Tormaresca Calafuria Rose 2019, Puglia, Italy$17.99Add to cart
The Tormaresca estate is comprised of two properties in Italy’s southern region of Puglia: Bocca di Lupo, located in Murgia and Masseria Maìme, located in the Salento region.
Bocca di Lupo is 820 feet above sea level and is located in Murgia. Masseria Maìme is located in the Salento region. The Negroamaro for Calafuria is produced from grapes harvested at the Maime Estate in the Salento region.
Tormaresca was founded in 1998 with the investment and vision of the Antinori family in Italy’s Puglia region in Southern Italy. The name Calafuria was inspired by the many bays and inlets on the coast of Puglia. It translates to “bay fury.”
“It washes across the senses with tremendous energy, motivated by vibrant acidity, as a mix of ripe red fruits are further accentuated with hints of lime and saline-minerality. The finish is long, resonating on a buzz of spicy acids with a lime-inspired citrus thrust.”, Vinous Media 90 Points
Trecini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012$39.00Add to cart
From the historical town of Jera, in Tuscany, Italy, John Vicini brought with him the passion and love of wine that were handed from one generation to another for over 150 years. Now living and working with Cathy, his wife, and David, their son, they bring to you exceptional wines from the gently rolling vineyard covered hills of Sonoma County, the Russian River, and the Dry Creek Valley. Starting in 1994, John and Cathy grew and sold their own premium Russian River grapes. In 1999 they expanded their family’s business to developing and introducing their own label – Trecini,representing the three Vicini’s. Now they are working with their connections on Italy and producing some amazing Italian wines. NEW RELEASE! Sleek and well-knit, the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012 is a delicious mineral red offering chocolate pudding and fig bread notes that add richness to the plum sauce and blackberry coulis flavors. Medium to full bodied, with fine-grained tannins that show on the lasting, aromatic finish. Drink now through 2028.
Trecini Pinot Noir 2018, Russian River Valley$36.00Add to cart
From the historical town of Jera, in Tuscany, Italy, John Vicini brought with him the passion and love of wine that were handed from one generation to another for over 150 years. Now living and working with Cathy, his wife, and David, their son, they bring to you exceptional wines from the gently rolling vineyard covered hills of Sonoma County, the Russian River, and the Dry Creek Valley. Starting in 1994, John and Cathy grew and sold their own premium Russian River grapes. In 1999 they expanded their family's business to developing and introducing their own label, Trecini, representing the three Vicini's. Due to the 2018's cooler climate and lower yields, the 2018 Trecini Pinot Noir shows a great deal of finesse and more of the softer undertones. The nose of this incredible Pinot brings you right to the vineyard with a real sense of terroir and an abundance of sweet fresh red fruits, mature strawberry, raspberries, and red currants. The well balanced and finesse is followed down the palate matching the aromas which are engaged by notes of exotic spices, red licorice, cola, and just a slight hint of menthol. The 777 clone does come through with the velvety palate bringing the spice while the 828 helps balance with more of the minerality and colas. Aging this Pinot Noir in French Oak for 10 months developed more complexity and enhanced the mouth feel.
Trecini Rose 2019$20.00Add to cart
The newly released Trecini Grenache Rose’ 2019 was made in the tradition of using whole clusters of Grenache fruit which are harvested during the earlier stages of ripeness in order to capture the vibrance of the acidity along with keeping the finished alcohol in check.
This delicious dry Grenache Rose’ is made from the grapes originating in the Calaveras County Appellation. Delicate aromas wrap around fresh raspberry with juicy flavors of strawberry, watermelon, with lingering flavors of pomegranate.
Trecini Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Russian River$19.00Add to cart
Cool fermented over several weeks to develop complexity, and preserve the more delicate qualities and enhance the charm of this aromatic grape. The nose is Classic Russian River Sauvignon Blanc character, with citrus, grass and dried herbs, that are highlighted with scents of dried tropical fruits, that is complemented with an exotic spice and clean mineral tone. 96 Points/Gold – Los Angeles Wine Competition
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
$67.00Add to cart
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 vines are planted in the gravelly soils of the estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. These well-drained soils, combined with limited yields and moderate climate, produce Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with complex flavors and a special brightness on the palate.
Ripe, focused flavors of cherry, boysenberry, and blackcurrant are complemented by soft notes of cedar, bay leaf, and a savory earthiness. On the palate, this wine has a fruit-driven entry balanced with firm tannins that give way to a lush, lingering finish.This wine shines with red meats and copious amounts of thyme and black pepper. Chef Chris Kennedy recommends using them to marinate a filet of beef, in a hearty beef stew. or to finish a red wine sauce. Not a big red meat eater? One of his other favorite go-to dishes for this wine is ahi tuna crusted in black pepper. 92 Points James Suckling, 90 Points Wine Enthusiast.
Trefethen Chardonnay 2018$42.00Add to cart
Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process for the Trefethen Chardonnay 2018, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development.
Aromas of lemon and lime are complemented by a touch of apple blossom and white peach. Subtle notes of toasted oak frame the palate which features more citrus flavors and hints of apple and pear. The lively acidity brings great balance and the finish is refreshing and smooth.
The bright citrus notes of the Trefethen Chardonnay 2018 make it a perfect match for shellfish and tarragon. Try a simple dish of salt and pepper shrimp or caramelized jumbo scallops over rice. Also try adding tarragon to fresh goat cheese and enjoy with your favorite torn bread and good friends!
Trefethen Merlot 2017
$47.00Add to cart
In 2017, record-breaking winter rains filled reservoirs and recharged the soil. Spring and early summer were warm, leading to very strong growth in the vines. The rest of the summer was more typical with warm days and cool nights, providing perfect conditions for the developing grapes. Yields for the season were slightly lower than average and the resulting wines are classic—with complex flavors and signature brightness on the palate.
The Trefethen Merlot 2017 features ripe plum, cherry, and red currant aromas, complemented by elegant undertones of bay leaf and cedar. An abundance of juicy red fruit flavors entice the palate with beautifully integrated layers of fresh herbs followed by cracked pepper and baking spice on the finish. Lush tannins and bright acidity make this a wine to enjoy now and for years to come.
Pair the Trefethen Merlot 2017 with savory cuisine like his famous wood-fired mushroom pizza, Merlot glazed barbecued chicken, or grilled ahi tuna. We suggest integrating thyme, rosemary or cracked black pepper in your dish to enhance the beautiful fresh spice notes in the wine. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast.
Trefethen Red Dragon 2017
$67.00Add to cart
The Red Dragon on the label of the Trefethen Dragon’s Tooth 2017, Napa Valley Red Wine originated in ancient British legend where two dragons—one red, one white—fight in the sky. The boy Merlin watches them with King Vortigern and when the red prevails, driving the white across the sea, the boy foretells the coming of King Arthur who will lead Vortigern’s people, the Welsh, to victory over the invading Saxons.
Rich, yet fresh and bright, the Trefethen Red Dragon 2017 is incredibly enchanting. The nose features intense aromas of dark brambly fruit and layers of cinnamon, violet and vanilla. Balanced and supple on the palate, the finish is mouthwateringly smooth.
Enjoy the Dragon‘s Tooth with slow cooked peppers and tomatoes for the deep richness that complements this wine perfectly. He suggests pairing with leaner cuts of beef like flank or skirt steak. 54% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot. 95 Points/Platinum, – Best Blended Bordeaux, Sommelier Challenge Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition, 92 Points James Suckling, 90 Points Wine Enthusiast. Buy now for $52.00 (Regularly $67.00)
Truchard Estate Merlot 2017, Carneros$34.00Add to cart
This Merlot is harvested from five separate hillside locations throughout the Truchard Estate Vineyard. The wines from these hillsides each have their own identity, and each contributes different characteristics to the final blend. Cabernet Franc is added in to provide additional softness and complexity. Spiced aromas of ripe plum, wild blueberry, and cassis with a touch of cedar, earth, and subtle mint. The mouth is smooth and round – layered with bright flavors of black cherries, red currants, and sweet vanilla. Ripe tannins fill the palate and provide an elegant finish of dried red fruits.
Truchard Estate Syrah 2017, Carneros$34.00Add to cart
The 2017 vintage is nearly identical to the outstanding 2016 harvest! A dry winter followed by a warm, dry spring resulted in excellent berry set and an above average crop. Moderate temperatures throughout the growing season easily brought the fruit to full maturity. The wines of 2017 are elegant, with intense aromas and flavors. A complex nose of cassis, ripe cherry, and black plum; with a hint of vanilla, leather, and white pepper. The mouth is layered with jammy flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, and currants; followed by mineral and cracked black pepper. Mouth-filling tannins provide an opulent finish of fruit and spice.
True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon 2016$29.00Add to cart
Pure Paso Robles, this rich yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with elegant aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pepper and cassis which lead to flavors of dark red fruits with hints of cedar spice, cocoa powder and caramelized oak. These persistent flavors create a long lingering finish. While very accessible now, this wine will continue to evolve nicely for years to come. What a great treat – great taste and affordable price!