California : Central Coast : Paso Robles
FULL BODIED, RIPE RED FRUIT, SPICE, LUSH, CHOCOLATE, HERB, NEW OAK
Lush, round, and ripe California Cabernet Sauvignon. Great concentration of ripe red fruits, plum, savory herbs, and spice. Balanced, yet warm with hints of dark chocolate and dried cherries. Smooth tannins; drinking fabulously now.
New York : Long Island : North Fork
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
FULL-BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, LEATHER, BRIARWOOD, OAK
Distinctive and powerful bouquet of red and black fruits, leather, spice, and briarwood. Earth tones with freshness and salinity balance perfectly with powerful, yet mellowing tanning.
California : Lodi
Bright, tropical fruit notes on the nose. Neutral oak fermented provides depth and complexity without being too buttery. Great mineral finish.
France : Crozes-Hermitage
Jammy cranberries and raspberries on the nose, but balanced with a good hint of earth on the palate as expected of Crozes-Hermitage. Medium-bodied with smooth tannins and balanced acidity.
Kosher for Passover
France : Loire Valley : Saumur
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RUSTIC, SPICE, RED CURRANT, VIOLETS, TANNIN, OAK
If you hold this bottle close to your ear, you’ll hear the wonderful sounds of true French ingenuity sloshing up against the glass. Once you open this bottle, berry fruit and earthy aromas pour into the vicinity, while a rush of acidity, structured fruit, cedar and spice maneuver the palate.
France : Loire Valley
DRY, ORCHARD FRUIT, TOASTY, HONEY, SOME OAK
Trees over 100 years old producing expressive fruit that make for a truly amazing cider! Lush golden apple and pear notes, caramel, and spice.
Spain : Galicia : Ribeira Sacra
Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera
MEDIUM-BODIED, STRAWBERRY, IRIS, BLACK PEPPER, FRESH, NEUTRAL OAK
Winemaker Laura Lorenzo is a rebel in her native Galicia: using little to no sulfur, no fining, and no filtering in her method.
The result is delicately perfumed floral wines that exude balance of fruit, acidity, and herbal/earthy undertones. ¡Que bueno!
South Africa : Paarl
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
DRY, MED-BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT,, LIME, NO OAK
One of SA’s finest even does sparkling! Citrus fruit and almond notes delightfully waft from the bouquet. The palate is creamy with lively bubbles and a slight nuttiness. Finishes crisp, bright, and fresh. Cheers bru!
South Africa : Western Cape :
Coastal Region : Simonsberg-Paarl
FULL BODIED, DARK FRUIT, JAMMY, DRIED HERBS, LUSH, EARTHY, OAK
Aromas of jammy dark berries with notes of baking spice, toasted cedar wood with accents of vanilla. The palate reflect the aromas with accents of dried herbs and soft gamey notes. It is lush and elegantly powerful.
Spain : Catalonia : Priorat
Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo
MD BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, CITRUS, RIPE, ALMOND, NEUTRAL OAK
Beautifully balanced notes of yellow apple, apple skin, Meyer lemon curd, hazelnut, with great flinty minerality and acidity. Subtle hints of white flowers mingle throughout that give balance to the weighty power of the wine on the palate.
California : Santa Rita Hills
MEDIUM-BODIED, LAVENDER, CLOVE, RASPBERRY, OAK
A sturdy expression of Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast region. Berry fruit and citrus rind aromas circle the bouquet. Dense black fruit, earth, and hints of baking spice fill the palate. Extended finish.
South Africa : Stellenbosch
MEDIUM-BODIED, ORANGE PEEL, HERBS, WHITE PEPPER, NEUTRAL OAK
A no frills orange wine for the imbiber looking to step out of their comfort zone. Pale straw in color and a fragrant citrus nose are only the first act of this show. The textured palate reminds you that this isn’t your everyday bottle. But soft spice and stone-fruit notes pull you back for more.
Israel : Judean Hills
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
FULL BODIED, DARK FRUIT, COCOA, SMOKY, ELEGANT, OAK PRESENT
Aged in French oak for 12 months, this robust wine has plenty of black fruit and herbal notes on its rich nose, in addition to the earthiness. There is some smoky oak to the dark fruit backed by a bold tannic structure.
With help from the spirits and cocktail historian David Wondrich, Plantation Distillery tried to revive this forgotten nectar.
They relied on several ancient recipes, and added a few traditional techniques from their own bag of tricks. The 1824 English Journal of Patent and Inventions and the 1844 Journal of Agricultural Socity were their main sources of inspiration--along, of course, with Mr. Dickens.
They infused ripe Queen Victoria pineapples in rich, aged Plantation Original Dark Rum for 3 months. Meanwhile, they macerated, also in rum, the bare rind of the fruit (where the pineapple's essential oil chiefly resides) and then distilled it, creating a bright pineapple essence to blend with the lushness of the infused Plantation rum.
$32FRANCE : LOIRE VALLEY : SANCERRE : CROIX DU ROY
Italy : Tuscany : Chianti Classico
MEDIUM-FULL BODY, RED FRUIT, EARTH, WOOD, SILKY, SOME OAK
Notes of cedar wood spice, dark chocolate, and tobacco with savory earthy notes. On the palate, it is silky and polished with bright cherry flavors interwoven with smoke and earth. It is vibrant and lively. Rustic with charm.
France : Burgundy : Chablis
DRY, LIGHT/MED BODIED, CRISP, GREEN APPLE, CLEAN, NO OAK
Musky aromas of grapefruit, lavender, and yellow rose. Densely packed, ripe and penetrating with good cut and texture but also a saline umami to the flavors of grapefruit, lemon, pear, and flowers.
California : Sonoma Valley
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
DRY, MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, SPICE, NO OAK
Mineral-driven, multi-layered rose with pink flowers and stone fruit. Great brightness on the palate with notes of strawberry and grapefruit citrus.
New York : Finger Lakes : Argetsinger Vineyard
DRY, MEDIUM-BODIED, WHITE PEACH, ACIDITY, ROUND TEXTURE, NO OAK
Ravines ranks among the best in the Finger Lakes region, making some of the most sought after rieslings in the USA. Delicate white flowers, stone fruit, and minerality perfume the nose. The palate is round with an acidic backbone and subdued orchard fruit. Long, clean finish.