Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. Concentrated blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice and violet. Fruit forward flavors are accented with a touch of sweet tobacco and spice. A smooth texture and ripe tannins make this wine very food friendly.
A rich, full-bodied red wine with nearly as much character as its namesake and inspiration, Sam Brannan, California’s first millionaire and 1800’s bon vivant. This is a rich, deeply colored wine, bursting with aromas and flavors of blackberry briar, spice, and earth, making it a perfect match for full-flavored, spicy dishes.
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.
La Petite Tour wines were introduced more than 30 years ago. This blend of white grapes has remained the familys favorite. It was only made in small lots for their own table, until now. Exclusive to Wine Insiders, it is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. And, it’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables.
As the name says, this is a wine big on flavor and bold, with ripe flavors floating over a fine structure of natural fruit acidity. If you haven’t already tried it, there’s no better time than now. The Geja’s Big Bold Red is a feisty, impudent red with prominent, aggressive tannins that are fresh and forward. This is one wine you can enjoy every day of the week at a price that’s hard to beat.
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.
The family behind Hidden Leaf had owned the land for generations before deciding to turn a passion for wine into vineyards. Now they produce delicious treats like this delicate 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, golden in color with flavors of melon, lemon zest and fig and grassy undertones. A good choice if you enjoy a wine that is light and refreshing with a very crisp finish.
Looking for a delicious, well-balanced white wine to serve with grilled or poached seafood, rich goat cheese appetizers, maybe an arugula and pancetta pizza, or pasta in a light, tasty sauce? Fill your glass with this delightful Pinot Grigio. Sniff the glass and take in the inviting bouquet of orange blossom and citrus zest. Then enjoy a sip and savor fruit flavors reminiscent of pear, peach, and tropical melon, all followed by its crisp refreshing finish.