Alma Rosa Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills
2017 | Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California , United States
This Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir shows aromas of pencil lead and concentrated black fruit, which have proven to be the hallmark of the vintage. Light herbal notes from the whole clusters included in the ferment frame the aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. On the palate, lithe acid balances explosive dark fruits flavors of blackberry and plum. Sophisticated, dusty tannins underpin the structure of the wine which finishes long and pure.
Badenhorst Family Wines Chenin Blanc Secateurs
2020 | Swartland, South Africa
The aromas are rich with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes. Generous on the palate, continuing with ripe citrus flavors, very fresh, with a hint of honey.
Bodegas Alto Moncayo Aquilon
2016| Campo de Borja, Aragon, Spain
Rich, full bodied and muscular, Alto Moncayo has riveting intensity and palate staining extract; this Spanish red is inky/purple, full-bodied, and rich.
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay
Cakebread Cellars, Chardonnay, Napa Valley
This wine opens with aromas of ripe golden apple, white peach and notes of oak. On the palate, apple and pear characters are balanced by fresh acidity, and the finish is clean with appealing mineral notes.
Suggested Pairings: Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Beet Salad and Smoked Trout
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Réserve
Experience a fully developed wine, with a radiant bouquet that is captivating yet subtle. Although notes of fully ripe fruit, such as nectarines and cherry plums, are apparent initially, the finish reveals the wealth of the gourmet world, hinting at nougat, honey and cereal grains.
Blend: 34% Pinot Noir, 33%, Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier.
Château Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse 5L
1997| Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse is known for their stunning, 1990 vintage which is sought after by collectors all over the world. In fact 1990 Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse has earned legendary status among wine collectors due to its 100 Pt score from Robert Parker. Robert Parker called it one of his desert island wines. The small, 6.75 hectare vineyard of Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse is planted to 80% Merlot, 19.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Cabernet Sauvignon. This shows a moderate increase in the amount of Cabernet Franc and a reduction in the Cabernet Sauvignon. The goal here is to continue increasing the amount of Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is quite well placed in a single parcel on top of the Saint Emilion plateau.
Chateau Quinault L’Encios
2017| St. Emilion Grand Cru, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Quinault l’Enclos comes from a very gravelly soil with great drainage, but there’s not a lot of water during dry periods. Adeptly produced by the team of Cheval Blanc (who purchased the estate in 2008), the wine nonetheless maintained its poise under the dry and warm ripening conditions of 2017, coming in at a respectable pH of 3.67 and relatively moderate alcohol of 14.1%. The 2017 Quinault l’Enclos has a deep garnet-purple color and beautifully expressed notes of baked black cherries, ripe black plums and boysenberries, plus hints of violets, dark chocolate, star anise and tobacco leaf. The medium-bodied palate has a gorgeous velvety texture and oodles of freshness supporting the perfumed black fruits, finishing long and fragrant. This vintage is a blend of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, aged in 50% new oak and the rest in one-year-old 500-liter barrels and foudres.
Coelho Winery White Pinot Noir
2019 | Eola – Amity Hills, Williamette Valley, OR
The color of rose gold, this unique white wine made from red grapes is redolent of stone fruits: peach, nectarine and yellow plums. The rich attack tastes of ripe white peaches and nectarines, expanding mid-palate into a symphony of warm fruit flavors. A touch of residual sugar balances the acidity. This is essentially a brut rose wine without the bubbles.
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Comte Lafond Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc)
Sancerre, Upper Loire, France
Pale golden-green, remarkable and aromatic intensity on the nose. Floral notes of white flowers such as hawthorn, acacia, eglantine and elderflower. This is backed up by blackcurrant buds and wildflowers. It is lively on the palette, with very pleasant acidulous characteristics prolonged by light fruity notes.
Cork Dork Nerdy Red
2018 | Santa Rita Hills, California, United States
This exclusive blend is made of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sangiovese. It sees 10% New French Oak and 90% Neutral Oak for 26 months. The fruit comes from Santa Rita Hills and the Santa Ynez Valley. Nerdy Red has mouthwatering red fruit, spice, pepper and a hint of strawberry. This fruit forward red is a great way to start your wine journey.
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Cork Dorky White
2020 | Santa Rita Hills, CA
This exclusive blend is made of Pinot Grigio, Gruner Veltliner and Gewurztraminer with a subtle addition of Chardonnay and Loureiro. This easy drinking white is a great way to start your wine journey.