Monday, October 31, 2016

WOW: "B" Adventurous!

WOW: Wine of the Week

"B" Adventurous! 
Line 39 is pleased to offer another selection from our client favorite, B Cellars!  This Chardonnay from Dutton Ranch is perfect for even non-Chardonnay lovers.  And with the holidays just around the corner, this is a FANTASTIC hostess gift!

Product Description

"When B Cellars’ founder Jim Borsack first encountered his partner Duffy Keys at a Fourth of July barbecue in 2002, both executives were exploring new life paths in the wine business. Over a drop of the good stuff, of course, their journeys became intertwined when they discovered that they not only shared the same tastes in wine but were also on parallel missions to acquire vineyard property.
In the spring of 2003, they scrapped their solo endeavors, formed B Cellars, and got serious about structuring a first-rate wine company predicated upon two absolute principles: first, to produce exceptional artisan wines, season after season, by employing a multi-vineyard strategy, and second, to develop distinct flavors by blending wines from mutually complementary varietals.  Not long after they met the third key player, Kirk Venge named 'One of the Top 20 New Winemakers in the World' by Food & Wine Magazine (October 2005). Kirk brought with him a 37 year wine making legacy via his father, Nils, and a keen understanding of the Napa appellation. A bond was established almost immediately. “With Kirk’s passion for great wine, first-hand knowledge and commitment to excellence, it quickly became apparent that he was the ideal winemaker for B Cellars,” said Jim.  All team members were in concert with the idea of blending the finest red wines from the Napa Valley Appellation, and Kirk was given the mandate to create three proprietary blends of consummate quality from year to year.
The B Cellars name and logo stand for a commitment to seasonless excellence. The letter ‘b’ and the degree symbol ยบ refer to BRIX, a wine term which defines the optimal sugar/alcohol content in grape juice that indicates the potential for greatness.  B Cellars is committed to the artisan approach, creating perfectly balanced and complex wines. We are confident you will enjoy them and be proud to share them with friends and family." - Winery Notes

B Cellars Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2012 Tasting Notes

"Our Dutton Ranch Chardonnay hails from the Mill Station Vineyard in Green Valley within the Russian River Valley AVA. This cool climate Dijon clone bursts with notes of caramelized pineapple, mango, papaya, and robust barrel warmth. Opulent mouth-feel, impeccable balance, and a sensational finish define this single vineyard Chardonnay." - Winery Notes

Monday, October 24, 2016

WOW: Poizin for Your Party!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Poizin for Your Party!
Line 39 WinesSadly, this is our last week of featuring frightfully delightful wines for all things Halloween.  At under $17 per bottle, this Dry Creek Zinfandel could easily become a household favorite throughout the year!

Product Description

"Since 1994, owners, operators, brothers and partners, Steve and Bruce Cousins have transformed Armida Winery from a quiet producer of good wines into a much livelier place focusing on artisan, single-vineyard wines from the top growers in Sonoma County.
The Cousins hand-craft over ten different wines and feature some of the best vineyards in California, including Maple Vineyards Zinfandel and Maple Vineyards Tina’s Block (perhaps California’s BEST Zinfandel vineyard), Durell Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Parmelee-Hill Pinot and Zinfandel, Bacigalupi Pinot Noir, Castelli Knight Pinot Noir, and Dutton Chardonnay.  From the seven-acre estate vineyard, they produce Il Campo ("Field Blend"), a delicious combination of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah." - Winery Notes

Poizin Dry Creek Zinfandel 2014 Tasting Notes

"A lush, delicious and 'serious' wine but in a fun package! The nose is fruit driven with fresh plum, bing cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The mouthfeel is soft with a hint of milk chocolate, sweet oak, and a long vanilla finish. The deep color and firm structure are enhanced by the addition of the Petite Sirah and the firm tannins softened by moderate oak. Enjoy this POIZIN with caution; it is The Wine to Die for!" - Winery Notes

Monday, October 10, 2016

WOW: A Real "Boneshaker!"

WOW: Wine of the Week

A Real "Boneshaker!"
Line 39 WinesIt's that time:  The weather is cooling down, the first signs of Fall are starting to show and a night full of both tricks and treats are just around the corner! is pleased to feature some frightfully Halloween themed wines perfect for your favorite ghouls and goblins! 

Product Description

"Older vines make bolder Zins.  The main source of this Zinfandel, the Bruella Vineyard, is home to vines over forty years old.  Sustainably cultivated by Lodi's Mettler family, these vines produce intense, robust Zinfandel with full-tilt flavors." - Winery Notes

Boneshaker Zinfandel 2014 Tasting Notes

"Brick red and deep purple in the glass, with enticing aromatics of dried plums, black cherry jam and a hint of vanilla incense. One sip unveils flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice. Smooth on the finish with bracing tannins and lingering notes of blueberry and spice." - Winery Notes
Blend: 87% Zinfandel, 11% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Boneshaker Zinfandel 2014 Pairings

Boneshaker's full body is a great pairing for meaty chuck chili, grilled pork belly or a juicy mushroom hamburger.

Monday, October 3, 2016

WOW: Feelin' "Sassy" That It's October!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Feelin' "Sassy" That It's October!
Line 39 WinesIt's back!  Not only October, but also Tenuta's Sassoregale Sangiovese!  Long has this been a favorite and we are pleased to re-offer this delightful staple back to the site. Priced at UNDER $15 per bottle, this is one to order by the case - stock up and always be ready for impromptu company or entertaining.

Product Description

"Tenuta Sassoregale is in the Tuscan Maremma. Located in the south of the region, the Maremma’s wild, untouched territory is Italy's new wine frontier.
The estate is located among gently sloping hills covered in the medley of vegetation that makes up Mediterranean scrubland. Broom, arbutus, bramble briars, juniper, myrtle and heather grow among cork-oaks, holm oaks, cypresses and pines. All can be found in this soothing, wild landscape between the sea and the high hills of Montalcino rising to the north-northeast.
High planting densities, cordon spurtrained vines, low environmental impact vineyard management and meticulous cellar operations are all instrumental in preserving a strong, distinctively territorial imprint on wines that are known for their balance power and elegance.'" - Winery Notes

Sassoregale Sangiovese 2014 Tasting Notes

Its color is a bright ruby red. On the nose, it is clean and precise, with hints of morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, which expresses both great intensity and elegance.

Sassoregale Sangiovese 2014 Pairings

Pair with  grilled red meats, but also with matured salt pork products or the traditional sheep’s milk cheeses of Tuscany.