Tasting Notes: Produced with a little over half of the blend using chardonnay, the wine is exceptionally well focused, with a bright core. Pinot noir makes up the balance, adding weight, an elegant character and lovely red fruit aspects on the nose and palate. The finish is long and lingering. Brought into the American market only once every ten years, the wine does not need a special occasion to open. Opening a bottle, and enjoying its world-class quality and character, creates a special occasion, all by itself.
Tasting Notes: From central Portugal's heartland, and one of its most accomplished wineries, this rosé is produced from touriga nacional and aragonez. Bright and lively in the mouth, the pale pink color is one clue to it elegance and class. Extremely versatile, the wine would be a wonderful match with grilled fish or chicken, as well a wide range of cheeses and pâtés.
Tasting Notes: A stunning blend of grenache and cinsault fills the mouth with notes of crushed strawberries, papaya and melon, before surrendering to a long delicate finish hugged with peach essences. A splendid wine that deserves to be in an ice bucket near you.
Tasting Notes: A rather youthful winery in Paso Robles that has produced world-class wines almost from day one. This rosé keeps the love rolling with generous notes of fresh-squeezed strawberries, nectarine and orange peel, expanding in the mouth lavishly. A long, seductive finish caressed delicately with peaches and passion fruit. A fabulous wine that needs to be in everyone’s refrigerator.
Tasting Notes: From the heart of Basque country, this lovely salmon-tinted wine is a blend of two indigenous grapes, hondarr abi zuri and and hondarr abi beltza. The combination provides a fresh and energetic wine; a touch lower in alcohol, with an ability to match with a wide range of cuisines. A great wine to introduce to customers looking to expand their palates, and get out of the "same old, same old" wine rut.
Tasting Notes: Mendocino County is well known for its cool climate, and potential for fashioning superb sparkling wines. Scharffenberger was one of the pioneers of producing sparkling wines in the region, and their expertise is well demonstrated by this elegant and supple sparkler. Subtle red fruit is a key component to both the nose and palate, which finishes in a long and balanced manner.
Tasting Notes: Classic, fresh and delicate Provence rosé with pale pink color. The wine is complex yet beautifully simple at the same time, with a silky texture, and finishes with a bright burst of citrus.
Tasting Notes: Showing a powerful nose and palate, this Champagne is approachable and impressive. Black fruit notes are subtle, hiding behind the red fruit-centric profile, and all coming together with a plethora of bubbles and chalky minerality.
Tasting Notes: A stunning blend of pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet fran, and a touch of chenin blanc. A softer salmon color in the glass, the nose is quite fragrant, with red fruit notes. The palate is lush, with enough acidity to support the fruit, and has a long and balanced finish.