grapes for this delicious Bordeaux-inspired blend come from several of our most prized estate and hillside vineyards in Dry Creek Valley. Initially, aromatics are bright and earthy with cherries, Herbs de Provence and fresh boysenberries emanating from glass. Several more minutes reveal hints of tarragon, nutmeg, black tea and blueberry nuances. palate displays layers of texture and complexity with provocative flavors of rhubarb, Asian plums and Bing cherries. tannins are soft and supple leading to a silky smooth finish. 2011 vintage came with its share of weather related challenges during harvest however; we were able to successfully navigate this tricky vintage to produce an outstanding, full bodied wine. Blend: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec Tasting Panel rating: 92.
This handcrafted wine comes from preeminent Zinfandel region in California: Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. This region combines daytime warmth needed for this heat-loving variety to fully mature grapes and cool evenings to retain fresh red fruit profiles and structure.
Classic Bordeaux aromas leap from glass with cassis, red cherry and peppery nuances. After several minutes, wonderful perfumed characters of rose petal, dried flowers, sage, and vanilla begin to mingle with darker fruit elements. On palate, wine is rich and structured with excellent depth and silky, well integrated tannins. finish is seamless and full bodied from beginning to last sip; it will age beautifully and develop in bottle for years to come. Blend: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
2010 Mariner is representative of cooler vintage with moderate temperatures. Initial aromatics speak to those cool vintage characteristics with bright red fruits and dried flowers. After several minutes of aeration, wine becomes much more intricate with dark cherry, cassis, toasty oak and hints of espresso. On palate, flavors are harmonious and supple, with blackberry and black tea combining with a fine toasty complexity. tannins are smooth and round, lending excellent structure to this wine. finish is long and lingering with a charming flavor profile that entices one for another sip. Wine Enthusiast rating: 90.
Impertinent and deliberately out of step, POP is a champagne with a determined commitment to future - designed for lovers of beauty and non-conformity who are looking for new sensations. POP, is sound of cork leaving bottle, conjuring up spontaneous high spirits of party-time. A pretty pale pink in color, aromatic bouquet of red fruit on a base of Viennese pastry. POP has a tender side, reflected in Champagne Rose. An adorable treat for trend-setting or romantic moments.
2011 Merlot captures attitude of Mendocino County's style. Aromas of black cherry, with hints of mint are followed by rich flavors of plum, black cherry, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cedar. This dry red wine is a fine match for herb-roasted chicken, grilled beef or smoky chili. Blend: 83% Merlot, 8% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Other Red
Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot captures attitude of Mendocino County's style. Aromas of black cherry, with hints of mint are followed by rich flavors of plum, black cherry, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cedar. This dry red wine is a fine match for herb-roasted chicken, grilled beef or smoky chili.
Deep ruby red, clear and bright. Very pronounced fruit. Notes of redcurrants, cherries and plums that give freshness to wine and meld with mineral, ethereal, spicy and vanilla-like hints. Rich, fresh and well-balanced fruit. concentration of dry extract is notable and admirably set off by considerable tannic structure, very lively acidity and a level of alcohol that ensure good aging potential. retro-olfactory sensations echo those on the nose. This is a long, fresh, concentrated and very elegant wine. Blend: 40% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella The Wine Advocate rating: 88.
Dark and deep inky purple red. Young, but opening toward ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries and dry figs with notes of mocha and sweet spicey hints of vanilla and clover. Concentrated in structure, a round, packed attack precedes a punch of velvety and polished tannins that fill mid-palate; ripe and rich, long lasting finish. The Wine Advocate rating: 93.
James Suckling rating: 97. #42 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014 and 2005 vintage of this wine was #1 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2008 Dark and deep inky purple red color. Still young, but opening on nose towards ripe and expressive red and black fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and blueberries. Also, spices such as vanilla, clover and white pepper. With a concentrated structure, this wine has a round and packed attack followed by velvety and polished tannins filling mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish. Open and leave to breafor a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum one hour and enjoy at room temperature; 16 to 18ºC (60 to 65°F). This wine is an ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate deserts. Blend: 71% Carmenere, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
Dark ruby core, red to platinum rim. Aromas of dried herbs mixed with plum, cocoa powder, cherry cordial. Sour cherry palate, black tea and cherry pit. Dusty tannin profile with mid-palate grip and a generous coffee bean finish. Alcohol and acid are moderate and balanced. Good concentration. Pure and linear. Lovely old-vine complexity though it seems youthful at this point. Dry, well-balanced with a pleasing hint of freshness in its lingering finish. The Wine Advocate rating: 91.
Wine Spectator rating: 96. 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008 Clos Apalta is a dark and deep inky purple red color. Still young, but opening towards ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and mocha notes. Sweet spices such as vanilla and clover touch towards finish. With a concentrated structure, this wine has a around and packed attack followed by a pack of velvety and polished tannins filling mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish. Blend: 78% Carmenere, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95. This deep ruby-red wine has powerful, complex aromas of dried plums and balsamic (anise, fennel, mint) traces. Quite dry (not sweet) on palate, soft and with bright acidity, wine shows flavors of baked cherry, chocolate and cinnamon. Structured but noble, delicate tannins precede a long finish.
Vintage 2011 started cool and continued ripening gradually to an extended harvest with dry conditions that allowed development of full fruit maturity. Small per acre yields gave grapes great fruit concentrations and thick skins resulting in substantial tannins and gorgeous color. aroma is of delicate red raspberry with notes of green tea and maple highlights, followed by a dense plum pudding, savory palate with points of red raspberry. Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 38 % Merlot 33%, Petit Verdot 15%, Cabernet Franc 14% Wine Enthusiast rating: 93.
Similar to Australia's famed Penfold's Grange, Eleanor is a robust red blend that combines fruit from both of Coppola properties. We blended Syrah and Zinfandel grown in Rutherford with Dry Creek Valley Syrah and a small amount of Alexander Valley Cabernet to create a unique bottling that is very long lived with exceptional depth and complexity. wine was fermented in open-top fermenters and punched down 3-4 times daily. It spent two years in French oak to achieve tannin refinement and integration. sheer intensity of fruit coupled with wine's density makes Eleanor Red an ideal cellar selection that will reward additional aging. Fragrant on nose. Dark and luscious on palate. Our 2010 Eleanor offers a dramatic bouquet of boysenberries, plums, and anise followed by rich, succulent flavors of raspberries, cherries and dark chocolate. Notes of spice, pepper, and earthy minerals build and broaden on finish. This vintage is textured and wellendowed with sturdy tannins that are offset by ver
Guardiola which extends between 800 and 1000 m above sea level up to last casting of 1947, produces intense wines that typically know marzipan, orange and red fruits. property consists of a parcel of plants that grow in last 80 years in lower part of district, before jumping on underlying Contrada Santo Spirito. After two vintages read that represented well grace that can reach wines of nerello Etna, 2011 is widely seen as a great vintage. long summer and autumn cool and collected without permission rains that have managed to find all grapes mature enough to be able to infuse an astonishing richness in wines. Wines, however, retain a measure and a strong and streamlined: it is not, this, a vintage big as it was superabundant and 2006; These are wines that preserve richness of flavors and fragrances a consistent fit and a dry texture that delivers them to category of great year. The Wine Advocate rating: 93.
Powerful dry-farmed Malbec is backbone to this stimulating, concentrated, structured wine. It expresses rich, complex terroir with spicy and red fruit aromas. Varietal Composition: 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
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Deep crimson red. Dark fruit and roasted spices are backed up by a rich dark chocolate line, with subtle vanilla aromas. dark fruit and spicy liquorice aromas follow through beautifully from nose. This full bodied wine has great structure and length, with a seamlessly integrated mid-palate and a long, dry finish. Blend: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Shiraz, 9% Merlot
Grapes come exclusively from estates of Rocca delle Macie, specifically Le Macie and Sant'Alfonso vineyards. soil is calcareous limestone. color is ruby red with garnet reflections. bouquet is rich and persistent, with a balanced amount of oak from barrels. It's elegant with complex flavors of fruit, earth and spice. Dry and refined with lingering flavors. The Wine Advocate rating: 90.