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.
There is absolutely no doubt that Alex Dale’s premium label Radford Dale is the best range of wines in South Africa. And the amazing thing about Alex is that no matter the price, Alex wants to be sure that every bottle of wine you open is a value. This is equally true with the premium Radford Dale wines as with his more inexpensive offerings. With a single sip, you’ll see that with his Radford Dale Shiraz accomplishes this noble goal very well. Coming from the beautiful Stellenbosch region (South Africa’s equivalent of Napa Valley), the fruit for this wine is expertly cultivated and handpicked by the expert team at the Winery of Good Hope. Their hard work, as usual, pays off. With this Shiraz, they aim to combine Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere to make a Shiraz that is truly the best of both worlds. It has the classic spicy and peppery Shiraz notes and firm, ripe tannins, fresh acidity and persistent minerality. This Shiraz has power, backbone and fruit with just enough restraint. Another magnificent wine from Radford Dale.
Sitting at the base of the most picturesque but rugged Andes Mountains that separate the two super powers of South American wine making, is Mendoza, a once sleepy Argentine town that is now rivaling Napa Valley California both in wine quality and production. The highlight of Mendoza is of course, Malbec, the French expatriate grape from Cahors that has made its home in the South. With it came generations of wine making technique and skills to produce wines like Cascada Peak Malbec, a wine that borders on refined and rustic. It has a lot of earth notes, a chalky mouth feel (which is a compliment) and a lot of tasty fruit notes that make this wine a joy to drink. Dark fruits of blackberry, plums, cocoa, and spice round out an enjoyable drinking experience. Serve this wine with grilled meats and lots of it, just as in Argentina where the one thing they take just as serious as their meat is their wine.
This is a Cabernet Sauvignon that we are particularly excited about. Bringing you a barrel select vintage from California, this exclusive wine is very tasty. First off, we recommend opening it and walking way. I know, I know, it’s a difficult thing to do but letting it open up for 30 minutes allows this wine stretch its legs and really show its stuff. First pass with your nose brings enticing aromas ripe cherries, flowers, and cotton candy. After your nose has had its fill of this intriguing blend of aromatic flavors, it’s time take the first sip. Savor bright cherries, cassis, and ripe blackberries and contributes to a mouth feel that is full and pleasing with a smooth, easy going finish.
Do you love a well-balanced pleasing Chardonnay that isn't too vibrant or too oaky? We'll let us introduce you to Coastal Passage, a balanced Chardonnay with a style and charisma of all its own.
A quick glance at this stunning Rosé and you’ll instantly notice the gorgeous salmon hue sheening from the bottle. Some say this is the perfect color for judging Rosé from the South of France, noting that it will be light, refreshing, and have layers of fruit and depth that you would desire. A blend of Grenache and Cinsault, the Les Collines de Cézanne Rosé holds true to this ideology.
Cavas are absolutely sensational and truly an amazing value for sparkling wine. The Fincalegre Cava was produced by Bodegas Luis Alegre with the goal of providing a luxurious bubbly with an approachable price. The Cava Brut is the flagship wine of this effort. Made with the local Spanish grapes of Macabeo (40%, also known as Viura) and Xarel-lo (40%) as well as 20% of Chardonnay, the product for this wine is picked by hand to ensure the highest quality. The winemakers of Bodegas Luis Alegre are perfectionists and they control the winemaking process from vine to glass. This control enables them to ensure that everything is as they like it. This includes the natural aromas of the varietals (green apple and citrus) to be present on the nose. The technique used in making this wine enables the complex flavors of a great sparkling wine to be added to the fresh fruit flavors. Perfect as an aperitif, it can also pair with food like sushi or spicy Mexican and Asian dishes. Stunning sparkler and an affordable price.
South Africa has been pioneering Pinot Noir expansion into regions lesser known for this coveted grape. With one of the smallest plantings nationally on record, these wines are rare and are beginning to be sought out by wine enthusiasts to sip and savor. When we searched for the rare and unique, this was one of the highlights. Showing the leaner style of Pinot, Granite Ridge Pinot Noir has beautiful cherry and cranberry like flavors, hints of herbaceous notes, with an elegant, low acid mouth feel and a delight finish. You can pair this red wine with a variety of foods like white pizza with fresh herbs, grilled fish, and spiced poultry, just to name a few.