Canard Vintners Blend 2013
Kopke Dry White PortRivals the best Fino Sherry as an aperitif or even dry dessert port but with long shelf life. Drinks like a spicy wine with rich, nutty character. Also wonderful as "Portonic", poured over the rocks with a splash of tonic and squeeze of lime.
Antonio Sanguineti Nessun Dorma"Nessun Dorma" is the favorite aria of "il Maestro" Antonio Sanguineti, and this wine is one of our favorite accessible, friendly blends. With vines carefully selected from all around Toscana, including Sangiovese from Capraia e Limite (Montalbano), Merlot from Gavorrano (Grosseto), and Syrah from Suvereto (Livorno), the Maestro has made a true "SuperTuscan." The Merlot is intensely floral and elegant, while the Sangiovese is fresh and bright. The Syrah adds depth and body, offering a bold expression of forest-floor truffle, ripe cherry, and blackberry preserves. Pairings: Spinach and mushroom ravioli with Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, and Beef Stroganoff.
Bodegas Campo Viejo ReservaRuby-red colour with a golden rim. Bright and deep. Complex aromas. There is a great balance between the fruit (cherries, black plums, ripe blackberries) and the clean nuances coming from the wood (clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut). The nose is further enriched by the aromas that develop during bottle ageing. Smooth and balanced on the palate with a full, elegant feel and a long, lingering finish.
Left Coast Cellars Cali's Cuvée Pinot NoirLeft Coasts, dense and rich in color, Cali's Cuvée Pinot Noir has plentiful aromatics including purple plum, blueberry, blackberry, white pepper and crushed dried herbs. A juicy mid palate with earthy, spicy and toasty flavors wrap up into a tight mineral texture and refined tannins. The flagship Pinot Noir from Left Coast Cellars is a true snapshot of our terroir and a window to our estate, combining all the blocks and different clonal selections from our vineyard. Named in honor of Cali, our owners' daughter, the wine displays bright red fruit flavors, and a freshness that can only be found in the Willamette Valley. Food Pairing: Cali's Cuvée is a versatile and exceedingly food friendly. A perfect match for anything from the grill, including salmon, pork chops, and hamburgers. Also pairs beautifully with roast chicken, root vegetables, or perfect on its own.
La Capra Sauvignon Blanc 2014All the fruity acidity you need, this light and easy drinking summer white offers good texture and a lingering citrus flavour. A very popular choice, for good reason too!
L. Aubry Fils BrutVinification is all in stainless steel tank. In addition, the malolactic is always encouraged, as the Aubrys feel that acidity is never lacking in the wines, and they would prefer to have slightly lower acidities and be able to use a very low dosage than have high acidities and be forced to dose the wines more. The most remarkable thing about Aubry is that, through almost archaeological search for old plant varieties, they have succeeded in making a brilliant Champagne out of three forgotten grape types: Pinot Gris, Arbanne, and Petit Meslier. Furthermore many grapevines are planted "en foule," as they were before phylloxera.
Tenuta di Ghizzano Veneroso 1996It is the historical wine of the farm, and therefore the most representative of it. It was first made in the year 1985 and, with its elegance and persistence, it can be said to interpret the specific characteristics of the terroir (earthy taste). It is made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with a small percentage of Merlot. It has become a milestone for the wine-growing area where it originated.