Argentina has been producing wine for more than 400 years. The first grapes for wine were planted in 1544. There are 960 wineries in Argentina with over 600 located in Mendoza. Blended with Syrah, the 2012 Pico Malbec is deep red in color with violet flashes with intensely fruity aromas of cherries and blueberries
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An exquisite, velvety red blend of Syrah (from Alexander Valley) and Grenache (from Mendicino) grapes with a touch of Dry Creek Zinfandel for intensity and a ripe fruit finish. Aromas and flavors of black plum, black cherry and currant mingle with notes of caramel, vanilla and tobacco. Simply prepared red-meat dishes make a terrific accompaniment to this impressive wine.
An exquisite Santa Barbara-style Chardonnay in which aromas of pear, apple and lemon blossoms aromas abound as one approaches the glass. Flavors of minerality, apricot and apple swirl and deliver a pleasing balance to the creamy oak and rich butter notes that round out the finish. Definitely a wine that will stand up nicely to oysters, steamed clams and mussels, as well as simple preparations of fish like sea bass or sole.
Here is an excellent wine for any roasted meat, or on its own when sharing the company of good friends. The wine’s power and structured tannins are perfect for the typical cuisine of northern Spain, which is heavy on the meat, whether grilled, stewed or roasted. Agent for Change Wines is a portfolio of wines produced to create awareness and raise funds for worthy causes.
Think red fruit aromas, silky tannins, and smoothness. The wine is ruby red with purple hues. The fragrance is rich with black fruit, especially blackberry and plum, with hints of spice. The tannins are sweet and soft. The fresh acidity gives flavor and a long aftertaste.
A terrific wine with a crisp, fresh mouth-feel offering flavors of fresh citrus, white peach and herbal notes. Delicious as an aperitif, but the wine’s complexity and verve make it a great match with seafood, from shrimp and scallops to oily smoked fish like salmon and mackerel.
Grapes for this wine were grown in the Riverina of South Eastern Australia. Aromas showcase tropical fruits and citrus scents with a hint of oak while the palate is rich with peachy flavors and a clean, crisp finish, making it an excellent choice with full-flavored seafood and shellfish and perfect with roast chicken.
An elegant, 100% Chardonnay wine that showcases bright, concentrated citrus, pear, green apple and nectarine fruit, with just a touch of oak to add richness to the palate, a perfect match for roast salmon. The exceptional grapes for this wine were grown on hillside vineyards in the cool Carneros region. It’s a growing area noted for its cool climate and low yields, being situated on the north side of the San Francisco Bay, and is well known for its Burgundian-style terroir.
This wonderful Chardonnay is a limited production wine created as a tribute to one of California's pioneering vineyard families. It has a refreshing "say no to oak" style – bright and light with citrus, apple and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A gentle acidity adds structure while allowing the delicate fruit flavors to shine. Versatile and food-friendly, it makes a good choice with seafood, poultry, or pasta dishes with butter-based sauces.
Here’s a versatile wine that complements most meat dishes. Bold enough to stand up to barbecued foods yet is a good choice with mild to medium cheese dishes. A medium-bodied yet stylish Merlot with rich aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum and currant, showing subtle hints of herbs. Created by one of California’s most revered winemaking teams and one of our favorite Central Coast wineries.
A fruit-forward wine with layers of generous dark berry and cherry aromas. Flavors emphasize cassis, raspberry and cherry with a hint of cedar. An easy-to-enjoy wine and example of what makes Cabernet Sauvignon so popular all around the world. This classic California Cab was one of our expert wine panel's favorites from 2011.
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This 2011 Sauvignon Blanc was crafted from select parcels of fruit from vineyards across South Eastern Australia. The wine colour is very pale straw with bright green hints. On the nose it shows strong aromas of fresh tropical fruits.
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.
Here’s a wonderful white wine with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel that showcases aromas and flavors reminiscent of grapefruit, spice, orange blossom and apple leading to a clean, bright finish. Its medium body allows it to pair nicely with meaty fish or even poultry, while its brisk acidity and minerality make it a natural with fresh seafood.
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.