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This wine is spectacular, and represents the perfect foil for grilled steak. Rich, full bodied and muscular, Alto Moncayo has riveting intensity and palate staining extract; this Spanish red is inky/purple, full-bodied, and rich. This pedal-to-the-metal offering should age handsomely for a decade.
"Dark violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, incense, vanilla and candied flowers, along with a vibrant mineral overtone. Juicy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen and spread out steadily on the back half. An impressively long, mineral-laced finish features silky, even tannins and an echo of lavender pastille."- Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Made from vines between 30 and 50 years old, and aged in barrels for 16 months. It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm on the palate and an extremely pleasant finish.
100% Garnacha from Borja.
Blend: 50% Garnacha, 50% Samso
"Graceful and harmonious, this red shows good depth, balancing juicy cherry and berry flavors with notes of vanilla, mountain herb and mineral. Drink now through 2022."-Wine Spectator
An annual favorite, Randall Grahm brings us his intentional Vin Gris made from bespoke grapes, harvested at the appropriate ripeness level for its style with minimal skin contact. The essential principle here is that less is more—this wine is seductively subtle. This year’s blend is 57% Grenache, 18% Grenache Blanc, 9% Mourvèdre, 6% Rousanne, 5% Carignane, and 5% Cinsault.
This year our Rosé is 21% Grenache, 58% Zinfandel, 13% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah and 4% Carignane.
The grapes are harvested early, whole cluster pressed, and finished dry. Then the juice is fermented cold using indigenous yeast with no ML. The wine is very pale in color, beautifully aromatic and crisp on the finish, what a fine accompaniment to the optimism of spring!
The Grenache grapes for this wine were picked with the intention to make a Rosé and its expression showcases this. The true Grenache fruit comes through, with subdued hints of strawberries and cream, cranberries, fresh summer watermelon rind and orange peel. The delicate notes of rose petals and mineral are balanced by juicy berry, bright vivid acid and just a hint of tannin to create a wine that is perfect for summer days on the patio. This Rosé is made from 100% Grenache, harvest from Peter Mathis’s Vineyard in Sonoma Valley (He also makes an outstanding Rosé). The Mathis Vineyard is 7.5 acres of glorious south facing slopes with low vigor volcanic soils.
2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition Double Gold Award Winner
This unique Super Tuscan blend is the result of the meeting between two wine producers, Stefano Casadei and Fred Cline, respectively Italian and American. In this project, they put together their experience and their love for viticulture to create a blend that would express at their best some of the most representative Mediterranean varietals.
Eucalyptus and sweet cassis on the nose, juicy fresh fragrant fruit palate dry firm well integrated tannin, lovely long finsih
Blend: 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 20% Mourvedre
Wine Spectator #18 wine of 2018
Château de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the Northern limit of Châteauneuf du Pape, exposed to the Mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties.
With a beautiful intense carmine-red color, this 2015 Beaucastel has a lively attack and very quickly reveals aromas of beautiful red fruit. The finish has delicate notes of licorice with powerful but not aggressive tannins. A great vintage of Beaucastel red.
Blend: 30% Mourvèdre ; 30% Grenache ; 10% Counoise ; 10% Syrah ; 5% Cinsault ; 15% Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne ; 5% Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Clairette, Picardan.
Nearly black in color. The nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, red fruit, black currants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. The bouquet is very elegant, rich and round. Figs, cherries, black currants and stewed fruit, all with a great acidity. The tannins are present but very delicate.
"Not yet bottled, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is one of the few inky colored wines in the vintage. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and ripe with notable tannin, it offers beautiful notes of blackberry, shitake mushrooms, licorice and pepper meats. It plays in the 2014 vintage’s forward, supple nature, but has real depth and concentration. I don’t think it will be the longest lived Beaucastel, but it will have 15-20 years of overall longevity."- Wine Advocate
Grown on the slopes of the Esterel mountain, not far from Antibes and Cannes, these wines rank with the very best of Provence. Although the first vines were planted at Rouët in the 18th Century, it was only after a forest fire in 1927 that the current vineyards were laid out. They were planted in strips, approximately 1 kilometre in length, to act as firebreaks. Prior to the French revolution, Rouët was owned by the Marquis de Villeneuve, who supplied Louis XVI’s court with his wines. Since the revolution the property has been in the same family.
Chateau du Rouet has a refreshing blast of rose petal aromas with crisp minerality loaded with notes of cherry blossom, raspberry and strawberries. This classically dry Provencal rosé is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault. It is bottled in the iconic hourglass shape made famous by the region.
With cellars dating from the 16th century near the village of Castellet, Chateau Vannieres is one of the great domaines in Provence. It consists of 47 hectares, 33 of which are planted to vines, with clay-limestone soil and an average age of 35 years. Agriculture is sustainable.
Eric Boisseaux and his son (the family hails originally from Burgundy) craft exceptionally expressive wines from the traditional varietals of the area: Mourvedre, Grenache and Cinsault. All the grapes are harvested by hand and destemmed. Each varietal and each parcel are fermented separately so that the estate can retain maximum flexibility in blending the different elements of each cuvee.
Made primarily from Mourvedre, the substantial Bandol Rouge is fermented in epoxy-lined cement tanks and aged in foudre and barriques for 20-24 months when they are bottled.
These are long-lived wines of class and distinction.
The primary source of the grapes for Cashmere Black Magic are vineyards in Contra Costa County. It's warm and sunny climate, coupled with deep sandy soil and limited water, creates grapes of great flavor intensity and dark color. The addition of Syrah from the North Coast of California provides a bright boysenberry character and excellent tannin.
An alluring blend of grapes from ancient vines that create a spellbinding libation with notes of dark berries, chocolate, hints of black pepper and plum.
Intense red with purple tones. It has a very fresh aroma, full of flowers and fruits sensations that are confirmed in the palate. It is cheerful and lively, and expresses citrus flavors and memories of summer stone fruits, such as peach and apricot. In the end it appears so vibrant and enjoyable that makes us want to drink more.
"Made from 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre that saw a traditional vinification and 12 months all in old foudre, the 2013 Vacqueyras has a beautiful nose of plums, lavender, violets and roasted Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and with ripe tannin, it’s a beautiful Vacqueyras that should drink nicely on release and evolve gracefully."- WA
“A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, with the Grenache for 50-year-old vines, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan Cuvee les Antonins offers solid complexity in its spice, white pepper, dried cherry and blackberry-fruit-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, elegant, seamless and pure, it’s another terrific wine from this up and coming appellation that’s located in the northern part of the southern Rhone. It will drink nicely for 5-7 years.” (90 pts) -Robert Parker