dell Valpolicella Classico DOC Varieties: principally a blend of Corvina
Veronese and Corvinone, remaining small percentage of other autochthonous
varieties as permitted in the production regulations. Garnet
red, with scents of preserved fruit, sour cherry, cherry, vanilla and raisins,
and notes of spices. Serve with: roasts and game.
Ripe, tropical fruit characters over soft honeyed notes and subtle oak spice and butterscotch. Vibrant acidity with elegant citrus notes on the finish. Very harmonious.375ml bottle95 pts Wine Spectator
This wine is offering wonderful aromas of dark blackberry, cassis, hints of vanilla, and undertones of sweet caramel from the barrels. On the palate, the wine is bold upon entry, with characteristically robust tannins on the edges of the palate. The midpalate is full, providing depth and a strong foundation. The finish is long and lingering, and with a slight grip, as is typical for this vineyard.
This wine is offering fantastic primary aromas of rich, ripe red-berry fruit. I find undertones of sweet vanillin oak and hints of caramel. On the palate the wine is massive, with a wonderful core of fruit on the full mid-palate. The balance of the wine from front to back is impeccable, and the finish is long and carries the fruit beautifully.
Roasted nuts, coffee and toasty oak create a complex range of red and dark fruits.
Aromatic and complex, Grand Reserve Cabernet delights the senses with a fragrant bouquet of fresh berries and cassis, evolves on the palate to include notes of chocolate, black pepper, and caramel. Lingers with a soft tannin pull, and finishes with tantalizing hints of fruit and vanilla.
TUPUNGATO, WEST UCO VALLEY, MENDOZA OAK BARREL AGED FOR 13 MONTHS, THEN BOTTLE AGED 12 MONTHS
A dense, black, purple- and blue-fruited Cabernet Sauvignon with wonderful spice and texture. Fruit aromas of blackberry, cassis, and blueberry accented by vanilla, toasty oak, and violet notes. Further layers of dark chocolate, graphite, garrigue, clove, and cedar. Medium dry with long caressing tannins. Stays fresh in the mouth with compelling structure and smoothness. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot.
PALAZZO 2013 RESERVE ‘Right Bank’ Proprietary Red Blend 95+ Points / Robert Parker The Palazzo ‘Right Bank’ Red is another wine of great intensity … sensational in extraction and richness … this blend of 72% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of a cool year in Napa … It shows fabulous density, richness, and intensity. Nose: Aromas of dark chocolate, espresso roast, sweet cherries and black currants. Floral notes of violets & cassis with hints of cedar, vanilla and spice! Palate: Rich, plush mouthfeel with great structure & acidity. Stunning sweet red & black cherry fruit with hints of chocolate & cocoapowder. Fabulous density, richness and intensity with excellent tannins & weight! Signature complex layers of rich fruit with hints of earth & minerality laced throughout. Finish: Bold, long finish with great acidity! Rich and complex, with hints of dark chocolate & espresso! A Great Food Wine!
Luke's Reserve is a blend of the blend from Rita's Block and is aged an additional six months on new American oak. // Gold Medal – Sonoma Country Fair
Vineyard | Calistoga, Napa Valley |100% Cabernet Sauvignon | Aged 16 months in
A deeply concentrated and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon with great depth,
structure and beautiful balance. Layers of Bing cherry, blackberry and cassis
are intermingled with subtle hints of black licorice, espresso and sandalwood.
The flavors expand on your palate and gain intensity before they give way to a
long, endless finish. A perfect combination of fruit intensity, bright acidity
and silky tannin structure for early enjoyment and long term cellaring. 96 points/ 2012 96 pts. ~ Robert Parker, eRobertParker.com #215,
This 100% varietal is a blend of ridgetop AtlasPeak and valley-floor Calistoga fruit. Fully ripecherry pie. Mid-palate gives the impression, sweetfruit and ust a hint of mocha. Pleasantly mouthcoating, amply tannin in the finish linger on andon. This vintage is delicious in its youth but willcontinue to deliver with many years of properbottle aging. [RP 95 points]
1994 Barbacarlo Natural Wine. Solid structure, deep nose of dark berries, herbs and sweetness. Present tannins. Cherries, herbs, chocolate, smoke.
Aromas of cherry are framed by cedar and a hint of coffee bean. Smooth, velvety texture delivers flavors of blackberry, raspberry and notes of toffee and mocha. The wine is silky on the mid-palate with soft tannins and a delightful lingering finish.
“Our goal in crafting our Pinot Noirs is to capture the elusive Pinot character expressed in each of our exceptional coastal sites. We strive to produce elegant, harmonious wines which are impressive for their purity, balance, and lingering perfume. From these sites there is a progression of color and length of character as we move towards the coast.” – Steve Kistler
Savory notes of toasted hazelnut, hay, river stone, dried white flowers and citrus peel with notions of honeycomb and lemon meringue. It's medium-bodied, intense, rounded and textural with tangy acidity to lift and a long, savory finish.95+ points The Wine Advocate
Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, coco nibs, cran-raspberry, roasted coffee, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, and fruit leather.
The wine has a velvety texture with lush and prominent tannins and bright acidity.
There are flavors of boysenberry, blueberry pie, red cherry, cola, vanilla, graham
cracker, and chocolate truffles. 87% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
92 to 98 Points / Previous Scores Robert Parker Nose: Floral tones of crushed violets & cassis, red & black cherries, and black raspberry fruit ... with just a hint of chocolate! Palate: Rich, lush, velvety mouthfeel … with great acidity and soft supple tannins! Stunning red & black cherries and black raspberry fruit … with a touch of spice! Signature notes of dark & milk chocolate laced throughout!Finish: Long, silky finish with a seductive, velvety texture! Great acidity, with sweet, soft tannins and flavors of rich cherries & dark chocolate! Rich and complex … A Great Food Wine!
The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (90% Grenache
and equal parts Mourvedre and Syrah) comes primarily from the famed sector of
Chateauneuf du Pape known as La Crau. This is a beautiful wine that is more
elegant than the regular Chateauneuf du Pape, with raspberry and kirsch liqueur
notes, a deep ruby color, finesse, acidity, and ripe tannin. It seems to be a
terroir-based statement of Chateauneuf du Pape that cuts a style midway between
the traditionalists and the modernists. This wine will need several years of
bottle age, and should drink nicely for 15 or more years. Introduced first in
2001, Michel Tardieu makes a traditional Chateauneuf du Pape from 100% Grenache
and 100% stems. He believes the wine needs at least 5-7 years of bottle age and
then is meant to last 25-30 years.93 Pts RP
classic character of slowly but thoroughly ripened Cabernet family varieties
show beautifully in a medley of black cherry and currant aromas. 17% Merlot
provides a dollop of weight in the mid-palate while 80% Cabernet Sauvignon
introduces a flood of fine mouth-coating tannin. The finish is lengthened by
the 3% Petit Verdot to provide a long and soft finish of berry and espresso.
This classic Cabernet-based blend will blow your mind in its youth and age
gracefully for decades to come. (450 cases produced) 2013 96
pts Robert Parker
The Proprietary Red is at once elegant, rich, and powerful. Brilliant purple in color, aromas of wildflower, and rose oil deepen as the wine opens. Flavors of cassis, huckleberry, and tar are accented by notes of smoked meats and cardamom. Polished, fine-grained tannins are supple and silky. The multi-layered finish relaxes and evolves with time indicating age-worthiness.
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
From the newly minted Coombsville AVA Napa Valley, overlooked for many years, and unknown by many wine drinkers, the cooler area is considered one of the best in Napa for Cabernet Sauvignon, and has been called 'the future of Cabernet in Napa.' Impeccably balanced, superlative, definitive, harmonious, wonderful. Luscious raspberry, blueberry and cherry fruits laced with nuances of star anise, cedar and mocha lead into lovely caressing tannin in the mouth. Deepening complexities of violet floral, loam and mineral. The wine's components meld seamlessly in the deft oak-filled finish. A luxurious, alluring, pleasurable bottle of wine, it is the ultimate in caressing tannin in the mouth.
Deep ruby red in color, the wine has an intense nose of toffee and rich black cherry. Generous red and black fruit flavors with hints of mocha and pomegranate seamlessly transition into an expansive mid palate. This is a bold wine with a long-lasting finish.
"A spectacular effort from Brewer-Clifton, the young 2007 Pinot Noir Melville Vineyard appears to have barely budged since I first tasted it in 2009. Notes of cloves, cinnamon, blueberries, black raspberries and underbrush are followed by a full-bodied, impeccably well-balanced, pure wine with great texture as well as length. This amazing Pinot Noir (15% natural alcohol) should age gracefully for another 10-15 year
Made up of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve bounds out of the glass with bold, vivacious black currant preserves, blackberry pie and plum pudding notes followed up with notions of black forest cake, Indian spices, garrigue, Provence herbs and violets plus a touch of molten licorice. Big, full-bodied, rich and decadent, it has an impressive structure of firm, ripe, velvety tannins and tons of black fruit layers, finishing very long and very spicy97pt Robert Parker
Cassis, black olives, tobacco, chocolate, toasted spice, and graphite notes all emerge from the 2017 Ontogeny, a more rounded, plush, sexy wine that nevertheless packs ample muscle, depth, and richness. It's a beautifully balanced, silky, awesome wine
Straw yellow color: Aromas of lemon drop, Reinette apple skin and fresh herbs (chamomile). Full-bodied and concentrated, this wine displays a creamy and rich texture which coats the palate for a very long time. Built to age gracefully for over a decade, this wine will gain being cellared for six months to a year before starting to reveal itself. 98 Point Robert Parker
The 2018 Hudson is Carneros Chardonnay at its finest. Seductive aromas of lemon confit, stone fruit preserves, and almond croissant ascend from the glass, melding with notions of flinty crushed gravel, apple pie spice, and honeycomb. The palate is textured and full-bodied with layers of orchard fruit oils interlaced with a saline complexity and a bucolic note of sunbaked hay. Balanced and well-proportioned, enjoy this wine over the next 10 to 15 years. The wine has a slight haziness showing their commitment to minimal intervention winemaking. 97 Pt Robert Parker
100% varietal is a blend of ridgetop Atlas Peak and valley-floor Calistoga
fruit. Fully ripe cherry pie. Mid-palate gives the impression, sweet fruit and
ust a hint of mocha. Pleasantly mouthcoating, amply tannin in the finish linger
on and on. This vintage is delicious in its youth but will continue to deliver
with many years of proper bottle aging. [RP 95 points]
Distinctly intense and powerfully hedonistic with aromas of lychee nut, mangosteen, passion fruit, citrus, rose petal and orange blossom with a background of mineral, candied orange, yellow peach, greengage, nougat, and toasted almond. Accents of pain grillé and brioche, coupled with crisp natural acidity and minerals complete the weighty and creamy mouth feel. 98 Pt Robert Parker
39% Zinfandel, 38% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 10% Mourvèdre. Layers of dark fruit meld into
flowers, mint, sweet spices, menthol, eucalyptus and plums,
with marvelous density and harmony. This shows superb
aromatic complexity and tons of nuance to match its absolutely
striking personality. It is a dazzling effort, especially for a young
vineyard in just its third leaf.97 pt Robert Parker, 97 pt Wine Advocate 95 pt James Dunnuck