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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
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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.
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Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2015The 2015 Feather is a vibrant, dynamic wine that possesses deep crimson color, supple tannins and balanced acidity. Expressive aromas and flavors of dried Bing cherries and bittersweet chocolate are complemented by hints of red pepper and thyme that gain focus on the mid-palate and add appeal to the wine's long, layered finish.
Initio Muscat 2015Muscat Petit Grain 70%, Muscat d'Alexandrie 30%. Characterized by a beautiful pale color, with light golden reflections. The nose is delicate, but distinctive; notes of white fruit, apricot and white flowers are revealed with elegance and lightness. In the mouth, elegance is also present, and the balance undeniable. Pear notes stand out on the finish.
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.
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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.
Fiancetto Gravelly Loam Cabernet Sauvignon 2016High-toned aromas of red current, plum, mocha and cigar box, leading to a packed middle core of black fruit. The finish goes forever. Drink now for the incredible primary fruit or cellar for the next 3-5 years.
Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot 2015A deeply concentrated wine with wonderfully intense aromas of dark cherry, violet and marionberry. A core of ripe blackberry flavors are framed by notes of oak spice, roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate that leave a bold impression on the finish.
Louis Latour Montagny La Grande Roche 2017Our Montagny 1er Cru "La Grande Roche" 2017 reveals a beautiful pale yellow colour. Of an intense nose, this wine offers lovely aromas of yellow fruits and almond paste. The ample mouth is characterized by flavors of muscat and pepper. Food Pairing: Asparagus - rabbit galantine - trout with almonds - sheeps cheese.
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 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016A 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 2016A vibrant 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.
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 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.
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.
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Orin Swift Abstract Red 2016Immediate 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.
Domaine Sautereau Sancerre 2017An open nose with a good varietal profile leading to notes of boxwood rhubarb, melon and fruit aromas of pear and mango. Supple in the first instance the wine shows good volume in the middle with fruity and floral accents finishing with long lingering aromatics.
Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2016This 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
Couly-Dutheil Chinon René Couly Rosé 2017Fresh, clean, dry Rose wine from France's Loire Valley with an abundance of bright red fruit flavors (cherry, strawberry) and floral aromas. The Cabernet Franc comes through with excellent aromatics and structure. Perfect to enjoy all year round! Great acidity and a refreshing finale. Delicious!
Gramona Gessami 2017APPEARANCE: 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.
Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 2018Made 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.
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.
Goldschmidt Singing Tree Chardonnay 2017100% 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.