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McManis Pinot Noir

mcmanis-pinot-noirFrom the Wine Maker – “The McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir is light purple in color with a lustrous hue. Fresh Cherry, Strawberry and Raspberry flavors are perceptible as the round silky wine passes through the mouth. Vanilla undertones, lent to the wine from oak aging, are perceptible in the clean, but supple finish. Ripe Strawberry, Cherry and Raspberry aromas are joined by a cream and Vanilla bouquet.”

Try this great wine with Roast beef, steak, brisket, meatloaf, hamburgers, Beef Bourguignon or beef prepared with a mushroom sauce.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 84 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Awards:

Gold Class Champion 2016 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Silver Medal 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

 

2014 Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay

talbott-chardonnay-kali-hartFrom the Wine Maker – “A pure fruit expression of our vineyard, Talbott Chardonnay, Kali Hart is lush and lively. Minimal winemaker influence allows Kali Hart Chardonnay to showcases the strength of Talbott’s estate vineyards. The rich, inviting nose shows bright tropical notes that continue on the palate, where refreshing flavors of pineapple and honeydew are complimented by refreshing acidity. A generous mid-palate leads to a long citrus and tropical fruit finish with hints of French oak and minerality. Kali Hart Chardonnay is named after Robb Talbott’s youngest daughter.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees. Semi-hard cheeses like Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2013 Cannonball California Cabernet

cannonball-california-cabernetAn exciting revival of a classic style. It has the best characteristics of traditional California and old world Bordeaux. Winemaker Dennis Hill’s deep knowledge of the best California Cabernet Sauvignon climates, soil types and vineyards, coupled with long-term relationships with premiere growers, allow sourcing for the finest grapes to craft the ultimate Cannonball flavor profile.

From the Wine Maker – “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has dark fruit, black plum, spice and a hint of tar in the aromas. It is full in the palate with good concentration, dark fruit flavors and considerable structure in the finish.”

Pairs beautifully with burgers, NY steak, short ribs, lamb chops, pizza.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2014 Bramito Chardonnay

Bramito-ChardonnayThe 2014 vintage was characterized by a mild winter with temperatures above normal seasonal averages and by abundant precipitation as well.

From the Wine Maker – “A brilliant yellow in color with greenish highlights, the wine shows fresh and complex aromas with delicate notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and of citrus fruit, hazelnut butter, and vanilla. It is a wine of good structure, elegance, and a mineral character perceptible in its vibrant and balanced  acidity, well fused with the notes of fruit.”

Serve with starters, finger foods, antipastos, fish-based dishes, seafood and chicken.

Rating:

This wine was given a 91 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2013 667 Pinot Noir

One of the newer French “Dijon” clones, 667 is best known for having much deeper color and more tannin than typical Pinot Noir, resulting in wines with great structure and black fruit flavors with spicy notes. We blend it with a small amount of other clones like 115, which doesn’t have as much structure but has extraordinary aromatics and enhances the nose.

Because the 667 Pinot Noir clone is naturally tannic and concentrated, winemaker James Ewart adopts careful vinification techniques to bring out its best. He cold soaks the crushed grapes (called “must”) for two to three days, using gentle pump-overs to bring out the color and flavor without extracting any bitter seed tannins. He also ferments it at cooler temperatures to lock in that deep color and flavor profile. In fact, he says, “I treat it more like a white wine.” After fermentation and aging in a combination of French and American oak, he blends in a few lots of additional clones that add specific aromatic qualities to the finished wine. This gentle care results in a balanced, cool-climate Pinot Noir that showcases clone 667’s concentrated flavors and supple tannins.

From the Wine Maker – “Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, earth and a touch of vanilla. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe Bing cherry, bittersweet cocoa powder, and delicate hints of sage.”

667 Pinot Noir can be enjoyed on its own or with poached salmon, veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2012 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Martin-Ray-Russian-River-Valley-Pinot-NoirThe 2012 vintage was widely acclaimed as one of the most ideal growing seasons during the last decade. Consistently moderate weather throughout the season yielded balanced chemistry in the grapes and a bountiful crop.

From the Wine Maker – “This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with bright acidity and fresh fruit balance. mouth-watering aromas of strawberry, black cherry, toffee and Asian spices give way to a silky, juicy mouthful of cherry, cranberry and spice flavors. Long, delicious finish.”

Pair this vibrant, silky Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or creamy butternut squash soup.

Rating:

This wine was given a 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2011 Butternut Chardonnay

Butternut-Chardonnay

A favorite of both sommeliers and casual wine drinkers, butternut chardonnay is a unique white wine with a creamy, luxe texture. Honey hues appeal to the eye, while scents of hazelnut, caramel and spiced apple please the nose. If you love white wines with richness and depth, give butternut a try. It’s like your mother’s chardonnay, only better.

From the winemaker – “Aromas of peach, hazelnut and spiced candied apple. Round, creamy notes of fig, butterscotch and sweet oak.”

Butternut Chardonnay pairs well with Asian dishes, grilled fish and pork sausages.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 


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