Rich aromas of orange blossom and spice lead to a medium-bodied wine with a delightful mélange of flavors including pear, white melon and citrus. Surprisingly dry, with a wonderfully refreshing finish.
Tied Knot Trail wines come from one of our favorite vintners and are produced from grapes grown in one of the first vineyards in the state planted to Riesling in California. The winemaker continues to impress with each new vintage. The 2010 is delicate, soft and approachable yet refreshingly crisp. Fruit takes center stage with aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, pink grapefruit and peach. Enjoy with richly-sauced seafood, poultry or fruited rice dishes.
Amongst the most popular Argentine Malbecs to reach the States, the Sensual Malbec comes from a single vineyard in San Rafael, Mendoza around 2,500 feet above sea level. Originally available only in restaurants, Wine Insiders couldn’t be more excited to have it for our customers. Rich and weighty on the palate, yet soft and silky in texture, the wine’s flavors echo with the lovely aromas.
Fill up your cart with this deliciously smooth, robust red. Sweet, ripe black fruit aromas and layers of ripe black cherry and plum flavors reflect a heavenly marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah. Forward fruit flavors and a velvety texture make this a go-to red wine for everyday enjoyment.
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. Enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished we had more.
After two solid days tasting Zinfandels at the annual ZAP festival in San Francisco (the largest gathering of Zinfandel winemakers and enthusiasts in the world), this wine captured our attention immediately – unpretentious, understated and easy drinking. Aromas focus on sweet berry and licorice. Delicate fruit flavors complement the aromas while gentle tannins permit the flavors to shine through a nicely structured texture.
Inviting citrus, apple and pear aromas with a light touch of honeycomb. On the palate a strong line of lemon and lime acidity is balanced by a rich texture and flavors of orange rind, apricot and passion fruit. A deliciously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc through to the long persistent grapefruit marmalade finish.
An Australian blend of Shiraz and Barbera grapes, ruby red with purple undertones, the wine displays rich berry aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry (from the Shiraz), balanced by spicy and very slight peppery notes (from the Barbera) and subtle oak. This is a wonderfully soft and easy-drinking wine.
A swirl of ripe, sweet plum notes with an edge of complexity greets you as you approach the glass. The palate is rich and velvety. Fine, ripe tannins carry fruit flavors through a lengthy finish. This Pinot Noir is a crowd pleaser and will take you from appetizer all the way to dessert. Keep more than one bottle on hand.
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. Concentrated blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice and violet. Fruit forward flavors are accented with a touch of sweet tobacco and spice. A smooth texture and ripe tannins make this wine very food friendly.
A refreshing blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier grapes, from the winery’s vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. Aromas and flavors exhibit herbs and spice that play nicely with food. The Grenache Blanc component adds acidity and structure to the wine, while the Viognier adds fruit on the palate and a tangible voluptuousness.
Deep ruby red wine with shiny orange glints that showcases rich aromas of blackcurrant and strawberry, with hints of herbs, black pepper, clove and licorice. On the palate, flavors are supple and round, strongly characterized by fruity, polished tannins, the hallmark of red wines from this region.
A wine of medium intensity with ruby red color and intense aromas of cooked red fruits. Its full mouth has moderate structure and good persistence, showcasing its fruit compote flavors and a subtle note of oak aroma and flavor. This would be lovely with flank steak and grilled veggies.
Robust and hearty with notes of dried black cherry, blueberry, ripe plum, tobacco and exotic spice supported through a lengthy finish by fine tannins and refreshing acidity and held together by a rich thread of vanilla.
A flavorful, fruit-driven, full-bodied Shiraz that is well balanced and sure to please the palate. Made with 30% new French oak, this wine shows excellent integration of Shiraz fruit with the gentle use of oak creating a big, rich, juicy, smooth style of red, finishing with elegance and spice.