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 "A brooding but notably ripe nose of dark cherry and pungent earth aromas slides gracefully into strikingly rich and tautly muscular big-bodied flavors that possess praiseworthy concentration. There is plenty of underlying tension and energy to the mouth coating and very serious finish that..
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 "A distinctive rosé Champagne that smells like potpourri or Christmas punch with its cinnamon and clove accents. There's depth and intensity to the berry and whole-grain bread notes, matched to a raw silk texture and vibrant structure. Excellent length."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "It is my opinion that Taylor's tawny ports are the best of their type. When tasted against other tawnys, they all exhibit more aromatic personalities, greater fruit and ripeness, and a wonderful sweetness and length."
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..