Girard Artistry 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2012 Artistry showcases essence of vanilla bean, perfumed herbs, raspberry and blackberry traits with a touch of toasted nuts. On the palate the black fruit comes forward with layered black currant and blackberry. French oak lends mocha and vanilla accented spice and roasted sweetness. The tannins are very well developed and should integrate as the wine decants or is allowed to cellar time.
Fonseca Vintage Port 1997 1.5LAn attractive, floral scented nose, elegant and complex; raspberry and fresh berry aromas. A very elegant, smooth and complete wine. Hints of tobacco and cedar wood spice - enormous depth. Lovely rich fruit and big tannins. Long finish.
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1997 1.5LBlack purple; opaque. Dense, tight, rich full fruit nose. Cedar and dark berry aromas. A big, full bodied wine with great finesse and style. Great character and potential.
Château-Hosanna Pomerol 1999 1.5LThe parcel is 11 acres and enjoys a terroir of red gravel and clay on "crasse de fer" which is known for producing wines of great elegance, complexity, and power. Old Cabernet Franc vines, a significant portion of which date back to 1956, contribute a unique complexity to the cru.
Torbreck The Struie 2002 1.5LThe Struie sources fruit from the high altitudes of Eden Valley imparting delicate spice, white pepper and fruit characters, while the Barossa component displays a richer, deeper more brooding flavour and intensity. The combined structure will reward extended cellaring.
Torbreck The Factor 2002 1.5LThe Factor pays homage to the Barossa's unique point of difference - great old Shiraz vineyards and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year. Complex and concentrated, the wine is cloaked in velvet tannins that will continue to develop for another 10 years at least. The Factor is all that you would expect of a pureblood Barossa Shiraz.
Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 5LThe intense deep crimson color in the glass pulls you in, while the huge powerful nose captivates; layer on layer of spice, cedar, earth, and tobacco - all over a rich base of ripe black cherry, blackcurrants, cassis, and blueberry jam. The hook is set with the first whiff. Rich, round, juicy and mouth-coating, the palate delivers black cherry and black currant before moving on to brighter red fruits. More subtle tones of butterscotch, anise, and sweet oak complement the fruit beautifully. The huge classic structure of fine grain tannin and firm acidity persist all the way through to the clean crisp spicy finish.
Knob Creek Smoked Maple Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyUpon release, 'The Dead Arm' Shiraz has a vivid, young, dense, purple-red colour. Very intense aromas with a complex combination of fragrant spices and violets, dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry, are made more complex with great liquorice, pepper and integrated svelte of boot-polish like characters. The taste is rich, gutsy and virile, with attacking spice, dark liquorice, cherry, blackberry, plum and dried black olive. The level of fruit weight masks the framework of oak tannins; however, the mineral fruit grittiness is balanced with a very long fruit-fragrant, persistent spice will yield a wine of great ageing power.
Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012Concentrated aromas of blackberries and black cherries with an inviting hint of cedar. The wine's silky palate is long and expansive, boasting a beautiful balance of black fruit and fine tannin structure. Its finish is lively, lingering and laced with a sweetness of fruit. A deliciously seductive wine to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2028. Decant for 60 to 90 minutes to elevate aromas and flavors. The 2012 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon's luscious fruit, round structure and lower alcohol make it a versatile companion at the dinner table. This wine's French oak aging helps complement grilled fare, such as lamb, steak, pork or chicken, and its dark fruit flavors will stand up to richer dishes, such as veal tenderloin with a wine sauce, mushroom risotto or duck confit. Its medium body highlights lighter dishes as well-think spiced ahi tuna, grilled steak salad and charcuterie.
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2018 3LFresh red berry fruit characteristics with floral nose. Ripe and fleshy feel on the palate. Dry (zero sugar). Great concentration. Smooth and round finish. No astringent aftertaste or bite. Extremely easy drinking. No matter what style of wine you drink, everyone finds something in Whispering Angel that they enjoy and can identify with (from beginner to wine experts)
Chateau St. Jean Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 6L
Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel 2018 1.5LFresh red berry fruit characteristics with floral nose. Ripe and fleshy feel on the palate. Dry (zero sugar). Great concentration. Smooth and round finish. No astringent aftertaste or bite. Extremely easy drinking. No matter what style of wine you drink, everyone finds something in Whispering Angel that they enjoy and can identify with (from beginner to wine experts)