FRANCE : RHONE VALLEY : NORTHERN RHONE : CROZES-HERMITAGE
MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, FLORAL, SPICE, ELEGANT, NEUTRAL OAK
Lauded as the top Crozes producer on the planet, Graillot's status has risen steadily, having founded his domaine in 1985. It reveals blackberry, dark cherries, spicy (clove and pepper), and violet flavors. It is elegant and delicate with a medium bodied weight.
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted Duck, Lamb Ragu
SPAIN : PRIORAT
50% Garnacha, 50% Samso
FULL BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, SUPPLE, OAK PRESENT
Exotic, sweet, floral black cherry fruit nose. Lovely supple, sweet, smooth palate showing ripe black fruits with good definition and silky tannins.
FOOD PAIRING: Braised Meats & Barbeque
USA : CALIFORNIA : SONOMA COAST
MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, SPICE, MEDIUM TANNIN, NEUTRAL OAK
The nose here is bright with notes of black cherry, black pepper and a bit of licorice and menthol. On the palate the wine is supple with lovely fresh fruit and a bit of taught tannins on the finish. 100% full cluster, native yeast, 10% carbonic.
FOOD PAIRING: Meats & Game
Argentina : Patagonia
MEDIUM-BODIED, SALINITY, CREAM, CLEAN, STONE FRUIT, NEUTRAL OAK
Step aside California, Argentina is producing some awesome chardonnay! Stone and orchard fruit dominate the bouquet, while secondary notes of salted butter and vanilla bean follow. The mouth is round and structured with pleasant notes of yellow fruits and cleansing acidity.
South Africa : Western Cape :
Coastal Region : Franschhoek
72% Syrah, 13% Cab Sauv, 7% Grenache,
6% Cinsault, 2% Viognier
FULL BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, SPICE, VANILLA, OAK PRESENT
Highly aromatic nose melds blackberry, licorice, menthol, and spice cake. Sweet and supple but juicy with harmonious acidity framing and intensifying the dark fruit and spice.
Spain : Canary Islands
MEDIUM-BODIED, CHERRY, VA, MINERAL, SALINITY, NEUTRAL OAK
Every vintage of this exciting Canary Islands red is an adventure in Wonderland. Well balanced with fresh red fruit notes, citrus, dried herbs, and just a hint of salinity to round out the finish and keep you guessing at each turn.
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FRANCE : ST. EMILION GRAND CRU
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
MEDIUM BODIED, BLUE/BLACK FRUIT, SUPPLE TANNINS, OAK PRESENT
Very attractive nose giving dried flowers, brambleberry, plum and a bit of cedar. The wine lies medium on the palate with graphite, mineral, and blackberry with nice acidity. Native yeast, no fining or filtration, 20% new oak.
FOOD PAIRING: Game & Meat
France : Bordeaux : Cotes de Francs
85% Merlot, 14% Cab Sauv, 1% Carmenere
MD-FULL BODIED, RED/DARK FRUIT, HERBS, SOFT TANNINS, NEUTRAL OAK
This is Bordeaux unlike any other coming from entirely family owned estate. The nose presents lively ripe red cherry fruit with a touch of black currant liqueur and forest floor. Great presence of minerality with silken, velvety texture on the palate. Graceful and elegant.
France : Bordeaux :
Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, HERBS, DUSTY, NEUTRAL OAK
This bottle shows what Bordeaux is all about--refined elegance. The Merlot provides the floral and deep purple fruits, the Cab Franc vegetal backbone, the Cab Sauvignon earth and tobacco.
France : Bordeaux : Margaux
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
FULL-BODIED, RAW EARTH, SAVORY, BLACK RASPBERRIES, SILKY, OAK
This Bordeaux blend is a perfect pairing for any lover of “old world” style wines. The nose delicately perfumed atypical of similar blends from the area with notes of rose petals, violets, and earth. The palate is bursting with dark fruits, polished tannins, and lots of oak. Lotsa cellaring potential!
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Italy : Tuscany
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
FULL-BODIED, RIPE DARK FRUIT, SPICE, EARTH, HERB, COCOA, OAK
Vigorous, lush, and round tannins with ripe red fruit, plum, savory herbs, and spice. Balanced, yet warm with hints of dark chocolate and earth. Toasty, long finish with just the barest hint of violets.
California : Sonoma
Syrah, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel
Elegant red-fruit on the nose and palate, with just a hint of pepper from the field blend with zinfandel. Smooth, silky tannins on the finish.
South Africa : Western Cape : Durbanville
Petit Verdot, Cab Sauv, Merlot, Malbec
FULL-BODIED, RED & BLACK FRUITS, VIOLETS, SPICE, BALANCED, OAK
An elegantly expressive SA take of a Bordeaux blend. The nose is perfumed with floral aromas followed by notes of tobacco leaf and dark fruit. Pomegranate, black currant, and spice rest on structured tannins. Finishes fantastically full.
$36USA : CALIFORNIA
$48OREGON : WILLAMETTE VALLEY : EOLA-AMITY
$35FRANCE : BURGUNDY :
France : Burgundy : Mercurey
MEDIUM-BODIED, RED & BLACK FRUIT, SMOKE, RICH, VELVETY TANNIN, OAK
Expect nothing but old world elegance from this Burgundian premier cru. Tart black cherry and strawberry aromas coalesce with notes of smoke and cedar on the bouquet. The palate is structured, savory, and rich with fruit reflected on the nose. Finishes long and round.
$37FRANCE : BURGUNDY
France : Beaujolais : Chiroubles
MEDIUM-BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, GREEN, HERB, NEUTRAL OAK
No carbonic maceration here! A beautiful example of what Cru Beaujolais can and should be. Zippy, yet still succulent and lush with fresh, ripe blackberries and raspberries and a fragrant, herbal green note. Almost becomes reminiscent of a Burgundian pinot after fully opening.
France : Rhone : St Joseph
MEDIUM BODIED, BLACK FRUIT, GRAPHITE, EARTH, NEUTRAL OAK
From the established and renowned Rhone producing family comes another great producer. This St. Joseph has notes of black raspberry, graphite, wet leaves, and floral tones. Medium body with matching tannins; very enjoyable.