Excellent with red meat dishes, poultry, boiled beef and aged cheeses.
The Amonitillado La Garrocha has spent nine years aging through the Solera system. The microclimate of the bodega produces a distinct flor that gives this sherry its unique characteristics. Very floral with sweet nut aromas. The palate is delicate and rich.
Amontillado La Garrocha should be served at room temperature (68°F).
The 2017 Morgon wafts from the glass with aromas of cassis, plums and spicy soil, framed by some high-toned top notes. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and open-knit, with fine but youthfully chewy structuring tannins that assert themselves on the finish.
If you were to tell me 13 years ago that a lightly colored, well-structured, expressively perfumed wine from Amador County that is more about finesse than power would be one of our most popular wines, I would have been quite surprised (thankful, but surprised). Esola is as singular as the former dancer, Denise Esola, who oversees this remarkable site today and my favorite wine to break out for people who purport to have an “old world” palate. Though there is plenty of California fruit here, it lies upon a firm foundation (the subsoil is granite) that reminds me more of Nerello Mascalese or Trousseau Noir than what people typically think of for California Zin.
Chambers and Chambers
Fresh and long tasting, the Brut Réserve may be drunk on all occasions.
Best served chilled as an aperitif, this dry Madeira has soft fruit with a hint of nuttiness and a clean, crisp finish.
"In a recent series of entry-level Madeiras, this was a standout, offering excellent complexity and richness at a reasonable price."- Wine Enthusiast
Youngs Market Company
Pair with all fish, especially sushi and sashimi, shellfish such as shrimp, prawns, crayfish and grilled lobster, poultry and white meat, cashews, parmesan or prosciutto.
Pouring a glowing orange/copper color, Funkier Pumpkin leaps from the glass with a rich, pumpkin spice aroma punctuated by funky, forest floor notes from the brettanomyces, a wild yeast strain known for imparting unique flavors and aromas. With an effervescent mouthfeel thanks to spritzy carbonation, the flavor of Funkier Pumpkin features a balanced array of pumpkin pie spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. No single spice dominates before giving way to a slight pumpkin flavor that transitions into pleasant, refreshing tartness; a slight warming finish from the cinnamon and ABV and a touch of toasty, toffee-like sweetness from caramel malt. Funkier Pumpkin will be available exclusively in 750 mL bottles.
ABV - 8.5% IBU - 15
West Block is located in a cool, wind-blown area of Petaluma in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Planted in the early-90’s to the Joseph Phelps clone of Syrah, this vineyard block is oriented east-west allowing even ripening during the long, extended growing season. The close proximity to the San Pablo Bay create a maritime climate that further accentuates the cool climate for Petaluma. The soils are derived from decomposed sandstone and shale, adding intense structure and complexity to our Sonoma Coast Nouveau.
Our 2019 Sonoma Coast Nouveau is comprised of 51% Syrah from West Block in Petaluma Gap and 49% Pinot Noir from Home Block in Sonoma Coast. Produced by way of a ten day carbonic maceration, this wine has a vivacious intensity on the nose and lively fresh palate: juicy peppered strawberry, ripe plum, and fresh violet, overlaid with notes of bay laurel, juniper and lavender. We love to drink this wine slightly chilled and pair it with smoked meats, charcuterie or hot smoked salmon.
Our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, honeydew melon, orange peel, and white flowers. On the palate, there is more vibrant citrus with melon, honeysuckle flavors followed by a crisp acidity and touch of minerality. A bit of Semillon and Viognier in the blend add another layer of complexity to the wine with flavors of kiwi and lemon cream pie. By fermenting in stainless steel, French oak, and concrete, we build layers of complexity. The barrel fermentations add texture, density, and viscosity to the mid-palate of the wine, while the concrete adds a touch of flint and minerality to the finish along with mid-palate richness. Stainless steel fermentations preserve the natural Sauvignon Blanc aromatics, vibrant acidity and crispness.
Youngs Market Company
Surpassingly fresh, vivid aromas of white flowers, ripe melon and citrus fruit introduce rich, zesty flavors of pink grapefruit, melon and guava, leading to a long, crisp finish buoyed by bright acidity and refreshing citrus and mineral tones. Irresistible now, this classic Napa Valley sauvignon blanc will age gracefully for the next 3-5 years and beautifully accompany seafood, poultry, vegetable and salad dishes.
This controlled and guaranteed origin (DOCG) ASOLO PROSECCO wine is created from a selection of grapes obtained from the vineyards owned by the company in the district of Montello and the Asolo hills, and has a characteristically low yield per hectare. It is vinified in white with partial cold maceration of the grapes and extremely slow processing to create a sparkling wine, at low temperature in pressure tank. The elegant and refined nature of this sparkling wine make it unique as an aperitif and in combination with rice and vegetable dishes or with dishes of Mediterranean cuisine based on fish.
"Fragrant yellow flower, crushed thyme, Bartlett pear and citrus aromas carry over to the dry vibrant palate together with green apple and crisp acidity. Small, continuous bubbles lend finesse." -Wine Enthusiast
Syrah requires a warm climate to fully ripen but enough moderating effect to produce intense, aromatic wines that are not overwhelmed by sweetness and alcohol. This Syrah grows in ideal terroirs of the southern Rhône and shows the varietal’s typical spicy notes of sandalwood, violets, and black pepper.
Syrah, with its deep flavors and firm tannins, is a natural match for grilled or smoked meat and dishes featuring herbs, roasted mushrooms, and onions. Seared venison or beef with black pepper and thyme or a Moroccan tagine of pigeon or chicken are complimented by the spicy characteristic of Syrah.
"The 2018 Cotes du Rhone is 100% Syrah, sourced from the Gard (on the right bank of the Rhône) and Vinsobres (left bank, higher elevation). Violets, black olives and cassis and blueberry flavors provide terrific varietal expression in a medium to full-bodied package framed by silky tannins. Depending on your local pricing (I've seen it for as little as $12.99 or as much as $20), it should be a terrific value."- Wine Advocate
"This is the first vintage from Saint Cosme's plantings on the limestone soils of Saint Martin. Although only a stone’s throw from Gigondas, the soils have a much higher proportion of limestone than in Gigondas which makes them uniquely suited to growing white grapes. The results are compelling – you can sense the limestone and finesse that goes with it. There is a distinctive fabric and it is easy to see the huge potential. The wine is balanced, ethereal and the aroma is quite sophisticated. It displays a real backbone and salinity.
Flavors and aromas of flint, dried apricot, marshmallow and violet. Blend: 50% Viognier, 50% Picpoul" -Wine.com
Beautifully bold and bright in color, the 2013 Les Cadrans de Lassegue is robust, complex, and well-balanced. Aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, and a subtle woody note immediately emerge from the glass. The wine is smooth on entry, with a palate dominated by red fruits. Alongside the persistent flavor of red fruits, a striking minerality shines through from the old vines of Lassegue. A pleasurable wine that can be enjoyed young.
Blend: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elegant pale color with traditional salmon-pink tints. Fresh fruit nose of white peaches with hints of spice evolving into aromas of apricot, guava, and exotic fruits. Full on the palate with good acidity - a crisp rich wine with flavors typical of the unique Chateau Saint-Pierre soil. Complex and balanced with a luscious long finish.
60% Cinsault, 40% Grenache
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Deep color which foreshadows intense, but never excessive scents. It combines roundness and austerity.This artisanal Lambrusco from the Chiarli family in Emilia-Romagna, the oldest producer of Lambrusco in Italy. Made from single-vineyard Grasparossa grapes, this Lambrusco has bright blackberry and raspberry fruit. This sparkling red will dance on your tongue before finishing dry.
Southern Wine and Spirits
A complex, mineral-accented bouquet evokes citrus and orchard fruits. Mineral and precise on the palate, offering meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors, with suggestions of honeydew melon and peach. Shows energy and finishes extremely long, with a gorgeous floral note.
- 65% Marsanne, 30% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
- Color – Very deep, it tells of the excellent quality of the grapes.
- Perfume – Balsamic, typical of the main grape variety in the blend.
- Taste – Round, pervasive, with sweet tannins, perfeclty balanced. Complex, long, yet not overpowering.
- Food pairing suggestions – From appetizers like cold cuts, to steamy pasta dishes in meat sauces. Not to be forgotten, the pairing with seasoned cheese, stewed meats and dry chocolate biscuits.
Grenache blanc (40%) Roussanee (35%) Clairette (10%) Bourboulenc (10%)
“The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc (45% Grenache Blanc, 35% Roussanne and 10% each Clairette and Bourboulenc) is a classic Southern Rhône white that offers lots of minerality, crushed citrus and salted apples in a medium-bodied, refreshing style.“
63% at cask strength bottles NCF
This was a collaboration between Chris from Westport Wine & Whiskey in Louisville and Joshua from PlumpJack Wine & Spirits.
This brandy was aged for 2 years in a Woodford cask then another 2 years in Oloroso sherry cask.
It has a symphony of flavors across a spectrum of flavor profiles. Dried rasins and almond marzipan flavors from the Oloroso sherry cask meld effortlessly with the burnt sugar and spice notes from the bourbon barrel on the finish.
Cynar is an artichoke based bittersweet liqueur known for its versatility and distinctive flavour; its taste is enriched by an infusion of 13 herbs and plants. The name of the drink derives from Cynar scolymus, the botanical name for artichoke, as artichoke leaves lend the distinctive flavour.
The secret recipe, which has remained the same since its creation, is based on some of the natural substances found in the artichokes, including ‘cynarine’.
A discreet application of wood sets off the pretty nose of various red berries and plum scents. There is good richness to the generously proportioned and fleshy middle weight flavors that deliver reasonably good depth on the slightly austere and rustic finale.
After selective sorting of the harvested grapes before vatting on a sorting table, the bunches of grapes are vatted whole (no de-stalking or crushing).
They are vinified using traditional Beaujolais methods, where the bunches are kept whole throughout vatting, which lasts 7 to 8 days.
In this way we craft a ruby-coloured Beaujolais-Villages with pleasant red fruit aromas (raspberry, red currant, strawberry). The tannins are supple and blend in beautifully. This fruity wine will be tasty all the time of day.
Slight exotic fruits flavor, peach and white flowers on the nose. The palate it is rich and generous with a well structured body enabling a long mineral finish. Drink now, or age 3 to 5 years in bottle.
This wine pairs with truffle dishes, Ravioles du Dauphiné, omelette, buttered toast and coarse salt.
A model for Sauvignon Blanc born from the Loire’s Kimmeridgian limestone. Reverdy’s trademark is a generous flavor of blossoming flowers channeled over the palate, culminating in a finely etched mineral finish. Ethereal and full of charm, this Sancerre comes into precise focus on the crisp, mouthwatering finale. A whisper of fresh-squeezed lemon lingers on the lips and tongue, zestfully inviting the next sip. Don’t miss yet another classic from this Loire Valley reference.