Elegant and sophisticated wine, yet highly approachable. Brooding and expressive, with dark fruit and subtle smoke aromas, followed by sumptuous flavors of ripe strawberry, black currant and rich plum. Perfect with BBQ Salmon, roasted chicken or turkey and rich, creamy pasta dishes.
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.
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.
In the heart of Portugal’s Alto Douro region sits an eighteenth-century estate, Quinta do Tedo, owned by Vincent Bouchard (the noted French winemaker) and wife, Kay, makers of exquisite table wines. This luscious blend is deep ruby in color with purple highlights and flavors of black fruit and orange peel, good minerality, and hints of vanilla and toasted wood. It’s full bodied, with mature tannins and well-balanced acidity, leading a long, savory 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.
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.
If you like elegance and depth of flavor with a touch of liveliness in your white wines, here’s the perfect choice. This luscious Italian wine showcases flavors of citrus, melon and mineral. Its creamy texture leads to a refreshingly crisp, dry finish. A cuvee of two of the great white grapes of the area, Friulano and Ribolla Gialla, the wine pairs well with favorites like asparagus risotto, pesto-sauced pasta, grilled seafood and parma.
Take a flavorful journey with Wine Insiders to the estate vineyards in Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region, nestled among gently rolling hills, cherry trees and acacia woods, An enticing nose of citrus zest and acacia blossom invites the first delicious sip and rewards with a round palate filled with flavors of grapefruit zest and kiwi supported by honeydew melon. A thread of crisp acidity pulls the flavors through to a clean, fresh finish.
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.