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.
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.
One of our favorite North Coast wineries created this fine wine with grapes from vineyards just west of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. Black cherry and red currant aromas with hints of dried herbs and cocoa powder lead to classic Merlot fruit flavors, herbal tones and suppleness, making it a perfect match for grilled steaks or other simply prepared red meats.
From the region of Aragón – known as the Kingdom of Garnacha – this wine displays true characters of Garnacha from the town of Cariñena.
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.
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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.
Golden yellow in color, this dry Argentine Moscato features rich, elegant aromas of dried apricot, honey and papaya. The first sip reveals a wine with a nice acidity, great balance and a refreshing edge as well as a long, intense and velvety finish that allows it to pair perfectly with vegetables of the season, melon, smoked fishes, and white meats.
A rich, ripe flavorful Chardonnay from Sonoma County featuring a wonderfully round mouthfeel and a delightfully fruity palate with hints of butter and oak. Crisp enough to pair with crustaceans like shrimp and lobsters, the wine will really shine when put alongside a simple white fish dressed in butter and lemon.
The nose entices with aromas of plum, cassis, tobacco, licorice and vanilla. Juicy black currant and blackberry flavors are backed by notes of graphite and dark chocolate.A good choice along side any grilled meat with a nice crispy char, including beef, lamb and even pork.
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.
Treat yourself and guests to a classic Australian Shiraz! Ruby red in color with purple undertones, the wine offers aromas and flavors of rich berry fruits of raspberry and blackberry, balanced by spicy and very slight peppery notes and subtle oak. Ready to be enjoyed now, it is best matched with red meat dishes, including lamb chops, veal and cuts of beef like hanger or flank steaks.
Nestled away in the stunning Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy, not far from the country’s border with Austria, the Luisi Winery creates its own brand of magic from its lush vineyards. This very special Italian beauty showcases flavors of ripe apples and grapefruit with a delightfully crisp finish.
With its crisp stone fruit and bright citrus flavors, this tasty California Pinot Grigio adds a refreshing verve to most any light meal. Produced by a fourth generation Central Coast grape grower turned University of California-trained winemaker, the 2012 Ivory goes great with favorites like prosciutto and melon or Hawaiian pizza with its blend of ham and pineapple. But you’d better have at least a few bottles on hand – it disappears quickly!
The 2011 La Maison Bordeaux Blend is the perfect wine to serve as an apéritif with gourmet cheeses or with lovely beef stews. You might even find it to be the perfect fit with dark chocolate.