Bright with persistent bubbles,· the wine has a fruity aroma of citrus, green apple and· acacia blossoms. On the palate, the elegant, brut-style wine has a pleasant acidity and freshness and a soft, round mouthfeel.
Martini & Rossi, Asti (Italy) NV
Ripe peach and juicy apricot flavors with a soft gentle tanginess.
Schramsberg, J. Schram, Cremant (Napa) V
Off-dry, with a trace of honey, pear and spice that finishes with a rich aftertaste.
Moet & Chandon, Imperial, extra-Dry (Champagne, France) NV
Rich and a touch off-dry, exuding citrus and honey flavors on an easygoing frame.
Mumm, Cordon Rouge, Brut (Champagne, France) NV
Creamy brioche aromas with fig and pear flavors and a soft, elegant balance.
Easily enjoyable as a fruit driven offering with light spice and creaminess on the finish. Black cherry and strawberry preserves and juniper berries on the nose.
Saia, Feudo Maccari (Sicilia) V
100% Nero d'Avola. Deep Violet in color with aromas of dark red cherry, spearmint, spice and oak nuances. Velvety on the palate with lush fruit leads to a long finish with notes of wood, spice and pepper.
Planeta, La Segreta, Rosso V
Lots of plummy, chocolaty fruit on the nose.Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a flavorful finish.
Barrus, Agricola Punica (Sardegna) V
From winemaker of Sassicaia. Intense aromas with layers of blackberries, ripe plums, dry herbs, and spice. Velvety texture infuses the mouth with opulent notes of concentrated ripe black fruits, red currents, and licorice. Full-bodied and ending in a lengthy, elegant finish.
A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec with ripe and juicy plum, black cherry and cranberry flavors with spice and tight tannins on the finish.
Syrah, Francis Ford Coppola, Diamond Series (California) V
Generous aromas of black plums, raspberries, and fresh violets. Cedar, vanilla and licorice add depth. Dark chocolate and pepper spice highlight the long finish.
Zinfimdel, Federalist, Dueling Pistols (Dry Creek Valley) V
Rich dark fruit forward with aromas of plum, blackberry, black cherry, and cinnamon spice. A long smooth finish with bright acidity on the palate.
Zinfandel, Robert Biale, Black Chicken (Napa) V
Inky and opaque with blackberry, raspberry and jammy boysenberry fruit, perfumed with very fragrant spice and floral oak.
Malbec, Alta Vista Terrior Selection (Mendoza) V
A blend of four vineyards showcasing the best terroirs of Mendoza. Spicy, fresh, ripe fruit aromas, with lively acidity, great volume, soft tannins and a long finish.
Zinfandel, Cakebread (Red Hills Lake County) V
Bright raspberry, black cherry and dark plum aromas complemented by intriguing earth, black pepper and milk chocolate scents. Pure, deeply concentrated black raspberry, cherry and blackberry flavors streaked with mineral and briary spice tones on the palate. Beautifully structured with a long, rich; chocolate-y finish.
Plum, pomegranate, pink rose petal, boysenberry and the slightest hint of watermelon candy dance from this 2011 Central Coast Pinot Noir. It's full of boysenberry and spicy cherries jubilee character with nice brightness and delightful flavors of black raspberry and sweet oak. A bit of tartness accents the soft, flowing texture and lively finish.
Penner Ash Pinot Noir (Willamette, Oregon) V
Black cherry, sweet earth and black tea on the nose. Framed by structured tannins that lead into a layered palate of dense blackberries, bramble and cocoa. Balanced acidity throughout that finishes long with cherry cola and wood vanilla.
Orin Swift "Abstract" Red Blend-Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah (North Coast) V
Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino primarily from hillside vineyards. Inky blue purple in complexion, the wine bursts with a perfume of dark fruit, sage, acacia flowers. Voluptuous in texture, the wine is remarkably fresh on the palate with ripe blackberry, mulberry, roasted plum, black tea, and bitter chocolate. A sweet and soft tannin profile rounds out the finish, which lingers elegantly.
Shafer Merlot (Napa) V
In the nose and mouth, there are so many scents and flavors - red and black cherry, red and black plum, smoke, white pepper, sage, oregano and wet earth. This lush package is kept together in a structure of fine, ripe tannins.
Shafer Syrah (Napa) V
With dark fruit, cinnamon, rose petals, and black pepper. The mouthfeel has creamy texture, yet with bright acidity, black fruit and cranberry, sweetness, vanilla and a floral finish that lingers on and on.
Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) V
The bouquet is loaded with intense aromas of cassis, hints of dry mission figs, and ripe hum, enhanced by cedar and leather scents. The palate is lush with savory dark fruit and a hint of sweet oak and black pepper. The wine is well structured with soft tannins.
Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District) V
Vibrant black and bing cherry and wild berry aromas are complemented by anise spice and vanilla bean. A silky and inviting entry introduces flavors of cocoa and dark red fruit. This is a generous wine with refined tannins and the characteristic earthy minerality of Stags Leap District that carry this wine to a lengthy finish.
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon "One Point Five" (Napa) V
Enticing aromas of crushed red and black berries fill the glass along with more delicate layers of sage, vanilla, cedar, and tobacco leaf. In the mouth the herbs and fruit are nicely integrated within a structure of ripe Stags Leap District tannins. The finish is lingering and pleasurable.
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon, "Hillside Select" (Napa) V
The long cool vintage has endowed this wine with inky, midnight color, perfume aromas and elegant flavors of black fruit that are rich and juicy down to the core, with enticing layers of cocoa, black tea, spice, subtle toast and the kind of mouth feel you only get with ripe, silky Stags Leap District tannins. A pleasing overall balance keeps the elements together giving the wine a delicious sense of completeness.