California : Sonoma Coast : Que Vineyard
MEDIUM BODIED, BLUE/PURPLE FRUIT, HERBAL, FLORAL, NEUTRAL OAK
Deep, intense and absolutely stunning Syrah from California. Notes of plush and mature blueberry, fig and blackberry fruit with dark spices, violet, lavender, sweet mint and tobacco add nuance to the bright fruit. Small production wine.
FRANCE : BORDEAUX : POMEROL
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
FULL-BODIED, DRY, PLUM, BLACK CURRANT, CEDAR, OAK
It's hard to beat the location of this estate - across the road from Chateau Petrus. A deeply intense and plush Pomerol with immaculately ripe black currant and plum fruit. Wonderfully rich and expressive, and yet young, poised and restrained.
ECOLOGY : Conventional
PAIR WITH : Lamb Chops; Roast Pork
Italy : Umbria : Montefalco : Cerrete
MED-FULL-BODIED, BLACK FRUIT, VIOLET, LEATHER, MINERAL, OAK, AGEWORTHY
Intense but elegant in nearly every aspect, with a deep violet color, robust tannins, and powerful aromas and flavors that present from start to persistent finish. Natural fermentation after 45-day maceration; wine spends 1 year in steel tanks and then 43 months in large Slovenian oak barrels. Only 3933 bottles produced.
PAIRING : Pork Chops