James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey NA
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2010The 2010 Insignia has an incredibly inky hue with layers of perfumed plum, dark berries, bergamot, mocha and graphite aromas followed by hints of spice box. The texture on the palate is ultra-concentrated and silky with blackberry flavors and a touch of black pepper, cocoa and curry spices leading to the lush, lingering and focused finish.
Calera Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir 20112011 Mills Vineyard Pinot Noir possesses an intense but clear ruby hue and opens with deep inviting aromas of dark cherry, boysenberry, fresh prune and briar with hints of a beautiful antique cedar chest. Dark, brooding full flavors of blackberry, chocolate, plum, rock, pink peppercorn, redwood bark, vanilla and horehound accent the unctuous yet firm structure offered by prominent tannins, and persist through a long finish with a lively zing of bright raspberry.
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons - a "Napa Valley" and the venerable "Special Selection". Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" - a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines 2010
Cakebread Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014One of the richer, weightier Cakebread chardonnays in recent years, the 2014 vintage is redolent of creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors, it culminates in a long finish featuring pleasing mineral and spice tones. Delicious with chicken, shellfish, seafood and grilled salads.
Fulcrum Floodgate Pinot Noir 2010Saturated purple in the glass. Dusty aromas of plum, spice, an a hint of graham cracker. Lush flavors of deep dark cherry, plum, cola and spice. Silky creamy texture that is seductive. Unfined and Unfiltered.
Bodegas Juan Gil 18 Meses Blue Label 2014Mainly produced with grapes from very old Monastrell vineyars of low yield, as the Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah vines planted at about 700 meters of altitude, this is a very concentrated, complex and elegant wine, kept for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Willett Family Estate Bottled Small Batch Rye Whiskey 2 year oldCask Strength, alcohol/volume varies. Light-bodied for a barrel strength whiskey; great orange and perfume notes up front followed by mint and finishing softly with floral and fruit notes. Color: Old Gold. Nose: Cherry, pinewood, cereal grain notes, vanilla, oranges; with water added, licorice, perfume. Palate: Mint, honey, citrus notes, corn. Finish: More mint, herbal; with water added, floral and fruit notes.
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2012The 2012 vintage gives the wine all the characters I love in this Chardonnay, just more of them. Your glass swims with floral aromas and flavors of white peach, honeysuckle, grapefruit peel, kiwi and toasted almond - a gorgeous, juicy bowl of fruit held together with pleasing minerality and lively, bright acidity.
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2013This is a Cabernet with the Stags Leap District imprint all the way to its rich core. Lush, pronounced aromas lead to layers of flavor - black cherry, red cherry, savory herbs, cassis, black pepper, smoke, and briar fruit. The wine's lively, energetic juiciness comes wrapped in ripe, chewy tannins offering the ideal structure for extensive aging.