Dominus Napa Valley Red 2011The 2011 vintage displays fresh almond, wild strawberry and cassis. The wine has delicate notes of smooth caramel. Polished tannins, dark berries, cocoa and sage accompany a long elegant finish.
Bodegas Lan Gran Reserva 2007Deep cherry-red with violet hues. Intense aromas of red fruits and fine wood. Elegant and well balanced in the mouth.
Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato 2015Color: Very clear ruby red. Aroma: Fragrant, fresh and overpowering; hints of red fruits, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, violet flowers and sage. Flavor: Very vivacious and fresh, particularly aromatic because of red fruit and rosebuds, a dry pleasant and persistent closing. Best paired with: Appetizers including fresh and aged cheeses, salamis, Sicilian red tuna, fish soup, mullet, sushi and sashimi. Serve at: 14º-15º C, slightly fresher than the usual temperature for reds.
Carlisle Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2012Medium-dark ruby-garnet. Red fruits - raspberry, strawberry, cranberry - dominate the deep and powerful nose. The wine enters full and rich with red fruits, blood orange, and spice buffering the silky tannins. Surprisingly, a more masculine Zinfandel in this vintage than Carlisle Vineyard despite the lack of significant mixed blacks. Enjoy 2015 through 2020.
Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2015This Graves is distinguished by its high percentage of Sémillon, sourced from vineyards in the greatest white wine terroir in Bordeaux. Try this crisp, invig orating blanc with a platter of fresh seafood.
True Myth Chardonnay 2014A classically styled Chardonnay from the Edna Valley showcasing aromas of pear, white peach, pineapple and wet stone. Flavors of beautiful tropical fruit with mineral undertones and textured creaminess are balanced with refreshing acidity, a hallmark of Paragon Vineyard, that keeps the wine lively and fresh from start to finish. All topped off with the perfect complement of vanilla bean and toasted oak.
Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014The hue of this wine is brilliantly clear, golden straw with glimmers of golden light-a color that dramatically sets the stage for what is to come. The nose is similarly demonstrative, with expressive notes of pineapple, peach, pear, and green apple. Lifted aromatics of citrus, lightly spiced with toasty oak and hints of buttery cream add a savory character. It all comes together on the palate with well-defined, fresh flavors of tangerine, lemon curd, stone fruit, white peach, and nectarine, lifted by a lightly toasted and warm oak character. The oak incorporates sweet vanilla, hazelnut, nutmeg, and smoky bacon characteristics, balanced with a delicate, zesty, lemony finish. Food Pairing: Enjoy this food-friendly Chardonnay by serving it with smoked salmon with lemon aioli and toasted brioche; spot prawns sautéed with garlic, lemon, and parsley; or a caprese salad with ripe peach slices, basil, and fresh mozzarella.
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014Highlighting the unique characteristics of the Russian River Valley this chardonnay displays bright golden hues with lifted aromas of citrus, brioche and yellow florals of daffodil and daisy. The long, creamy palate is layered with crisp red apple, apricot and lemon zest that finishes with a hint of minerality.