoir-faire of the Domaines Ott team in the newly constructed cellar of Château de Selle. It is a refined and elegant wine for any rosé enthusiast. The blends originate from select vineyards in Cotes de Provence that have been chosen to ensure that the wine is characterized by fruit and freshness with added finesse and complexity.
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015The quantity of Estate Chardonnay for 2015 is less than expected due to spring frost and poor flowering. The summer of 2015 and due to the low yield this wine has remarkable depth and intensity. The nose is immediately fragrant and peachy, the texture rich and lingering with a beautiful bracing acidity on the finish. The wine is delicious now but with this level of concentration and complexity it certainly will be very long-lived.
Jose Maria da Fonseca Domini Plus 2015Intense aromas of violets, cassis, spice and blackberries. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated, with rich, black fruit flavors, smooth tannins and a long, persistent finish.
Podere Volpaio Chianti 2011Deep ruby colored appearance with purple hues. It has bewitching scents on the nose, characteristic of cherries, preserved fruit, wild berries and violets. It opens gradually on the palate, balanced by soft tannins and a certain freshness. With a wonderful finish.
Tola Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola 2017Unoaked, this wine shows vibrant fruit flavors from this fertile volcanic Sicilian soil. Notes of bright cherry, slight anise, and moderate tannin levels on the palate make this an exceptional wine for such an agreeable price.
Domini de la Cartoixa Crossos Priorat 2016Crossos is a wine with a cherry red colour of high intensity. Lovely aromas in which red and black fruits stand out; hints of balsamic, thyme, and orange peel. Medium bodied with good intensity in the mouth, well balanced; where fruit and freshness are pleasantly expressed.
Quinta Nova Unoaked Tinto Douro 2016Presents an elevated youth and freshness. Its vivid red colour has an intense aroma of red berries, and possesses a good body with very fine tannins, resulting in an elegant and satiny finish.
Jax Cabernet Sauvignon 2016This wine is powerful, dense, but beautifully balanced and precise. In the glass it has an evocative nose defined by true cassis, lush red currants and espresso. The palate shows dark brambly berries and a silky, expansive impression from the Cabernet Sauvignon and exotic spice notes and power from the Cabernet Franc. The structure and density of this vintage will allow the wine to age for decades.
Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter Grooner Grüner Veltliner 2017Crisp and dry. Easy drinking and refreshing. Hints of apple and citrus. Perfect with all kinds of food-chicken, seafood, pork, veal…fried and spicy food…veggies, even salads, asparagus and artichokes. You name it-it's great with Grooner.
Orin Swift Blank Stare Sauvingon Blanc 2017Pale yellow with a chartreuse tint, the wine opens with bright aromatics of lime zest, lemon, green apple and a touch of honey. The entry is refreshing with ripe pineapple and grapefruit, framed by a nervy backbone of satiating acidity. A mid-palate of white peach and a hint of pith melds seamlessly into a long, energetic finish of wet stone and key lime.
Orin Swift Palermo 2015A dense plum, red visage brilliantly precedes the tasting. Multidimensional aromatics of cassis, currant, mulled dark fruits, and toasty barrique oak perfume the glass. Opulent and rich, the wine explodes with concentrated flavors of black cherry, ripe boysenberry, assorted dark fruits, kirsch, and a topnote of dark roasted espresso. A persuasive mid palate persists with freshness and closes with supportive tannins that are velvety and polished.
Orin Swift Machete 2016A brooding hue and viscous consistency, powerful aromas of crème de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers.
Orin Swift Papillon 2015Avibrant crimson is present in the glass with a claret fringe on the rim. Luring aromas of currants, mulled blackberries, French vanilla, and exotic spices serve as an intriguing precursor to tasting. The opening is dense and powerful with extracted blue and red fruit flavors which leads to beguiling cassis, plum, and a hint of mocha later. The tannins are already so soft and suave which lends to early appeal and cellaring if one so chooses. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.
Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2015An 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.
Department 66 Others 2014OTHERS is the new release from Dave Phinney's new winery and vineyards in Maury, France. The wine has a ruby, purple opaque hue with aromas of licorice, spring flowers, campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palette there are abundant flavors of blackberry, wild berry, pepper and spice. Intense and concentrated with a persistent finish, the wine is ready to drink now and enjoy over the next 5 years. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan.
Orin Swift D66 2014Optimum growing conditions with a crowning harvest mark the 2014 vintage. A saturated cardinal hue belted in garnet is revealed in the glass. The nose brims with an impeccable oak profile with shaded oak tree accents. A mineral cast of alluvial soil can be detected as well, which frames a vibrant perfume of red berry fruits, cassis, cardamom, and exotic spices. The entry bursts with a vibrant blueberry and cassis concentrate that is rounded out with the richness of a crème brûlée, or crema catalana. The mid palate has vibrant acidity with distinctive mineral notes of garrigue, stone, and schist. Closing with purpose, the wine boasts silky tannins and a lengthy finish of sublime richness.
Orin Swift Locations CA5 2015Veiled in dark ruby red, the wine bursts with a tempting perfume of red and black fruits, dried rose petals, and a peppery note which offers some lift. Dense and ripe upon first pass, it evolves into a savory compote of raspberry, kirsch, and bitter cherry balanced out with mineral and herbal notes. The finish is substantial with tangy acidity, yet buffered with polished tannins that please the palate.
Locations CA 4 WhiteImmediately, a nose of lemon zest, citrus, and a touch of honey lead to a bright and crisp entry complemented by an encompassing nectar mouth feel. A ripe stone fruit mid palate of apricots and peaches combine with an evolving ceme custard coating. It finishes with a subtle minerality and a lychee texture, making this an ideal summertime wine.
Locations I4A blend of Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the Southern region of Puglia combined with Barbera from Piemonte in the North. A vibrant ruby, coral hue invites the nose and features intense aromas of dark fruits, spices, and wild flowers. On the palate, rich flavors of plums, black cherries and mineral components dominate the entry leading to layered nuances of currants and strawberry jam. The edges are soft and finishes clean with brightness.
Locations NZ 7The base of our blend is comprised of fruit from vineyards in the heart of Wairau Valley, with its traditional passionfruit and crisp grassy flavors. It is complemented by the second wave of plantings in the ver expanding Awatere Valley, which is noted for the minerality and elegant characteristics the fruit gains from the region's proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
Locations OR5Vivid red with a deep purple core, the nose is generous with ripe cherry, black raspberry, acacia flowers, and hint of forest floor. Immediately, the palate is treated to a textural mélange of sweet cherry, pomegranate, rose petal, and sappy strawberry. A lively mid-palate reveals a mineral twist and exotic spice notes juxtaposed with fine tannins and superb clarity on the finish. Pinot Noir.
Orin Swift Abstract 2016 1.5LImmediate 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.
Orin Swift Palermo 2016 1.5LDeep and luring aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry are intermingled with accents of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The entry is smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry with a satiating suppleness. Ultra round and soft, the wine finishes with reverberating length.
Orin Swift Papillon 2015 1.5LAn 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.