Not only is this terrific wine delicious as an aperitif, but its complexity and verve make it a great match with seafood, from shrimp and scallops to salmon and mackerel. Aromas of lime, pear, white flowers, green apple and honeydew melon lead to a crisp clean acidity with refreshing cucumber, kiwi, and apple flavors, finishing with a refreshing minerality.
Italians have always made very impressive wines ranging from the Chiantis to the King Italian grape, Barolo. For us, we’ve always been very impress with what they have done with their red table wines, the daily drinkers, pizza’s soul mate on a Tuesday night. No matter your experience with red table wines from Italy, these are wines that go great anytime and anywhere. No different is La Foglia, a Vino Rosso from Chianti region that spans from Florence to Tuscany. It is a lean wine with perfumed raspberry and strawberry. What it isn’t is a fruit bomb, as it does have some terroir notes that make it well rounded and a simplistic delight. Open the bottle, let it breath, grab your favorite cheeses or order a pizza, this wine is here for whatever you want. It goes with the flow.
Straight from the Barossa Valley in Australia, comes this pale, green-tinged yellow wine with pungent lemon pith, nectarine and mineral aromas. Its refreshingly bitter citrus and pit fruit flavors (with a hint of ginger adding bite) lead to a dry, persistent finish. Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards planted as early as 1893. This 2011 Old Vine Semillon is one of Australia’s true wine treasures.
This exquisite wine’s richness and full body will make a perfect choice to accompany strongly flavored, full-bodied dishes, particularly those that are braised, grilled or smoked. Blackberry, raspberry and smoky pepper flavors are nicely balanced with layers of spicy clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Fruit flavors are structured against nuances of spice, cedar and vanilla. The winery’s lean, rocky, hillside vineyard typically yields small crops of Zinfandel with intense flavors and aromas, and this is no exception.
A gem of a wine from Martellotto Wine Productions, and winery owner Greg Martellotto, who’s intention is to make remarkable wines of consequence, consistency, value, and varietal expression. This 2011 Chardonnay features aromas and flavors of baked apples and pears. A broadened mouthfeel and yummy minerality combine with layers of vanilla, toast, and nutmeg, making it a splendid choice with full-flavored seafood and shellfish, as well as many veal and pork entrées.
Here’s a delicious, sophisticated wine produced by a renowned Yountville vintner that pairs nicely with seafood, from shrimp and scallops to oily smoked fish like salmon and mackerel, as well as lighter flavored meats like pork and chicken. Distinct aromas of pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle, lead to delicate flavors of lime, white grapefruit, honeydew and baked apple.
A claret style Zinfandel with full, jammy flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and wild berry flavors with a hint of black pepper and anise. A nice touch of acidity makes a clean, food friendly finish. Our expert wine panel enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished they had more.
Valle Secreto’s vineyards are located in the high altitudes of the Cachapoal Valley, with unique climatic characteristics, where the wind and temperature variation between day and night give the wines a delicate tannin and fine aromas. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is cherry red in color, brilliant and attractive to the eye. Toasted aromas lead to fruit flavors behind the oak, showcasing the rich tastes of black plum, dried figs and cassis jam.
This lovely wine opens with a very mild apple-like bouquet with a hint of lemon zest. Flavors feature a combination of pear and tangerine with a hint of honey, green melon, crisp apple and lime, a profile that makes it a delicious match for richer salads that include fish or meat, or a dish like seared tuna with mango salsa or lemon chutney.
We’ve carried a few of the Bondaree wines in the past and they have always been big hits. The masterminds behind these wines do a great job with their blends and the latest and actually one of the greatest so far is now here. Introducing their 2013 vintage blending 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from South Eastern Australia. It’s rich and quite delicious with flavors of plum, fig, cedar, and fresh herbs, making this incredibly balanced wines a delight to have with dinner. It’s great by itself but it shine when mingling with spice rubbed pork, grilled lamb chops, or a simple rib eye with sea salt and cracked pepper. Either way you go, this wine is drinking amazingly right now. Get yours while there is some left to enjoy.
Originally from Portugal, this white grape has been the foundation for many successful wines in the past. Whether it be from Spain, Portugal, or for this notable example, Australia, dynamic white wines of this caliber are a treat year round. Made by the masterminds behind Bondaree, this wine carries flavors of candied banana, apple, and lemon. The acidity is fresh but not too bright, making it a wine that can mingle well dishes like cedar plank salmon, roasted chicken and root vegetables, as well as bowl of creamy pasta.
This exquisite 2012 Fleurelle Pinot Blanc takes white wine lovers on delightful flavor journey. It’s flavors showcase apple and citrus, with a streak of distinctive minerality. It makes a wonderful aperitif, perfect with a buffet, or sipping while relaxing in the afternoon sunshine. Produced by renowned vintner Gustave Lorentz, a family making wine since 1836 in the heart of the French Alsace.
This is a sumptuous South African wine that is just right with mild preparations of shellfish, fish or white meats like chicken or veal. The wine’s silky texture also makes it a wonderful match with pâté or dishes featuring butter and cream sauces. Lemon curd and baked red apple aromas greet as you approach the glass and lead to bright lemon, apple and apricot flavors. This is a treat you’ll want to stock up on!
There is nothing more enjoyable than discovering a bold, rich Cabernet at a great value, and that’s exactly what you get with this sumptuous 2013 Pierce Vineyards wine. Medium-bodied and smooth in texture, it features delicious notes of black currant, black cherry, and plum. To be sipped on alongside full-flavored, elegant meat dishes like roasted prime rib or lamb chops.