Mendoza 20 years ago was a tiny town nestled against the towering Andes Mountain Range separating Argentina and Chile. A lot can happen in 20 years when a reputation of producing wines of a high caliber attracts lots of attention. Fast-forward to today and Mendoza is a mecca of Beautiful wines with rustic charms, making wines to that rival Napa and Bordeaux. Cascada Peak Chardonnay is produced by the Polliani Family with generations of wine making under their lineage. This Chardonnay bears ripe tropical fruits of pineapple, melon, and banana, all touched by a silky but vibrant mouth feel and a finish of vanilla that is to die for.
Walking the vineyards of Collio in the Lombardy region in Northern Italy is an experience like no other. Strolling down the rows upon rows of vines giving life to Glera, a very special Italian varietal when proper crafted with care, produces a unique sparkling wine. For those looking for a little more out of Prosecco, look no further. Our Cuvee Prestige bottling from Abbazia is produced in the charmat method, ensures a complex palate of flavors and tiny concentrated bubbles that give the wine its refreshing attributes. It is fruity and pleasant with flavors of pleasant golden apples and spring flowers coming together in a harmonious balance on top of a dry finish. Sparkling wine is no longer just for celebrations and is now considered an everyday delight. If you must celebrate an event or just the day, we can think of nothing better.
The region of Puglia makes up the “heel” and “back of the boot” region of Italy. It is here that the Sangiovese grapes share much of the spotlight like it does in Tuscany. With unlimited coastal access, the warm Southern Italian sun and cool breezes throughout the day and night, produce balanced grapes that have big fruit and light. This combination is perfect for the acids of the tomato-centric cuisine of Puglia. Pastas, pizza, you name it. It works well. Val di botte Sangiovese flaunts flavors of red currant, raspberry, and aromatics reminiscent of potpourri and elements of clay. We recommend decanting for 30 minutes or so to lets the flavors evolve.
As the country’s most esteemed wine region, Mendoza commands a certain level of high expectation for quality. The bar is set quite high, similar to wines from Napa here in the United States. Thankfully, the Encantadora easily clears the bar and helps set the standard for what Argentinian Malbecs should be. Malbec is Argentina’s signature grape because of the amazing flavors the combination of the Argentine terroir and the natural characteristics of the fruit express. This particularly enthralling Malbec features fresh fruit flavors of blackberries, cherries and ripe plums. The Malbec is lightly oaked which adds a toasty vanilla undertone to the wine. The tannins are nice and round and help contribute to a lingering finish. A simply enjoyable, easy drinking Malbec.
For more than forty years, Pepi has been a
pioneer in California white wine. From the
cool coastal vineyards of California comes
lively fruit that beckons you to a picnic or a
day at the beach.We strive for a balance of
flavor, acidity and fruit that reflects our
cool coastal vineyard sources. Our Pepi
Chenin Blanc-Viognier is a perfect wine
for a light afternoon lunch. Our Chenin Blanc-Viognier is an appetizing
blend of these two under-appreciated
grapes. The Chenin Blanc supplies the
backbone for the wine and displays sweet
honeysuckle notes, while the Viognier
allows for spicy expressions of peach and
other fruit nectars. Crisp and clean, this
wine has a refreshing and spritzy finish.
When we taste 1000's of bottles every year looking for only the very best, there is a lot of hit and miss when it comes to find balanced Chardonnays. It has to be just right and that is exactly what Snickerdoodle is, just right. The fruit is fresh with flavors of green apple, necatrine, and juicy melon. With only a small touch of oak, this wine remains crisp and refreshing with a perfect amount of linger in the finish. Purely delicious Chardonnay, a gem of a find from California. We know you are going to love it.
This classic California Chardonnay has delicious flavors of apple, nectarine and melon. A hint of toasty oak and vanilla adds depth and complexity, while a touch of acidity balances this refreshing wine that goes great with grilled or steamed seafood, especially shellfish.
River's End offers rich blackberry and cherry aromas with ripe fruit flavors complemented by hints of spice and vanilla from integrated oak. A Merlot that's a perfect choice for grilled portabello mushrooms, grilled chicken or ribs and a nice partner for tomato based pasta dishes. You'll want to stock up on this one!
Maule Valley in Central Chile possesses some of the country’s oldest vineyards. So it is safe to say that this region in ingrained with winemaking traditional and experience with red wines being held in the highest regard. Currently undergoing a winemaking renaissance, we are seeing wines of increasing quality and that are stylistically innovative. Qapay Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with concentrated dark berry flavors with an herbaceous vibe. If you haven’t explored much with the regions of Chile and are looking for a exciting new wine to try, you should start here with this Reserve level Cabernet from Qapay.
There are several components that make a wine successful. Kepe is one of those rare wines that truly has it all. The first is a cutting edge packaging that is truly extraordinary and immediately grabs you. However, there is so much more to wine that a great label. Thankfully, Kepe fully delivers on the promise of the label. Starting with the results of a search for amazing fruit, Kepe was involved with the process every step of the way. This Tempranillo is full of ripe fruit right from the outset. Raspberry, strawberry, plum and black currant notes can all be found, even on the nose. These flavors continue through the palate to the finish. This wine aims to be something that can be opened every day and pair with our favorite every day foods like pizza, pasta and grilled meats. Of course, the last thing that can make a wine successful? Value, which Kepe delivers in spades.
In Bordeaux, Bernard Magrez is well-known. He owns four Grand Cru Classés châteaux and makes amazing wines all over the world. He is deeply passionate about wine and it shows in every bottle he produces. Magrez is on a mission of excellence for the benefit of its four Grands Crus and the cultural patronage to the help of others. He may be well-known for his Bordeaux but the wines he makes in other parts of the world, including the South of France are equally as special and unique. Villa Ruby Rosé is crafted in a style highlighting the nature of the fruit in this rosé. Its off-dry profile is very attractive with luscious of peaches and strawberries.
Produced by Coli, a leading wine producer in Italy since 1926, this Pinot Grigio from the Pavia region inside of Lombardy defines what makes Italian Pinot Grigio great. With its sun laced days and cool winter nights, the grapes get special treatment from Mother Nature, allowing the grapes to ripen consistently, ensure the proper balance of flavors and acids, gifting us an amazing drinking experience. You can expect flavors of citrus zest, apples, pears, and nectarines that is accompanied by slight flavors of almond and ginger. We recommend serving this wine ice cold to maximize its refreshing attributes.
Crisp flavors of grapefruit and green apple with notes of ripe fig are the most distinguishing charatceristics this fruit-forward, award-winning selection. Produced from a vineyard established more than 100 years ago by descendants of European winemakers, its grapes provide a marvelous complexity and balance. The winemaker recommends serving this delicate treat with grilled or sautéed seafood in a butter or cream sauce. And, it brings out the best in veggie dishes like spinach and cheese-stuffed pasta shells.
Looking for a wine with immense fruit flavors with a dramatic expression of unique aromatics that will leave you savoring each and every sip? Check out this Pinot Noir from California. One of the more difficult grapes to grow in California, this wine is a shining example of how Pinot can thrive beautifully if grown with special attention to detail.
Vineyards of South Eastern Australia bask in the cool breezes that waft off of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, creating the perfect growing conditions for Australia’s white wine varietals. This Chardonnay is crisp in style with aromas of lemongrass and spring blossom. Flavors of sweet melon and ripe peach give this wine a delicate and creamy texture.