Monday, March 28, 2016

WOW: Longing for 2011?

WOW: Wine of the Week

Longing for 2011?
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Although many wineries struggled with the late and wet spring and cooler summer temperatures of the 2011 growing season - a good handful of wineries and winemakers persevered.  Taste all of the goodness 2011 had to offer in this bottle and stock up!  This wine's price has been slashed in HALF to make way for new vintages.

Product Description

In the autumn of 1989, Jess Jackson acquired the Zellerbach winery and renamed it in honor of his late father, Jess Stonestreet Jackson. Stonestreet quickly garnered international acclaim for their powerful reds and luscious whites.
Today, Stonestreet wines are undergoing a transformation, using fruit from Alexander Mountain Estate and new winemaking techniques. Alexander Mountain Estate, with lean, well-draining soils and cooler temperature, produces fruit with smaller berries and more intense color and flavor. Stonestreet is dedicated to fulfilling the promise of Alexander Valley's exceptional and distinctive vineyards. Traditional, Old World methods of hand harvesting, small barrel lot production, native yeast fermentation and bottling each wine unfiltered brings out the best in specific grape varieties and provides the quality framework for each Stonestreet wine.

Stonestreet Estate Cabernet 2011 Tasting Notes

"The 2011 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon conveys aromas and flavors of pomegranate, cassis, blood orange and green peppercorns — a nervy, complex signature of the cooler vintage. The palate is stony, black-fruited and sanguine, with an abundant palate texture and firm backbone." - Winery Notes

Monday, March 21, 2016

WOW: Seeing a Sea Pearl!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Seeing a Sea Pearl!
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Sea Pearl truly lives up to its name.  This wine is not the typical white/red grapefruit, citrus bomb from New Zealand to which many wine drinkers have come accustomed.  This is a well balanced, herbal, refreshing addition to add to your Spring and Summer wine rotation.

Product Description

"Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, named after this New Zealand treasure, are crafted from fruit grown in the southern Wairau River valleys of Marlborough, within close proximity to the sea. We take a purist approach to winemaking, making certain the vineyards are in perfect condition and harvesting at optimum ripeness, letting the fruit express itself with minimal intervention in the winery." - Winery Notes

Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Tasting Notes

"A lifted nose showing refreshing herbal notes, snow pea, melon, and fresh guava. Light bodied and refreshing with typical Marlborough flavors of passion fruit, gooseberry, and grapefruit. A pleasing herbaceous thread leads to a long, lingering finish." - Winery Notes

Monday, March 14, 2016

WOW: Get "Hi!" Need We Say More?!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Get "Hi!"  Need We Say More?!
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Seriously, do we really need to say any more?!  This zippy little duo caught the eye of and we are pleased to now offer it on our site!  And, at under $12 per bottle, these are fun little sparklers to stock up on for all of those upcoming and MUCH anticipated summer picnics, days by the pool and balmy summer night conversations!

Hi! Rose Brut NV Product Description

"Sparkling rosè wine obtained from natural rifermentation with Charmat method of blend of selected Veneto’s and Emilia Romagna’s white and red wines; light pink colour with cyclamen tints, fine and persistent perlage." - Winery Notes

Hi! Rose Brut NV Tasting Notes

"The fragrance is fruity with strawberry scent.  The taste is fresh, delicate and harmonious.  A great blend of pinot noir (85%) and glera (15%) made in the gravely, fertile alluvial terrain of the Treviso plain." - Winemaker Notes

Hi! Prosecco NV Product Description

"Sparkling wine produced with the 'Glera' grape variety, native to the Prosecco D.O.C.’s area. In this countryside there are the best soils and climate conditions that grant a wine unique in characteristics. The sparkling process is made with Charmat method in steel autoclave in compliance with the regulation of the materia, obtaining an extra dry young wine, exciting and perfect in all the occasions." - Winery Notes

Hi! Prosecco NV Tasting Notes

"A beautiful floral, and citrus scented bouquet. Palate is soft, with a clean green apple and citrus fruit. 100% hand harvested Prosecco made in the 'Frizzante' style to be lively and light with the moderately." - Winemaker Notes

Monday, March 7, 2016

WOW: Sauvignon Blanc, Meet Semillon...

WOW: Wine of the Week

Sauvignon Blanc, Meet Semillon...
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De Bortoli is an Italian living in Australia and producing this note-worthy Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend.  Light and refreshing for the upcoming Spring and Summer - this is one you'll want pool-side, grill-side, by your side at an outdoor concert, you get the gist!  And at UNDER $16 per bottle, this is one to buy from by the case!

Product Description

"De Bortoli Wines is a family-owned company that was established in 1928 by Italian immigrants Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli, who came from the Treviso region in northern Italy.
De Bortoli Wines is now under the custodianship of a fourth generation. Each family member is involved in the business, including the winemaking, which is overseen by Managing Director Darren De Bortoli, and Winemaker, Steve Webber, Leanne De Bortoli’s husband. Leanne and Steve manage the Yarra Valley Winery and Vineyard, Kevin De Bortoli is Company Viticulturist and Victor De Bortoli is Export Director.
De Bortoli has wineries in three diverse regions: the Riverina NSW is famous for its iconic dessert wine Noble One; the Hunter Valley NSW is renowned for the unique character and quality of its Semillon and Shiraz; and the Yarra Valley in Victoria is recognized for its premium cool climate wines. The family motto Semper ad Majora, “always striving for better”, is the cornerstone of De Bortoli family values. We consistently strive for improvement in wine quality and our commitment to the environment. As a family company we are proud of our heritage and determined to hand a sustainable business to the next generation." - Winery Notes

De Bortoli Regional Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 Tasting Notes

"Light straw colour with a green edge.  Bouquet full of lifted gooseberry fruit with some creamy lactic notes. Hints of cask fermentation and biscuit like lees.  The palate showing quite textural with hints of guava and herbal notes. Calm acidity and gently aromatic." - Winery Notes

De Bortoli Regional Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 Pairings

Char grilled squid.