Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph Offerus 2016
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The vineyards used for Offerus are located in two distinct St. Joseph areas. The communities of Mauves, Tournon, and St. Jean de Muzols yield over 80% of the blend and are owned by Jean-Louis. These southern vineyard sites express tightly wound tannins, spice, and power. They add structure and depth to complete the harmony of Offerus. The remaining vineyards are located in more northerly communities around Serrières, and even these are farmed mainly by Jean-Louis, though he doesn't own the vineyards. This soil produces wines which are more elegant with incredible purity, definition, and focus.
|Region||France, Rhone, St-Joseph|
|Brand||Domaine Jean-Louis Chave|
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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.
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Trefethen Double T Red Blend 2015For this lovely blend, Cabernet Sauvignon provides backbone and Malbec brings color, red fruit characters and a hint of floral. Petit Verdot adds structure. Merlot adds a lively spice and herbal character with Cabernet Franc offering finesse and a peppery perfume. This wine has fragrant aromas of cherry, cracked pepper and toasted oak. The palate delivers flavors of berries with rich chocolate and savory spices on the finish. This wine shines with comfort foods featuring hearty pastas or beef stew. Also great with burgers or grilled steaks. Blend : 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. - Winery notes
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.
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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.
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.
Ruca Malen Terroir Series Petit Verdot 2015Intense aromas of fresh plums and cherries are harmoniously balanced by subtle notes of rose and sweet spices and mild hints of caramel, vanilla, and mocha. A full-bodied wine with concentrated fruit flavors, a balanced acidity, and a velvety texture. Sweet tannins linger through the persistent, lengthy finish. Ruca Malen Petit Verdot is aged in 80% French and 20% American new and second-use oak barrels for 12 months.
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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.
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.
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.
Louis M Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark burgundy color and has deep layers that include blackberry, blueberry and black current. The fruit tones are framed by sweet herbs, licorice and toasted cedar. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and an exceptionally long finish. Its well-built tannins will allow it to age beautifully for more than a decade. - Winery Notes 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec.
Domaines Ott By.Ott Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018BY.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.
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.
Podere Volpaio Chianti 2016Deep 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.
Matteo Correggia Roero Arneis 2018100% Arneis planted in silty clay soils at 280-330 meters above sea level. Lightly pressed, then temperature controlled fermentation with protection from oxygen. Aged in steel vats with lees contact for 6 months.
Leviathan Red Blend 2017The Leviathan wine is a red blend created afresh each vintage, sourced from some of the most coveted vineyards in California. Each year, a percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc are blended together to produce a singular wine, showcasing all the best characteristics of the vintage.
Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 10 year oldAn exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for an average of 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. Excellent with soft cheeses such as brie; and a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with coffee or almonds, Taylor 10 Year Old Tawny is delicious served lightly chilled at the end of the meal.
Tiziano ProseccoGrapes for this premium Prosecco Spumante Dry are sourced from the pre-Alpine slopes with vineyards just 40 miles north of Venice. Carefully selected grapes, handcrafted vinification and an extra-long secondary fermentation result in an exotic fruit fragrance, fine persistent bubbles and perfect balance.
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2014Tasting : The slow maturation of the red grapes and long vinifications provided aromatic wines with freshness and finesse. The Syrah is gorgeous and Grenache is fruity and balanced. This 2014 offers wines with lots of fruit and balance. The tannins are soft and silky, with lots of volume Service : Around 15°C. If possible, decant the wine.
Gilbert Picq Chablis Dessus La Carriere 2015The name translates as "over the quarry," for the two parcels that are reserved for this wine grow above an old quarry in a bed of pure Kimmeridgian limestone, essentially one mammoth roche mère, or mother rock. Both parcels were planted in the 1970s, one with a clone, the other with a sélection massale, and the two cover just under five acres of ground. These two parcels are always the first to be harvested by the Picqs, and the last to be bottled.
Roederer Estate Brut NVRoederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut builds on the 200-year winemaking tradition established by Champagne Louis Roederer in France. The first California sparkling wine produced by Roederer, the Anderson Valley Brut has established a reputation as one of California's premier sparklers. The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor. Equally comfortable with candlelight dinners and summer picnics, the Anderson Valley Brut is not just for toasting! It's also wonderful with egg dishes (think brunch), sushi, spicy Asian food, fish and white meats with creamy sauces.
Chateau Bel Air Bordeaux 2015Chateau Bel Air Bordeaux AOC presents a pretty red color, limpid and brilliant. The red fruit and blackcurrant accompany the tasting of this wine with a very rich and tannic structure, an exemplary mouth length, it is everything to become. Food Pairing: Serve between 16°C and 18°C with terrines, mountain meats, Bordeaux steak, confit, mushrooms and aged cheeses.
Chateau Clos Dubreuil Anna 2014Freshness and precision. The three Merlot plots and the single Cabernet Franc plot dedicated to the production of Anna are situated on the north face of Saint Emilion's clay-limestone plateau. They are tended to with incredible diligence and care (de-budding, leaf pulling, green harvesting etc.) in order to obtain grapes of the very best quality. Harvesting takes place a week later than for the Clos Dubreuil plots and is done by hand, using small baskets. This 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc wine is made to honor the winemaker, Benoit Trocard’s grandmother. The vineyard site is 2.5 acres. It is a very complex wine with integrated oak from 20 months of aging in French oak barrels. It is consistent on the palette with molten tannins, dominant dark fruits and spices, very good length and spice on the finish.
Loveblock Pinot Gris 2016Colour: Pale with golden touches. Aroma: Delicate aromas of rockmelon yield to additional layers of Nashi pear and prosciutto-wrapped melon. Palate: Beautiful melon and fruit notes are underscored with lingering texture, mouthfeel and linear acidity. Food match: A wine to enjoy with delicate Asian flavours, seafood of all sorts or just simply by itself.
Garnet Monterey County Pinot Noir 2016This 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.
Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée 2016Food pairings: Red grilled meat, lamb shoulder with thyme and dishes of tapas and curry.
Château Bellegrave Pauillac 2015Developments during the growing season (bud break, flowering, and ripening) were particularly quick and even thanks to very advantageous weather, especially during flowering. Fruit set went very well, resulting in yields that were bountiful in a way we had not seen for a decade. We must acknowledge that nature was really very kind and generous to us. There was some water stress in summer, but not too much. September weather was perfect - not overly hot, but with beautiful sunshine followed by cool nights in the latter part of the month. Ripening was spread out over a long period, which is generally the key to a great vintage!
Christian Moreau Chablis 2017The versatile, affordable, village Chablis from Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils is bright and crisp, with the classic, taut structure and refreshing minerality that define traditional Chablis. This is a Moreau classic! The 2015 Chablis is a ripe, yet bone dry Chardonnay with crisp green apple, mineral and a touch of saline.
Chateau La Cardonne Médoc 2015Château La Cardonne is vinified in an elegant fruit-forward style, with ripe blackcurrant and plum fruit, balanced by a rich, medium to full-bodied palate, with cedary, pencil-shaving character and smooth silky tannins.
Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos del Bierzo 2017Pétalos del Bierzo is assembled from old hillside and hilltop vines from across Bierzo's western edge. The wine is vinified for immediate appeal, but it retains the estate's signature finesse and restraint.
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2017Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture. Food Pairing: It is an excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork.
Anne Sophie Dubois FLeurie Les Cocottes 2018Starting with the 2015 vintage, Anne-Sophie has decided to release a different side of her Fleurie. Up until then, all of her Fleuries were 100% destemmed and fermented in a Burgundian-style. In stark contrast to her usual style, she is making Les Cocottes with 100% whole cluster and using carbonic maceration. It is released the Spring after the vintage and is intended to be fruit driven and drunk early & often.
Jean Louis Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2017"Jean-Louis makes these négociant wines to showcase what he believes to be the potential appellations with which he works. The Côtes du Rhône ‘Mon Coeur’ is a blend of four distinct terroir located in and around Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Though the blend varies year to year, it is roughly 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache. Vine age is between 20-60 years." - Winery
Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Cuvée Silex 2018This Vigneau Chevreau Silex is a real charmer, with lemons and minerals bursting from the glass. The flavors are pure. It is 100% Chenin Blanc. The wine is dry, but not a steely, steely dry. The grapes are hand-harvested and carefully sorted to ensure that only the ripe, healthy grapes make it into the bottle.
Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2016Bright pale gold with aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, lychee and rose petals. Rich, intense, luscious and well balanced with a dry, spicy finish. Perfectly pairs with Asian and fusion cuisines as well as spicy entrees. Also an ideal wine to pair with strong cheeses.
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Lot 170 Gewürztraminer 2018The nose shows classic rose/floral aromatics, without excess though, and it is just starting to develop more interesting spicy/peppery notes. The fact that it spent the whole time on gross lees, helps to reduce the over varietal characteristic of this grape, that can sometime be excessive. The palate is long, elegant, feels dry and like any other wine in this category is already an excellent food wine.
Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 2018The wine has a lovely shimmer and is of a pretty golden colour with green reflections. The rich and complex nose is characterised by pleasant and subtle floral and mineral aromas. It has a wonderful, fat structure in the mouth with minerality and the charming typical chardonnay aromas of butter, brioche and meadow mushrooms. It is a harmonious wine that is not only fine and elegant but also has an excellent aromatic persistence. Best drunk cold with oysters, shellfish, fish and goat cheese.