Elegant and sophisticated wine, yet highly approachable. Brooding and expressive, with dark fruit and subtle smoke aromas, followed by sumptuous flavors of ripe strawberry, black currant and rich plum. Perfect with BBQ Salmon, roasted chicken or turkey and rich, creamy pasta dishes.
A beautifully balanced wine with a structure that carries its jammy fruit flavors through a clean, crisp finish. Ripe, full berry aromas greet and are joined by rich flavors of plum, currant, cherry and a touch of oak and savory herb. The great acid balance delivers a wine that is delicious now and promises increasing elegance as it ages over the next 3-4 years.
Aromas of bright currant and berry are accented by a thread of black pepper. This is a rich wine with delicious flavors of juicy cherry, black currant and raspberry balanced by notes of vanilla and toasty oak for a soft, easy-drinking finish.
Think red fruit aromas, silky tannins, and smoothness. The wine is ruby red with purple hues. The fragrance is rich with black fruit, especially blackberry and plum, with hints of spice. The tannins are sweet and soft. The fresh acidity gives flavor and a long aftertaste.
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 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.
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.
A classic example of the Alexander Valley's intense, lively style. The 2010 vintage showcases layers of currant, blackberry and lavender. The bright fruit flavors are nicely supported by a restrained oak character. The palate is rich, round and lush, with a hint of spice and vanilla. The fine-grained tannins meld into a persistent, lingering finish.
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.
A muscular, yet restrained Zinfandel displaying the essence of blackberry bramble and raspberry jam balanced by a thread of licorice, leather, cedar and exotic spice. This is a wine to settle down with in front of the fire on a cold winter evening.
In the heart of Portugal’s Alto Douro region sits an eighteenth-century estate, Quinta do Tedo, owned by Vincent Bouchard (the noted French winemaker) and wife, Kay, makers of exquisite table wines. This luscious blend is deep ruby in color with purple highlights and flavors of black fruit and orange peel, good minerality, and hints of vanilla and toasted wood. It’s full bodied, with mature tannins and well-balanced acidity, leading a long, savory finish.
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.
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.