The Alta Syrah shows a complete harmony in color, with a deep bright red, combined with violet hints. Characterized by spicy aromas, plenty of vanilla and coco in the nose. It presents sweet tannins with a strong presence of spices. It is a very elegant and complex wine.More
Light golden straw in colour, medium-bodied, reflecting its 12 months in barriques with appealing vanilla and caramel notes. Showing a light botrytis influence. Lightly sweet, showing dried orange, tobacco and white chocolate on a lightly spicy background. Just the right hints of complexity and elegance. Exquisite length. Delicious.More
One of the great vintages from this estate, surpassing even the 1990, 2000, 2001, 2003, and maybe the 2010 (time will tell with this one), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Vincent Avril delivers everything you could want from a wine. Full-bodied, intense and beautifully concentrated, with plenty of muscle and depth, it shows the hallmark elegance and purity of the estate, with sensational notes of kirsch liqueur, raspberries, incense, smoked meats and Asian spices. The blend is the normal 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, brought up all in older foudre, and it's just now entering its prime drink window and has another two decades of longevity.More
Deep purple with shades of ruby. This wine showcases bold and complex notes of blackberry chutney, ripe black plum, mocha, rich dark cedar, cocoa nibs, vanilla seed, and baking spices. On the palate this wine displays velvety tannins steeped in ripe black tree fruits with a rounded finish. Certified Organic and Sustainably Farmed.More
This is a full bodied wine with silky tannins and great complexity, exhibiting flavors of red berries, red peppers, eucalyptus, vanilla, and sweet tobacco.More
This wine has a dark violet color and complex aromas with predominant ripe red fruits such as plum, cherry, and raspberry with spiced notes. There are hints of chocolate and vanilla from the oak ageing which provide complexity and structure on the palate, with well balanced roundness and length.More
Ripe aromas of black fruit lead to an open and supple in texture, this has a gentle mouthful of ripe plum and cherry flavors, picking up a mineral note as the finish lingers on.More
This wine possesses a brilliant light-straw coloration. Delicate aromas of Asian pear, quince and vanilla bean are underlain by a core of minerality which is the trademark for this unique block of dry-farmed Chenin Blanc. The flavors are bright and crisp, reminiscent of Gravenstein apple(s) and lemon tart(s). This individualistic expression of Chenin Blanc truly showcases the terrior of the vineyard. Barrel-aged for over twelve months, this wine was slowly coaxed along by our winemaking staff until it finally began to reveal its true character. Though approachable now, the best part of this wine lies in its ability to age, gaining weight, depth and even greater minerality.More
Start with a deep ruby/violet color. Then move on to a well composed nose with aromas of dried herbs, tobacco and warm cherry compote. The palate is broad and expansive. Notes of red licorice, cinnamon spice and dried mushrooms compliment the fruit profile which consists of a mix of berries and cured meats. Drinking well now, the structure of the wine suggests a fine aging potential of up to ten years, for those who enjoy cellaring wine. This unusual blend is a great food wine, not too fruity and not too austere.More
Nebbiolo grapes are used to make Barolo and Barbaresco from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. On the nose you will get a subtle hint of rose and a slight earthiness that is reminiscent of a beautiful Italian vineyard during the height of harvest! With its beautiful bouquet of roses this wine has a great amount of acidity that makes it the perfect wine to pair with many different dishes from Rack of Lamb to a mushroom Lasagna. Decant this wine and you will be rewarded by a spectacular wine!More
This Zinfandel displays classic fruit-centered aromas of pomegranate, cranberry and sandalwood. On the palate you will find it full-bodied with a certain leanness and youthful austerity that bodes well for aging this wine. While not a typical fruit forward Zinfandel, this wine lends itself to a great food wine. Enjoy with spicy foods, bbq or a nice spaghetti with meat sauce.More
Beautiful dark red. The nose is powerful with intense notes of juniper, black olives and pepper. On the palate, it is an explosion of red fruit, with floral and spicy notes, but with a very nice balance combining great freshness, a beautiful complexity, a soft texture and a nice acidity. A wine that has a lot of character.More
The 2017 Gigondas The Gille is full-bodied and concentrated, yet it's airy in feel, light on its feet and silky in texture. The cherries and raspberries show an impressive degree of elegance.More
Elegant and intense Ruby-red colour. The nose is delicate, with notes of red fruit, chocolate and sweet spices. Perfectly balanced, the silky mouth develops aromas of strawberries and ripe plums and finishes with a beautiful length.More
Vibrant and mouthwatering, this elegant blanc de blancs is driven by a chalky underpinning, while flavors of poached pear, apple blossom and pickled ginger play on the fine and lacy mousse. Lovely, with a long, minerally finish.More
Cab Forward is a Reserve blend of our best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. It is an opulent wine that delivers notes of licorice, chocolate, black cherry, plum, blackberry, spice combined with incredibly silky tannins. This wine honors the railroad Heritage of the Merrill Family. Excellent aging potential.More
The 2016 growing season was exemplary for this white southern Rhone grape. The vines produced generous amounts of full clusters, which were thinned to heighten the quality and focus the intensity of these grapes. The resulting wine dances with bright acidity, white pepper, and enticing tropical fruit flavors. A favorite of the staff and the wine club last year, we expect this wine will again be sought after. A perfect complement to the other Rhone varietals we grow, this wine also stands alone as a strong single varietal, giving a unique option to the popular Viognier. Aroma of lemon cream and green apple, with stone fruit, honeydew and hints of citrus on the palate. Pairs well with herb crusted pork loin, herb roasted chicken, Waldorf salad, brie and Swiss cheeses. Sustainable Farming Practices.More
This Petite Sirah is full bodied with layers of luscious ripe tannins. Aromas of plum are followed by notes of black pepper and vanilla. Pairs well with smoked meats, pork tenderloin and hard cheeses such as aged Gouda and Cheddar.More
100% Petit Verdot from San Benito County. Pronounced herbal aromas lead into this viscous and dark deep violet wine. Spiced herbal notes lead into notes of pencil shavings, molasses and cedar. Blackberry lingers on the finish along with leather and vanilla. Sustainable Farming Practices.More
This exquisite Zinfandel opens with toasted oak, blueberries and boysenberries. It has an enticing palate consisting of blue plums and mixed berry coulis, followed by a long elegant finish, with rich tannins.More
Blended from select reserve barrels, this wine has layers of flavors including black currants and dark stone fruits, with soft, velvety tannins. Perfect with a tender filet mignon or a variety of rich cheeses, such as Manchego, pecorino, parmesan or bleu.More
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Black fruits with black cherry, licorice, baking spice, graphite, cassis, and a touch of roasted herbs. Medium acidity and grippy signature tannins but in refined, crafted form. Good minerality. Like a mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon, but more Italianate.More
This wine really captures the personality of the grape variety. Aromas are smoky, meaty and a touch earthy, while the flavors combine black pepper, dark chocolate and roasted fruit. It's an adventure in a bottle.More
Replaces the air that seeps into an open bottle with a balanced mixture of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and argon to keep wine fresh
Gas mixture differs from fresh air because of what it lacks, oxygen and impurities, otherwise, the mixture is very similar to the air we breathe and is perfectly food safe
Save your wine for Longer by putting the tip of the extension tube inside the neck of the bottle against the glass and spraying one long (1 second) and 4 short Bursts into 750 ml wine bottle
Use each time after pouring a glass of wine when planning to store the rest of the wine; included tube is used to ensure maximum protection
Recork Immediately after spraying wine Preserver and store upright to keep the protective layer of preserving gas on the surface of the wine
Very fine, bright fruit and fine stone/slate perfume flavors open the noble 2014 Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese. This is a full-bodied, round, intense, piquant and kicking Wehlener Sonnenuhr with a very juicy and intense sweetness, but a lingering minerality. Very sophisticated and complex, this is extremely promising.More
This wine has great body with citrus and minerality flavors, and a distinct salinity. Alcohol is surprisingly well balanced with just ripe tropical fruit notes. Reminds you of Albariño on the nose and then is a bit more rich on the palate.More
A fragrant and fruity wine, ripe in character, its black currant fruits showing strongly. The wine is richly textured, opulent and full in the mouth. It has weight, spice, jammy black fruit and sweet tannins.More
The wine unfurls with a luxurious concoction of spiced yellow apples, Meyer lemon, acacia, vanilla bean, pineapple, creamy hazelnut, wet stone, and a delicate touch of honey.More
Dark red cherry, plum, licorice and menthol are some of the signatures, but it is the wine's tension and brilliance that I find especially compelling. The Neblina is a blend of five sites, with Hallberg as the core vineyard. This is a gorgeous Pinot Noir from Radio-Coteau. Biodynamically Farmed.More
Everything about this speaks elegance and finesse. Delicate aromas of citrus and patisserie and a palate of green herbs and pomelo. From indigenous varieties.
Via a bit of verbal trickery (or, one could say, thanks to a lucky accident), Thomas Haag remains able to bottle a second dry wine – i.e., in addition to the relevant Grosses Gewachs – that is sourced from and labeled to refer to the Einzellage Niederberg Helden. (Two dry wines expressly labeled “Niederberg Helden” would violate the letter of VDP regulations.) A reductive, fermentative veil largely parts with aeration to reveal scents of apple, white peach, lime and grapefruit. Things really pick up on the polished palate, with vivaciously bright primary juiciness invigoratingly tinged with piquancy of citrus peel, fruit seeds and pits. Alkaline and stony inflections lend intrigue to a superbly sustained, cheek-pinching, consummately refreshing finish.More
Streaks of lanolin and petrol lend a savory, mineral intensity to this off-dry wine. Concentrated yellow peach and nectarine flavors penetrate deeply on the palate, but the moderately long finish reflects its earthier, spicier side.More
This wine, with light rosé color, strikes for its scent of spices and fruits. Its acid freshness suits its sweetness and offers a well balanced wine.More
This off-dry white greets you with a bouquet of concentrated notes of lemon peel and zest, serious freshness, apples, peach, grapefruit, kaffir lime and hints of white flowers with warm minerality emanating from the bowl of the glass. On the palate: The wine is expansive with lovely delineated white fruit spritz, crushed pear skins, more lemon drops and rind, clean bright citrus character and hints of green melon, Rainier cherries and chalky minerals. The midpalate is soft and balanced and the feeling of harmony between acidity and fruit is constant through the bright rounded finish with a little tangy zest of lime at the end.More
From a great looking bottle with a VHS fill, this wine had a deep red center and light red rims. The medium+ intensity nose had a fair amount over Provencal herb in the beginning. After a couple of hours of air, the herbs receded and the result was: black cherries, blackberries, red soil, Provencal herbs, and a hint of cedar.
In the mouth, this wine was ripe and round and yet it felt streamlined and precise due to its light body and crisp acidity. The tannins were light and round and yet clearly present. The overall balance was very impressive. A refined wine with great complexity and mouthfeel.
Deep ruby-red. Explosive, somewhat feral, highly aromatic nose of cassis, roast coffee, game, smoky oak and chocolate; shows a very strong torrefaction aspect. Lush, rich and deep; has a pliancy and degree of early personality I find in only the very best young California cabernets. Subtle notes of chocolate and tobacco contribute to the wine appeal. Finishes fairly tannic but very long.More
Peach and honey come through to the palate, with mineral and chalk, apple, dough and spice, like an apple fritter. Got some Casaba melon, spice, and notes of Granny Smith appleMore
Clean and bright. Very pale salmon with nude trim. High aromatic intensity; where notes of red fruits stand out, strawberries and raspberries predominate. Pineapple notes, passion fruit and shades of white flowers. Soft, fresh and mellow entry. Unctuous sensation, that lingers in the mouth, leaving mellow sensations.More
A field blend of Mencia, Alicante Bouschet, Pan y Carne and some white varieties, fermented with natural yeast in old oak tanks using 100% stems and no temperature control. It undergoes malo in tank and then spends one year in old barrels. There's no remontage or pigeage, and he works without sulphites. This has bright, fresh blueberry and cranberry fruit with a rasp of tannin and a savoury, saline sign-off.More