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With Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault berries perfectly ripe and full of varietal flavours, the fruit quality was no less than superb. To capture these delicate aromas, flavours and freshness, the berries are picked as early as 4AM and fermentation takes place at low temperatures. This is part of a state of the art production process to minimize the influence of oxygen, an innovative technique stemming from traditional methods in which AIX Rosé heavily invests to create the best possible rosé in the world.
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine. Still very young though." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Angels & Cowboys Rosé is classic Oeil de Perdrix. The color is that of a champagne diamond. It has delicate aromas suggesting light mandarin, pomegranate blossoms and wildflowers. On the palate, the wine is lively and racy with flavors of tart cherries and minerals. The A&C Rosé displays vibrant acidity, freshness in the mid-palate, and great delicacy in the finish.This wine is to enjoy with or without food accompaniment.
A Grenache based blend.
The Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon jumps out from the glass. Immense amounts of blackberry, blueberry pie, and rich chocolate dominate. Secondary elements of sweet char, caramel, and wet earth is also apparent. This wine is round and plush with black currant, caramel and sweet chocolate on the complex palate. The tannins are fuller this year, providing a wonderful backbone to the wine which is complemented by the mountain acidity.
Chambers and Chambers
"This has impressive ripe stone fruits on the nose with peaches, mangoes, melon and cherries. Really upbeat and attractive purity. The palate follows the same thread of fruit characters with a clever balance of flesh and crunch, a bright finish and good balance. Drink now. A blend of roughly equal thirds of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier". -James Suckling
Chambers and Chambers
Persistent mousse, with fine bubbles rising slowly. Pale salmon pink in color, with a shade of gold. A nose of red fruits and fresh pear. Delicate fruit on the palate, elegant, and showing great finesse.
"A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now through 2020." -James Suckling
Youngs Market Company
A golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes SPIRITSof fresh walnut.
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.
3L double magnum
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.
Youngs Market Company
Pretty aromas of ripe boysenberry, dark cherry and cassis, coupled with scents of sweet oak and herbal spice, introduce plush, deeply concentrated, black fruit flavors bolstered by bright acidity and well-structured tannins. This classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a long, lovely finish featuring savory fruit, spice and mineral tones. Delicious now, it will age gracefully in bottle for another 7-10 years.
Deep ruby red. Elegant, with notes of red and dark fruit with spicy aromas. Well structured, with rich, concentrated flavors of currant and wild berries set against a backdrop of silky tannins.
Outstanding served with roasted or grilled red meat, lamb, polenta, mushroom risotto and semi-hard cheeses.
The blend is 59% Pinot Noir and Meunier (from Aÿ, Dizy and Hautvillers) and 41% Chardonnay (from Avize and Oiry). Based on the 2014 vintage. Dosage is 1.5 grams per liter.
Bottled after maturing for 18 months, it already bodes quite well. Its hue is a rich deep red with violet highlights, typical of young wines from great vintages. An intense nose blends notes of cherry and blackberry with subtle hints of chocolate. It is ample and unctuous in the mouth, with a distinct fleshy character. Understated tannins prolong the tasting experience while lending softness to the wine. Thanks to its mature aromas and velvety texture, this wine is already ripe for tasting, although its concentration ensures that it will age well for many years to come. See for yourself.
The 2017 vintage has a deep color. The pure and elegant nose suggests cherries, blackcurrants, spices, with floral notes, aromatic herbs (Bayleaf) and chocolate. The mouth is elegant, the tannins are ripe and fine, beautifully dense and concentrated structure, a seductive velvety texture enhanced with finely spicy fruit. The finish is long, held by elegant and coated tannins, harmonious and very persistent (fruit, spice, floral notes). A great vintage!
"A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Best from 2020 through 2040"- Wine Spectator
Named after the 15th century owner of this estate, the wine comes from a selection of the best parcels. With impressive tannins, a dense structure and rich bold black fruits, this is a powerful wine. It is full of ripe fruit with a mineral texture and has a good future. Very dark color with carmine highlights and a wonderfully complex and powerful bouquet of morello cherry, black currant, and spices. The freshness and fruitiness on the nose carry over to the palate, which has a long, silky finish. Pair with a roasted meat, like a T-bone steak. It also goes well with strong French cheese and dark chocolate.
Beautiful ruby color. On the nose there are aromas of berry jam, a hint of roasted coffee and dark fruits, affirming a wine that tastes young. The savory tannins are round and ripe. In the mouth, this wine is very harmonious with an elegant finish, light and fresh, despite the wine's power. You can start enjoying this wine for its fruit if you are impatient, or wait at least 5-6 years to enjoy its full beauty.
Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional hand-made pasta featuring red meat and game ragout.
"Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036." 96 Points Wine Spectator
"Dei Casel" is the local nickname for the Adami family. South facing vines grow 180-300 m above sea level in mixed soils, typical of morainic (glacial) origin. The steep slopes experience moderate temperatures with cold winters and warm, dry summers.
Fruit is lightly pressed with bladder press followed by settling of must. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled steel tanks for 3 months on the lees.
"Metodo Italiano" or Charmat method is used for secondary fermentation in steel pressure tanks in order to preserve the aromas of the grape and develop the typical frutiness.
Dom Pérignon Vintage luminous label Magnum 2005 is full of life; Almonds and cocoa powder are gradually mixed with white fruits and dried flowers. The classic notes of the roasting end up completing the ensemble by signing a beautiful maturity.
On the palate, the wine is placed on the edge of an instantaneous and surprising way, oscillating between density and a lightness almost weightless. The precision is extreme, tactile, gloomy and without roughness.
Domaine de Montille