Wine Spectator 91 "Elegant and finely knit, this vibrant Champagne is framed by racy acidity that enlivens the flavors of ripe boysenberry, lemon zest, brioche and chopped hazelnut. Spice and chalk notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2018." Wine Enthusiast 91 "Laurent-Perrier’s dry
“The bouquet bursts with intense dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and subtle oak aromas. The palate is dominated by flavors of black cherries and juicy blackberries, accented by delicate vanilla flavors and toasty oak and finishing long with round, soft tannins.” ~Winery Notes
Wine Enthusiast 91 “Lushly ripe pear and butter flavors are backed by vibrant, lemony acidity in this wine. It has good depth, medium body and a creamy texture, but stays balanced and fresh on the palate, leading to a lingering finish. Another outstanding vintage for a classic California wine.
"This is the essential gift for any Metallica fan or whiskey aficionado to add to their collection. "Re-Mastered" by Pickerell, BLACKENED Whiskey, is a collaboration of bourbons, ryes, and whiskeys from all across North America, carefully selected by Dave himself. Once married, they make their way
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 Valdisanti is based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. This is a beautiful expression with a full and generous disposition. The wine opens to a dark garnet color and thick consistency. You very much taste the Cabernet in this
"Deep garnet color. Luxurious and dynamic aromas of ripe strawberry, bright cherry and faint notes of spicy oak and vanilla. The complexity of the palate smoothly layers rich red currant notes and baking spice flavors with light smoke, earth and leather. A balanced, velvety texture and supple
Wine Enthusiast 87 "Widely available, this easy Prosecco offers fresh aromas of citrus, stone fruit and honey. It’s elegantly packaged with a light blue label that would look gorgeous at a lunchtime table set by the pool." " La Marca Prosecco is a sparkling wine made in the Treviso area of
"Tito's Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas' first and oldest legal distillery. It's made in small batches in an old fashioned pot still by Tito Beveridge (actual name), a Geologist, and distilled six times. Tito's Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs. It is
WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 #54/ 93 Points. James Suckling 92 A dense and polished red with dark berry, dried strawberry and black pepper aromas and flavors. Full body, polished tannins and a crisp finish. Wine Enthusiast 90 Iris, leather and scorched earth aromas come together on this. The
Wine Advocate 92 “A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California's Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with notions of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries and mulberries with hints of unsmoked cigars, fragrant soil and wild
"Nobody knows where the name 'Cagnina' (ca-nee-na) comes from but it is known that the wine has been made only in the Romagna region, just south of Venice since the 13th century, and that it was even called Cagnina in those days. Grapey, jammy smooth as silk and unctuously sweet, this is a wine
“This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it traveled. Offering scents
" Clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples. Excellent as an aperitif, and ideal with seafood salads or pasta and rice dishes based on fish and shellfish. " ~ Winery notes
Producer Matua Valley was founded in a tin shed in 1974 by two brothers, Bill and Ross Spence. The brothers wanted to make wine in New Zealand that was as good as any in the world. As a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, Matua Valley quickly gained a reputation for innovation and
James Suckling 96 "Very fresh and vivid 2009 with berries, dark spice and hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, reserved and so held back and muscular, but you don’t feel the tannins and the strength. A great wine. Give it two or three years. Try in 2020. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Wine
James Suckling 96 "Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss
Wine Spectator 92"The minerally undertow imparts a subtle, smoky note that blends with flavors of dried pineapple, biscuit, salted almond and white peach. A balanced version, with a fine bead and well-honed acidity. Drink now through 2018. "
Wine Enthusiast '92' 'Editor's Choice' One of the top wines from this producer, this blend of at least 10 grape varieties comes from its estate. The wood aging has added sophistication to this already concentrated wine. With black fruits to the fore and firm tannins, it will age well. - Roger
Wine Spectator 90"Cola, sassafras and clove notes frame a deep core of plum and currant fruit in this dense red. The texture is plush and polished, supported by well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made." –TM
“Dark purple ruby core, slightly lighter at the rim showing light staining on the glass. Aromatic with bright ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, baking spice, savory dried autumn leaves, subtle violet floral notes with a hint of caramelized barrel sweetness. Dry, moderate plus bodied, with
Wine Spectator 92WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 32Rich and complex, with honeysuckle and freshly grated ginger notes up front, giving way to juicy and crisp Meyer lemon, yellow apple and Asian pear flavors. Hints of lime zest and dried mango linger.
"Korbel Brut is light and crisp, with spicy fruit flavors. It is finished with with a 1% dosage for a balanced medium-dry finish." ~ Winery Notes Food Pairings: Try it with Chicken dishes , oriental foods, especially those using lemon grass or mild curries. Korbel Brut is also great with many