Joseph Phelps Le Mistral 2007The 2007 Le Mistral is smooth and seductive, with dark fruit, licorice and white pepper. Rich in color and character, it is spicy with complex layers of dark currant, dried herbs and a long, lingering finish.
W. RAMOS PINTO DUAS Q RED XX 2009 750ML
W. FIDELITY CRAZY CREEK ALEX. VALLEY XX 2014 750ML
Hourglass Cabernet SauvignonThe 2013 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and brooding, with notes of pure black fruit - blackberry, cassis and currant. Aromatically, traditional markers of camphor and mint meld with black licorice, tobacco and a faint, attractive hint of wood smoke. An earthy, dark soil minerality from the iron-rich Hambright bedrock runs through the aromatics and finishes across the palate, lending an umami sort of richness against the pure black fruit. The wine's depth is balanced by the tensional pull of nervy natural acidity and minerality, providing lift as well as layered density. The texture is broad and deep with a long arching finish that invites extended contemplation. Savory black fruits in rich layers make this wine wonderful to drink now, especially with ample decanting to unlock the layers. A vintage of big, silky-sweet tannins and deep, well-integrated color, the classically structured core hints at this wine's significant aging potential of twenty or more years, with the promise of more exotic nuances of cedar, tealeaf and cigar box as it approaches year seven from its vintage date. In all, this is one of the finest vintages of our flagship wine we have yet produced.
Langmeil The Freedom Shiraz 2004
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvée 2010Deep black-ruby colour. Profound aromas of black cherry, cassis, spice, leather and game, with an almost medicinal aspect. Very sweet entry, then firm and closed, almost too hard on the palate today. Extremely concentrated on the finish. A wine to be kept for your retirement.
Quintessa Red Wine 2012Rarely do you find a wine that is seamless from start to finish. This wine entices with aromas of violets mingled with red and black fruit. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated, finishing with elegant well-balanced tannins. This is truly an exceptional wine from a textbook growing season.
Dominus Napa Valley Red 2012The Dominus 2012 exemplifies the finest qualities of Cabernet Sauvignon from an ideal vintage. The intriguing nose offers a depth of aromas including lavender, Asian spices and cedar. Soft, supple tannins buoy layers of dark earth and cocoa. The wine is racy yet refined with a long elegant finish.
Château Hosanna Pomerol 2010Château Hosanna marries elegance and depth and could become, thanks to the delicate touch of the Cabernet Franc, a feminine counterpart to Château Petrus.
Chappellet Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011Our patience was rewarded in 2011, as our Cabernet Sauvignon achieved full ripeness in the last weeks of October, yielding a wine that seamlessly combines a classic mountain structure with elegance and finesse. On the nose, vivid aromas of blueberry and cassis are underscored by notes of dark chocolate, anise and cedar, as well as hints of roasted coffee and baking spice from aging in new French oak. The palate is rich and impeccably balanced, with supple tannins and a velvety mouthfeel, all supporting radiant layers of cherry, blackberry and spice that continue to unfold throughout a long, lingering finish.