“Petite” refers to the size of the grapes not the power of the wine - and this 2012 DiSalvo is both powerful and age worthy - perfect for lovers of big, bold red wines. The wine is Inky color with robust aromas and flavors. Great with beef entrees, like Steak au Poivre, barbecued pork or game, cheese and spicy Mexican inspired dishes
This magnificent Syrah is robust and hearty with notes of dried black cherry, blueberry, ripe plum, tobacco and exotic spice. These dazzling flavors are supported through a lengthy finish by fine tannins and refreshing acidity, all held together by a rich thread of vanilla. Great with beef steak, stew, or pork chops!
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.
Produced by the Rodriquez family, Vidal Vineyards’ Napa Valley Merlot comes from their beautiful vineyard nestled on the eastern hills of Napa Valley. The well-drained, rocky soil of this hillside vineyard gives this wine great complexity, floral and berry characters, with a deep, rich finish.
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.
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.
For over 15 years, Hamilton Estates Merlot has been winning the hearts of wine lovers everywhere. Like cherry pie on the 4th of July, Hamilton Merlot has become a name synonymous with quality and value. This wine has a dark garnet color. The forward fruit profile includes cherry, blackberry and plum with hints of vanilla spice, making it an excellent match with medium to full flavored courses, such as tender rare beef or your favorite Italian influenced 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.
This is a charming and distinguished wine, from the Médoc region of Bordeaux in France, that you can enjoy young to its full fruitiness, or aged slowly allowing you to better experience the characteristics of its terroir. The expressive nose displays aromas of black fruits and spices. Fruit flavors are intense while remaining smooth and civilized with its fine tannins. Red-meat dishes are classic accompaniments.
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!
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.
This delicious Chevalier des Dunes Merlot is a blend of Merlot grapes from various sub-regions of Bordeaux and Languedoc, two areas know for outstanding red wines. It has a deep violet color with aromas of ripe black fruit and licorice, anelegant, nicely structured palate, withflavors reminiscent of plum and blackberry, and a clean dry finish, making it the perfect match for roast beef or a good beef stew as well as grilled and charred meats including beef, lamb and pork.