Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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We set aside the best barrels of our Cabernet to produce Special Selection - the only wine in the world honored twice as Wine Spectator magazine's "Wine of the Year." Pushing the limits of richness and concentration, this Cabernet is enjoyable upon release or improves with aging a decade or more. Fine, luxurious tannins give structure to intense flavors of supple cacao bean, chocolate and dark fruits.
Wine Spectator Pure and rich, well-centered on melted black licorice, spice, cedar and dark berry flavors. Deep and complex, if short on finesse and grace, ending with musclebound tannins. Drink now through 2028. 25,964 cases made.
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Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon 2014This fragrant wine begins with alluring aromas of blackberry, plum and mountain huckleberry intermingled with brighter notes of Bing cherry and ripe wild strawberry. As it evolves in the glass, layers of anise and sarsaparilla are revealed, alongside hints of caramel and espresso from barrel aging. On the palate, the entry is supple, weighty and rounded, with deliciously ripe tannins and juicy acidity coming together to create a classically structured Cabernet. Underscoring its lush character and fruit intensity is a lovely freshness that carries the wine to a bright, lingering finish.
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet is widely considered the standard bearer of fine Rutherford Cabernet. Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon-sourced from our landmark Rutherford terroir and crafted in our state-of-the-art winery by Jeffrey Stambor.
Sigalas Santorini 2016Straw-blonde color with light shades of green. Subtle nose of citrus fruit. Excellent structure, full-bodied with rich mineral character and crisp acidity with a long aftertaste. Serve with fish, seafood and white meats with light sauces.
Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Sourced from several regions within Napa including some valley floor and a bit of hillside fruit. Following the blow-out success of the first effort, Doug has continued to put together a stellar follow-up throughout the years. This is very impressive juice that continues to offer tremendous value for Napa Cab!
Venge Scout's Honor 2015This vintage has a gorgeous, concentrated assemblage of aromas of stone fruits, crushed blue herbs, violets, cherry, anise, and a touch of honeysuckle. On the palate is pure richness from the old-vine Zinfandel with loads of super-ripe blackberry, pepper spice, and an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth coating deliciousness are found throughout the palate, with an extra long finish with a touch of barrel tannin at the end. 2015 Scout's Honor is certainly a generous mouthful of red wine that we recommend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years.
Ulacia Txakolina Rose 2016Wine does not have to be complicated. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in Julian and Maia Ulacia's simple but functional winery above the small fishing port of Getaria, a few kilometres along the coast from San Sebastian. A pneumatic press, two rows of stainless steel tanks and a bottling line. And from the tanks flows pale-coloured, refreshingly dry white wine with a hint of spritz and a vibrant citric bite. Unique, original…and delicious with the local tuna and anchovies. But where Ulacia has the edge over neighbouring producers is the quality, concentration and ripeness achieved in the vineyard, and our blind tastings consistently show Ulacia to be the most intense and most complete of Txacoli wines.
The Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot 2014Our winemaking team works with a family of growers to source a diverse variety of grapes from premier vineyards throughout California. The resulting wines are interesting blends of distinct quality and character. Earthy aromas open up into cocoa, blackberry, cedar, and anise. The entry is smooth with flavors of cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and a mild toastiness. The finish is long with balanced acidity.
Montauk Wine Company Summer Rosé 2016MONTAUK WINE COMPANY IS LAUNCHING A NEW LINE OF VARIETAL WINES MADE IN THE NORTH FORK OF LONG ISLAND AND OUR FIRST RELEASE IS “2016 MONTAUK SUMMER ROSE’ “ INSPIRED BY THE GREAT ROSES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE THIS WINE IS OUR EAST END REPRESENTATION REFLECTING THE SPIRIT AND BEAUTY OF MONTAUK. TH LABEL WAS DESIGNED BY RENOWNED VISUAL ARTIST MICHAEL DWECK BASED ON ONE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HIS ICONIC BOOK OF ‘MONTAUK THE END” RECENTLY RE-ISSUED IN 2016. THE WINE IS MADE UP MOSTLY OF SYRAH BLEND, SALMON IN COLOR AND TASTING NOTES DESCRIBED AS A “LIGHT-BODIED, DRY ROSE’ WINE WITH CRISP ACIDITY AND FRESH STRAWBERRY AND JUICY CANTELOPE NOTES.
Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2015Best’s Great Western 2015 Bin No. 1 Shiraz Best’s Great Western as a Shiraz ‘house’ has gathered experience with the variety through the legacy of Best’s long winemaking history dating back to 1866. Bin 1 Shiraz is the wine that often gives people an introduction to the regional style of Great Western Shiraz. Made predominantly from Best’s own vineyards and meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail as the Icon wines, Bin 1 Shiraz represents the essence of Best’s Great Western winemaking ideals and the uniqueness of the Great Western region. Bin 1 is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food - particularly dishes like spring lamb. Technical Details Region Great Western, Victoria Grape Variety Shiraz Winemaker - Justin Purser Tasting Notes Colour Very dark red with a garnet hue. Bouquet Lifted aromas of rose petal, blueberry, black jubes and asian spices with some nutty notes in the background. Palate Juicy red and blue fruit flavours fill the mouth. The plush medium bodied texture is drawn out for a long savoury finish. Cellaring This vibrant and youthful wine is great to enjoy now with food but will soften and gain complexity over the next 10-15 years. Ideal to drink with a seared Venison ribeye steak and a wild mushroom sauce. Vintage A moderate season with no real hot spells. Very cool nights and warm days ensured the grapes ripened fully but retained all their natural acidity. Quality is very good, but crops were reduced due to the dry weather and spring frosts.
Realm The Bard 2015"This blessed plot, this earth, this realm..." Immortal lines from William Shakespeare's King Richard II, the source of Realm's - and this wine's - name. We've made this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend since 2003, our tribute to the great wines of Bordeaux's Left Bank. We consider The Bard to be the quintessential wine of Realm: a dense, weighty and concentrated wine that year in and year out showcases the very best Cabernet Sauvignon of Napa Valley. Beckstoffer To Kalon and Dr. Crane, Blair Vineyard, Weitz Vineyard, Fortuna Vineyard and Beckstoffer Orchard have all found a place in The Bard. While the composition of the wine varies from year to year, Cabernet Sauvignon typically comprises over 70% of the blend, joined by lesser percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and/or Petit Verdot.
Catena Zapata Alta Chardonnay 2015The Catena Alta Chardonnay shows an intense green-yellow color with golden highlights. The nose offers ripe white fruit aromas such as pears and peaches that are interwoven with delicate citrus and floral notes, such as Jasmine. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of minerality. The wine finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity. Food Pairing: Pair this full-bodied Chardonnay with full-bodied fish like sockeye salmon and tuna, any dish featuring Mousseline sauce, or an old-school classic like Lobster Thermidor.
Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014The 2014 Odette Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District delivers notes of blackberry liqueur, blueberry cobbler, wild lilacs and incense laced with underpinnings of crushed rocks and graphite. The full-bodied mouthfeel is seamless and riveting, revealing the focused layers of intense dark fruit that collide with an elegant richness and tension that creates an effortlessly endless finish. Enjoy this wine over the next 25+ years.
Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos Prima 2014Prima 2014 Region: Toro D.O. Winery: MAURODOS, BODEGAS Y VINEDOS Grapes: 85% Tinta de Toro, 15% Garnacha Vintage: 2014 Color: Red The grapes for Prima are sourced from vines between 10 and 50 years of age. The vineyards for this wine are growing in sandy-clay soils with gravelly subsoils. Vineyards are trained both en vaso and to wire. The younger estate vines were planted at higher density than existing plantings. This 2014 vintage is uniformed in quantity and quality with balanced phenolic ripeness, aromatic intensity, precise fruit, smooth tannins and well measured aging. Winter was relatively warm, with below average rainfall and rapid bud break. Early flowering in the beginning in June due to a frost-free Spring. Veraison came early and harvesting started September 8th. Harvesting took place for four weeks with perfect weather conditions and occasional storms refreshing the grapes, which had no impact on the health of the fruit. The grapes are harvested by hand with a selection of grapes in the vineyard. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled, conical, stainless steel tanks which allow for caps to naturally be broken very softly during pump overs. The wine was aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels of different ages. Bottled in February 2016.
Freelander District One Cabernet Sauvignon 2016The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is the fourth Cabernet release from Freelander and from California. Aged in and American French oak, it shows massively rich flavors of blackberries and cassis. This medium-bodied wine shows lush mouthfeel, balance and complexity. The ripe, sweet tannins and a touch of toasted oak complete the gentle finish.
Louis M Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015The dark purplish-red hue of our Louis M. Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is indicative of its decadent blueberry and black cherry aromas and flavors. Notes of smoky cedar, dried herbs and licorice unfold around this wine's assertive tannins that will soften with age. Rich and well-structured with a long, lingering finish, this wine is an ideal complement to earthy dishes, wild game and red meats.
Saxum James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red 2015The wines! Downright beautiful (this is the word of the day). They are open and aromatic, the tannins are soft and supple, they are layered and nuanced beyond all belief. They are already enjoyable. You can drink them while waiting for the 14s to come around. Probably even the 13s and 12s for that matter! On the other hand, I believe they will age magnificently. The balance is perfect.
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Domaine de la Romanee Conti Romanee St Vivant Marey Monge 2014
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Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell 2015