Robust Wine eSips™
2008 LAVIS “Dipinti”, Pinot Grigio — Trentino, Italy
Ripe Granny Smith apple and fig skins, with a clean touch of honey suckle and pear.
2009 HUGL, Grüner Veltliner — Niederosterreich, Austria
Bright flavors of citrus, grapefruit and exotic tropical fruits. A hint of white pepper.
2009 ERRAZURIZ “Estate”, Sauvignon Blanc — Casablanca Valley, Chile
Citrus notes of lemon & lime, along with honeydew melon rind. Lively and crisp, with dried herbs on the finish.
2009 PETER LEHMANN “Layers”, White Blend — Adelaide, South Australia
Perfumed tropical aromas along with lemons and peaches. Dried apricots, green melon and Chinese herbs show on the full-flavored finish.
2008 MAYSARA, Pinot Gris— Willamette Valley, Oregon
Apple sauce, peach pit and a muted citrus. The palate is textured, ending in brown clay, dried herbs and watermelon rind.
2009 FUENTE MILANO, Verdejo / Viura — Castilla y León, Spain
A nose of sea salt and orange bell pepper. Ripe water melon rind and a touch of white pepper appear on the palate. A great balance of ripe fruit and green acidity.
2007 NORTHFIELD “Frog Rock Vineyard”, Chardonnay — Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Classically rich and creamy, yet restrained by a mineral-driven acidity. Ripe, yet light. Tropical fruits of mango and banana surprise on the finish.
2009 ESTEFE, Riesling – Walla Walla, Washington State
Made in a dry style, with flavors of pear, green & Gala apples, and lemon pulp. The finish is lush and juicy, with a touch of minerality.
2008MAS DES BRESSADES, Roussanne / Viognier — Costières de Nîmes, France
Very clean, with notes of canned peaches, aloe vera, pear, white pepper and spiced quince. The viognier brings the perfume; the roussane a viscous mouthfeel. The finish holds on forever.
2009 NOVELLUM, Chardonnay — Côtes Catalanes, France
Mostly unoaked, but aged on Viognier skins for richness and seductive, perfumed aromas. Ripe banana and tangerine peel along with a refreshing and clean yellow pear.
2007CELLAR ARTS “The Luscious Blend”, Chardonnay — Sonoma, California
Tropical and stone fruits, layered creamy texture with no oak and a lingering finish.
2009 CÔTE TARIQUET, Chardonnay — Gascony, France
A subtle bouquet revealing fresh flowers, along with fresh butter and hints of vanilla. It is well-rounded on the palate, with a pleasant toasty note on the finish.
2007 LA FERME DE GICON, Grenache / Carignan / Cinsault — Côtes du Rhône, France
Green leaves, a dash of mint and a touch of iron. Then add plum skins and nectarine pits. An intriguing balance of earth and fruit, from one of Rhône’s best vintages.
2008 SHOOTING STAR “Blue Franc”, Blaufränkisch — Washington State
Like a spicy Pinot Noir, with light plums, blackberries and pomegranate seeds. Light, gently structured. Delicious!
2007MAS DONIS, Garnacha / Syrah — Montsant, Spain
Dried cherry, plums and rich strawberry complement dried sage and oregano. A soft note of black olive rides on the smooth finish.
2008 CYCLES “Clement”, Pinot Noir — California
Lush berries, nectarines and plums with junipers, herbal spices and soft tannins.
2004 VOLANTE, Merlot — Napa Valley, California
Supple layers of black cherry and berry fruits framed by spiced vanilla oak.
2007 FORADORI, Teroldego — Veneto, Italy
Dark cherries, a touch of wood, violets and charred meats combine with muted, soft strawberries. Very smooth and approachable.
2008 DEHESA GAGO, Tempranillo — Toro, Spain
A big nose of earth and violets, followed by charred coffee beans and salted nuts. Soft raspberry and a faint toffee grace the palate a delicious, soft finish.
2008 HEDGES “Estate”, CMS Red — Columbia Valley, Washington State
46% Cabernet Sauvignon / 48% Merlot / 6% Syrah. Elegance with a touch of power. Dark berry fruits, mild oak.
2006 CELLAR ARTS “The Robust Blend”, Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée — Napa, CA
Nose of a fully-bloomed rose garden layered with black currants, pine needles & vanilla. The finish brings an assertive grip, balanced by dense, dark fruits, lavender and oak tannins.
2007 THREE SAINTS, Syrah — Santa Ynez Valley, California
Blackberry jam, black pepper and a touch of smoke. Reduced blueberries and milk chocolate, along with soft tannins on the finish.
2004 ALGODON “Gran Reserva”, Syrah / Cab. Sauv. / Mallbec—San Rafael, Mendoza
Crushed black and red berries, along with smoked notes and vanilla tones from 15 months in French oak. A touch rustic, with plums and a fleshy, smooth richness.
2007 COSENTINO “Franc”, Cabernet Franc — Lodi / St. Helena, California
Faint eucalyptus, tea leaves and wilted gardenia petals lead to a warm, mulched earthiness mixed with sweet orange pulp. Smooth, rich and enticing.
2009 LEITZ “OUT”, Riesling —Rheingau, Germany
Apple, sugar snap peas and peaches transition to nectarines and a chalky, mouthwatering finish.
"Blondes Have More Fun" White Wine Flight
2009PETER LEHMANN “Layers”, White Blend – Adelaide, South Australia 2009NOVELLUM, Chardonnay – Côtes Catalanes, France 2008MAS DES BRESSADES, Roussanne / Viognier – Costières de Nîmes, France
"Bright Whites" White Wine Flight
2009 HUGL, Grüner Veltliner – Niederosterreich, Austria Bright flavors of citrus, grapefruit and exotic tropical fruits. A hint of white pepper. 2009 ESTEFE, Riesling – Walla Walla, Washington State Made in a dry style, with flavors of pear, green & Gala apples, and lemon pulp. The finish is lush and juicy, with a touch of minerality. 2008 MAYSARA, Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley, Oregon Apple sauce, peach pit and a muted citrus. The palate is textured, ending with brown clay, dried herbs and watermelon rind.
"Bubble Bath" Sparkling Flight
NVMONTSARRA, Cava – Penedès, Spain A dry style, with a nose of sourdough bread, apples and pine nuts. Finishes with a hint of pineapple. NV FRANCOIS MONTAND “Blanc de Blanc”, Chardonnay – Gascony, France Nose of apples and white peaches, with a hint of baked bread. 2006 DOMAINE DU MARGALLEAU, Vouvray Brut, Chennin Blanc – Loire Valley, France Snappy and rich, tending toward citric notes of ripe lime. Ending with under-ripe yellow pear.