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.
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.
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.
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.
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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2019| Napa Valley, California, United States
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon explodes with vivacious scents of crushed blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of menthol, unsmoked cigars and cardamom. The concentrated, full-bodied palate (15% alcohol) has a solid foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins with seamless freshness and a long, spicy finish. 300 cases were made.” – Robert Parker 97+ Points
“I continue to love the wines from Celia Welch. Her 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to full-bodied, elegant, and seamless, with quintessential Cabernet notes of black fruits, tobacco, earthy, herbal nuances, and a touch of chocolate. The balance is spot on, it shows the seamless, balanced style of the vintage, and it’s a joy to drink. It will last for 20-25 years.”- Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points
“For the 2019 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon, this “season of excellent timing” provided the foundation to create a “vintage of excellent balance”. Vibrant cassis, blackberry, dark cherry and vanilla aromas combine with a touch of cocoa powder and a bit of toasty oak in the aromas. On the palate, the wine shows vibrant fruit at entry, a solid core but well-resolved tannins and crisp acidity at the finish. As with prior vintages, this Napa Cabernet was crafted from grapes grown on the steep west-facing rocky slopes in the Pritchard Hill area (east of Rutherford) as well as on the western bench lands ,of Rutherford and Oakville. Each vineyard source was vinified separately, then blended carefully after one year in oak, return to the barrels and aged for an additional 10 months. The final product is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from Napa Valley, matured in 100% French oak (70 % new) for 22 months.
Mom’s Brisket “Danny Style”
2019| Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Bourgogne, France
Superb wine, showing a lovely mix of dried and orchard fruit, touches of spice, a lively texture and mineral finish
Mom’s Brisket “Danny Style”
Baby Gem Salad
2019| Carneros, Napa Valley/ Sonoma, California, United States
The Estate is bright ruby in color, with a nose that is classic Carneros: cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a faint forest floor note. The palate is rich and lush, yet with plenty of balancing acidity that carries through as the flavors go from fresh cherry and berry through floral and on to sassafras and cocoa on the finish.
2018 | Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, United States
Epoch Estate Wines
45% Syrah | 24% Mourvèdre | 20% Grenache | 11% Tempranillo
Fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks, one-ton bins and 1/2 ton puncheons.
Aged for 18 months in 44% new French oak barrels and puncheons
Napa Valley, CA, United States
This is a very fun, unusual blend of grapes you rarely see together, making for a wine that somehow tastes of Napa, and of nothing you have ever had before. Wines like this are what attracted us to Reynolds Family in the first place, as it’s exciting and unusual to see winemakers in Napa taking risks like this!
Vinification: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot. Fermented in tank followed by a year in a mix of 90% French Oak and 10% American Oak.
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby robe, with ripe fruit, spice and cedar on the nose. The initial palate is berries that transition into red fruit and pepper with the cedar and a bit of Cab-Franc greenness coming back on the complex finish
Prime New York 14oz
2021 | Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, United States
The Syrah Santa Barbara County is gorgeous, and lovers of elegant, cool-climate Syrah should snatch up this wine. Blackcurrants, blueberries, violets and hints of peppered meats give way to a rounded, supple, juicy palate.
Napa Valley, California, United States
Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit.