Wine of the Week

Beringer Luminous Chardonnay

Friday, August 19, 2016

The 2014 Luminus offers beautiful purity of fruit, showcasing bright citrus characteristics and a bright minerality. It has a robust acidity, notes of lemon zest, subtle toasted almond and a silky, elegant texture.

Meaning "light" in Latin, Luminus naturally represents the radiance of this Chardonnay. Like the brightness and purity that the name conjures, Chardonnay from the Oak Knoll district is known for its uncommon focus.

Yes, I know it is summer, but this Cabernet is too good to pass up right now. This is a real treat!

2012 55% Slope starts with ripe black fruit aromas followed by spice, cocoa, black tea and hibiscus.  The full bodied palate is dense with the flavors of cocoa, blackberry and brown sugar, carried on smooth tannins and supple texture.  The flavors of tea, mocha and cherry carry through on the long finish. 

MiP Rose - Made in Provence

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

This rose is light, refreshing and great for the summer.

Bethel Heights Pinot Blanc

Thursday, August 20, 2015

This wine is at once bright and vivacious, but also elusive and subtle… This perfectly dry Pinot blanc is loaded with flavors of grapefruit and pear, with a deep core of minerality and a detailed, focused finish. 

This iconic winery has added a new wine, honoring the next generation of the Hess Family. Founder Donald Hess, joined by son-in-laws Timothy Persson and Christoph Ehrbar, form a trio building on the values and vision of the past while leading the way to a bright and innovative future. With 36% Syrah, 35% Petite Sirah, 25% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, there's a touch of sweetness from the ripe, dark fruit, accented by a decidedly big impression of bing cherries and ripe plums. The tannins are nicely soft and inviting. With aromas and flavors like this, well, it's a crowd pleaser, pure and simple.

This dry rose has great balance, beautiful berry flavors and a refreshing finish. It consists primarily of Grenache, Rolle(Vermentino), Cinsault,Syrah and Tibouren. The Whispering Angel chapel from early 19th century, with its two cherubs who have inspired the creation of Whispering Angel.  

Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec, Mendoza

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins.

Wet stone tenderly encompassed by yellow honeysuckle nectar, honeydew melon and tangerine, refreshing and bright with glimpses of sweet tarts, a food-driven wine with seamlessly balanced acidity.

A lovely nose of green apple, lemon zest and vanilla is followed by flavors of citrus, brown butter, pear and flint. The 2012 Chardonnay is soft and round on the palate with bright fruit and creamy notes that lead into a long, elegant finish.

The aromas in this wine are very complex with white peach and apricot, yellow grapefruit, and lemon blossoms erupting from the glass. The fruit aromatics carry through on the entry and lend sweetness to the mineral driven pallet. The wine has very appealing ripeness and great balancing acidity. This is a medium to light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, where the complexity of stone fruit and green apples, yield to a very citrusy, crisp finish.