Monday, April 25, 2016

WOW: Now THIS is My Cup of (Pro)tea!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Now THIS is My Cup of (Pro)tea!
Line 39 Wines

Warmer weather is FINALLY making a more frequent and consistent appearance!  And now, all eyes are on THIS Rose for the Spring and Summer!  At just $12.99 this is a bottle to buy by the case!

Product Description

"The Dry Rosé is a blend of three classic Rhone varieties that we source from our favorite vineyards in the Darling, Swartland and Wellington regions. The combination delivers a crisp, fresh wine with concentrated flavors and riveting aromas. And of course, the bottle is gorgeous, clear glass showing the lovely pale pink wine through the white floral motif printed all the way around the bottle." - Winery Notes

Protea Rose 2015 Tasting Notes

"A tangy succulence is immediately apparent in the mouth. Plum and red fruit flavors are lifted and freshened with a vibrant acidity and edge of grapefruit zest. Delicious and refreshing with a clearly defined finish." - Winemaker Notes
Blend: 59% Mourvedre, 22% Cinsaut, 19% Shiraz

Monday, April 18, 2016

WOW: May I Please Have a Sidebar?

WOW: Wine of the Week

May I Please Have a Sidebar? Line 39 Wines

The newest project from David Ramey is one of which to take note.  In partnership with his daughter, Claire, these wines are fresh, relevant and at reasonable price points.

Product Description

"Legendary winemaker David Ramey started his career in wine with little more than a degree in enology and a dream. After nearly two decades of creating benchmark wines for such California wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd, David Ramey and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. David’s wines are made in an old-world style and are consistently rated among the best wines in California. Today, David and Carla very much still run a family business. As their children take on roles within the company, the Rameys wish to expand the family’s legacy to reflect the significance of its future generation of winemaking and consumers. Thus, Sidebar Cellars was founded, with daughter, Claire, at the helm. Sidebar currently offers Kerner from Lodi’s Mokelumne River area, Lake County Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé made from Russian River Valley old-vine Syrah." - Winery Notes

Sidebar Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Tasting Notes

Beautifully textured with a crisp, bright finish.

Sidebar Rhoneish Red Blend 2014 Tasting Notes

Rich and plush, soft and luscious, yet perfectly dry, this southern Rhône-inspired blend will fill your mouth with pleasure.
Blend: 48% Mourvedre, 37% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Monday, April 11, 2016

WOW: Musical (Wine) Interlude

WOW: Wine of the Week

Musical (Wine) Interlude
Line 39 Wines

Our two favorite worlds FINALLY meet on Music and Wine!  We are pleased to start carrying Zac Brown's wine project and highlighting the quality products originating from the North Coast.  Getting close to these wines is FAR less costly ($13.98 per bottle) than a concert ticket - ENJOY!

Product Description

"Zac Brown has always been a man on a journey. Most know him for his music, yet his artistry and creative spirit are without boundaries. No matter where the adventure takes him, Zac has always remained downhome and truthful to his roots. His lifelong connection to the land and passion for bringing music, food, and people together was a natural path to wine.
John Killebrew, who grew up in California, developed a love for nature, gardening, cooking, and music at an early age. Though he and Zac grew up on opposite ends of the country, distance did not stop them from sharing a common passion and respect for the land.
As a winemaker, John is able to tap into his desire to make things with his own hands, stay immersed in nature, and find each season’s expression through the vines. Z. Alexander Brown is the reward of this relentless commitment and partnership with Zac to create bold "uncaged" wines rooted in the heart of California wine country." - Winery Notes

Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet 2013 Tasting Notes

"Z. Alexander Brown Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds with rich aromas of black cherry, cola and mocha. Bold tannins frame a powerful mid-palate layered with mouth-filling flavors of ripe blackberry,  black currant and chocolate covered cherry, as well as subtle hints of baking spice. Smooth and balanced, an elegant finesse defines the long and lingering finish." - Winery Notes

Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend 2013 Tasting Notes

"Dark garnet in the glass, commanding aromas of blueberry, cassis and cedar preview a bold, mouth-filling palate stacked with concentrated layers of ripe blueberry, black cherry and baking spice. Robust and full-bodied with excellent weight in the mid-palate, this complex wine leaves a lasting impression with a smooth, round and full finish." - Winery Notes

Monday, April 4, 2016

WOW: Move Over Meiomi!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Move Over Meiomi!
Line 39 Wines

...There are some new kids on the block!  Meet the two offerings from Diora Winery.  Diora has come to the market with a beautiful package, quality product and a price that is sure to please - ONLY $20.79 per bottle for this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir or Red Blend.

Product Description

"Inspired by the signature golden hills that frame the landscape of out San Bernabe Vineyard at the southern edge of the Santa Lucia Mountain range, Diora is the culmination of a high touch vineyard to bottle journey in California's celebrated Monterey County where San Bernabe Vineyard enjoys the 'sweet spot' of the region's long growing season, rare soils and Monterey Bay coastal influence. Powered by the precision of winermaker James Ewart's timing in the vineyard touch in the cellar, Diora dawns a statement wine style overflowing with flavor, depth and personality." - Winery Notes

Diora "La Petit Grace" Pinot Noir 2014 Tasting Notes

"Deep, intense garnet color in the glass with aromas of black cherries, brown sugar and mocha. Round, soft and full-bodied with excellent weight in the mid-palate, layers of black cherry, dark chocolate, spice and coffee bean unfold with earthy undertones of mushroom and truffle." - Winery Notes

Diora "Three Crowns" Red Blend 2012 Tasting Notes

"Plush, satiny and full-bodied, intense aromas of blackberries, black licorice and white pepper are punctuated by ancillary flavors of plum, blackberry and hints of leather. Featuring select Syrah fruit from our prized Block 25 as the backbone of this expressive blend, we complemented Syrah’s intensity and concentration with the soft, supple tannins of Grenache and the elegant aromatics of Viognier. The resulting blend is a perfect balance of power and finesse and an excellent showcase of San Bernabe Vineyard." - Winemaker's Notes
Blend: 88% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 4% Viognier, 1% Petite Verdot