Tasting Notes: This is not your everyday sipper. Organic and made from select ancient vines. Complex, with honeyed stone fruits laden with zesty citrus and light spice. Fresh almond and flint with a creamy texture and long lush finish. It should age well for at least 10 years. Enjoy with seared curried scallops.
Tasting Notes: A seductive wine that opens with aromas of wildflowers and red fruits. The palate is overwhelmed with gorgeous flavors of sage dusted raspberry, ripe plum and the gentlest caress of dark chocolate. A hint of earthiness on the generous finish completes the mission.
Tasting Notes: Bursting with notes of ripe black cherry, dark chocolate and crushed blackberries, laying down a silky mouthfeel before surrendering to a finish kissed with hints of cocoa powder and toasted oak. Made by deliciously talented Thomas Rivers Brown, this wine is a winner from a challenging vintage.
Tasting Notes: A dazzling blend of 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay. A wonderful nose of toasted bread and tropical citrus flirts with the senses. Wonderfully vibrant in the mouth, showing flavors of ripe apple, pear nectar and lemon zest, before finishing with a delicate touch of toasted almonds. A tremendous value.
Tasting Notes: A wine that can exceed your expectations. The 2013 took a few minutes to open up, but when it did, it was singing. The aromatics of earth, tobacco and leather were met on the palate with rustic notes of fruit and tannin. I was actually sad when I realized the bottle was empty.
Tasting Notes: This bottle shows how this grape, when made well, has such longevity. Vibrant aromatics of mineral and fruit on the nose. On the palate, every time I took a sip, there was a new nuance to enjoy: fruit, rock, acid, body. If I tried this blind, I might have thought it was from the Mosel. Lovely.
Tasting Notes: Beautiful floral notes blossom from the glass as candied mango, lemon sorbet and pineapple flavors lay down a luxuriously lively river of fun on the palate. Well-balanced fruit and acidity begs to be paired with shellfish and a beach.
Tasting Notes: Created by renowned and historic Napa Valley producer, Beringer Vineyards, this wine has a mouthfeel like velvet. Black currants, white pepper and huckleberry dominate this wine, and a lingering finish leaves you wanting more.
Tasting Notes: A great example of a classic pinot from the Willamette Valley region. Overripe cherries and cola on the nose with subtle notes of licorice and anise. This is delicious and tart. Would be a great addition to any holiday table.
Tasting Notes: Not being familiar with the Phelps pinot, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was California fruit and acid with a touch of a burgundy accent. The ripe fruit was prevalent, but elegantly subdued. The tannins have had time to relax in the bottle on this 2017, so it was ready to drink. The wine was balanced with fruit, tannin and acid, with a long lingering finish.
Tasting Notes: The aromatics were of citrus and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine was pleasantly mouthwatering, crisp and inciting. Notes of golden delicious apple, lingering finish. Bonus points for being 12% ABV. This wine held its own with a vegetarian Shepard's pie made with French lentils and portobello mushrooms.