A beautifully balanced wine that is delicate, soft and approachable yet refreshingly crisp. Fruit takes center stage in both aromas and flavors of meyer lemon, pink grapefruit and peach. Grapes for the Tied Knot Riesling come from one of the first vineyards planted to Riesling in California. This is a wine that pairs well with richly sauced seafood, poultry or fruited rice dishes.
In the salty air along the California coast, locals savor the fresh seafood paired perfectly with their favorite wines. Pier 52 crafts wines from the coastal vineyards of California, where ocean wind and fog cool the vines, helping the grapes retain crisp acidity and bright flavors as they ripen slowly in the sunshine. Inspired by the ocean's influence, our wines pair perfectly with all your favorite seafood. Enjoy. This bright Pinot Grigio offers a bouquet of tangerine and orange blossom. The crisp entry and velvety mouth feel burst into flavors of tropical peach, margarita lime, and a hint of honey. With fresh flavors and bright tropical notes, this wine pairs beautifully with shellfish.
The Morse Code Chardonnay is produced to allow the fruit to be apparent and forward, but with the subtle use of oak to compliment and add a level of complexity. This cool climate wine has lifted aromas of lime, citrus blossom and hints of fennel as well as some background cashew notes from the subtle use of oak. The wine tastes of candied citrus and pear, with a textural element from lees stirring and background oak characters adding some nice complexity. The palate has good acidity and shows minerality characteristic of Padthaway, with a fine and lingering finish. The fruit was sourced from the Estate’s Padthaway vineyards, of red loamy soil over limestone. A proportion of this wine was naturally fermented in new French barrels and a little over 20% of the wine was matured on lees with batonage in French barrels for a period of four months. You don't need a code to figure out this is a delicious wine
When we introduced the Kepe Tempranillo, it rapidly became our number one best seller in history. Immediately, we started looking for the perfect source for a white wine to complement the amazing Kepe Rojo. The result is this incredible Kepe Blanco. Hailing from the cooler climate Basque region of Alava, this is the epitome of a refreshing summer white. Old-vine Viura (80%) meets Sauvignon Blanc that gave us the perfect blend for the Kepe Blanco. The result is a fresh tasting white wine full of tropical fruit notes and flavors like gooseberry and melon with a rich mouthfeel and a long leisurely finish to truly linger and make this wine absolutely perfect. It will make a beautiful pair for seafood, tapas or vegetarian cuisine. Simply fantastico!
La Mancha in the heart of Spain's wine growing country is the world's largest growing region, comprising of 300,000 hectares of vineyards growing highly specialized concentrations of Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, and some white grapes as well. That's the technical aspect of the region. But for us wine drinkers, that equates to a region that produces a lot of a great thing. Case in point is Viña San Juan Red Blend. This wine was designed to appeal to the masses that can be enjoyed with a high range of dishes. Bright garnet in color with notes of berry fruit, this wine is smooth and well-balanced with vibrant strawberry flavors. We recommend opening 1 hour before drinking and enjoying slightly chilled.
After the stunning success of the earlier vintages of Carma Carménère, the vintners at Carma stepped it up yet again for this next vintage. The grapes used for the impressive 2013 Carma Carménère come from the winery’s estate vineyard in the sector of Palmilla, a region considered by many to be in “the center of gravity” when it comes to Chilean wine. The 10 year-old vines benefit from deep soils that are clay-like and sandy, are trained onto vertical shoot-positioned trellises, and cane pruned. The wine is a violet red color and the aroma is of fresh red fruit—raspberries and cherries—along with notes of herbs and toasted coffee beans. The aromas follow through on the palate with red fruits, spices and bittersweet chocolate. It is an elegant wine with juicy concentration and persistence.
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.
Viognier may not be a staple in your cellar as the "go to" white wine, but for white wine lovers who desire fresh fruit flavors along side floral notes and a medium weighted but vibrant mouth feel, let me introduce you to Saddlehorn Cellars Viognier from California. A grape that is native to France, it produces amazingly delicious results with minimal effort. In California, Viognier is widely used as a blending grape but make no mistake, this variety is in a class all of its own. It's dry but with flavors of melon and peach, with hints of banana and vanilla, this is a wine that shines with so many food dishes that it's hard to name just one. Rest assured, that this wine is no slouch by itself and can be a cocktail party wine that everybody will enjoy.
Certainly, when you think of Portuguese wine, the first thing that comes to mind is the signature port. Port is delicious but the layers of Portuguese winemaking are so much deeper than that. Albarrada is a new and exclusive winery that makes amazing wine that showcases local grapes. This red wine (or vinho tinto, in Portuguese) features a local grape, called Castelão. Native to the soils of Portugal, Castelão. It is unusual, finding a better home in the drier and harsher climate of Portugal than the normally more grape friendly soils of temperate climates. When well cared for, the wine that results is aromatic and fruit-forward with notes of red berries and slight hints of floral notes. This profile has made Castelão one of the most beloved grapes of Portugal and this Albarrada is a brilliant representation of the native grape.
It’s dinner time and Thai food delivery is on its way. You’re really excited for some pad thai and spring rolls. Who wouldn’t be, right? Now it’s time to decide what to enjoy with dinner and an ordinary white wine just simply won’t do. Out of the corner of your eye a shiny blue bottle with a beautiful bird and flower grabs your attention. It’s Redbreast Riesling, an effervescent, slightly sweet, white wine dances with spicy foods such as Thai and Indian like the Argentine Tango. Flavors of peaches, tangerines, and melon along with a light and pleasing finish make this wine an absolute delight. After you’ve finished enjoying this delicious wine you can use the decorative bottle to put flowers in, creating a lasting memory of food and wine together.
Who doesn't love Malbec from Mendoza, the heart of winemaking in Argentina. Malbec provides an alternative to California wines, providing a beautiful bouquet and palate profile for not a lot of money. Alta Max is the latest example of this trend of value Malbec that drinks absolutely beautifully. Flavors of plums and red ripe fruit with snappy raspberry and a bright vibrant finish makes this wine an enjoyable addition to any dinner. So much so this vintage was rated 86 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It's not hard to see why a wine of this quality and value is coveted. With Vina Maipu's mission to hand harvest grapes and Winemaker Didier De Bono's attention to detail, we welcome Alta Max to our cellars with joy.
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.
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 a sumptuous South African wine that is just right with mild preparations of shellfish, fish or white meats like chicken or veal. The wine’s silky texture also makes it a wonderful match with pâté or dishes featuring butter and cream sauces. Lemon curd and baked red apple aromas greet as you approach the glass and lead to bright lemon, apple and apricot flavors. This is a treat you’ll want to stock up on!
This bright Cabernet Sauvignon from California's Lodi region is one of our newest arrivals. We tried this wine and we were taken by surprise. Cabs have the historical trait of being layer and silky with the dark fruit that we all love. Sometimes however, that heavier profile is something that we are not looking for in a wine and even though we love the fruit flavors, we need more pop and a slightly lighter body. Well when Leaping Horse Cabernet fell into our laps, we immediately knew this wines was filling a void we and our customers were longing for. Currants and Black Cherry intertwine with blueberry flavors with subtle nuisances of vanilla, mint, and eucalyptus, but with a lighter body and that is not only approachable, but very smooth and delicious.