The EQ stands for Equilibrium...balance - the balance of vineyards, winemaking and environment. The 2010 vintage grapes come from different biodynamic and organically-managed fields, located in Chile’s Valle de Rosario, close to Matetic’s state-of-the-art winery facilities. The wine has straw-like pale yellow color with pleasant aromas of mixed minerals, soft flowers and ripe tropical fruit that lead to correspondingly flavors on the palate. Its potent acidity achieves the perfect balance with its intense flavors.
A classic example of the Alexander Valley's intense, lively style. The 2010 vintage showcases layers of currant, blackberry and lavender. The bright fruit flavors are nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.
The wine has a brilliant yellow color with green glints. Aromas of white fruits such as peaches and Granny Smith apples, as well as hints of citrus and box-tree, entice one into the glass. On the first sip, the wine is lively and leaves a long pleasant aftertaste.
Color is deep cherry-red, with a bright rim. The aromas are very floral (particularly violets and orange blossom) and spicy. On the full-bodied palate there’s a good taste of ripe cherry and plum supported by balanced tannins and a nice lingering finish.
Nestled away in the stunning Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy, the Luisi Winery creates its own brand of magic from its lush vineyards. This lovely Pinot Grigio exhibits tremendous depth of fruit and style (white peach and slate-like), with pretty white flower notes, crisp and lingering. Bold, ripe flavors and aromas create a wine much richer than the usual Pinot Grigio.
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.
Attractive soft pale green- yellow in color, the wine is aromatically complex with alluring hints of vanilla, apples and spices. These enticing aromas lead to similar flavors and added subtle nuances of coconut and cloves. There is a rich, silky mouth-feel, with a refreshing acid balance and a long, pleasant finish.
This is a fruit-driven white wine of character; soft, approachable and very easy to drink. Its luscious golden color greets the eye, followed by enticing aromas of honey, pear and roasted almonds. Spicy stone fruit and pear flavors, with subtle hints of honeysuckle, lead to a very crisp finish and lingering aftertaste of guava.
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.
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.
The wine’s color is deep ruby red with fruity aromas and a slight scent of violet. The palate is dry yet full-bodied with a lingering finish of black cherry, the result of its expert blending of Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero and Colorino fruit.
This 100% Chardonnay features bright, concentrated citrus, pear, green apple and nectarine fruit, with just a touch of oak to add richness to the palate. The wine lingers on the palate, and has the structure and acidity to provide for good longevity. Try it with cream based sauces or grilled Salmon. Also great with creamy cheeses.
This gem, from internationally known winemaker Bernard Portet and his distinctly French philosophy of winemaking, is an assemblage of Sauvignon Blanc (91%) and Semillon (9%), with a beautiful, spun-gold hue, highlighted with tinges of lime green. Aromas feature a refreshing, fruity combination of fresh berry with a touch of tropical and fig. It is a delightfully balanced wine that is round across the palate, fleshy and attractive, yet elegant with a long finish
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.