This Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Central Chile's famed Maule Valley offers a unique combination of New World and Old World flavors. The best examples combine modern, fruit-driven personalities with nuances of earth, minerals and sweetness.
Papi Merlot Demi Sec Chile
Attractive red ruby color. Intense and complex spiced aromas over the bottom red fruit base. Sweet finish on palate, soft tannins and really easy to drink. Accompanies very well with meat and pasta dishes.
Pink & Rose
Barefoot Pink Moscato
Aromas of Mandarin orange and sweet jasmine crash into each other to create a deliciously sweet sea of pink goodness. Subtle flavors of cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate wash ashore in the flavorful experience.
Barefoot White Zinfandel
Chateau d'Esclans Cotes de Provence Whispering Angel Rose 2015
James Suckling 90pts- "A tangy white with light strawberry jam and lemon character. Full and crisp with a cherry skin, clean finish. Always delicious. Drink now".
Woodbridge White Zinfandel 2013
Our Woodbridge White Zinfandel is bright and crisp, making it an ideal wine to enjoy on a warm afternoon. With hints of citrus and juicy red fruit from a proprietary blend of grape varieties, the wine's fruity aromas and flavors come alive through watermelon and floral notes. Our White Zinfandel's light flavors make it an enjoyably versatile wine that pairs well with a spicy Cajun dish, such as Andouille Cajun Fettuccine, or aged cheeses.
Yellow Tail Pink Moscato
Yellow Tail's Pink Moscato is full of natural sweetness. Pink Moscato is bursting with fresh fruit like strawberry and watermelon and just a hint of floral flavors. The wine has an enticing fizz just for fun!
Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2014
Feminine and stylish, with a fragrant perfume of fresh strawberries and lavender, this rosé explodes with ripe, juicy flavors of cherry, raspberry and citrus zest. This refreshing wine is reminiscent of the popular dry rosés served in seaside café along the French Riviera. It's crisp, delicate, and elegantly fruity with just a kiss of spice on the finish.
Vigne Regali (Banfi) Brachetto d'Acqui Rosa Regale 2013
Rosa Regale is a unique red sparkling wine. Aromatic with a hint of rose petals and raspberries, Rosa Regale is delightfully vivacious and festive. While it is appreciated as one of the few wines in the world that truly marries well with chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet, its charms extend across a palette of occasions and food pairings, from savory to sweet. On its own Rosa Regale is an elegant aperitif. Its fruity character beguiles the heat of spicy Asian and Latino fare, and its gentle acidity is an ideal foil to the piquant richness of goat cheese, especially in a spring mix salad with almonds and cranberries. Quiches, glazed hams, beets, vichyssoise, gazpacho, chowders and even the myriad of flavors at Thanksgiving dinner, all traditionally challenging wine matches, are enchanted by Rosa Regale. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, trifles and hazelnut tortes are all elevated by this frothy wine.
Chateau Minuty Cotes de Provence M de Minuty Rose 2014
Wine Spectator 87 points - A pure, brisk style, with refreshing watermelon rind, strawberry and white cherry notes that linger on the floral-edged finish. Drink now. -JM. June/2015.
La Vieille Ferme Rose 2014
Casillero del Diablo Merlot 2013
Winemaker Notes: The color is a deep red with great intensity. On the nose, the wine shows delicious hints of plums and herbs. This Merlot reveals hints of chocolate and spice, while integrating perfectly with the toasted American oak. The wine is smooth with great structure.
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Winemaker Notes: Bright, dark plum in color. Appealing ripe cherries, black currant and dark plums with a touch of vanilla and toasted oak. Medium bodied with smooth and friendly tannins. Hints of plums and cherries and a generous touch of toasted American oak.
Alamos Malbec 2014
Winemaker's Notes: Malbec is the 'signature wine' of the Mendoza region and represents the highest achievements of Argentine winemaking. The 2008 Alamos Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.
Domaine Caton Pinot Noir 2012
A complex weave of dark berries and chocolate, with a trace of smokiness. Deep in color and long on the finish.
90 points Wine Enthusiast: 'Made almost exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a deeply colored, reipely rich young wine that shows masses of blackberries. There are supporting notes of paine grille, anise, violets, anise and smoky oak, with a firm grounding of minerals. Shows some tartness and astringency that strongly suggest time in the cellar. Try beyond 2012.' (04/12) One of Stag's Leaps signature wines, the Artemis blends fruit from the winery's Arcadia, Fay and SLV vineyards. Briar fruit and wild rosemary aromas and flavors open up to reveal grilled meat and nutmeg notes that pair perfectly with steak au poivre or osso bucco. Drink now with some decanting or age for 5-7 years.
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2010
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good persistence. As usual, this wine punches well above its category and should reward at least another four or five years of patience".
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Ripe black cherry and plum aromas mingle with toasty oak and a hint of leather. Flavor: In the mouth, ripe black cherry, plum and currant flavors are beautifully in balance with sweet oak carrying through to a long finish. Tannins are supple and round.
Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2013
Tasting Notes: The 2013 Pinot Noir showcases aromas and flavors of bright raspberry, ripe strawberry, and dusty spices leading to a rich, juicy, well-balanced mouthfeel. A food friendly and very approachable wine, enjoy this Pinot Noir with baked penne, roasted vegetables or pork short ribs.
Rosemount Estate Shiraz 2012
A full bodied, juicy sweet palate with cherry, chocolate, cherry pip and plum flavors. The finish is supported by well balanced, long, silky smooth tannins. It is this fantastic balance that allows for great drinkability. Sip with these dishes figs and blackberries poached in red wine, lima bean, chorizo and red onion soup, roast chicken with baby vegetables.
Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Deep garnet with crimson hues. Ripe, dark black cherry, chocolate and currant complement the spicy peppery notes and hints of toasted sweet oak. Jammy dark fruit accompanied by soft velvety tannins, followed with a long, rich finish." -Winery. Food Pairings Kobe Burger, Venison with Huckleberry Sauce, Beef Wellington, Wild Mushroom Risotto.
Frontera Merlot 2013
Violet red, bright in color. Herbs, berries and pepper are apparent in the taste. On the palate, the wine is soft, medium body, rounded and harmonic with a persistent finish. Very smooth. Merlot provides forward fruit and easy drinkability while Carménère offers structure and longevity. A delightful accompaniment to white meats, cheeses, and pasta dishes. Winery.
Zaccagnini Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2011
"Integrated mocha and tar accents enrich dark plum, black licorice and olive paste notes in this elegant red, structured by fine tannins and juicy acidity." 88 Points Wine Spectator.
Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon offers character, complexity, and longevity, while Merlot adds softer tannins and elegance. The wine is fruity with aromas of chocolate, black plums and vanilla. A medium body gives way to black cherry flavors, soft tannins and a pleasing finish.
Vigne Deriu Cannonau di Sardegna 2009
The 2007 Cannonau di Sardegna from Vigne Deriu is an attractive, mid-weight wine with fragrant aromatics and good varietal character. Sweet herbs, mint, tobacco and dried cherries linger on the finish. This forward Cannonau is best enjoyed over the next two to three years. Best of all, it is a terrific value. (Robert Parker Wine Advocate-88pts. (Antonio Galloni).
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon presents a dark purple color with garnet tones. The nose is explosive, with red fruit flavors, sweet spice and a touch of fresh mint. The mouthfeel is full yet soft, with red currant and cassis fruit layered with notes of cigar box, leather and light notes of eucalyptus. The finish is focused, with finely grained tannins adding structure and length.
Chateau Simard Saint-Emilion 2004
Released commercially with at least ten years of bottle age, Chateau Simard is a fine and supple wine due to the combination of sandy, gravelly soils with rigorous grape selection. Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats. Traditional racking and fining. Bottled at the chateau. Chateau Simard's classically elegant, refined style results not only from its fine vineyard location, but also from the number of years the wine spends in bottle. It is never released until a least a decade after the vintage date. The complexity and nuance of the fragrance, the gentleness and finesse of the flavors are immediately apparent.
Gato Negro Merlot 2013
Purplish-ruby-red in color with intense fresh fruit aromas of blackberries and plums, and light notes of toast meld with sweet vanilla. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a pleasing finish.
Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Blackberry jam aromas against a spicy and minty background. Soft tannins and red fruit make this an attractive smooth wine. Enjoy with pasta and rich tomato sauce, mild cheeses or beef.
Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Nature 2012
A beautiful deep red hue that seems almost opaque. The nose shows caramel and spices that mingle with red berry fruit. The palate is full and deep, with fine tannins and good length. This is the perfect companion to straightforward meals with dishes such as grilled meat or poultry. Its fine structure will also enable it to match more complex flavours, especially Mediterranean or provençal dishes.
Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon Casa 2012
"This friendly red offers a nice beam of briar, raspberry and blackberry fruit, wrapped with judicious toast on the finish. Drink now." Wine Spectator: 86 points.
Lapostolle Merlot Casa 2012
Deep, intense ruby red color. Clean, fresh and attractive nose dominated by ripe fruit with lots of plum, cherry, cassis and blackberry flavors mixed with spicy notes.
Chateau de Monrepos 2011
An outstanding wine that drinks much bigger than its modest price. Light and elegant, the wine has subtle notes of black fruit and a touch of bell pepper. Food Pairing Bolognese, bacon cheddar burgers, lamb and beef kabobs, grilled chicken thighs, steak tacos.
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific value. Mint, violets, black cherries, licorice and tar are some of the nuances that emerge from this gorgeous, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers will be hard pressed to find another wine that delivers this much quality for the money. In 2009 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. Wine Advocate #198 Dec 2011 Antonio Galloni 88.
Very concentrated structure with very ripe, juicy and polished tannins, round mid palate with a long and pleasant finish.
Chateau Larose Trintaudon Haut Medoc 2009
This luscious ruby red wine paired perfectly with my garlicky marinated steak. Voluptuous and fruity, this wine is simply delicious. Dare I say, yummy? Buy one for them and one for you! Also pairs well with duck and lamb.
Jekel Pinot Noir 2012
This medium weight Pinot Noir is rich with layers of bing cherries, rosehips, and lavender herbs. Its opulent richness will exceed your expectations--lingering just a bit until an inevitable smile appears.
Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Ghost Pines Winemaker's Blend. This Cabernet Sauvignon displays dark fruit jams, bordering on a syrupy character. Aromas of sweet nuts, sweet aromatics and black pepper complement the dark fruit aromas and flavors of this curvaceous wine. The palate is dense and chewy without being overly astringent. Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.
Chateau Robin Cotes de Castillon 2010
Concentrated, rich, powerful but smooth, silky, and round, Château Robin is elegant, fine, balanced and refreshing. Harvested, vinified and aged with the greatest care on one of the most beautiful terroir next to Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, this wine is only pleasure, for everyone, quite simply! A great wine to drink now through to 15 years.
Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Vintner's Reserve" - Winemaker's Notes: Opens with deep black cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors. Intense, round and well-structured tannins provide a strong backbone throughout the middle. Cedar and vanilla notes linger on the finish, beckoning another sip.
Les Garrigues Cotes du Rhone 2012
Les Garrigues Cotes du Rhone is reminiscent of the local, lusty, easy-drinking reds in Southern France that are downed by the pitcher in the local cafes. The wine gets its name from the French word, Garrigues, which means "underbrush of wild herbs and spices". The indigenous Garrigues which grows wild throughout Southern France is said to impart a slightly spicy flavor to the wines of the region.
Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Merlot 2012
Wonderful plum, spice, currant and wild berry flavors. The soft tannins of this Bordeaux-style varietal carry these aromas and flavors to a long lingering finish.
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
SALE - Gosset Champagne Brut Excellence
"The NV Brut Excellence is a terrific effort at this level. A fragrant, open bouquet leads to deep, layered core of fruit. The wine shows gorgeous complexity, nuance and a multi-dimensional personality that is simply compelling. The Brut Excellence is 45% Pinot Noir, 13% Pinot Meunier and 42% Chardonnay. The significant presence of red grapes gives the wine much of its breadth and richness on the palate. This is Lot # L745-1422, disgorged 1st week of December, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014." 90 Points - The Wine Advocate.
This is a touch cheesy in aroma, then yeast, bread and citrus notes take over. Light and open, with a mineral and nut aftertaste. (Wine Spectator 88 Points).
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante
Its aroma will lure you in like a siren's song, boasting fruity and floral notes. Sparking on the tongue, the natural sweetness of the grapes comes through with full flavor and wonderful texture. Recommended for after dinner, pairing with cakes and other desserts or sweet fruits. Ideal for a sparkling cocktail.
Gruet Brut Rose Methode Champenoise
Made in the heart of New Mexico wine country, this ... wait, what? Yes, New Mexico. Bursting with a floral bouquet and hints of wild strawberries, this pink sparkling wine may taste (and look) fruity, but rest assured, it finishes with a pleasant, crisp, dryness.
Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon Brut 2006
96pts by Antonio Galloni - "The 2006 Dom Pérignon continues to develop beautifully. A vibrant, focused Champagne, the 2006 clearly reflects the personality of the year. Freshly cut flowers, white peaches and pears are woven together in a Champagne that impresses for its focus and energy. Chiseled saline note support the crystalline finish. I imagine the 2006 will always remain relatively bright and linear, but at the same time, each time I have tasted it over the last two years the 2006 seems to have a little more body and broader shoulders. The 2006 will appeal most to readers who find the 2002 and 2003 too exuberant. There is a lot to like in the glass".
Paul Laurent Brut (Champagne, France)
A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, this wine follows traditional Champagne methods of vinification and is aged on its lees for a minimum of 18 months prior to release. The predominance of Pinot noir is apparent in the bright, berry fruit aromas and a rich, mouth-filling texture. The Chardonnay lends liveliness and provides its pleasantly long, clean finish.
Appearance: Medium gold, quite intense for a young wine because of the Pinot Noir we use and our decision never to adjust the colour. Mousse of small bubbles. Nose: vine flowers, lime tree flowers. A touch of honey. Palate: Beautiful attack. Full mouth, nicely vinous, that remains fruity, red currant, raspberry. Some biscuity notes are present with others of freshly baked bread.
Piper Heidsieck Brut NV (Champagne, France)
91 points Wine Spectator: "A fresh, medium-bodied style, this shows finesse, with notes of apple, peach, ruby grapefruit, vanilla and toast. The refined texture and vibrant structure keep this focused and lingering, with fine length. Drink now through 2012." (11/09) K&L's notes: 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier and 15% Chardonnay, two years of ageing on the lees and 20% Reserve wines. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 89 points Wine Enthusiast: "In a delicate style, this is pure, delightful aperitif Champagne that enters the mouth gently, the lightest of mousses, and then rounds out with a creamy texture, dry, but not too crisp, the finish soft and caressing." (12/09).
Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial
Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Champagne is a tantalizing, rich expression of exotic fruit. Preserving the classic champagne taste, Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Champagne offers a subtle sweetness excellent with spicy foods, blue cheeses and desserts with fruits or mixed nuts.
A. Margaine Brut "Cuvee Traditionelle" (Champagne, France)
"The NV Brut Cuvee Traditionelle is an exceptional wine at this level. Notes of ash, chalk and crushed rocks dominate this taut, focused Champagne. Medium in body, the wine reveals tons of clarity not to mention significant pedigree. The NV Brut is mostly 2005 juice, with the addition of 40% reserve wines from vintages 2004, 2003, 1999, 1996 and 1994, 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir. The relatively high amount of reserve wines undoubtedly contributes to this Champagne's complexity. Margaine gave 20% of the wine malolactic fermentation and dosage was 8.5 grams. This bottle was disgorged in February, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012. -" (Robert Parker Wine Advocate-90pts).
Bosca Verdi Spumante (Sparkling Wine, Italy)
Deliciously sparkling and zesty, it has a soft and fruity flavor. Serve chilled to fully enjoy its balanced, clean, delightful taste.
Bortolotti (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Italy)
Wine Information: Colour: Straw yellow with greenish reflections. Fine perlage Nose: Clean, slightly floral and harmonic Flavour: Persistent and charactersitic, fruity Serving suggestions: As aperitif, with fish dishes, buffets. It is not suitable for sweets.
Korbel Brut (Sparkling Wine, California)
America's favorite bottle-fermented champagne, Korbel Brut is light-tasting and crisp with a 1% dosage for a balanced medium-dry finish. Excellent with: Chicken or seafood dishes, also with Asian foods. A wonderful choice with fruit and mild cheese. Varietal Composition: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Colombard and Pinot Noir.
Pierre Gimonnet Brut 1er Cru (Champagne, France)
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne. disgorged July 21, 2008; made mostly from 2006 juice) Pale gold with a frothy mousse. Highly aromatic bouquet of tangerine, pear, minerals, sweet butter and lees; smells like a Puligny-Montrachet. Fine, focused and pure, offering spicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a strong mineral bite. The minerality gains strength on the finish, which is spicy and strikingly energetic. This pure, graceful Champagne would be perfect with oysters. All of Gimonnet's wines go through malolactic fermentation. 92 Points Stephen Tanzer's, International Wine Cellar.
Barefoot Bubbly Brut
Jen's Winemaker Notes: Black tie optional, Barefoot required! Our Barefoot Bubbly Extra Dry is a versatile and great-tasting Champagne that is perfect for a special occasion or everyday celebration. Its delightful aromas and sweet flavors make a fun, flavorful and affordable addition to any meal.
Laurent Perrier Brut (Champagne, France)
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Limpid Gold. Spice and mineral accented aromas and flavors of pear, lemon and fig, with a subtle anise nuance in the background. Shows good depth and energy, finishing silky, spicy and very long. (12/2012).
Barefoot Bubbly Moscato Spumante
Food Pairing: Keep it sweet with dessert or heat it up with a plate of something spicy. Tasting Notes: Sweet as a peach! Apricot and peachy flavors mix it up with a crisp acidity that hangs around with a really nice finish named tangerine.
Papi Dolciato Moscato (Sparkling Wine, Italy)
Papi Dolciato: Yellow color and golden reflex, made with 100% moscato grapes. Presents an intense, floral and fruity aroma (White flowers and yellow Fruit) easy drinking and great perlage.
Bouquet: rich and fine, slightly unripe fruit aromas (pineapple, red apple and pear), of kiwi and grapefruit and white citrus flowers, candied lime peel, of honey and crusty biscuit bread which fades into vanilla. Flavor: expressive well-balanced, soft and with an acidity balance to delicate structure. Persistent and long after-taste which confirms the nose sensations with fruit and floral notes which blend to a pleasant green sensation.
Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco
Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco is a crisp and inviting sparkling wine with soft citrus flavors that dance through delicate bubbles.
Gato Negro Chardonnay 2013
A pale gold color with an aroma of delicate overtones of bananas, peaches and pineapple. A soft balanced wine with classic New World tropical fruit.
Gato Negro Sauvignon Blanc 2014
A vivacious, fresh young wine with a bouquet of guava, grapefruit and green apple. The flavors are brisk and bright on the palate with a cheerful touch of Sauvignon's classic grassiness on the finish.
Woodbridge Chardonnay 2013
Aged 4 months in small French oak barrels, oak and vanilla flavors compliment the bright citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Enjoy chilled with fish, chicken, pasta or all by itself.
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 2013
Kendall Jackson "Vintner's Reserve" Tasting Notes: "Tropical flavors such as mango and pineapple dance with aromas of peach, apple and pear. Richly layered and balanced throughout. Lightly buttered toast headlines the indulgent, lingering finish." - Randy Ullom, Winemaster.
Alamos Chardonnay 2013
Alamos Chardonnay shows a medium yellow-greenish color. The wine presents a fresh aromatic profile with ripe citrus fruits layered with floral notes and a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is full yet clean and crisp, with pear and apple fruits, a touch of grapefruit and sweet allspice. The finish is bright and crisp with refreshing acidity and balance.
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2013
Tasting Notes: This dry white wine is pale straw-yellow in color. The clean, intense aroma and dry flavour with pleasant golden apple aftertaste make Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio a wine of great character and versatility.
Domaine Caton Chardonnay 2013
Crisp, bright, with lively citrus and pear flavors, featuring a long silky finish. Very well made.
Cailbourdin Les Cris Pouilly-Fume 2013
Domaine A. Cailbourdin Les "Cris" is the local term used to describe a parcel of vines planted in caillotes or pebbly limestone soil. Extraordinarily elegant, when young this wine possesses aromas of fruits (pineapple, citrus, peach) and mineral tones. After 1 or 2 years the aromas refine and become more and more marked by the minerality of the terroir. On the palate, Les Cris is powerful, well-structured and very rich. Excellent balance is achieved due to the perfect ripeness of the grapes at harvest. Les Cris Pouilly-Fum is at its best served with fish, especially fish in sauce (goatfish, pickerel, pike, etc.). Its also a fine accompaniment to an assortment of cured meats, and of course a natural companion with fine goat cheese.
Villa Maria Pinot Gris 2009
This wine is filled with ripe pear, spicy cinnamon and stone fruit characters. The palate is soft and creamy with balanced sweetness, finishing with excellent length.
Zaccagnini Pinot Grigio 2014
This wine shows tropical fruit, cut grass and minerals on the nose. On the palate, I found buttery lemon curd followed by granny smith apple with a medium body and a fresh citrus finish. The vibrant acidity of this wine carries its plush body well and makes it a great compliment to salads and seafood.
Newton Red Label Chardonnay 2013
A perfect everyday luxury, Newton Chardonnay is all about lively character and purity of fruit. A fresh expression of the varietal, delicate aromas of white flowers, crisp apple, and toasted bread translate to rich fruit flavor on the palate. A burst of freshness unfolds with flavors of citrus, pear, and apricot. A subtle presence of oak evolves into crisp acidity on the finish.
Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2013
The 2013 Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc has bright aromas of Meyer lemon and key lime balanced, and made more complex, by notes of passionfruit and honeysuckle. The wine is round on the palate with mouth-watering acidity and a light, refreshing finish. Lemongrass, Meyer lemon, apple and tangy apricot flavors are aromatic, bright and very refreshing, with fresh ginger on the finish Tasting Notes by: Marco Gamez.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Deriving from the French word sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") ours is a crisp an powerful, well balanced wine with intense aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit and citrus flavours. This light to medium bodied aromatic wine is a great match with salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes and perfectly acceptable to be enjoyed on its own!
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Pale straw green in color with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty and aromatic with lots of lively fruit characters. A concentration of assertive passionfruit and tropical fruit flavors with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.
Culitos Chardonnay 2013
Fresh and juicy flavors of peach, pineapple and citrus. A fun wine to enjoy with friends.
Hiedler Gruner Veltliner 2014
"Medium green-yellow. Ripe yellow apple, dried yellow currant and a hint of apple blossom honey on the nose. Relatively sweet fruit mingles with hawthorn and pepper, with a spine of acid giving shape to the wine. Ripe melon and celery salt linger on the finish" - Stephen Tenzar.
Caymus Conundrum 2011
This acclaimed California blend has never been easy to pin down. That's because it's a unique blend of grapes and aging (a small proportion sees oak aging for complexity while the rest is kept in stainless steel to promote freshness and fruitiness). The result is a full flavored, complex and slightly honeyed classic that continues to thrill trendsetters with its easy sophisticated charm.
84 points, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast, September 2010 With overtly sweet orange and apricot fruit flavors, this qualifies as a dessert wine. The honeyed flavors are fortunately balanced with bright, crisp acidity. Nice this summer on the beach, with fresh fruit and ham sandwiches.
Barefoot Pinot Grigio
Barefoot Pinot Grigio is a perfect match with poultry, seafood, spicy pasta, and pizza. Refreshing!
Barefoot Chardonnay is perfect with seafood, poultry, fresh fruits, white sauce pastas and mild cheeses. Wonderful!
Fortified Wines (Sherry, Port, and Other) & Sake
Fairbanks Cream Sherry (California) 750ml
Savory & James Fino (Deluxe Dry Sherry)
"A pale and delicate light dry Sherry that is light in color. Commonly served cold as an aperitif, many consider this Spanish wine to be the world's finest Sherry. Finos are excellent when young. "~ Winery notes.
Williams & Humbert Sherry Dry Sack Medium
Color - Amber Bouquet - Intense aromas of dried nuts. Taste - Full-bodied and balanced. Lightly sweet, not too dry nor too sweet.
Sandeman Founder's Reserve Port (Portugal) 750ml
Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Ruby Porto has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits.
Sandeman Ruby Port (Portugal)
Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Ruby Porto has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits.
Sandeman Tawny Port
Sandeman Tawny Port 20yrs. (Portugal)
Taylor Fladgate Porto 10 Year Old Tawny 2010
An exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. A superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with chocolate, coffee or almonds, Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny may also be served at the end of the meal in the same way as Vintage Port.
Blandy's Madeira Rainwater
Rainwater is a medium dry pale Madeira that is delicious taken chilled before meals but also goes well with dessert. It's elegant and refined bouquet has made it a universal favorite.
Nando Dry Marsala
Nando Sweet Marsala
Sandeman Rainwater Madeira
Sandeman Rainwater Madeira is made in the traditional manner on the Atlantic island of Madeira, The rich soil and volcanic subsoil give this wine a unique character which is enhanced by the winemaking and aging in "estufas". It is light in body but full in flavour, well balanced and a good accompaniment to many classic dishes such as soups and pates. It is also an essential ingredient in classic cuisine. Medium light amber colour with pronounced golden highlights. Clean nutty aromas, light complexity and very agreeable. Brilliant wine - a good quality young Madeira in evolution. Medium flavour, nutty and slighty complex, with a good clean finish. The character of Sandeman Rainwater Madeira make it a perfect match for many appetisers, such as soups, bisques, foie gras or pate. It is also a respected ingredient in classic high quality cuisine and adds a unique touch of flavour to any dish. Once open Sandeman Rainwater Madeira can remain fresh for up to 4 - 8 weeks.
Gekkeikan Plum Wine
Plum Gekkeikan is made with the choicest plums from the world-renowned orchard in Wakayama in central Japan. Tender and succulent, the plums are carefully hand-picked at the moment of perfect ripeness. In an aged-old tradition, they are fermented and then aged to ensure a rich, smooth flavor. Rich in mineral, citric acid and polyphenol. Elegant and authentic; a perfect reflection of the fruit. Style: Subtly sweet, full plum nectar with just a hint of apple and pear tartness. Rich and full-bodied with a long, smooth finish. Truly delightful! Pairing Notes: Great for marinating, with lightly spiced food, and as an accompaniment to fruit or chocolate based desserts. Serving Suggestions: Enjoy chilled or over ice, delicious with Zipang Sparkling Sake!
Gekkeikan Sake Premium Select - Haiku
Lightly herbaceous with hints of pear and apple. Good acidity and a medium-dry finish.
Gekkeikan Sake (1.5L)
This versatile sake can be served warmed, room temperature or chilled. It is aged for approximately 6 months to achieve its mellow flavor.
Kook Soon Dang Makkoli
Makkoli is a fermented alcoholic drink from Korea, derived from rice. Like Nigori sake, it's unfiltered and looks milky white in the glass. (But unlike sake it only reaches 6% to 7% alcohol by volume.) Makkoli was originally popular only among farmers in Korea, earning it the nickname nongju - which translates as "farmer's liquor".
Hiro Junmai Sake (Red Cap) 750ml
Inspired by the ancient recipe of Hiroemon Takeda, the renowned Samurai and Japanese Sake connoisseur, Hiro is crafted by our own Toji (Master Brewer) using only specially polished rice from the Murakami plain in the Niigata Region. Hiro Red is a new premium Japanese Sake that bridges the heritage of the past with the way we drink today. Hiro Red, Junmai Sake, is traditionally brewed to be served warm or with your favorite Japanese food.
Gekkeikan Suzaku Junmai Ginjo Premium Sake
Brewer's Notes: Made from a combination of fresh spring water, yeast, koji and the finest rice, this premium sake is carefullyfermented at a low temperature to produce its fine fruity aroma that includes delicate notes of pear, honeydew and pineapple. The taste is remarkably smooth on the palate with a creamy body that leads to a light fruit finish.
Gekkeikan Nigori Sake
Characteristically sweet with a creamy medium-body. Hints of honey and tropical fruit, with a long finish.
Gekkeikan Sake Traditional
Herbaceous with hints of grapefruit and a light earthiness. Good acidity, mineral driven, well-balanced with a clean, medium finish.