Cellar/Tasting Notes Founded by growers Gary and Rosella Franscioni, Roar Wines is a small, family-run producer of Pinot Noir, Syrah and most recently Chardonnay from the elite vineyards of Santa Lucia Highlands.
The goal of the family is to make small lots of wine that are a pure reflection of the Santa..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barbaresco Bric Balin wafts from the glass with crushed flowers, dried cherries, tobacco and cedar. It is less overt than the Basarin, with the structural components playing a greater role in the wine’s balance. The energy and focus here are both attractive, while the oak seems to have..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Frescobaldi's Castelgiocondo is a protagonist in the Brunello school that prioritizes bold, modern expressions of the Sangiovese Grosso grape. This vintage shows pulpy fruit, soft spice and chocolate backed by dark concentration. The mouthfeel is generous and full with a thick, velvety texture."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "A balanced, elegant 2009 Brunello with dried fruits, hints of chocolate and a citrusy undertone. Full body, very well-integrated tannins and acidity. Drink or hold."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Enticing aromas of toffee, cream, dried apricot and caramel, Full-bodied, very sweet and thick, with honey and caramel flavors. Long and rich, oozing with sweet ripe fruit, this s like liquid candy."
Cellar/Tasting Notes Domaine Chavy-Chouet was founded when two of the oldest families in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet were brought together. The Enseigneres Vineyard is the most famous of the Puligny-Montrachet “villages” and known for some of the best value white Burgundies. The wines are full and rich with..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Fundamental to the Duckhorn tradition was the early decision to focus on the production of Merlot. Dan Duckhorn felt that this elegant varietal was under appreciated in North America.
He states: "I liked the softness, the seductiveness, the color, the fact that it went with a lot..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Captivating, rather Burgundian aromas of lemon cream, flowers, minerals and iodine. Intensely flavored and firmly built, with brisk acidity framing the sappy flavors of lemon cream, underripe pineapple and green tropical fruits. Energetic, tactile wine with lovely lingering perfume and a light..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "A prodigious Cornas possessing all the pepper, smoked game, blackberry, cassis, burning ember and scorched earth characteristics one could desire. This rich, full-bodied 2009 should be a singular Cornas to drink over the next 15+ years."
Cellar/Tasting Notes The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin shows the astounding qualities characteristic of the commune : deep color, with a multi-faceted berry and red fruit bouquet, a full, tannic structure and mellow texture carrying into a lasting finish.
This powerful and perfumed wine require elaborate and..