Wines of the Month

August Wines of the Month

Van Ruiten Chardonnay
This medium-bodied Reserve Chardonnay is lush and round on the palate, while displaying the typical intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas. Notes of creamy lemon bar and papaya are layered with subtle hints of hazelnut. While the finish is long and clean, the flavors become increasingly full and complex with time.
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Masi Masianco

A blend of Pinot Grigio and Verduzzo. A fresh white wine, aromatic and fruity in style; the unmistakable result of combining Pinot Grigio delle Venezie with the Appassimento technique, Masi’s speciality. A “Supervenetian” with great style, and a worthy “brother” to the famous red wine, Campofiorin. 
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Calling All Angels Chardonnay
“On a warm summer night, after playing a show on tour, a great chardonnay is my go-to choice of wine. That’s why we created Calling All Angels, a fruit- forward, medium bodied chardonnay. The wine has a fantastic citrus scent and a hint of pineapple that works great with slight vanilla bean notes. The soft tannis and long finish make this great with both a dinner or a drink with friends.” – Jimmy Stafford from Train
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Van Ruiten Zinfandel

These grapes are hand-selected from the first vineyard John Van Ruiten planted in 1952. The grapes are hand picked and sorted again before going into the fermentation tanks, this allows for only the best fruit to go into this wine. Our 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel is packed full of blackberry, cherry, and blueberry jam; with barrel flavors contributing aromas of coffee, cedar, and finishing with licorice. A big finish of age worthy tannin and it’s full body suggest pairing with a robust meal of your finest cheese.  

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Van Ruiten Petite Sirah  

Petite Sirah grapes have been grown in the Lodi area for over a century and have historically been used as a red blending wine. Today’s wine drinkers have discovered the distinct characteristics of this varietal; dark hues, exotic aromas of allspice, plums, and green tea, with flavors of black cherries and ripe plums. Exhibiting generous tannins and a lengthy finish, this Petite Sirah should benefit from several years of aging, yet make a terrific accompaniment to hearty stew, lamb, or wild game.
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Van Ruiten Cabernet Sauvignon 

The inky, black hue color of this sumptuous Cabernet gives way to expressive aromas of black cherry, cassis, and allspice. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of vanilla and cedar on the palate. Luscious currants and pepper flavors are refined and balanced by a lingering finish. For all those who complain that Cab isn’t food friendly, this one is! Ageability is almost guaranteed.

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Masi Campofiorin  
Rich, smooth and velvety; very approachable and versatile with food. This is Masi’s original Supervenetian from 1964 – recognised internationally as the creator of a new category for wines from the Veneto inspired by the technique of making Amarone. Combining simplicity and grace with strength and majesty.
Grape Varieties  Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

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Trivento Reserve Malbec 

Wine Spectator: “Ripe yet fresh, offering vibrant boysenberry and blueberry notes backed by light tannins, with a pleasant hint of herbs on the juicy finish. Drink now.” A bright carmine red, this wine’s plum and raspberry jam aroma mingles elegantly with vanilla notes from the six months of aging in French oak barrels. Well balanced, this exhibits sweet tannins and a velvety finish.

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July Wines of the Month

 

 

J Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from throughout our Russian River Valley vineyards. A sensual, creamy palate supports a complex mix of papaya, jasmine, and lemon-lime citrus characters over the long finish.
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Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer
At Pacific Rim, purity is at the core of our winemaking. By using stainless steel tanks, the true nature of our Yakima Valley Gewurztraminer shins through with vibrant floral aromas and flavors of lychee, passion fruit and melon. An enlightened pairing with chicken satay, moo shoo pork, roast turkey and all manner of curries.
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 Dry Creek Chenin Blanc 
At first swirl, fragrant aromas of tropical stone fruits such as white peach, melon, and citrus leap from the glass. A few minutes in the glass reveal the wine’s signature mineral characters, and even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety’s Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple flavors along with zesty citrus and, overall, an excellent sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle!
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Newport Great White
Once you have it, you’ll understand why it is Newport Vineyard’s most popular wine. Crisp. Clean. Slightly Sweet. Refreshing. Perfect for a Summer’s Day. This aromatic white blend with is ripe with rich melon and apricot flavors.
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19 Crimes Red Blend
Dark red in the glass, its legs cascade slowly due to its concentration and power. Possessing aromas of licorice, dark fruits and vanilla, this theme carries through on the palate with loads of rich, sweet fruit all wrapped in chalky, ripe tannins persistence and structure to support the concentration of flavour. A wine that showcases the beauty of blending two varieties that match like hand and glove. A memorable wine with loads of personality.
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Franciscan Merlot
A richly expressive, yet vibrant mélange of bright fruit-juicy framboise, warm black plum, cassis, and ripe black cherry-draws you in,  layered with sweet anise, vanilla, and subtle notes of cardamom and cola. Full and lush on the palate, the supple, fleshy mouthfeel will bring you back. A plush core of ripe Santa Rosa plum, black cherry, and blackberry is framed by rich mocha, vanilla, and anise with traces of tobacco and sweet sage. Elegant and impeccably balanced with a dark cherry and vanilla infused finish.
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Guarachi Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep reddish brown color with focused fruits such as cherry and blackberry yielding to long and supple tannins on the palate. This is a complex, dense and well-balanced wine that can cellar for at least 10 years.
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2 Up Shiraz 
Deep violet in color with blackberry and soft vanilla notes on the nose. The palate opens with ripe, dark berries, hints of spicy red plum and black cherries. Dark berry fruits lead to a long lingering finish with fine tannins and complex spices.
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June Wines of the Month

  

A.A. Badenhorst The Curator White

The aromas are an enticing mix of lemon, orange, white stone fruit, spice, ginger and honey notes. The palate has wonderful fruit volume characterised by stone fruit and mineral flavours. The finish is long and has slight phenolic edges supporting the fruit through the entire length of the wine.
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Cesari Lugana Cento

Soft pressed and fermented in stainless steel, the wine then rests in contact with its skins for several months before bottling. With floral and fruity aromas on the nose, this wine boasts good minerality and balanced acidity with a pleasant, lengthy finish. This full, soft white is perfect as an aperitif and also complements hors d’oeuvres, seafood, and light pasta dishes.
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Truchard Chardonnay   

Floral aromas of green apple, pineapple, and honeysuckle; with a touch of vanilla, nutmeg, and toasted oak.  The mouth is creamy and balanced; filled with bright flavors of fresh pear, Meyer lemon, and lime.  Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of citrus, mineral, and spice.
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Ferrari Carano Siena 

This wine is primarily Sangiovese blended with Malbec. It has delicious aromas of cherries, blackberries and currants complemented by sweet vanilla oak and caramel. On the palate, this wine offers ripe, juicy, baked berry pie with anise, cocoa and cola flavors, with lively acidity, supple tannins and a lingering finish.
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Novas Cabernet Sauvignon 
A deep ruby-red blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. The complex nose features notes of fresh cherries with a soft touch of chocolate. This is a wine with tremendous volume, concentration, and silky tannins that result in a well-balanced wine with a long and full finish.

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A.A. Badenhorst The Curator Red 

This wine has the potential to age very gracefully for the next decade or so.  The tannins are prominent and well  integrated and refreshing.  The aromas are brooding with complex notes of pepper, liquorice, perfume  and black cherries. The palate entry is quite dense with lavender and dark berry fruit. The finish is dry with well spread tannins ending with savoury and currant flavours..

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First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon   

The First Lady has a deep and intense ruby red color, the nose reveals lots of red berries and sweet black cherries, complemented by sweet vanilla and chocolate oak background. The smooth, ripe, round tannins make this wine easy to drink while still retaining a full body. The balanced acid create s firm finish that is complemented by a lingering sweetness

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Wind Gap Griffin’s Lair Syrah  

Bright purple.  Vibrant, heady aromas of cassis, blueberry, candied licorice and Moroccan spices, with hints of violet and mocha.  Sweet, creamy and deep, with a layered quality to the cassis, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors.  Remarkably lush syrah with a broad, palate-staining finish that features suave tannins and a whiplash of dark berry fruit.

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May Wines of the Month

Ninety Plus Lot 85 Chardonnay

Succulent aromas of ripe pear, green apple, and quince with overtones of orange blossom and citrus. Fresh flavors will energize your taste buds and then mellow into a cozy finish that ends with a happy face. Pour a glass with seared sesame encrusted tuna, chicken and broccoli stir fry or an assortment of fresh cheeses.
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Ninety Plus Lot 65 French Fusion White

Like a summer breeze in a glass, this white is full of brisk citrus fruit mixed with hints of peaches, lightly roasted almonds and wild herbs. Lively flavors melt into a soft robe of richness that coats like the sultry air of the seashore. Treat yourself to a bottle, find a friend, and spend a little time together. 
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Dr. Frank Semi-Dry Riesling  

The 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling presents a light golden hue and a nose of orange blossom, lavender and pear. A vibrant mouth feel reveals flavors of apple, peach, mandarin oranges and a zesty fruit finish. Serve with light spicy foods or dessert.
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Ninety Plus Lot 80 Zinfandel
Cavernously dark in color giving way to brilliant aromas of blackberries, cola and campfire. Rich and opulently textured, this wine makes a strong impression without being a show off.  Serve alongside braised pork with chillies, fettuccini and wild mushroom ragu, or roasted figs with gorgonzola cheese.
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Irony Pinot Noir
This Monterey Pinot Noir leads with red cherry, ripe strawberry and vanilla aromas, heightened by an earthy undercurrent of sage. Bright red cherry flavors are layered with strawberry jam and accents of rhubarb and red licorice. The lush, supple tannins found in this medium-bodied Pinot Noir are beautifully balanced with fresh, crisp acidity.

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I Normanni Nero d’Avola  

Nero d’Avola (Black of Avola in Italian) is Sicily’s most popular red grape. Nero d’Avola vines grown in the eastern part of Sicily are characterized by greater subtlety, with more pronounced fruit aromas rich with notes of small, berried fruits like blueberries and blackberries. Aroma reminiscent of balsamic vinegar, cocoa and chocolate. Well balanced with a nice roundness over velvety tannins.

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Ninety Plus Lot 74 Cabernet Sauvignon  
Deep violet in color with aromas of cassis, currant and cocoa. The wine is a rich composition of mouth-filling nectar that saturates your taste buds with its sensationally suave flavor.  Sip it along side of braised lamb shanks, savory beef empanadas or mild blue cheeses.

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Bolla Creso 

Bolla Creso is very intense, dark, deep ruby in color. The nose is ample, complex, elegant and fruity with notes of toasted wood. Grassy nuances of the Cabernet are evolving toward cocoa and wild berry with notes of cherry, spice, plum and violets. The wine is powerful and persistent with ripe berries, cocoa, plum and offers sweet, silky and velvety tannins.  

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April Wines of the Month

Marques de Riscal Rueda White

A bright, straw-yellow coloured wine. As you expect from a verdejo wine, on the nose it has high aromatic intensity, with tropical fruit and hints of fennel and fresh grass. In the mouth it is both syrupy smooth and refreshing, with a slightly bitter finish which is typical of the variety making it long and pleasant to drink. Overall it is a fresh, well-balanced wine.
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Sean Minor 4B Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is a golden straw color and displays aromas of lemon, lime, melon and a touch of tropical notes. On the entry, grapefruit acidity integrates well with a medium body mid palate mouth feel. The kiwi, green apple and peach flavors evolve into a hint of minerality that adds complexity to the finish.

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Little Black Dress Divalicious White

Dazzling lemon-yellow with bright reflections, this fragrant “Diva” possesses a beautiful, floral perfume of sweet jasmine and orange blossom, followed by notes of white peaches. An expressively fruity white wine bursting with a refreshing acidity and clean finish.
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Marques de Riscal Próximo 
Próximo has been made in our cellar from grapes grown in our most traditional vineyard. The grapes are picked by hand and fermented at a controlled temperature. This wine expresses all the best characteristics of our area, thanks both to its wonderful fruity character, and its outstanding, polished tannins
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Sean Minor Pinot Noir
This Carneros Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with cherry, cola, plum, and blueberry. It is well-structured and elegant, with lingering spicy/earthy notes and cherry flavors throughout the mid-pallet. The vanilla and toast integrates well with the silky round tannins on the lengthy finish.

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Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon 

Our Napa  Cabernet Sauvignon, deep ruby in color, has ripe cherry, cassis and blackberry fruit aromas. On the palate, flavors of blackberries and raspberries, hints of roasted coffee and an earthy, savory spiciness coat the palate. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.

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Little Black Dress Merlot    
If you’re passionate about Merlot, make Little Black Dress your “go to” red. This wine is rich with aromas of ripe black cherry, cranberry, and warm herb, complemented by hints of vanilla and toasted oak. This medium-bodied Merlot can seduce even the most experienced of palates with its nice lingering finish.

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Enamore Red

Scramble the letters in AMARONE and you get ENAMORE! Dark ruby red in color, Enamore offers supple aromas of ripe berries, raisin, and plums. Sensual notes of exotic spices, charcoal and chocolate are seamlessly layered with the fruit. Full bodied, rich and complex, with a long finish beautifully framed by fine-grained tannins. This is a very special wine that will surprise many wine lovers  

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March Wines of the Month

Once upon a Vine The Fairest Chardonnay

Kissing frogs, waiting for princes, and falling prey to evil stepmothers is simply outdated. We like a little complexity and intrigue, in our life and our wine. The Fairest Chardonnay grants our wishes, offering a ripe nose of pear, guava, pineapple and crème brulée. These enchanting flavors linger well into the finish, leaving notes of citrus and spice. Pair this wine with a good friend and engaging conversation.
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Leese Fitch Sauvignon Blanc

The 2011 Leese-Fitch Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp and refreshing wine. This wine has clean aromas of lemon peel, ground ginger, and blanched almonds. The palate has a bright acidity that carries along zesy and refreshing flavors of fresh citrus and white nectarine.  

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Once upon a Vine A Charming Pinot

Elegant, sophisticated and approachable, A Charming Pinot is every girl’s dream. Dark cherry, currant and cola aromas seduce the senses followed by a lush, velvety palate of ripe black fruit. Hints of bacon, toastiness and espresso give depth and complexity, enhancing the appeal. Rich fruit gives a lovely finish to this dashing wine, picking up sweet mocha notes as it extends into a long, finish. (not available until March 7th)
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Once upon a Vine The Big Bad Red Blend
A blend of several red varietals, The Big Bad Red blend appeases our inner dark side, satisfying that craving for the bold and daring. The wine leads with a bramble of berries, dark black plum and root beer flavors, framed by toasted spices. Fleshy and ripe, the palate delivers layers of black fruit with a savory and spicy character. Supple tannins hold flavors into a long, lasting finish. A perfect pairing for a dark and stormy night.

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The Bean Pinotage
From the Mooiplaas estate (meaning `beautiful farm’) comes this aptly named Pinotage. Ruby red and smelling of richly roasted coffee beans, there’s layer upon layer of ripe cherry fruit, liquorice and mulberry flavours a lot of tannins in the wine, but fine and silky, very well integrated with oak, palate is mouth filling with good intensity and long finish with a twist of smoke.  

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Bodini Malbec 

Aromas of dark, ripe bing cherries and toasty caramel. Full and fleshy in the mouth with loads of ripe and spicy red and black fruits. Firm tannins and great structure for such a drinkable wine with a long, persistent finish that continues to dance on your tongue long after the first sip.

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Leese Fitch Zinfandel
Dark Garnet color with aromas of plum, raspberries, white pepper, Indian spices, and blue fruits. In the mouth, flavors of blackberries, dark cherry, cedar, fresh figs, black tea leaf, brown sugar, and warm nutmeg finishing with hints of rich American oak, lush raspberry, and finishing with a delicate pecan pie nuance.

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Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon  

Beautiful deep red color with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. This wine is full-bodied and incredibly lush for a young Cabernet. It explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish. Pairs with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, rabbit, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.

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February Wines of the Month

Warwick First Lady Chardonnay

A pale straw colour with a hint of green in the glass. Intense nose of pineapple, pear, citrus and floral notes. The mid-palate is broad and appealing supported by a refreshing acidity.
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OP Chardonnay

This chardonnay has a bright, clean color, with an attractive tonality. Its aroma is fresh on the nose, with a complex summary of tropical fruits. On the mouth is tasty, with a good compensation on the nose and good memories of the obtain sensations in the olfactory phase.

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Yealands Sauvignon Blanc

Selected from the two best Sauvignon Blanc parcels on Donnelly’s Block this aromatic wine shows lifted flavours of blackcurrant with underlying notes of wet stone and thyme. The palate is elegant yet full with sufficient weight and texture, which is balanced by the flinty minerality typical of the Seaview Vineyard. 
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Opera Prima Cabernet
On the nose it has an intense fruity aroma characteristic of the variety combine with a spice nuances. On the mouth shows an adequate balanced between alcohol, acidity and sugar, which it emphasizes its kindness on the mouth like its amplitude in the development of the tasting.

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Terra D’oro Barbera
Terra d’Oro Barbera is opulent and delicious, yet welcoming and approachable. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and spice tease the senses and lead to a juicy palate. Intriguing flavors of black cherry match a smooth, alluring mouthfeel. Deep and harmonious, this wine has perfect acidity for pairing with almost any food. Enjoy the Barbera with tender, grilled lamb and vegetable kebabs.

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Lincourt Pinot Noir    

Notes of black cherry and worn leather explode on the nose followed by a rich brown sugar spice. Blueberry cobbler, lemon zest and freshly ground cardamom round out the palate. This is an intricate yet friendly wine and will resonate with all lovers of Pinot Noir. Full, ripe and harmonious it pairs well with lamb, turkey, salmon or pork.

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Conti Contini Sangiovese      
Conti Contini Sangiovese is 100% Sangiovese blend give it a bright ruby red color with glints of purple. Its fresh, rich, clean palate is full of concentrated dark berry fruit and light spice, and an aroma that is violet and cherry, underlined by velvety layers of rich fall berries. 

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Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon  

The nose shows lovely rosehip, black cherry and black currant, with deep wood and vanilla spice. The wine has flavors of bing cherry and black fruits with a delicacy and finesse that is appealing and reminiscent of the structure and elegance of a great Bordeaux. The full fruit finish, supple, weighty tannins and long finish add to the complexity of this wine.  

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