The best of what California has to offer, these wines will knock the socks off of any California connoisseur!
Keenan Napa Valley Merlot 2015 92PTS Robert Parker Medium garnet-purple in color and composed of 100% Merlot, the 2015 Merlot offers a plums, blackberries and dried flowers-scented nose with touches of mossy bark and garrigue. Showing good expression in the medium-bodied mouth with plenty of plumy fruit, it finishes long and spicy. Grape Variety: 100% Merlot Flavors: Dried Flowers, Plumy Fruit, Spicy Ideal Temperature: 60F Food Pairing: Roasted vegetable, roast duck, turkey, and lean cuts of bee Alcohol: 14%
O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 94+PTS Robert Parkerr The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals notions of scorched earth, tar, tilled black soil and fungi over a core of blackcurrant cordial, aniseed, dark chocolate and espresso plus a waft of tobacco. Full-bodied, concentrated and very earthy in the mouth, the rich, black fruits are superbly framed by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Grape Variety: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 3% St. Macaire, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot Flavors: Earth, Tar, Blackcurrant Cordial, Aniseed Ideal Temperature: 50F Food Pairing: Roast Lamb, Grilled Portobello, Grilled Rib-eye Steak Alcohol: 15%
Rombauer El Dorado Twin Rivers Zinfandel 2017 92+PTS Wilfer Wong This wine is ruby red with a bright hue, and aromas of red berries and mountain berries mixed with brown sugar, tobacco and a hint of violet. On the palate, it's expansive and dense with flavors of plums, raspberry, blackberry jam, vanilla, and dried florals. The finish builds and lingers on and on.
Grape Variety: 85% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah Flavors: Red Berries, Mountian Berries, Brown Sugar, Violets Ideal Temperature: 60F Food Pairing: Pork Ribs, Leg of Lamb, Hearty Meats Alcohol: 16%
Schug Carneros Pinot Noir 2017 92PTS Wine Spectator Tangy citrus and pomegranate combine for a bright, fresh experience built around focused acidity in this appellation wine. Gravelly texture gives it a complexity that impresses and lengthens the finish. Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir Flavors: Citrus, Fresh, Pomegranate Ideal Temperature: 55F Food Pairing: Lamb, Pork, Duck, Ripe Cheese Alcohol: 14%
Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2018 97PTS Robert Parkerr Merry's Sauvignon is arguably one of the two finest Sauvignon Blancs made in America (Spottswoode being the other) and this vintage, her swan song as winemaker at her namesake winery, is a brilliant wine to end a brilliant career as one of America's preeminent winemakers. The 2017 is all finesse and flavor, showing notes of white peach, citrus and wood spice. With exquisite balance and impressive length, it is a wine truly worthy of its author's storied history. Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Flavors: White Peach, Citrus, Wood Spice Ideal Temperature: 45F Food Pairing: Goat Cheese, Grilles Vegetable, Oysters, Arugula Sala, Tangy Dishes Alcohol: 14%
Walter Hansel Cuvee Alyce Chardonnay 2016 95PTS Robert Parker The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce is scented of fresh grapefruit, pineapple and warm apricots with hints of chalk dust, fresh ginger, brioche and cashews. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in tons of opulent tropical and spice flavors, with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and a very long finish. Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay Flavors: Cherry, Cassis, Juicy Apricots, Ginger, Brioche, Cashews Ideal Temperature: 45F Food Pairing: Grilled Fish, Pork Dishes, Poultry Dishes Alcohol: 15%