Rich aromas of orange blossom and spice lead to a medium-bodied wine with a delightful mélange of flavors including pear, white melon and citrus. Surprisingly dry, with a wonderfully refreshing finish.
Fill up your cart with this deliciously smooth, robust red. Sweet, ripe black fruit aromas and layers of ripe black cherry and plum flavors reflect a heavenly marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah. Forward fruit flavors and a velvety texture make this a go-to red wine for everyday enjoyment.
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.
Robust and hearty with notes of dried black cherry, blueberry, ripe plum, tobacco and exotic spice supported through a lengthy finish by fine tannins and refreshing acidity and held together by a rich thread of vanilla.
Here’s a luscious seasonal favorite featuring fragrant, fruity aromas followed by flavors of peach and ripe apricot, with hints of citrus and a refreshing sweetness leading to a bright, crisp finish. Made to sip on a sunny afternoon near the pool, or serve it as a perfect complement to a light chicken or crab salad, a hearty vegetarian pizza, fresh fruit and mild chesses, or a classic dessert like strawberry cheesecake or apple crisp.
A fruit-forward wine with layers of generous dark berry and cherry aromas. Flavors emphasize cassis, raspberry and cherry with a hint of cedar. An easy-to-enjoy wine and example of what makes Cabernet Sauvignon so popular all around the world. This classic California Cab was one of our expert wine panel's favorites from 2011.
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.
La Petite Tour wines were introduced more than 30 years ago. This blend of white grapes has remained the family's 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.
This wine is a red blend with a fierce attitude that forces you to sit up and pay attention. Old-vine Zinfandel grapes take the lead, giving the Big Bold Red a classic “big” wine taste. The Zin’s presence makes this a dry table wine with jammy black fruits. The real spine in the blend comes from the Petite Sirah’s pepper notes that help the Big Bold Red find it’s structure. Add in the red fruits from the Syrah and we have a truly remarkable wine on our hands.
Crisp flavors of grapefruit and green apple with note of ripe fig distinguish 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.
This 2011 Merlot is a wine you’ll fall in love with on the first silky, smooth sip you take. Its inviting aromas of sweet berry and cherry jump out of the glass, while harmonious flavors of berry, plum and spice create a deliciously full-bodied taste experience. Enjoy it all on its own around the fireside, or alongside your dinner plate as the perfect complement to roast chicken, beef roast or even thick, juicy burgers.
The is a medium-bodied wine with aromas of raspberry and strawberry leading to powerful flavors of crushed red berry fruit, plum jam and the spicy notes typical of this up-and-coming varietal.
This is a beautiful blend of three varietals. Zinfandel leads the way with aromas of jammy fruit and spice followed by rich flavors of blackberry and pepper, Merlot adds notes of plum and a hint of chocolate, and Cabernet Sauvignon adds ripe tannins for structure and a clean, dry finish. This will be a great wine to serve at your Summer BBQ's. Try it with Grilled Portabello Burgers or even smoked ribs.