“... has a taut, focused nose with subtle hazelnut aromas that lend it a Meursault-like personality. The palate is crisp and saline on the entry with touches of orange peel and white peach and moderate depth, just tapering a little in terms of intensity toward the finish. Yet overall, this is a fine Maranges Blanc that actually improves in the...
Leonard Kreusch started exporting their wines to the US after the repeal of prohibition in 1933 and through their US import company, they still import their wines produced from the Rhine Valley and Mosel in Germany. This historical bottle would make a fun gift!
The first wines were made under the SIMI name in 1876 in Healdsburg, Alexander Valley, California. Interesting historical bottle of Rose made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the 1977 vintage
In 1981, a wildfire threatened to engulf John Shafer’s house, which overlooks the winery. After successfully battling the blaze, Shafer planted grapevines on the knoll around his home, creating a natural Firebreak. Produced from Cabernet Sauvignon grown on this and other prized blocks of Shafer’s Hillside Estate Vineyards, this wine is made in the style of late-bottled vintage dessert wine...
Produced in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, this Viognier received added depth and richness from the intense heat waves that struck the region in September 2008. These conditions increased the wine’s acid level, which perfectly complements its rich, ripe flavors. Aromas of wildflowers and acacia greet the nose, while the palate is treated to a taste of succulent apricot and honeydew.
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
94 Points Vinous! "The 2011 Billet Doux, Morlet's Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc sweet wine from a site in Alexander Valley, is terrific. Then again, the cool, rainy vintage provided optimal conditions for achieving rot in the vineyard, which gave growers fits with the reds, but was a positive here. Orange peel, burnt sugar, apricot jam, coconut and tropical frits honey and wild...
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck! "From blocks in the Durrell vineyard (the parcel is rolled river rocks soils), the 2015 Chardonnay Stone Côte Vineyard offers a medium gold color as well as a sensational bouquet of ripe, caramelized citrus, crushed rocks, tangerine, and marine/seashell-like aromas and flavors. Aged 16 months in 37% new French oak, it's deep, rich, and thrillingly textured,...
99 Points Jeb Dunnuck! "From the Russian River and a windy, cool vineyard near Sebastopol, the 2017 Chardonnay Jennifer's (100% old Wente clone) was fermented and aged 16 months in 30% new French oak. It's one of the more dense, concentrated wines in the lineup and offers gorgeous caramelized pineapple, flower oil, chalky minerality, brioche, and lemon curd-like aromas 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!