The lands of Pavillon La Tourelle draw their unique character from the inimitable terroir of Bordeaux. A blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has a vivid red color. The wine has medium depth, and reveals clean but intense flavors of cherry and black currant with a fleshy mouth feel. Pavillon la Tourelle is an enjoyable, supple, smooth wine with an easy finish on the palate.
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.
Some sparkling wines are perfect as an aperitif and some are perfect with dessert. This unique wine happens to be both. Produced in Piedmont, the same region that produces coveted truffles and sought after cheeses and meats. This moscato-based sparkling wine carries a D.O.C.G rating, the highest level of wine certification from the Italian National Government, ensuring that this wine is of the utmost top-tier quality.
A light and distinctive sparkling wine is that is perfect for pairing with sponge cake, soufflés, fruit salads, and strudels, among the many other tasty treats we enjoy. It’s delicate, floral, and fruity nature is perfect for anyone to enjoy anytime.
Produced in Wine Enthusiast's Wine Region of the Year in 2005, Yapa Chardonnay from Colchagua Valley, Chile is a fresh alternative to traditional Chardonnays. Made form 100% estate grown Chardonnay fruit, this Chardonnay is refreshingly crisp with balanced acids, tropical and white fruit flavors of pineapple, pear, and apples with buzzing citrus zest. In Chile, Yapa means gift and this is truly a gift to the senses bringing joy with every sip.
Spain’s most famous wine region is renowned for creating top quality wines with exceptional ageing ability. It lies in northern Spain, along the River Ebro from which the region’s name is derived. Elegance and poise are the hallmarks of wines made here. Rioja’s different soil types, together with the use of modern and traditional growing practices, allow winemakers to produce a wide range of wines with different personalities, although always within the framework of the Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.C.) regulations. Castillo de Albali flaunts deep cherry red with purple reflections and powerful aromas of red fruits, strawberries, and flowers on the nose. Fresh and smooth on the palate, while the fruit intensity mirrors the aromas and includes lovely long finish. A wonderful wine to complement a range of dishes including red meat, pasta, cheese and paella, and some fish dishes like “bacalao a la riojana”.
Just seeing the word Alba makes us excited. Known as the gourmet capital of Italy, many things come from Alba that bring us tremendous joy. White truffles, savory cheeses, homemade pastas, and roasted meats make our mouths water and the exquisite wines to go with it all. From Alba, we turn to Dolcetto to enjoy for a nightly meal. Known as the “Shy” Italian, it drinks in one way, simply to be enjoyed. It is not like its sister variety, Nebbiolo, which is far too complex and requires too much thought and attention. Here, you can enjoy wines from Alba, especially Dolcetto, for what it is, a great wine to enjoy, now. What to expect from Dolcetto? It simply drinks beautifully when paired with anything with tomatoes. Even though Dolcetto means ‘little sweet one’: this wine is dry and definitely not little. Flavors of blackberry and boysenberry flow through its velvety mouthfeel with a firm finish.
Champagne and celebrations just go hand in hand. From weddings to graduations to anything in between, a glass of Champagne just makes the atmosphere feel festive. Soutiran is a small garage producer of insane quality Champagne that rivals the big Champagne houses. One of the keys to this wines stunning success is the premium fruit used in the wine. In this case, the grapes come from vineyards designated Premier Cru, a coveted high tier in the French rating system. The blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier is a Champagne classic. A striking gold in color, the nose is both yeasty and fruity, providing everything that a Champagne should. The palate is fine and delicate with a soft mouthfeel that is absolutely elegant. This Champagne was made for celebrations.
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.
The vineyard that gifts the grapes for this wine is planted on the hillsides, plateaus and at the foot of the slopes of rolling hills in coveted Saint-Emillion. The resulting blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with deep vivid red color with red ripe fruits of cherry and spice with hints of cedar on the nose and palate. The wine is perfectly balanced with soft and silky tannins and a wonderful well-rounded finish.
A stylistic red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Tannat, some of the noble grapes that populate the southern region of France. When these three grapes get blended together, the results are outstanding. Cherry, raspberry, and blackberry combined with pepper, clove, and hints of earthiness round out the flavor profile in this French beauty. This a food lover's wine, pairing it with foods that have spice.
Wine has been produced at Château Canon LaForêt for more than half a century. The small 2 hectare property changed ownership in the 1970s, purchased by the Mio family, who have been crafting these wines since. With its composition of clay and limestone soil and 30-year-old vines, the distinguished terroir of Bordeaux’s Saint-Emillion produces charming wines. The nose of red fruit and cherries is very pronounced, with a velvety, tender, and unctuous mouthfeel, finishing with an ideal balance. The winery continues to build on the success of previous vintages, continually improving the quality and character of this small Bordeaux house.
White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we get excited for white Bordeaux. For us, it has everything we love about Sauvignon Blanc, while adding complexity that true enthusiasts can appreciate. When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by the balance. It is delicate, with levels of finesse layered into its pale straw color. Attractive flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry, and honeysuckle yield generously after every sip. This is a limited wine that must not be missed.
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.
Domaine De Ménard has been producing wines and cultivating vineyards in Gascogne since 1920. Since then, generations of family winemakers have produced wines and numerous awards have been earned in international wine competitions every year. Located in Southern France, this white blend represents the style of vibrant French wines that come from this region. A blend of Colombard, Sauvignon, and Gros Manseng, all local varieties, this wine is aromatic, elegant, and crisp, with tropical fruit notes, pineapple, and grapefruit, with subtle green flavors of bell pepper. We recommend this wine with any of your favorite shellfish dishes.
The region of Buzet AOC in Southwest France is known for producing quality Bordeaux style blends. The primary grapes of Buzet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Merlot are great by themselves, but when blended together, the results are wines with deep personalities. Pretium is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Malbec with grapes only from vineyards in Buzet, located along the Garonne River. The winemaking team combines traditional winemaking techniques with modern equipment—a fusion of ideology in winemaking that yields an elegant profile of red fruits and spice in a well-balanced mouthfeel and a delicate finish.