Fruit overtones with apple, pear, apricot and citrus. Also, floral (white flower) nose that is fresh and present. Elegant on the palate, with wonderful texture and subtle fruit flavors. Pleasant and refreshing finish.
Perfect for toasting when you finally figure out your fourth grader’s math homework.
75 Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc
This wine leads off with an amazing amalgamated nose of grapefruit, white currant, melon, chalk dust and an array of high-toned herbs and flowers. The palate is remarkably poised yet playful, showcasing a beautiful balance of ripe, luscious fruit, beautiful minerality, and crisp acid.
We promise that you won’t really taste the chalk dust.
Aromatics: sweet tobacco, blackcurrant, raspberry jam, cocoa powder and cigar box. Palate: flavors of cherry, cranberry, raspberry tart and blackberry compote highlighted by notes of sweet cedar and baking spices.
Baking spices and cocoa powder? It’s like licking the spoon while you’re cooking. Only that spoon is now an adult beverage.
Elouan Pinot Noir
A richer, more complex style than what you could achieve by sourcing from one small area. In this instance, the grapes are grown in the great Oregon Valleys of Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue. The diversity of these cool climate areas elongates the growing season, developing intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity to differentiate it from any California Pinot Noir.
This is what you need after a long weekend spent at the baseball field.
Miraval Provence Rose´
The Miraval Rose´ has an attractive, soft blush color and is beautifully bright. On the nose, there aare delicate notes of raspberries, peaches and white flowers. The expression of the soil is revealed on the palate by its impressive freshness bringing minerality and salinity.
Take this to book club when you have no intention of discussing the book.
Pale color. Vibrant aromas of grapefruit, minerals, talc and fresh herbs. Rich, supple and dense, with sappy, rich mineral and fruit flavors. A fresh, chalky element contributes to the impression of energy. Long and lively on the aftertaste. Just screams for grilled seafood!
Did you hear that? This wine screams! (But in a less annoying way than your kids.)
Neyers Chardonnay, Carneros
Tropical fruit, brioche, leesy, honeyed citrus, buttery peach, and mineral characteristics jump from the glass of the exotic, full-throttle, sexy Chardonnay Carneros. This in-your-face effort is beautifully nuanced fruit driven, complex, and succulent.
Yes, it’s in-your-face, but not like anyone from the “Real Housewives” franchise.
Calera Pinot Noir
Offers beautiful berry and floral aromas with hints of spice. Flavors of raspberry tea, black cherry and sweet tobacco round out its silky smooth texture and enhance its bright fruit, continuing on with a delightfully flavorful and lingering finish.
This is date night wine. Do with that what you will.
Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay
Intense and vibrant, a touch coarse at this stage, but purity and focus of spicy pear and nectarine flavors is appealing and those flavors are long and persistent on the finish.
Sure, this wine is more expensive, but it won’t let you down in the middle. Unlike certain other life events.
Ch D’Armaillhac Pauillac Bordeaux
Cabernet Sauvignon 60% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc 12% Petit Verdot 2%. The wine is immediately full and powerful on the attack, with well-rounded tannins and fruit flavors that develop notes of vanilla, roasted coffee and toasted nuts.
Have you ever been attacked by wine? No? Give it a shot. It’s much more pleasant than an actual fist fight.
Grgich Hills Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
It’s a dramatic wine, dense in black currants and black cherries, with a crème de cassis-like unctuousness. Oak has been judiciously applied. After all the new kids on the block have come and gone, Grgich Hills still stands. Try with bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon.
Dramatic in a good way, like a Meryl Streep movie. Not dramatic like the latest news from middle school.
Beautiful scents of violets, wild berries and a hint of licorice are met by rich flavors of classis, blackberry and blueberry. A full throttle wine with big flavors and rich texture that has impressive energy and lift despite its overall power and concentration.
Energy and concentration from wine? This one might* make you smarter. (*Big emphasis on the “might.”)
Orsion Pinot Grigio
Our Orsino Pinot Grigio has a brilliant straw yellow color. Flavors are a balance of floral qualities and bright pear and apple fruits. It finishes with a crisp, zesty lemon-citrus flavor. The Mediterranean Alps influence gives the wine its minerality.
Far cheaper than an actual trip to the Mediterranean Alps.
Coste Petrai Prosecco
Crafted from 100% Glera grapes this straw-yellow Prosecco emits fresh and elegant overtones of apples, pears, acacia flowers and roses. Coste Petrai is harmonious and delicate, sapid and slightly aromatic. It is the perfect Prosecco to pair with fish dishes or to enjoy as an aperitif.
Harmonious? Doesn’t that sound lovely right about now when you hear the kids fighting in the other room?
100% Portuguese Alvarihno. This wine is young and fresh with the characteristic bright acidity and aromas of peach and grapefruit. It is light and delicate making it a lovely porch-sipping wine. It is also a star when paired with seafood, particularly with salty, fattier dishes like fish tacos or broiled oysters.
I wonder what made us think a porch-sipping wine would have appeal in the South?
The grapes for Emblem Napa Cabernet Sauvignon come from Napa Valley’s finest wine-growing regions to create a blend that truly represents the entirety of Napa Valley. By blending fruit from Napa’s volcanic hillside soils and the deeper alluvial soils of the valley floor, they craft a wine that boasts a beautifully rounded mouthfeel and layers of rich, complex flavors.
Probably the only chance you’ll get this year to taste a volcano.
Jackson Estate Cabernet
This Cabernet shows mountain intensity in its blackberry, black currant and classic flavors. It’s bone dry, with thick but refined tannins, and brightened by a fine burst of acidity.
Mountain intensity is not something you find every day without something like Everest or Kilimanjaro getting involved.
Crafted from Garnacha grapes, this luminescent Rosé evokes images of sun-drenched strawberries. With bright red fruit aromas and delicate spice flavors filling the palate, this wine is perfect for light meals.
This is also perfect for no meals, because rosé all day! Am I right?
Laurenz V Gruner Veltliner
Singing Gruner Veltliner by Lauren V focuses on Austria’s legendary native grape, Gruner Veltliner. Gruner is best described as having elegance and finesse, with a floral perfume and a refreshing zip. Singing is the perfect introduction to Gruner Veltliner and shows lively, harmonious fruit with a rewarding finish.
Feel free to literally sing after enjoying a glass or two.
Cloud Chaser Rosé
In the glass, Cloud Chaser is a beautiful classic light pink color. The wine has an intense nose of tropical fruits, including mango and banana. Round and smooth in the mouth, Cloud Chaser has a lovely, complex onset and aromas of peach and apricot. The finish is long and lingering, yet the wine remains refreshing and quaffable.
Cloud chasing just sounds nice.
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
This 2014 vintage has yielded a complex and silky Sauvignon Blanc with alluring aromas of lemongrass, Kaffir lime, vanilla and green papaya. On the palate, racy acidity underscores lovely flavors of lemon meringue, star fruit, candid ginger and mineralogy, carrying the wine through to a long, bright finish.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those that love lemon meringue and those in denial about the greatness of lemon meringue.