This wonderful Chardonnay is a limited production wine created as a tribute to one of California's pioneering vineyard families. It has a refreshing "say no to oak" style – bright and light with citrus, apple and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A gentle acidity adds structure while allowing the delicate fruit flavors to shine. Versatile and food-friendly, it makes a good choice with seafood, poultry, or pasta dishes with butter-based sauces.
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Here’s a delightful California-produced Malbec, one of today’s most popular varietals, but until recently, seldom bottled as a single varietal in the United States. Casa de la Luna translates to “House of the Moon,” and the label of this full-bodied treat artistically depicts a moonlight vineyard view. The wine’s rich, robust flavors of currants, plums, and spice make it a perfect choice to complement dishes featuring your favorite red meats.
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.
A claret style Zinfandel with full, jammy flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and wild berry flavors with a hint of black pepper and anise. A nice touch of acidity makes a clean, food friendly finish. Our expert wine panel enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished they had more.
An exceptional example of Monterey Chardonnays, this delightful selection has crisp acidity and intense tropical fruit, both hallmarks of the Monterey County region. Nuances of sweet oak create a wonderfully well-balanced, fruit-forward wine that make a spectacular partner to seafood, poultry and white meats.
This is the debut of a California white wine blend from one of our favorite wineries. Crisp and light with a wonderful natural acidity due to its 85% French Colombard content. Opens with inviting fruit and floral aromas of white peach and sweet mango with subtle touches of fresh jasmine blossom and white chai tea. Ripe, juicy flavors include nectarine and grapefruit. A bright, slightly off-dry flavor profile lingers well through a clean, refreshing finish.
Pale yellow color with greenish tones, this lovely wine is made from 100% Airen grapes by the renowned Castro family of Spain. It is nicely balanced, light, and elegant with a crisp, round mouth feel and a fresh, persistent finish. The origins of Bodegas Fernando Castro date back to 1850, when its founder started his career in the world of viticulture. Bodegas Fernando Castro now exports its wines to more than 45 countries from its wineries in south central Spain, including Santa Cruz de Mudela, the source of this gem.
Brace yourself for a harmonious and balanced wine with velvety tannins and ripe black fruit flavors of blackberry and cassi. Licorice and cedar add complexity to a smooth finish producing a drink that's a perfect match for meat and mushrooms.
Here’s a delightfully sophisticated white wine from one of the most respected winemakers in Bordeaux. Its enticingly bright citrus and green apple aromas introduce refreshingly fruity flavors. A touch of Semillon adds a smooth finish to this lively, dry Sauvignon Blanc, making it just right with hors d’oeurves or the meal’s first course.
This 2012 Merlot is a wine you’ll fall in love with on the first silky, smooth sip you take. 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 around the fireside or alongside your dinner plate as the perfect complement to roast chicken, beef roast or even thick, juicy burgers.
Produced for Wine Insiders by Bodegas y Viñedos de Aguirre S.A., a winery in the Maule Valley of Chile, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich and concentrated ruby-violet colour. Aromas of blackcurrant and black cherries lead to an elegant wine with good balance. Its tannins are soft and mature, and a makes great choice with red meats, herby dishes or mature cheeses.
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, the Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex wine offering aromas of ripe berry, dried plum and red currants. These remarkable fragrances are echoed in the flavoring where a hint tobacco, black pepper spice and sweet oak lifts the fruit and carry them through a lingering finish.
Grown in a sunny, protected valley in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this treat showcases the flavors of a cooler weather Sauvignon Blanc, with a touch of Semillon for depth. Fresh and zesty with aromas of melon, freshly cut grass, green apple, sweet citrus zest and fig, this wine has a brisk acidity that carries its fruit and herbal flavors through a refreshing finish. Serve with fresh goat cheese, seafood or vegetarian dishes.
Saddlehorn sources superior fruit from three of the oldest and highest rated vineyards in the region. The result is a lushly textured, fruit-earth-spice beauty. The 2009 Pinot Noir is truly a benchmark wine and hugely enjoyable testament to the art of blending. Plum, cherry and violet aromas are joined by flavors of ripe black fruit, spice and a hint of minerality. Just right with lean roast beef, grilled or roasted duck, lamb, or pork loin.
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River's End offers rich blackberry and cherry aromas with ripe fruit flavors complemented by hints of spice and vanilla from integrated oak. A Merlot that's a perfect choice for grilled portabello mushrooms, grilled chicken or ribs and a nice partner for tomato based pasta dishes. You'll want to stock up on this one!