Conway Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon 2013Conway Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, 2013 Our inaugural vintage of Conway Santa Barbara County Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing aromas of Blackberry, Cassis, Vanilla, and sweet floral notes. Firm tannins add structure and complexity to rich layers of Blackberry, Dark Chocolate, and Plum. Each bottle of Conway Wine Represents our Family's passion for producing excellent wines that are meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. Harvest took place on several dates between October 5th and October 18th of 2013 according to grape maturity and optimum ripeness. All fruit was de-stemmed and sorted through a Pellanc, which is a state of- the-art sorting system designed to gently and accurately separate undesired stems from the grapes. Primary fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. The wine was racked to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak barrels and 70% neutral barrels. Granted AVA status in 2009, the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara appellation is quickly gaining popularity within our region and elsewhere. A sub-ava within the Santa Ynez Valley and the greater Santa Barbara region, Happy Canyon experiences the warmest temperatures in the valley,. This micro-climate is ideal for growing Boreaux varietals. The soil type is a mixture of loam and clay loam with red and yellow chert and serpentine cobbles. Historically, the area gets it name from the prohibition era, when simple alcohol was proceed nearby. Local lore has it that people would "take a trip up Happy Canyon" to purchase moonshine.
Pacific Pinot Oregon Pinot Noir 2015Ranked the #6 Red Wine at our March 25, 2017 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event. The fruit profile includes flavors of black cherry, raspberry, and plum. also, noteworthy are hints of vanilla, toffee, and cigar leaf. the balance and finish are round and full with silky tannins leaving a satisfying impression.
Brotte Cairanne Creation Grosset 2015Charles Brotte founded the Maison in 1931 as a negociant-eleveur. Laurent, his grandson, is now in control of the company. Under Laurent's direction, Maison Brotte has acquired ownership of a number of prestigious estates throughout the Rhone Valley, all of which are sustainably farmed.
Donati Claret 2014The 2014 Claret features aromas of ripe strawberry and cocoa with notes of cherry and cola on the finish. A real crowd pleaser.
Poggio al Casone La Cattura 2015Purple ruby color, on the nose it displays notes of red berries, blackberry and hints of white pepper; in the mouth it is medium bodied, fresh and velvety with firm yet well integrated tannins. Mediterranean pasta dishes, poultry and vegetable soups. Serve at room temperature.
Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2016Intense and full-bodied with red fruit, blackberry and spice. Soft, subtle tannins and a lingering smoky finish. Flavors: Bright raspberry, cherry and juicy blackberry with a hint of caramel, vanilla and toasty oak
Layer Cake Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016This Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon both truly expresses the depth and complexity of the grape as well as the additional vanilla, toasty oak influence of the bourbon and charred barrel that result from 3 months aging in these barrels. The result is a wine that is dense, rich, and jammed with scents of blackberry and vanilla and a long, mouth coating finish complimented by a hint of sweetness.
Daou Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Our #5 Red Wine from our May 21, 2016 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event. Rich and robust aromas of blackberry, bing cherry, and black currants are accented with sage, dried herbs, espresso bean, and dark chocolate. Secondary aromas of hints of cigar box and vanilla fill the nose. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, this wine offers flavors of cherry, dried berries, and cassis with subtle mocha and truffle nuances. A firm but smooth texture of pure blackberry fruit and coffee brings this balanced wine a well-rounded finish.
Markham Cellar 1879 Red Blend 2015The best thing about our Cellar 1879 Blend is its ability to be enjoyed whenever with whatever is on the menu. We love the way the aromas of chocolate-covered cherry fruit with hints of black pepper & bacon make us want to enjoy it with bacon cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries. The boysenberry jam flavors are layered with orange peel, lush tannins and balanced acidity which always pair with something spicy like carnitas tacos heaped high with salsa fresca. Of course there are times when a simple glass to just unwind and contemplate what's next is apropos. Sometimes all you need is a cozy fire and a good book!
Bell The Scoundrel Red Blend 2016The Scoundrel is really a softy that just wants you to play. And his wine simply follows his example - Cabernet and Syrah play very well together, delivering fruit and spice in a wine of medium weight with a satiny finish. Finely grained tannins balanced with mouthwatering acidity frame flavors of Maraschino cherry, white pepper, and a note of cranberry. Soft texture expands from mid-palate, creating a graceful end note to this appealing wine, perfect for a variety of foods.
Boston Winery Without Papers Red BlendWithout Papers is a red wine blend that is very versatile. It pairs well with any of your favorite dishes or, as it isn't loaded with tannins, it works well for cocktail hour or while watching a movie or a game on TV.
Summers Charbono 2016This vintage is a mid-full bodied wine with fruit aromas like blueberry with a hint of dried plum. It has a deep purple color and a robust, earthy flavor that makes Charbono different and distinctive from other wines. Great finish with surprising vitality from good acidity. A lovely wine of bold color and bright fruit. Food Pairings: Pairs with rack of lamb, gnocchi with tomato basil sauce.
Caparra & Siciliani Volvito Ciro Rosso 2013Colour: Ruby Red. Bouquet: Ripe fruit mixed with bitter cocoa. Taste: Tannins full of flavour, grape juice is natural which appeals to those with fine palattes.
Rhiannon Red 2017Bright mixed berries layered with expressive toasty oak. Lush, fruit-driven flavors of blackberry, Bing cherry, raspberry. Deep ruby color with lush mouthfeel and a long finish. Food Pairing: Fantastic paired with barbecue Chicken and Ribs, Spicy Asian Cuisine and Mediterranean Lamb.
Alsace Willm Riesling
Markham Sauvignon Blanc 2016Delicate aromas of grapefruit, melon and lime zest swirl around haunting wet stone and feint crushed mint leaves. Lush tropical highlights of pineapple, kiwi and orange blossom fruit flavors balance the electric mid-palate in a refreshing finish. Grilled garlic shrimp with black beans and rice is one of many delicious dished shat would pair easily with our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. We think this wine would also work with a bathing suit and a sandy beach!
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2016
A to Z Wineworks BubblesThe lovely, pale pink A to Z Bubbles invite with juicy, ripe fruit aromas. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, cherry, white peach, nectarine and apricot are joined by white flowers and a hint of creaminess. The bubbles dance on the tongue with mouth-watering acidity that leaves one wanting more. Primarily Pinot Noir with a bit of Chardonnay (10%), the fruit was left in contact with the skins to get the perfect color, a traditional, natural technique preferable to blending back red wine. Several different aromatic and Rosé yeasts were used during fermentation in 100% stainless steel for freshness. A donation to the Oregon SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today) will be made for every case of 2016 A to Z Wineworks Bubbles sold.
Rooiberg Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2015Enjoy chilled as an aperitif or with fresh oysters, line fish, poultry, light pasta and vegetarian dishes, also goes well with gouda or parmesan cheese.
Sokol Blosser Estate Rose of Pinot Noir 2017Crisp and vibrant with a whisper of pink, this wine features aromas of strawberry jam with flavors of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and cranberry. Round in the mid palate, bright acid on the finish.
Winemaker's Secret Barrels White 1LOn the beach, on the terrace, in the kitchen or the bathtub... It does not matter where you enjoy it. Winemaker's accompanies any occasion in which you seek to have fun, refresh yourself, or simply relax. Its fresh, crisp and fruity character, along with its aromatic and fun profile turn it into the perfect company.
Domaine Durand Sancerre Réserve Durand 2017
Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2017This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is deliciously pure, bursting with citrus notes with a hint of grapefruit and basil. The palate is fresh and vibrant with concentrated blackcurrant leaf and a hint of nettle and green melon. So refreshing, you'll be left wanting more. Food Pairing: On a warm day with good company and great food - we're thinking fresh fish or cheese platter!
Costa Do Sol Vinho Verde 2017Citrine and pale colour. Fruity fragrance with smooth marks of tropical fruits. Nice acidity and fresh on the mouth. The end is smoothly sweet.
Chateau Coupe Roses Minervois Frémillant Rosé 2016Its brilliant colour impresses and appeals for sweet delicacy. The nose is fruity and fresh, while the mouth takes in the fruity aromas. A wine to be served with cold meats and salted pies and is a perfect accompaniment for aperitifs in the middle of the afternoon.
Célestin Blondeau Sauvignon Blanc 2016Appearance: Clear golden green reflections. Aroma: Well-developed aromas reminding of syringa and blackcurrant evolving towards fruit cordial after a while in the glass. Mouth Feel: Full and round at first, followed by a sensation of crispness. A touch of anise lingering. Notes of gooseberries, grapefruit and mineral.This wine has particularly well kept its young character. Food Pairing: Fish and Seafood.
Domaine Des Deux Roches Pouilly Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2015'Vieilles Vignes' is a deep gold wine that has an intense brioche aroma with hints of stone fruits and flowers, and a restraint that hints at its minerality. It has a complex palate of green apples, with hints of citrus, creamy oak notes, and a mineral austerity that perseveres into an impressive finish. Food Pairings: This wine makes is an excellent match with gambas, lobsters, langoustines, or white meat. Foie gras cuit and Pouilly-Fuissé is a perfect pair. Its aromatic power also suits it to more exotic, spicy foods such as couscous, fish tajines, and prawns in sweet and sour sauce, and its mineralty means it pairs well with sushi.
Donati Sisters Forever Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2017
Post House Stamp Of Chenin 2016The nose of this wine offers peach, citrus and liquorice. Rich and full bodied palate with delicate flavours of tropical fruit, orange and a minerals. Soft round entry finishing with a long and full mouth feel. A hint of sweetness Perception of sweetness from lees contact and fruit. Drinking well but still young, will mature for another two to three years with honey character evolving.
Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Vin de Bordeaux 2016
Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc 2017Ranked the #1 White, Sweet or Sparking Wine in our Oct. 1, 2016 "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event. Ranked the #7 White, Sparkling & Sweet Wine at our Fall "Big Taste" of The Vineyard Wine Tasting Event on September 26, 2015. The ranking is based on what our customers purchased the day of the tasting. Rather than rely on the palette of one wine buyer, we consider these winning wines to be taste-tested and approved by our customers who voted with their dollars.
Chateau Le Thil Blaye Cotes De Bordeaux 2015
Rene Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2010This is the only wine in the Lequin-Colin collection that isn't 100% barrel fermented. It is 50% in tank and 50% in barrel, of which 10% was new in Chassin and Rousseau French oak, so there is a total of 5% new oak on this everyday chardonnay. The grapes come from plots in Santenay: "Lavau" near the village, and "Corpeau" which is located below the village of Puligny-Montrachet. The grapes from the plot "Corpeau" are purchased from organic producer friends of François, but François manages the viticulture, the harvest and the ultimate pressing and winemaking. The result is a fresh, citrusy and long chardonnay squarely in the AOC of Burgundy, but without pretense or artifice.
Rene Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Rouge 2010This wine comes from two parcels in Santenay: "Chassey-le-Camps" and "Lavau." Lavau is planted half to chardonnay (which goes into the "Retour aux Racine" bottling) and half to pinot noir. For this basic pinot noir, the grapes were co-fermented 10% whole cluster with the rest being de-stemmed. Fermentation lasted two and a half weeks after which it was put into barrel for 1 year, only 10% of which was new. It's juicy, spicy and everything you'd want in a basic Burgundy.
Sepp Moser SEPP Gruner Veltliner 2014The SEPP wines are those for uncomplicated enjoyment at every opportunity. Straightforward and fruity they are ideal companions for social gatherings and ensure stable drinking pleasure.
Maison Des Terroirs Vivants La Marouette Pinot Noir 2015This Marouette is part of Frelin's Naturally Typique wines. These are wines that really express and reflect the very best qualities of their appellation, terroir, fruit, and origins. They are authentic wines! A beautiful crimson red with rich aromas of cherry and blackberries. Delicate and harmonious.
Our Daily Wines Our Daily Red 2009Practice makes perfect they say, and Our Daily Red has been in production since 1998. Ongoing vintages have added a healthy percentage (30%) of Mendocino grapes which bring the leaner mouth feel and more focused flavors of the region to the mix. A blend of Fresno Syrah and Carignan and Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine should age well for a few years...if it lasts. This is a gluten free and vegan wine with not detectable sulfites.
Frey Vineyards Natural RedOur best-selling wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and smooth, with a bright garnet hue. The finish is crisp and fruity. An excellent everyday red, carefully crafted with organic techniques. This wine pairs well with a wide variety of cuisine from picnic fare to holiday feasts.
Valdibella Isolano Catarratto 2015The Catarrato Extra Lucido, grown in purity, is a true expression of its territory without any compromise. Its aroma recalls the fragrance we scent walking through the Mediterranean maquis in spring. It has good structure and minerality. It has also good acidity, with a finish which reminds us of the taste of almonds. The color is golden yellow.
Sepp Moser Zweigelt 2013
Pindal Malbec 2016A great expression of Argentina world's most prolific wine varietal. It is deeply colored, spicily rich with an exuberant juiciness and has as a trademark an almost velvety texture. It pairs well with red meats, grilled meats, hard cheeses and pasta with tomato sauce.
Our Daily Wines Our Daily CabOur Daily Cab is pure and rich, with plum and dark fruit aromas on the nose, balanced by the richness of bourbon vanilla. Velvet on the palate with a ripe and silky finish. This is a gluten free and vegan wine with not detectable sulfites.
Monde Eau Riesling 2015With great aromas of green melon, stone fruits, and lemon grass on the nose, this wine is very aromatic and pleasant. Driven by bright acidity that is balanced by flavors of apricot, green melon, and nectarine highlights on the palate, these flavors lead in to a nice touch of minerality that lingers on the semi-dry finish
Monde Eau Cabernet Sauvignon 2013Bright layered aromatics of ripe blackberry, black cherry, and black currant with a touch of warm earth and tobacco, this wine explodes on the palate. Flavors of black fruits, pomegranate, and tobacco leaf soaked in molasses, these flavors are intertwined and rounded out by a nice rich mouthfeel. This wine has a medium finish that is balanced with nice tannins and acidity.
Monde Eau Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2015Bright and layered aromas of green apple, peach, and butterscotch, with a nice touch of nutmeg and mineral on the nose. This wine intrigues you with a great diversity of flavors on the palate, from mangos, nectarine, and green bananas to a slight hint of slate. Very well balanced wine with a nice touch of acidity on the bright long finish.
Maison Des Terroirs Vivants La Marouette Sauvignon Blanc 2015The Marouette brand wines are gourmet and modern, made with only certified organic grapes by pioneers of French organic viticulture. Accessible to the inquisitive, they are natural and honest wines, with the sensation of ripe fruit. The vineyard parcels selected by Terroirs Vivants are judged by the potential of the fruit's expressiveness. They are worked, from planting to vinification, with the aim of giving you living "vivant" wines that are naturally "sympathique," or friendly. In other words, adapted to your desire for healthy, pleasurable wines at accessible prices. All Marouettes are vegan friendly. Clear light yellow with green reflections. Intense varietal nose of sauvignon blanc. Fine, lively taste with floral aromas and well rounded flavors. Very balanced. Drink as an aperitif or with fish and shellfish.