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.
A beautifully balanced wine that is delicate, soft and approachable yet refreshingly crisp. Fruit takes center stage in both aromas and flavors of meyer lemon, pink grapefruit and peach. Grapes for the Tied Knot Riesling come from one of the first vineyards planted to Riesling in California. This is a wine that pairs well with richly sauced seafood, poultry or fruited rice dishes.
In the salty air along the California coast, locals savor the fresh seafood paired perfectly with their favorite wines. Pier 52 crafts wines from the coastal vineyards of California, where ocean wind and fog cool the vines, helping the grapes retain crisp acidity and bright flavors as they ripen slowly in the sunshine. Inspired by the ocean's influence, our wines pair perfectly with all your favorite seafood. Enjoy. This bright Pinot Grigio offers a bouquet of tangerine and orange blossom. The crisp entry and velvety mouth feel burst into flavors of tropical peach, margarita lime, and a hint of honey. With fresh flavors and bright tropical notes, this wine pairs beautifully with shellfish.
The Morse Code Chardonnay is produced to allow the fruit to be apparent and forward, but with the subtle use of oak to compliment and add a level of complexity. This cool climate wine has lifted aromas of lime, citrus blossom and hints of fennel as well as some background cashew notes from the subtle use of oak. The wine tastes of candied citrus and pear, with a textural element from lees stirring and background oak characters adding some nice complexity. The palate has good acidity and shows minerality characteristic of Padthaway, with a fine and lingering finish. The fruit was sourced from the Estate’s Padthaway vineyards, of red loamy soil over limestone. A proportion of this wine was naturally fermented in new French barrels and a little over 20% of the wine was matured on lees with batonage in French barrels for a period of four months. You don't need a code to figure out this is a delicious wine
When we introduced the Kepe Tempranillo, it rapidly became our number one best seller in history. Immediately, we started looking for the perfect source for a white wine to complement the amazing Kepe Rojo. The result is this incredible Kepe Blanco. 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!
La Mancha in the heart of Spain's wine growing country is the world's largest growing region, comprising of 300,000 hectares of vineyards growing highly specialized concentrations of Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, and some white grapes as well. That's the technical aspect of the region. But for us wine drinkers, that equates to a region that produces a lot of a great thing. Case in point is Viña San Juan Red Blend. This wine was designed to appeal to the masses that can be enjoyed with a high range of dishes. Bright garnet in color with notes of berry fruit, this wine is smooth and well-balanced with vibrant strawberry flavors. We recommend opening 1 hour before drinking and enjoying slightly chilled.
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.
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.
This delightful Pinot Grigio is a beautiful pale gold in color boasting aromas of peach, lime and passion fruit and showcasing tangy, mouthwatering flavors of candied orange and guava. Here’s an opportunity to enjoy the renowned goodness of a fine wine made by a recognized Napa Valley winemaker using the exquisite fruit grown in the Carneros region of northern California, for an amazingly reasonable price.
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.
Viognier may not be a staple in your cellar as the "go to" white wine, but for white wine lovers who desire fresh fruit flavors along side floral notes and a medium weighted but vibrant mouth feel, let me introduce you to Saddlehorn Cellars Viognier from California. A grape that is native to France, it produces amazingly delicious results with minimal effort. In California, Viognier is widely used as a blending grape but make no mistake, this variety is in a class all of its own. It's dry but with flavors of melon and peach, with hints of banana and vanilla, this is a wine that shines with so many food dishes that it's hard to name just one. Rest assured, that this wine is no slouch by itself and can be a cocktail party wine that everybody will enjoy.
Certainly, when you think of Portuguese wine, the first thing that comes to mind is the signature port. Port is delicious but the layers of Portuguese winemaking are so much deeper than that. Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that makes amazing wine that showcases local grapes. This red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features a local grape, called Castelão. Native to the soils of Portugal, Castelão. It is unusual, finding a better home in the drier and harsher climate of Portugal than the normally more grape friendly soils of temperate climates. When well cared for, the wine that results is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and slight hints of floral notes. This profile has made Castelão one of the most beloved grapes of Portugal and this Albarrada is a brilliant representation of the native grape.
Viña Maipu has been making some intriguing wines over the last couple of vintages. More and more, the wines we taste from this Mendoza powerhouse have been impressive. From Alta Max to Sublimis, these Bordeaux varieties are being crafted carefully to rival the best. The 2012 vintage of Sublimis Limted Edition Malbec is an intense red wine with a deep red hue, prominent red fruit of raspberry, intense aromatics, silky layers with vanilla, and a kiss of oak. Sweet tannins at the end of the sipping experience round out a solid experience that will guide you to savor this Malbec to the last drop.
It’s dinner time and Thai food delivery is on its way. You’re really excited for some pad thai and spring rolls. Who wouldn’t be, right? Now it’s time to decide what to enjoy with dinner and an ordinary white wine just simply won’t do. Out of the corner of your eye a shiny blue bottle with a beautiful bird and flower grabs your attention. It’s Redbreast Riesling, an effervescent, slightly sweet, white wine dances with spicy foods such as Thai and Indian like the Argentine Tango. Flavors of peaches, tangerines, and melon along with a light and pleasing finish make this wine an absolute delight. After you’ve finished enjoying this delicious wine you can use the decorative bottle to put flowers in, creating a lasting memory of food and wine together.
Who doesn't love Malbec from Mendoza, the heart of winemaking in Argentina. Malbec provides an alternative to California wines, providing a beautiful bouquet and palate profile for not a lot of money. Alta Max is the latest example of this trend of value Malbec that drinks absolutely beautifully. Flavors of plums and red ripe fruit with snappy raspberry and a bright vibrant finish makes this wine an enjoyable addition to any dinner. So much so this vintage was rated 86 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It's not hard to see why a wine of this quality and value is coveted. With Vina Maipu's mission to hand harvest grapes and Winemaker Didier De Bono's attention to detail, we welcome Alta Max to our cellars with joy.