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This Verdelho comes from a small family owned vineyard in Acampo, Ca. The total vineyard is 12-acres. Only 3 acres are planted to Verdelho. This varietal is originally from Portugal. Peach, lemon, grass, plus hints of violet and soft minerality. Light in body but great depth of flavor. Dry and super refreshing.
North Berkeley Wines
Straw yellow with delicate green notes. Floral (broom, chamomile and white flowers), delicate and persistent. Savory, harmonious, fine, with good persistence and intensity. Pairs well with grilled delicate fish served with salmoriglio (oil, lemon, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper).
North Berkeley Wines
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed and pressed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks. Briefly aged on fine lees for added body. Secondary fermentation in tank (Charmat method). Residual sugar approximately 9.5g/L.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of green apples, light toast, Bosc pears, lemon zest, sea salt. Fresh, lacy and zesty, with good length.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: As an aperitif; light salads; salumi or pecorino cheese; grilled chicken with herbs
North Berkeley Wines
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in a combination of cement and stainless steel tank; aged in tank. Unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of grapefruit zest and gunflint. Flavors of lemons and limes, sea salt, crisp pears.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Salads with Loire Valley regional goat cheese; oysters or other fresh shellfish
Chambers and Chambers
"I loved the base 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. This will stand up to any Bordeaux blend coming out of Washington today. A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, it offers a medium to full-bodied, incredibly seamless, balanced style carrying lots of cassis and darker currant fruit as well as notes of tobacco, bouquet garni, graphite, and scorched earth. It closes down relatively quickly with air and is a serious, structured, yet incredibly promising Cabernet. Hide bottles for 5-6 years and enjoy over the following two decades." 96 pts Jeb Dunnuck
81% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Cabernet Franc
2% Petit Verdot
Vinity Wine Company
The Cain Concept is the ripest, roundest, fullest wine in our collection. The 2012 is a vintage of wonderful ripeness, that epitomizes our ideals of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the classic Benchlands of the Napa Valley. It displays the aromatic complexity, smooth entry, balanced mouthfeel and graceful finish, which are the signatures of the Cain style. One of the best Napa vintages of recent history, the 2012 expresses all the warm, generous fruitiness which Cabernet Sauvignon can offer when grown in the best sites of the Napa Valley. It is simply bursting with fragrant aromas of fruit, flowers, tobacco and spice, all layered over a zesty, juicy structure that promises many years to come.
varieties: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
The 2018 Continuum shows energy and verve. The wine expresses purity and precision, with high tone aromatics of red and blue fruit, deep plum and rose oil. This vintage shows an approachable nerve of the land in the refined mineral quality on the palate. The surrounding native vegetation of bay and sage is evidenced in an earthy, savory profile. This is a shimmering, silky and harmoniously integrated wine with densely packed fine grain tannins. 2018 Continuum is a wine for the ages, delicious today with a long life ahead.
"Composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple 2018 Proprietary Red has a fantastically fragrant nose of candied violets, red roses, Morello cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of wild blueberries, red currant jelly, iron ore and forest floor, plus a waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely packed with tightly wound black and red berry layers, framed by firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredibly persistent and evocative floral and mineral layers. An absolute head-turner, this 2018 is all that and then some."- 100 Points Wine Advocate
*Limit 2 bottles per person
USA Wine West
Pairs well with fine cooked meats, meat pies, warm pâté, snails.
"The 2017 Beaune 1er Cru du Château Blanc displays aromas of green orchard fruit, blanched almonds and white flowers, followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly delicate palate with good concentration and a saline finish. Supple and open-knit, it will drink well in its youth."- Wine Advocate
Chambers and Chambers
ASKOS is a project of rediscovery and selection of ancient Apulian grape varieties that are almost disappearing. Wines are produced by using exclusively these indigenous varietals, cultivated in their most suitable terroirs according to the traditional method. The Greek word “Askos”, or “wine jar” was chosen as a symbol of the winemaking, a practice started by the ancient Greeks in Puglia. The final wine is matured in stainless steel vats for 4 months before bottling, and has an aging potential of 2-3 years.
TASTING NOTES: Pale pink, crystal and bright; elegant bouquet, persistent and aromatic notes of strawberry and cranberry. Light weight in the mouth with waves of flavor across the palate. Savory finish with a touch of acidity.
Deep ruby in the glass, the complex nose marries ripe plum and dark cherry fruit over notes of olive, vanilla and balsamic. The dark fruits carry through to the palate framed by a round and supple structure. A lovely juiciness gives the wine energy against the dense, chewy tannins. The wine is accessible in its youth, and will continue to gracefully develop over the next ten years.
"The 2016 Hamel Family Ranch Red Wine (mainly Cabernet Sauvignon) is deep ruby-purple and scented of crème de cassis, graphite, black cherry pie, vanilla bean and sweet spices with notes of earth, dried herbs and blueberries. The full-bodied, rich, powerful palate gives up intense, minerally fruit, with a muscular tannic frame and good freshness to counter the long, dense finish. Give this time in bottle—it should age well. " 93 Pts Wine Advocate
Ora is the result of the selection of the best vineyard plots, meticulous vine-growing and vinification. The wine is matured in concrete vats and new oak barrels. Beautiful deep dark red color. Sweet spices, pepper and ripe red berries. Note of jam and vanilla. Of great complexity with a smooth and round texture, beautiful soft tannins.
"Possibly the finest of the trio is the 2017 Vacqueyras Ora, which is 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre. It shows the same purity and finesse-driven style as the other cuvées yet has slightly more oomph in its fruit, medium to full body, rocking purity, and terrific notes of blue fruits, violets, blood orange, and exotic flowers. It’s going to hit the ground running and keep for a decade." 94 Points Jeb Dunnuck