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Winery Tasting Notes:
The nose is ripe with juicy pineapple and monk fruit supported by yeasty brioche notes, the palate is full, crisp, and citrusy, unfolding into grapefruit and bracing minerality on the finish.
We have a fault line that runs adjacent to our Sauvignon Blanc plantings. The eons of non-existential seismic activity have kicked up some really interesting mineral bands and incredibly unique profiles containing iron and flint.
The 2018 Mad Hatter expresses aromas of black plum, wild hyacinth, and clove. The palate evolves into flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and baking spice further enhanced by the wine’s velvety tannins, and long finish. Winemaker: Shawn Johnson Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Old Vine Petit Sirah, 10%Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
With fruit sourced from some of the most prestigious vineyards in Napa, Sling & Spear is a Goliath! The color of the wine is deep ruby with intense blackberry and cassis aromas. On the palate the wine is rich & bold but impeccably balanced. The Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot, 2.5% Petit Verdot Sourced from vineyards in Rutherford, Oakville, St. Helena, Howell Mountain.
Decant this dark plum colored Cabernet blend to pull out all the blackberry and plum aromas and flavors. This wine has a nose of berries, wet earth, dark chocolate and black cherry. Smooth tannins with a medium finish. The fruit in the blend is from both the Sarocka Estate in the Spring Mountain district and fruit from Kenefick Ranch in Calistoga. An outstanding wine from this small 2.5 acre estate that is rare to find in the market.
Winemaker Notes: The 2016 L’Esprit des Pavots greets the eye with a near black color and highlights of bright crimson. Generously rich, the wine is a beautiful blending of the Les Pavots and Au Paradis terroirs with strong notes of blueberry, chocolate, cedar, coffee, vanilla bean and black truffle. Subtle accents of black cherry, black currant, plum, leather, tobacco and white pepper complete the complex bouquet. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated, exhibiting savory elements with abundant, supple tannins and a lingering finish. Fruit forward and enjoyable at release, this wine should age gracefully for fifteen years or more.
This is a rare wine with very limited production that uses fruit from the Oakville area in Napa Valley. A soft, lucious Cabernet from master blender and winemaker (and all-around great guy) Nick Goldschmidt! We carry a lot of his wines in our store and this is another home run blend that is sure to please. We love everything Nick makes and this wine is certainly no exception. Plenty of dark fruit and cocoa on this one with silky smooth tannins.
This is one of those gems that you come across once in a blue moon that drinks like it costs $50/bottle at roughly half that price. Upon first impression, blueberry and blackberry fruit burst from the glass. As the wine opens up and has ample time to breathe, hints of black pepper, cola, olive, and black cherry unfold in aromatic layers. Refined powdery tannins frame a full, concentrated ripe berry profile on the palate. Velvety smooth in texture, with ample structure to support the fruit, it lingers long after the last sip. 54% Merlot, 24% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon.
All we can say is.... WOW!! This Pinot is a stunner and an incredible value! Winemaker Notes: 2016 was another warm year with full ripeness in the fruit which allowed for the fruit notes in the wine to be a blend of black fruit (boysenberry, black cherry, blueberry and cassis) and red fruit (cherry, cranberry and raspberry). This brings more depth and concentration to the wine, along with a fine balance with all components getting along well with each other. This makes the wine a synergy and much more enjoyable. The wine is rich and deep with flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, cranberry, cassis and white pepper. The finish is the sweet flavor of toasted oak from French wine barrels. This wine will pair well with savory red meats. It will continue to evolve over the next 4 - 6 years. Reviews: Wine Enthusiast Score: 90
Winemaker Notes: On the nose, pleasing aromas of black cherry, vanilla bean, thyme, ground nutmeg and cocoa. On the palate, it approaches with dense, but soft tannins and full mouthfeel. The flavor envelop the pallet gracefully with plum, Bosch pear and black tea. This wine is a straight forward stunner. A flavorful finish is generous with lingering notes of brambleberries. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Zinfandel , 5% Petite Sirah
91 Points Wine Enthusiast #6 of Top 100 Best Buys for 2020 Brisk, refreshing and bold in its rejection of oak, our Naked Chardonnay is the essence of sunny Santa Barbara, California. Luscious aromas and flavors shine bright without being hidden under a heavy cloud of oak. Naked Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the wine's fruit character while aging on the lees for six months rounds out the mouth feel and adds a hint of Creme brulee to the finish. With fresh aromas of guava and apricot, Naked Chardonnay defines summer in a glass. Juicy flavors of Granny Smith apple and yellow peach, along with a bright acidity and crisp finish will have you coming back for more and more.
50% Zinfandel, 33% Cabernet, 17% Syrah. From Maxville winery this bright, fruity blend has a light kick of acidity that makes it perfect for pairing with tangy red sauces like BBQ or marinara.
COLOR: Deep blue-purple
AROMA: Black Cherry and plum with toasty oak and vanilla aromas accented by savory notes of spicy raspberry and wild herbs.
TASTE: Juicy with a full mid-palate, soft tannins, and a lingering finish
BIG. BOLD. FULL-BODIED. An opulent Cab featuring black currant & cassis aromas. Juicy berry & bramble flavors with a hint of velvety oak to finish.