J. Lohr Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Effusive blackberry and currant aromas are integrated with a bouquet of toasted hazelnut and cocoa powder from 18 months of French oak barrel age. Bright fruit on the mid-palate finishes clean and invigorates the appetite for an array of rich menu items. Food Pairing: Delicious with rosemary-seasoned ribeye, served with garlic roasted potatoes with parsnips and fennel.
La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 1.5LBlackberry, violets, clove and cocoa powder in the nose. Dark plum, coffee bean, rich earth and red currant on the palate. Soft, supple tannins from perfectly ripe fruit kept fresh by juicy, balanced acidity.
Château-Haut-Beausejour Saint-Estephe 2014Winemaker Note: Tobacco and cold cinders on the nose. Long, rich palate with notes of morello cherry and blackcurrant. Matured in oak casks from Central France for 12 months; 30% in new oak. Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Bogle Phantom 2014Winemaker Notes : Phantom, Bogle’s mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. Wild berries, black pepper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla.
San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2012Winemaker Notes : San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere is ruby red with glints verging on garnet. The aromas are intense, fine and elegant, with notes of cherries preserved in alcohol, enriched with spices like cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, the wine explodes in all its fineness and elegance thanks to the dense and silky tannins. Excellent body that renders the flavor harmonious and persistent. Excellent nose-palate harmony.
Domaine Faiveley Clos des Myglands 2015Medium red. Pungent aromas of redcurrant, pomegranate, tobacco and brown spices. A wine with moderate weight and fleshiness; dusty, spicy flavors of redcurrant, iron, tobacco and earth convey the ripeness of the vintage. Shows good breadth but not yet especially filled in. Hints of leather and earth add complexity. This satisfying, soil-driven wine is already quite expressive, Finishes with dusty tannins and a very good saline persistence
Vice Versa Magnificent 7 2015Winery Note: It is difficult to find words to adequately describe the magic of The Magnificent Seven. After a strict declassification process, we use only the best juice from the heart of each block to compose this breathtaking rendition of our vineyards working in harmony with one another. Intellectual, complex, and incredibly concentrated, this is a wine of paradox and balance. Density, richness, and audacity are seamlessly interwoven with poise, finesse, and a sense of weightlessness that is mesmerizing. With such a limited quantity available, it is an experience to be cherished. 1 Barrel (25 cases) produced
Jean-Claude Boisset Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Ursulines 2016Winemaker Notes : This wine has the noblest pedigree imaginable, coming as it does from the Côte de Nuits. The grapes were grown on old vines on which specified growing techniques were used: controlled yields due to severe disbudding, cluster thinning if necessary, working of the soil, little or no use of fertilisers, environmentally friendly pest management that respects beneficial wildlife. In appearance, the 2016 vintage is brilliant ruby red. The nose opens with aromas of strawberry and raspberry enhanced by nice spicy notes. On the palate, it is a scrumptious and juicy wine with a beautiful length. Overall, the wine is powerful, tender, concentrated and will be ideal for ageing.
Joyce Vineyards Tondre Grapefield Syrah 2016Winery Note: In the glass, the 2016 Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir displays red raspberry,dried violets and rose petal. The palate is delicate showing hibiscus, bing cherry and slightly under ripe strawberry. The finish is focused and vibrantshowingliftandlivelyacidity
Loring Wine Company Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016Winemaker Notes A blend of some of Loring Wine Companys' favorite vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills. Big and bold like their Single Vineyard Designated Sta. Rita Hills Pinots, but with a bit softer mouth feel.
Mocali Vigna delle Raunate 2013Winemaker Note: 100% Sangiovese Grosso. Fermentation in oak vat, ageing 1 year in tonneaux by 350 liters and 24 months in vat. Colour red intense ruby, large and complex at nose with scents of mature fruits, jam and vanilla. Complex and persistent.
Bruce Patch Wines Harris Kratka Zinfandel 2014Randy Smith - The Wine Write - 92 Points This is a Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah blend. Drank over 2 nights, no decant. Deep, rich black cherry aromas. Massive fruit on the palate, right from the get-go. Soft texture, nice finish. Delicious, decadent wine, and a terrific value. (Rombauer Zinfandel fans will love this wine)
Schloss Gobelsburg Qualitätswein Trocken Kamptal Schlosskellerei 2016Tasting Notes: A mellow hint of green apple plays on the nose before all the customary Riesling citrus flavors kick in on the palate: ripe lemon zest and zippy, pink grapefruit. This has lightness, ease and a wonderfully slender, dry, refreshing body.
Salvestrin Winery Three D - Dr. Crane Vineyard 2013Winery Note: The 2013 Salvestrin Three D exemplifies the Dr. Crane Vineyard as an optimal site for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Having farmed this land for his entire life, proprietor Rich Salvestrin employs sustainable grape growing practices and stringent selection of only the top barrels of the vintage. Made in honor of Rich and Shannon Salvestrin's three daughters, the 2013 Three D displays a high intensity aroma of mocha, kir and freshly picked dark cherries. The dense palate of black plums and herbs de Provence resolves into a finish of silky, fine-grained tannins. Subtle baking spice compliments the aromatic fruit concentration, resulting in a wine of brilliant depth, complexity and length. This wine is drinking well now, but will also cellar for the next 15+ year.
Booker Vineyard Jada Vineyard 2015Winemaker Notes This Grenache heavy wine is very elegant and pretty, but in no way a light and simple wine. It is red fruits galore, mostly raspberries, but it also has a strong base from the little bit of Syrah that was was added.