An ultrarich Fronsac with blackberry and fresh herbs on the nose. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a medium finish. A little short. Starts off great. Score range: 87-90 -JS Wine Spectator. Wine Spectator A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France.
This unique collection of exotic blends from the Argentine and Chilean highlands will be of great interest to the wine enthusiast who wants to break up the old Napa Valley routine. Gift Includes: Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc (La Gloria) 2011: A hard-to-find Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley. Rooted in coastal mountain surroundings, the cool climate produces a citrusy, tropical Chardonnay balanced with a crisp acidity. Bodega Colome Amalaya 2010: A ruby red Malbec with notes of blackberry, cherry, and soft tannins, from Valle Calchaqui in Argentina's Salta province. Features: Presented in a sturdy wooden crate. Optional personalized silver hang tag. Measures 13.75 x 11.75 x 4. Personalize It! Complete the personalization option during checkout and we'll add an engraved, silver-plated hang tag to your gift. Select one or two lines of up to 18 characters per line, or choose an elegant three character monogram. Due to the alcoholic content of this gift, an adult signature is required upon delivery.
2012 Wine Spots Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is supple and elegant, offering a rich array of cherry, currant, blackberry, cedar and chocolate notes. Aged in French oak to bring out balanced, silky tannins. Enjoy with heavy dishes like roast beef, grilled steak, hearty meat stews and hard cheeses.
From Super-Star winemakers Pam Starr and Drew Neiman, this affordable and eminently drinkable Bordeaux-style blend is right on target, with plenty of fruit and structure. Alluring bouquet of blackberry, dark chocolate, bing cherry and cinnamon.
This wine is from United States, California region, Napa County sub-region and Napa Valley appellation. In 2004, F. Allan Chapman purchased the 638 acre Priest Ranch property and the following year, combined it with the 990 acre Lynch Vineyards to create Priest Ranch Wines. Craig Becker is the director of winemaking and viticulture. The vineyards are located in eastern Napa County on hills ranging in elevation from about 850-2,400 feet. Two hundred acres of sustainably farmed vineyards are divided into 87 individual blocks and are planted on various soils alluvial fans, silty clay and fractured shale, and Akin. Of the 87 blocks, Priest Ranch sources its Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc from its top 10 blocks and sells the remainder to some of Napa Valley’s finest David Ramey and Heidi Barrett and respected wineries like Caymus, Duckhorn, Orin Swift, Pahlmeyer and Viader.. (95% Cabernet Sauvignon/5% Petit Sirah). The vineyards at the Somerston Estate are located in the eastern hills of Napa Valley and situated at 820-2,400 feet. The grapes from 11 hillside blocks were cold soaked for eight days and fermented for 12-14 days. The wine was aged for 24 months in French oak (35% new) during which it was racked three times in its first year and three in year two.. Aromas of dark chocolate, cedar and juicy blackberry with flavors of ripe summer berries and hints of spice and cracked pepper are supported by supple and persistent tannins. CABERNET SAUVIGNON Wine California Still Wine
This wine is from United States, California region, Napa County sub-region and Stags Leap District appellation. The FAY vineyard is the land where the story of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars began back in 1969 when Warren Winiarski tasted Nathan Fay's 1968 homemade Cabernet. Warren knew, instantly, that he had found what he was searching for-classic elements of fruit and structure, suppleness and balance. It was a style that Warren refers to as an iron fist in a velvet glove.' As luck would have it, an adjoining prune orchard was for sale. The Winiarski's purchased the land and planted a vineyard-now known as S.L.V. - and soon after, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was born.. In 1986, Nathan offered to sell his vineyard to the Winiarski family. In his honor, the vineyard was named FAY. By the time we acquired the vineyard, many of the vines were nearly a quarter-century old and nearing the end of their best growing years. We embarked on an ambitious replanting program, experimenting with rootstocks, row orientation, and trellising to attain optimal expression of the terroir. Our replanting efforts are now fully realized and all vineyard blocks are in production. Vineyard blocks on the eastern slope, closest to the Palisades, contribute structural components derived from the volcanic soils there, while the more aromatic components come from the vineyard blocks on the western alluvial upland. When blended together, we achieve the classic expression of an iron fist in a velvet glove.. There is plenty to love about this stylish wine, starting with generous aromas of violets, blackberry, nutmeg, and black licorice reminiscent of Good ‘n Plenty' candy. The aromas are followed by an alluring mix of dark fruit flavors that envelop the palate with accent notes of chocolate and vanilla. The 2005 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and silky, with a richness and persistence all the way through the slightly smoky oak finish. Enjoy this expressive wine with Moroccan spiced lamb or duck with Port-cherry sauce. CABERNET SAUVIGNON Wine CALIFORNIA STILL WINE
This wine is from United States, California region, Napa County sub-region and Napa Valley appellation. The 2005 ZD Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon represents another example of our commitment to producing powerful cabernets that also exhibit an elegant balance and distinctive style. With ZDs organically farmed Rutherford Estate as the core, this wine is a blend from several small low yielding hillside vineyards in the Napa Valley. Each vineyard lot was fermented and aged separately for one year before blending. The final reserve blend was then returned to barrel for an additional two years of rest in American Oak barrels. Savoring the intense aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis and plum, and subtle notes of clove, anise and sweet vanilla is an absolute joy. Deep, ripe black fruit is enveloped in soft, velvety tannins that carry extraordinary fruit flavors through to a long, seductive finish. This wine is drinking great right now but will age beautifully for many years to come. Only 800 cases produced! Enjoy!-Chris Pisani, Winemaker CABERNET SAUVIGNON Wine CALIFORNIA STILL WINE
Initial top notes of brandied cherries, blueberry syrup and ripe brambly blackberry bushes are accented by tobacco leaf, cardamom and a hint of anise. As it presents, the palate burgeons in the mouth; starting compact and dense upfront it expands fully from front to back with a finish that lingers over a minute. Flavors of espresso bean, pot de creme and frangellico give the impression of sweetness.
Antica Napa Valley 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is pure, rich, and structured a style that showcases layers of ripe plum, blackberry and wild berry along with accents of mocha and espresso. wine has firm tannins yet ends with an elegant, graceful presence. Blend: 100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon The Wine Advocate rating: 92.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in aroma and flavor. texture of wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of Oakville AVA. sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in barrels blends well with black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of wine.
The Wine Advocate rating: 97. A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future ahead of it. 92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
2010 Merlot has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as wine opens up. This is a big Merlot that will age for many years to come. The Wine Advocate rating: 92.
Firm in texture with mildly gritty tannins around focused tobacco basalt and black olive-accented blackberry flavors persisting into the slightly translucent finish. Best from 2015 through 2020. HS Wine Spectator. Dark purple. A pungent bouqu... W
2011 Merlot has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as wine opens up. This is a big Merlot that will age for many years to come. The Wine Advocate rating: 88.
With one wine each from prestigious vineyards in Italy and Argentina, send them on a trip from the old world to the new. For the most adventurous of wine connoisseurs. Gift Includes: Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso 2011: Meaning Crazy House in Italian, the Casamatta is a Tuscan Sangiovese house wine with balanced acidity, light tannins and mellow fruit up front. Bodega Colome Amalaya 2010: A ruby red Malbec with notes of blackberry, cherry, and soft tannins, from Valle Calchaqui in Argentina's Salta province. Features: Presented in a sturdy wooden crate Measures 16 x 10 x 6. Personalize It! Complete the personalization option during checkout and we'll add an engraved, silver-plated hang tag to your gift. Select one or two lines of up to 15 characters per line, or choose an elegant three character monogram. Due to the alcoholic content of this gift, an adult signature is required upon delivery.
The Wine Advocate rating: 95. For my first vintage at Mollydooker, I was amazed at color of Shiraz grapes, coming from Gateway vineyards. depth and intensity of color in juice was amazing and I could see why this fruit is used in Carnival of Love. You will be blown away by depth and complexity of this wine. It is a big wine yet remains elegant. There are layers of rich cherry and blackberry fruits, creamy vanilla notes, chocolate and even some pepper and spice. It has great intensity and a silkiness that lingers over palate. I love sharing this wine with friends, but I can tell you that once a bottle is open, it's hard not to keep it all for myself.
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94. A complex and layered expression of deliciously dark fruit intermingled with currant and raw cacao. Blackberry and cherry collide with hints of cola and espresso. Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc
Supple expressive powerful and elegant with dill and kale overtones to the rich blackberry and plum fruit flavors coming together seamlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2018. H.S. Wine Spectator. Deep garnet-purple in color the 2010 The... W
2011 Austin Hope Syrah has rich, deep purple color. Deep aromas of blackberry and earth are on full display as wine opens up. It has enticing acidity and supporting flavors of blueberry and blackberry, leather and licorice. It finishes with flavors of smoked meats and white pepper. Tasting Panel rating: 91.