Notes of raspberry, spices and mint jump from the glass in a seductive combination. Plushly creamy in texture with a steely streak of acidity well-knit throughout and firming the lasting, spiced finish. A great brunch Champagne!
This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavors, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its...
94 Points! The 2017 Hirsch Reserve brings together the finest barrels from the vintage to capture the most complete and powerful expression of the Hirsch Vineyard through selecting the very best and oldest vineyard blocks for this wine. Dark fruit complimented by savory, earthy aromatics. Classic Hirsch tannins provide backbone and gravitas.
Absolutely delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from the family-owned Spottswoode Estate in St Helena, Napa CA, which has been Organic-certified since 1992. In our opinion, Lyndenhurst offers unbeatable quality at this price point - you won't be disappointed! This is a perennially incredible wine for the price, rounded and spicy in clove. With 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit...
Vibrant and energetic, this Puligny shows its class with clear minerality and terroir expression. The precise palate is beautifully balanced, with a fine thread of acidity framing the pure flavors of lime zest, green apple, wet limestone and a touch of sea salt. Exceptional. Credit - Skurnik Wines
Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures...
2008 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, a grand cru site for sure given the number of top wines (made by different producers) that have emerged. Elegant white peach, honeysuckle, orange marmalade and white currant aromas intermixed with earthy undertones are followed by a crisp, medium to full-bodied, impressively ripe white wine. Robert Parker
92+ Points! The 2017 Chardonnay Summum opens with touches of gunflint and candle smoke, very slowly giving up Red Delicious apple peel, crushed almonds, saline and stone with notes of honey, white blossom and a savory undercurrent. The palate is light to medium-bodied, precise and minerally, framed by tangy acidity and finishing with tons of energy.. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese is perfectly clear and fresh but still intense and concentrated on the spicy and complex nose. Lush and piquant on the palate, this is a fresh, stunningly pure and playful Brücke that is singing and dancing on the knife's edge. Fabulous in its purity, tension and finesse. Nevertheless, there is the ripeness you can...
This is the 2nd wine from the renowned Dominio de Pingus who make the legendary Pingus. From certified organic vineyards planted in Tinta del País, the local Tempranillo clone. Dark cherry nose with earthy and coffee nuances; pure, concentrated fruit on the palate. Drink this beautiful wine with all types of meat.
Special 1L bottle! Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases...
95 Points! This beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon is made by the same winemaking team as the consistently-excellent Shafer Hillside Select and is great value! This is a rich, fruit-forward, powerful style of Cabernet. Fresh cassis and blueberries with crushed violets and stones too. This is fresh and complex. The palate carries a smooth, supple and tautly refined brand of tannin and...
Made by Philippe Melka for Nine Suns, this great value Cabernet Red Blend is from the Houyi Vineyard on the famous Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley. This is the inaugural vintage of this beautiful wine from the Nine Suns winery. Don't miss this!
Although production is tiny (300 cases), Araujo’s Eisele Vineyard Syrah is an ageworthy effort that is generally co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier (around 4%), and aged in French oak (50% new). The 2003 Syrah Eisele Vineyard reveals a wonderful blackberry, chocolate, and peppery-scented nose along with good subtlety as well as authoritative richness, power, and purity. Robert Parker's Wine...
Smoky and dense but surprisingly lively and penetrating, offering powerful citrus fruit and red berry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Vinous