Domaine de Courcel Pommard Les Fremiers 2010
The Frémiers (0,79 ha) are located south of Pommard, right below the Rugiens, at the start of the slope. The red and brown soil, which is rich with both clay and limestone, is deeper (0.6-0.8m) than that of the Rugiens. The wines produced are very elegant and sophisticated. The aromas that can be identified lean towards fine spices and cooked fruits such as prunes. The tannins are very refined. To be served at 15°C.
|Appellation||Cote de Beaune|
|Brand||Domaine de Courcel|
Wine SpectatorRich and fleshy, exuding notes of black cherry, sandalwood and thyme. The tannins exhibit a granular texture, coaxing a dusty, mouthcoating feel from the austere finish. Best from 2016 through 2027. 100 cases imported.
Castello di Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi 2013Deep ruby with violet hues; fruity bouquet of berries & brushwood, well integrated w/light, pleasing spice. Round & mellow on the palate, w/a delightful finish of red fruit & vanilla. Best served at room temperature to match flavorful first courses, red meat and cheese.
Tilenus Bierzo Mencia 2010
La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2009Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Intense nose, ruled by fruity notes, forest strawberries and red berries enveloping a core of caramel, liquorice, vanilla and cocoa. Outstanding structure in the mouth. Well-balanced acidity, with fine, gentle tannins. Vibrant and lively aftertaste with an elegant acidity. Food Pairing: Viña Alberdi is characterised by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetisers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.
Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Inky garnet in color, the Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon exudes warmth and allure. Effusive aromas of ripe dark cherry , spiced chocolate , dusty earth and raspberry compote spill from the glass. The entry is voluptuous, supple, and opulent, while the mid-palate features enticingly decadent dark fruit and lengthy, sweet tannins, almost defying the boundaries of richness.
Moone Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon 2010This remarkable cabernet in its especially limited production quantities, receives our Cor Leonis designation, to mark its position as the very "best of our best" wines that we produce. Transfixed by the brightest star in the constellation Leo, the Romans dubbed it Cor Leonis, the "Heart of the Lion." Bearing an extraordinary combination of fruit from a trifecta of Napa Valley's most celebrated districts, our 2010 Cor Leonis Cabernet is the hallmark of our winemaking philosophy. The wine's nose entices with aromas of blackberry and spice. In the mouth, these give way to layers of rich, ripe black fruits that are subtly nuanced with minerality and clove. Twenty six months of aging in 90% new French oak provides elegant framing for this wine's concentration and intensity. With its seamless integration of sweet tannins, the wine is voluptuous on the palate, and delivers a sustained finish accented by cinnamon and dark chocolate. This richly expressive wine draws its prized fruit from Oakville's heralded To Kalon Vineyard, Pritchard Hill, and Caldwell Vineyard's legendary Block-15 - whose vines have flourished in the rocky, volcanic soils of the heralded Coombsville District for over 30 years. The clone of Cabernet grown on this vineyard is prized for its complexity and depth, and the company of wines sourced from this vineyard is noteworthy.
Château Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2006The outstanding Château Rauzan-Ségla makes structured, muscular red Bordeaux in the most classic style. Full-bodied and tannic, with a long, very dry finish, these wines have impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon character and flavor extraction. They can be rather aggressive and hard to comprehend when young. With age, however, their cigar box, cassis, floral and spice aromas are accompanied by equally intense flavors. The result is a perfectly balanced, memorably complex wine that is truly world class. Maturity for most vintages is reached between seven and thirty years, but many years live much longer.
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010A brilliant year for the southern Rhone whites giving wines of freshness and ample acid structure to balance their depth and intensity. Will age superbly.
Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2004Brilliant garniet coloured wine, intense, resistant perfume with scents of undergrowth, dry taste harmonious and elegant and a long persistent aroma. Matches: Red meats and game. Seasoned cheeses.
Trimbach Riesling 2012Riesling is the most emblematic of Alsace grape varieties. Its delicate bouquet, the fine balance between its dry personality, its distinguished fruitiness and its natural vitality contribute to its exceptional richness. As the house style dictates, it is vinified dry. Riesling can be enjoyed throughout the meal, also with Alsace specialties, shellfish, seafood, quality fish, sushi/sashimi, white meats in white wine sauces or spices, pork dishes and refined spicy or Asian dishes.
Sleight of Hand Psychedelic Syrah 2013A blend of 100% Syrah, the 2013 Syrah The Psychedelic is a sensational effort that comes all from the Stoney Vine Vineyard in Walla Walla, which is in the Rock region. It offers lots of mulled black fruits, olive, smoked duck and lavender nuances to go with a full-bodied, big, ripe, hedonistic personality that never comes across as over the top or heavy. Replacing the Funkadelic release, enjoy this beauty through 2023.
G. D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2012
Joseph Drouhin Nuits-saint-georges Damodes 2011The Nuits-Saint-Georges Damodes displays a beautiful deep dark ruby colour and aromas of red fruit and spices. It is generous ont the palate, evolving towards smooth tannins. Very good ageing potential".
Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2010Ruby red at the core with slight garnet reflections, this intense Barolo has an ethereal nose, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, jam, licorice, and violet. A rich, full-bodied wine, it is warm and quite soft, with evident but ripe and sweet tannins. This Barolo would pair well with red meat, typical cheeses, or game dishes.
Ampeleia Costa Toscana 2012Ampeleia is born from the synergistic blend of different grape varieties sourced in vineyards found on the hillsides dominated by the town of Roccatederighi, in the heart of Maremma. It embodies this land from the chestnut woods on higher ground, through the Mediterranean scrubland, to the lower fields with cork-oak woods. Six grape varieties are blended in this wine aspiring to represent the Mediterranean tradition of cultivating diversity.
Domaine Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec 2013This ancient, walled vineyard has the estate's shallowest, stoniest soils. The wines are rich and intense. Many consider this to be Vouvray's finest single vineyard site. Size: 6 hectares. Undergoes temperature-controlled fermentation in large, old oak demi-muids as well as stainless steel vats. There is no encouragement of the malolactic fermentation, thus many Huet wines remain rich in malic acid, a character that brings an age-worthiness to the wines. The concentration of residual sugar in demi-sec cuvées is traditionally around 10-20 g/l
Fess Parker Chardonnay 2015Since 1989 our family owned and operated winery has produced wines of superior quality and value. This handcrafted wine represents the best of what Santa Barbara County Chardonnay has to offer.
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf du Pape Réservé 2010It is not easy to explain how and for which reasons the Reserve is different...If the old vines of Grenache and Syrah, the natural approach and poor yield is the basis, it is the microclimate of the septentrional part of Châteauneuf du Pape that it will forge its character.