- Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 Product #30802 (In Stock)
Steve MacRostie creates this classy Chardonnay from grapes grown in some of the most exciting regions of California's Sonoma Coast. Sangiacomo and Hi Vista vineyards in Carneros give richness and texture. Several Russian River Valley sites - including sites owned by the Dutton and Martinelli familes - give lift, purity and vibrancy. And MacRostie's own Wildcat Mountain Vyd just west of Carneros adds fantastic complexity and length.
All of the fruit is pressed whole cluster (without destemming) to maintain clarity and freshness. About 90% ferments and ages in (20% new) French oak for more richness and body while 20% stays in stainless steel to retain crispness and cut.
"Features a delicious core of vibrant grapefruit and lemon-laced tangerine and white peach notes, with zesty acidity that keeps the flavors fresh and jumping."Wine Spectator 90 points
- Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma County 2014 Product #31346 (In Stock)
The Seghesio name has been synonymous with Zinfandel ever since Edoardo Seghesio planted his first vines in Sonoma's Alexander Valley in 1895. Edoardo's great-great-great (?) grandson, Ted Seghesio, still makes the wines here, maintaining the family's 120-year tradition of care and quality – and value.
And, the 2014 keeps the streak alive! It’s 95%+ Zinfandel with just a touch of Petit Sirah for color and mid-palate fruit. You’ll find all of Zinfandel’s briary berry fruit on display here from the big aromas of cherry and raspberry to the red/black fruit mélange on the palate and long finish. The dash of herb, sweet spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander), and dusting of black pepper make this a sweet-and-savory party in your mouth.
"Plump and luscious, this is jam-packed with fruit. Lively blackberry, pepper and other spice box aromas lead to ripe and rich flavors of black raspberry, caramel and licorice. There are more complex Zinfandels, but few that are more enjoyable to drink. Drink now through 2022."Wine Spectator 93 points
- Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley N/V Product #4578 (In Stock)
A classic and classy blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir from 4 different vineyards plus some oak-aged Estate wine, all aged for 2 years on the lees. Very Champagne like with a pretty red fruit note and a generous, toasty, finish.
"Elegantly balances lively crispness with plush, rich fruit and notes of fresh cherry, baked apple and brioche, ending with a long, minerally finish. Drink now. 80,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points