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Wine Spectator #1 Wine of 2018
Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.
"Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit. Tight and very long. Approachable now but will reward more in five to six years."- James Suckling
Pair with braised meats and hard cheeses.
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.
Wine Spectator #24 Wine of 2018
The 2015 Tignanello is a very intense ruby red in color. On the nose, the notes of ripe red fruit, together with cassis and blackberries, are in perfect balance with the hints of chocolate and liquorice. The palate is rich, ample, and vibrant and is endowed with lively and silky tannins which give a great complexity and an important length to the finish and aftertaste.
"Fantastic aromas of dark berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar that are ever so deep. Full body, an incredible spin of polished tannins and bright acidity. Incredible depth. Like looking over the edge of a skyscraper. Powerful and structured. A great Tignanello. A little more sangiovese than usual. Best since the legendary 1997" -James Suckling
Wine Spectator #27 wine of 2018
Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, builds upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking that has made Roederer champagne among the most sought-after in the world.
Roederer's winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year's blend or cuvee. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate.
Each year, the winemaker selects a portion of the best wines for aging in Center of France oak casks. Aged from one to three years, wines from this reserve cellar are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvee in the traditional Roederer style, known for its body, finesse and depth of flavor.
The Roederer Estate Brut debuted in October 1988, and has since established its reputation as one of California's premier sparklers, remaining true to the heritage of excellence and style of its French forebears.
"The fruit flavors are apparent, fresh and lively in this medium-bodied, beautifully balanced brut. Light pear and pineapple aromas are followed by richer pear and citrus flavors, and subtle hints of baking spices, almonds and a nice earthy touch emerge."- Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator #59 Wine of the Year
Producer Notes: "Slightly developed pale gold. Fresh and aromatic. Complex and developed. Bouquet with aromas of third generation. Fruity, complex, developed, very fine.
Perfect with all kind of fish; fried, grilled or boiled. Grilled seafood. Well-seasoned white meat. Very nice with pasta too." -Wine.com
Wine Spectator #67 Wine of 2017
This Pinot Gris is pale yellow to sandy in color and subtle in its bouquet, with fruity notes of pears and candied fruits. The eloquent, harmonious body emphasizes its dry, full-bodied taste and round finish.
Pairs well with light starters, fish, South Tyrolean specialities.
Wine Spectator #71 Wine of the Year
The 2015 Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District extends seductive notes of sweet black raspberries, black cherries, black currant, violets, graphite and cloves. Impenetrable purple in color, this lavish full bodied wine is decadent and mouth coating, with rich layers of dark fruits that canvas the palate leading into a nearly never ending finish.
Wine Spectator #87 wine of 2018
The grapes for the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon originate from Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee region. The wine is aged for 18 months primarily in small French oak barrels.
On the palate, the wine shows intense aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry, cassis and plum with toasty oak, vanilla and a nuance of spice and tar; full-bodied and concentrated with a long complex finish.
Serve this wine with a great meal, it will go well with full-flavored foods, such as peppered grilled steak, roast goose or roasted rack of lamb.
Wine Spectator #91 wine of the year
Jammy raspberry fruit with pepper, mint and sweet toasted oak. Brambly fruit on the palate, sensuous, well defined tannins and balanced acidity. JO (3/17)
Sold out at the Winery, limit 4 bottles per customer
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.
Wine Spectator #9 wine of 2017
This wine opens with aromas of lemon and neroli oil, floral hints of lily and acacia, and the suggestion of fresh brioche. The smooth, unctuous palate is clean, complex and harmonious with fresh apricot characters. Warm notes of clove and nutmeg, carry over the rich, lengthy finish.
Wine Spectator Top 100 #79 wine of 2017
"The 2013 Syrah Reva sports an inky color as well as notes of crème de cassis, charred earth, licorice, wood smoke and just hints of the classic iodine and seaweed character that really defines this cuvee. Supple, seamless, silky and opulent, with sweet, sweet tannin and a silky finish. It shows more and more spice with time in the glass, is incredibly polished, layered and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming 15-20 years' -Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator #1 wine of 2014
Aromatic and floral, with an excellent balance of fruit, tannin and acidity. The palate starts off with fresh green figs and ends with bitter chocolate. There is fresh acidity and a notable minerality, and no hint of any raisining or overripeness on the very long finish.
Dow's 2011 Vintage Port can be enjoyed anytime and pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts and hard cheeses like mature Cheddar or even with a soft goat's cheese.