If you love a superbly balanced Pinot Noir with a long, velvety finish, then this is the wine for you. Its goodness is born of the finest fruit from the cool coastal regions of the Central California, a growing area that hugs the Pacific Ocean, and is home to many serious and highly regarded Pinot Noir winemakers. This 2009 vintage showcases aromas of ripe berries, cherry and violet and flavors of cherry-berry, tobacco and herb.
A classic Malbec with aromas of ripe plum, violet and a hint of vanilla. It is rich and weighty on the palate yet soft and silky in texture with flavors that echo the lovely aromas.
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.
A sumptuous wine that showcases fruit aromas and flavors of blueberry, strawberry and orange peel with a hint of cinnamon and smoke. Also boasts great structure and a lively acidity for balance and longevity. This is a wine built for food from the a region renowned for both. Arte Mura hails from Barbarino Val d’Elsa, a lovely medieval village situated on top a sunny Tuscan hill overlooking the vineyards. DOCG is a designation that protects and recognizes the highest quality Italian wines and Chianti DOCG is one of only small number of DOCG in Italy.
After two solid days tasting Zinfandels at the annual ZAP festival in San Francisco (the largest gathering of Zinfandel winemakers and enthusiasts in the world), this wine captured our attention immediately – unpretentious, understated and easy drinking. Aromas focus on sweet berry and licorice. Delicate fruit flavors complement the aromas while gentle tannins permit the flavors to shine through a nicely structured texture.
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. Enjoyed it from appetizers through to dessert and wished we had more.
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.
A vibrant and zesty mouthfeel is balanced by flavors of sweet grapefruit zest, tangerine, stone fruit and lemon with just a hint of fresh herbs. It finishes long and bright with a touch of citrus and melon.
The wine is bright, pale yellow in color with green highlights delivering an intense nose of citrus and green apples, with a hint of grass. It delivers corresponding fruit flavors and richly aromatic and spicy mineral notes.
Harmonious and balanced with velvety tannins and ripe black fruit flavors of blackberry and cassi. Licorice and cedar add complexity to a smooth finish.
A wine with light yellow color, that entices with delicate aromas of mandarin orange, apples and tropical fruits. Feature flavors that are fresh and round on the palate, highlighted by honey notes, finishing with a clean, refreshing acidity.
A wine of medium intensity with ruby red color and intense aromas of cooked red fruits. Its full mouth has moderate structure and good persistence, showcasing its fruit compote flavors and a subtle note of oak aroma and flavor. This would be lovely with flank steak and grilled veggies.
A complex wine offering aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, red currants These are echoed in the flavors where a hint tobacco, black pepper spice and sweet oak lifts the fruit flavors and carry them through a lingering finish.
An Australian blend of Shiraz and Barbera grapes, ruby red with purple undertones, the wine displays rich berry aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry (from the Shiraz), balanced by spicy and very slight peppery notes (from the Barbera) and subtle oak. This is a wonderfully soft and easy-drinking wine.
Grown in a sunny, protected valley in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this treat showcases the flavors of a warmer 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.