Each daybreak, the ocean-cooled California coastal fog slowly rolls into the open valleys, blanketing Pinot Noir vineyards. These small areas across California are the haven for Pinot Noir producers as these unique micro-climate regions produce some of the best Pinot in California. This creates one of the world's finest wine grape growing regions. This elegant, light-bodied Pinot Noir opens with graceful aromas of sweet cherries, strawberries and a slight earthiness, followed by soft flavors of vanilla, light oak and ripe raspberry.
This classic California Chardonnay has delicious flavors of apple, nectarine and melon. A hint of toasty oak and vanilla adds depth and complexity, while a touch of acidity balances this refreshing wine that goes great with grilled or steamed seafood, especially shellfish.
River's End offers rich blackberry and cherry aromas with ripe fruit flavors complemented by hints of spice and vanilla from integrated oak. A Merlot that's a perfect choice for grilled portabello mushrooms, grilled chicken or ribs and a nice partner for tomato based pasta dishes. You'll want to stock up on this one!
There are several components that make a wine successful. Kepe is one of those rare wines that truly has it all. The first is a cutting edge packaging that is truly extraordinary and immediately grabs you. However, there is so much more to wine that a great label. Thankfully, Kepe fully delivers on the promise of the label. Starting with the results of a search for amazing fruit, Kepe was involved with the process every step of the way. This Tempranillo is full of ripe fruit right from the outset. Raspberry, strawberry, plum and black currant notes can all be found, even on the nose. These flavors continue through the palate to the finish. This wine aims to be something that can be opened every day and pair with our favorite every day foods like pizza, pasta and grilled meats. Of course, the last thing that can make a wine successful? Value, which Kepe delivers in spades.
From the highly rated Novato, California winery of Aussie-born Bruce & Kim Cunningham, this exquisite white wines from the Carneros region shows an amazing balance of acidity and structure while filling the palate with rich, developed fruit flavors. A great choice with mild, luxurious dishes based on shellfish, flaky white fish and poultry.
Crisp flavors of grapefruit and green apple with notes of ripe fig are the most distinguishing charatceristics this fruit-forward, award-winning selection. Produced from a vineyard established more than 100 years ago by descendants of European winemakers, its grapes provide a marvelous complexity and balance. The winemaker recommends serving this delicate treat with grilled or sautéed seafood in a butter or cream sauce. And, it brings out the best in veggie dishes like spinach and cheese-stuffed pasta shells.
Hailing from the cooler climate Basque region of Alava, this is the epitome of a refreshing summer white. Old-vine Viura (80%) meets Sauvignon Blanc that gave us the perfect blend for the Kepe Blanco. The result is a fresh tasting white wine full of tropical fruit notes and flavors like gooseberry and melon with a rich mouthfeel and a long leisurely finish to truly linger and make this wine absolutely perfect. It will make a beautiful pair for seafood, tapas or vegetarian cuisine. Simply fantastico!
After the stunning success of the earlier vintages of Carma Carménère, the vintners at Carma stepped it up yet again for this next vintage. The grapes used for the impressive 2013 Carma Carménère come from the winery’s estate vineyard in the sector of Palmilla, a region considered by many to be in “the center of gravity” when it comes to Chilean wine. The 10 year-old vines benefit from deep soils that are clay-like and sandy, are trained onto vertical shoot-positioned trellises, and cane pruned. The wine is a violet red color and the aroma is of fresh red fruit—raspberries and cherries—along with notes of herbs and toasted coffee beans. The aromas follow through on the palate with red fruits, spices and bittersweet chocolate. It is an elegant wine with juicy concentration and persistence.
Looking for a wine with immense fruit flavors with a dramatic expression of unique aromatics that will leave you savoring each and every sip? Check out this Pinot Noir from California. One of the more difficult grapes to grow in California, this wine is a shining example of how Pinot can thrive beautifully if grown with special attention to detail.
This is the debut of a California white wine blend from one of our favorite wineries. Crisp and light with a wonderful natural acidity due to its 85% French Colombard content. Opens with inviting fruit and floral aromas of white peach and sweet mango with subtle touches of fresh jasmine blossom and white chai tea. Ripe, juicy flavors include nectarine and grapefruit. A bright, slightly off-dry flavor profile lingers well through a clean, refreshing finish.
A rich, full-bodied red wine with nearly as much character as its namesake and inspiration, Sam Brannan, California’s first millionaire and 1800’s bon vivant. This is a rich, deeply colored wine, bursting with aromas and flavors of blackberry briar, spice, and earth, making it a perfect match for full-flavored, spicy dishes.
There is absolutely no doubt that Alex Dale’s premium label Radford Dale is the best range of wines in South Africa. And the amazing thing about Alex is that no matter the price, Alex wants to be sure that every bottle of wine you open is a value. This is equally true with the premium Radford Dale wines as with his more inexpensive offerings. With a single sip, you’ll see that with his Radford Dale Shiraz accomplishes this noble goal very well. Coming from the beautiful Stellenbosch region (South Africa’s equivalent of Napa Valley), the fruit for this wine is expertly cultivated and handpicked by the expert team at the Winery of Good Hope. Their hard work, as usual, pays off. With this Shiraz, they aim to combine Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere to make a Shiraz that is truly the best of both worlds. It has the classic spicy and peppery Shiraz notes and firm, ripe tannins, fresh acidity and persistent minerality. This Shiraz has power, backbone and fruit with just enough restraint. Another magnificent wine from Radford Dale.
Explore Carménère, the premier grape of Chile. Grown in select pockets in the central valley, this red grape flaunts flavors of ripe red fruits like raspbery and cherry with fresh herbs and green flavors. A true delight to sip. If you love Cabernets and Merlots, you should try this wine.
Portugal has a lot of exotic grapes that most people don’t get to experience and taste. Most of the grapes were native to the region and have shared heritage with Spain in the east. Most of these grapes are blended together and the results are quite delicious. Porta Da Ravessa is a white blend of Roupeiro, Fernao Pires and Arinto varieties. With these grapes Porta Da Ravessa has fruity and floral aromas that lead into rich, dry flavors citrus and stone fruit with vibrant acidity and a clean finish.
This lovely wine from Bayshore is produced from one of the first vineyards in California planted with Pinot Grigio that originally focused on dessert wines. That is until a wine importer, seeing the potential for table wines, used these grapes to launch a line of food-friendly table wines. Gorgeous aromas jump out of the glass and delicious flavors of melon, citrus and tangerine are completed by a refreshing thread of crisp acidity.