Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2017
The 2017 Chardonnay has a voluptuous, ripe nose of lemon peel and candied tropical fruit followed by vibrant citrus throughout the palate with a flinty, saline quality and a hint of toast on the finish.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2015Winemaker Notes : Streaks of garnet giving way to an intense ruby red. Aromas of candied fruits and spices that evolve into clean underbrush, tea, and amber notes. Enhanced by notes of red flowers, the aromas return on the palate transported by confident but not overbearing alcohol. The tannins and fresh acidity work in counterpoint to create a balanced, soft wine.
Bogle Phantom Double Magnum 2015 3LWinemaker Notes: Enticing and enveloping, this mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to tantalize wine lovers. Emerging from the shadows with concentration and intensity, this wine will haunt you with every sip. Black pepper, juniper and cranberry spark your senses, while a rustic jamminess soothes your soul with its familiarity. Full bodied flavors of black plums and berries bewitch the palate. Touches of cedar boxes and spice surround the finish, as long tannins linger, languish and settle around you like a fog. 44% Petite Sirah, 44% Zinfandel, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rombauer Zinfandel Magnum 2017 1.5LWinemaker Notes : Our classic California Zinfandel is dark purple-ruby, with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberry and raspberry meld with clove and spice. Lush flavors of raspberry, blackberry jam, plums and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of white pepper in the background. Plush and round tannins and great length make for a fresh and enticing finish.
Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2017Winery Notes: The nose reveals notes of black and red fruits combined with subtle woody and smoky notes. The palate offers the same rich, fruity aromas as the nose. This full-bodied wine has a velvety tannic backbone which gives a sensation of warmth on the smooth finish.
Pahlmeyer Special Edition Proprietary Red Magnum 2016 1.5LThirtieth Anniversary Special Edition 1986 throwback label sealed with hand-dipped wax Our 2016 Proprietary Red opens with clear, vibrant aromas of blueberry, blackberry, and black cherry, with intriguing nuances of cardamom, vanilla, toast and star anise that balance the intense dark fruit. A complex palate of deep blackberry and currant, with undertones of leather, is supported by firm, silky tannins. This wine honors its high elevation mountain vineyards with a rich, succulent body; a hint of dark chocolate mousse distinguishes the lengthy finish.
Bookwalter Readers Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Winery Notes: A stunning Cabernet from Washington’s oldest and most revered vineyards. This is a follow up to our award winning 2015 Readers Cabernet Sauvignon, which made the coveted Top 100 List for Wine Spectator. A bold Cabernet with 18% Syrah added in for complexity. Dark and deep in color with aromatics of Cassis, red currant, dark berries, and walnut shell. Rich and open-textured on the palate, the wine has flavors of dark cherries, currants, and blackberries. Fine-grained tannins carry wine across your tongue and the vibrant acidity leaves a fresh finish to this great value. Sourced from our favorite Columbia Valley vineyards, this wine has old vine fruit from ’87 and ’88 blocks of Conner Lee Vineyard, Dionysus Vineyards’ old block 18 as well as Elephant Mountain Vineyards’ high elevation block. Each brought its own element to the table and developed a powerful, rich wine. It offers massive value for all wine appreciators.
Domaine de la Charbonniere Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale 2016Winery Notes: Domaine de la Charbonnière has been the singular passion of the Maret family since their purchase of this iconic property in 1912. The young and charismatic Veronique Maret is responsible for the recent meteoric rise of Charbonnière – Veronique is handling all winemaking and somehow also finding the time to run the Domaine’s sales activities. One of the most important changes Veronique made since taking over in 2012 was the move to organic viticulture. Organic farming really started to make its mark on the finished wines in 2014 and the press we’ve been seeing from that point on only validates our opinion on that front. Domaine de la Charbonnière’s holdings spread over 68 acres in some of the region’s most sought after lieu dits – 49 of these in Châteauneuf du Pape, 15 in Vacqueyras, 4 in Côtes du Rhône. Winemaking is traditional with a profound respect for grapes and terroir. Reds are fermented in conical wood vats, and aged in a mix of demi muids and barrels. While the majority of our Charbonniere references are red, Insiders have long sought out the property’s white wine offerings, which we make available to you with wide grins on our faces. These are all tactile wines that combine elegance and serious depth at once. This Single Vineyard Cuvée reveals layered hints of dark cherries, crushed raspberry, the structure is massive yet with some elegant tannins.
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017Winemaker Notes : The 2017 Pinot Noir opens with jammy red fruit and freshly picked strawberries followed by tangy Bing cherry, raspberry and baking spice notes. A balanced, youthfully focused wine that finishes with white pepper spice and hints of tangerine peel.
Chateau St. Jean Sauvignon Blanc 2017Winemaker Notes : This fresh Sauvignon Blanc showcases notes of zesty citrus, green apple, and layered tropical fruit on the finish.
Opus One Overture Release 2019 2019Winery Notes: In keeping with the tradition of many great Bordeaux estates, Opus One produces a fine second wine called Overture. Since 1993, Overture has been crafted as a part of our relentless pursuit of quality for Opus One. Every acre of our estate vineyard is farmed with the attention to detail and singular focus required to produce Opus One. Nevertheless, in any given year, not all of the parcels from our estate are selected for the final blend of Opus One. When these wine lots are afforded additional time in barrel, in combination with the added flexibility of blending across multiple vintages, the final wine achieves a remarkable elegance and complexity that represents a superb expression of our estate. This is Overture. Overture is comprised of the five classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Full bodied but approachable in its youth, Overture shows generous dark fruit aromas and flavors with a soft, supple mid-palate. As a fine wine, Overture will develop beautifully over time.
Staglin Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Winery Notes: A co-ferment and single barrel selection from Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon and Clone 327 Cabernet Franc, planted on our Rutherford Bench estate in 1997 by David Abreu and team. This powerful component showcases the horsepower, depth and intensity our property is capable of producing and is always selected for our final blend of our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon.