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!
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.
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.
Check out a wine with big, ripe blackberry aromas joined by concentrated flavors of plum, currant, and berry with just a hint of toasty oak. This wine features all the signatures of a stylish Cabernet Sauvignon. Gentle tannins carry fruit flavors through to a clean, crisp finish.
Inspired by a memorable vacation along the wine roads in France with guide Peter Bellchambers, celebrated landscape architect, artist and bon vivant, a top California winemaker created this rich and jammy red wine. Petite Sirah is known for ripe fruit wines with flavors of dense plum, blackberry, with spicy notes and a full tannin structure. Bellchambers is no exception and this wine adds to the standard of the beloved Petite Sirah with added notes of coffee and white pepper, making this wine an perfect accompaniment to the grilling and barbecue enthusiast in us all.
With flavors of cherry, spice, vanilla, and oak, it is no wonder why Tempranillo has been on such a hot streak over the last decade. More and more, wine lovers are seeking out this grape variety because it has full flavors but can be found at an amazing value that the masses can enjoy. We are always on the hunt for great wines from Spain and our latest find, Vina Albali is a great discovery. When it pours a vibrant cherry red color with violet highlights and bursting with ripe fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry combined with a perfumed nose. It drinks well with a fine structure and a smooth finish. We recommend opening the bottle and walking away for a half hour allowing the wine to breath.
If you love crisp refreshing white wines like Pinot Grigio, you need to try this wine. Made from a blend of some of Italy’s most beloved grapes including 70% Trebbiano Bianco, Val Di Botte Toscana Biano has everything you could want in a white wine. The color is pale, straw like. It has pleasant, fruity aromas with hints of fresh flowers. It is fresh and dry, with intense fruits flavors like green apples, melon, and lemon zest with a vibrant and refreshing finish. Toscana Bianco is perfect for fresh fish and seafood dishes.
The 2013 Treehaven Lane California Petite Sirah 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. A great combination for grilled meats, cold cuts and strong cheeses, this is a wine that is sure to get people talking at your next dinner party.
There are several components that make a wine successful. Kepe is one of those rare wines that truly has it all. The first is a cutting edge packaging that is truly extraordinary and immediately grabs you. However, there is so much more to wine that a great label. Thankfully, Kepe fully delivers on the promise of the label. Starting with the results of a search for amazing fruit, Kepe was involved with the process every step of the way. This Tempranillo is full of ripe fruit right from the outset. Raspberry, strawberry, plum and black currant notes can all be found, even on the nose. These flavors continue through the palate to the finish. This wine aims to be something that can be opened every day and pair with our favorite every day foods like pizza, pasta and grilled meats. Of course, the last thing that can make a wine successful? Value, which Kepe delivers in spades.
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.
Portugal has a lot of exotic grapes that most people don’t get to experience and taste. Most of the grapes were native to the region and have shared heritage with Spain in the east. Most of these grapes are blended together and the results are quite delicious. Porta Da Ravessa is a white blend of Roupeiro, Fernao Pires and Arinto varieties. With these grapes Porta Da Ravessa has fruity and floral aromas that lead into rich, dry flavors citrus and stone fruit with vibrant acidity and a clean finish.
Moscato is an amazingly versatile grape. It can be produced dry or semi-sweet and each classification has it's own unique set of floral and fruit components that make it truly unique. Moscato produced in the new world style are semi-sweet fruit forward refreshing style that has lots of floral aroma attributes. MYTH is this kind of wine, flaunting peach and tangerine flavors, with honeysuckle and sweet flower aromas. Not only do they smell and taste amazing, they pair well with some of the world's most flavorful cuisine. You can match MYTH Moscato with Thai and Indian cuisine and anything with sweet and spicy flavors.
Zinfandel is one of those grapes that people just fall in love with. This grape, whose origins are still unknown with certainty, thrives in small pockets in California. This thick skinned dark berry grape constructs wines that have a luscious mouthfeel, berry jam flavors, and silky vanilla overlays. Backhouse comes from the winemakers who started out with a small vineyard in Sonoma Valley over 20 years and to this day, they are staying true to producing wines of boutique quality for a great value. Backhouse Zinfandel gives you rich dark fruit flavors, hints of allspice, thin layers of vanilla nestled in silky smooth finish. A perfect wine for this upcoming barbecue season.
Portuguese white wines are not on the tip of most people's tongue and honestly, we are not sure why. We've carried a few Portuguese whites in the past and they have been big sellers. I assume it is because of the flavor profile and value combination that it delivers, its an easy choice to make. We welcome Longitude white to our lineup and it delivers with out a hitch. A crisp white that delivers flavors of melon, honey, and citrus with a vibrant but slightly weighted finish. Its a wine that at the price, is perfect for having around, chilled, ready to go at a moments notice.
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.