Tooth and Nail “The Fiend” 2016
The Tooth & Nail labels are John James Audubon originals; beasts of the early 1830s fighting “Tooth & Nail” to survive. Audubon shows ferociousness of a jaguar. Stalking her pray and attacks with the fury of an incarnate FIEND. Black cherry and black berries with notes of sarsaparilla and cassis on the nose. Ripe black fruit, chocolate, and wild spice dominate the flavors on the palate. The lush and generous mouthfeel is balanced with soft and integrated tannins.
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Peachy Canyon 2019 Incredible Red$23.00
Peachy Canyon Incredible Red 2019 is a marvelous blend of 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah – perfect for those great dinners like stew or chili or roast pork! A rich and fruity nose opens with black cherry, blackberry, nutmeg, and vanilla, leading into toffee, cigar, and cherrywood. On the palate the wine is round and sumptuous, with notes of cherry, clove, and orange oil. This Incredible Red meets and exceeds the promise in its name.
Inglenook Rubicon 2018$245.00
The production of Rubicon, Inglenook’s premier red wine, began in 1978 and restored the estate’s legacy of making world-class wines. Rubicon is an elegant blend from the finest vineyard blocks and showcases the highest potential of both the estate and the vintage. Under the guidance of Philippe Bascaules, Inglenook’s Director of Winemaking, Rubicon proudly takes its place alongside much older, revered vintages of Inglenook in collectors’ cellars around the world.
Strikingly rich in color and extract, the 2018 Rubicon is unquestionably a precocious, hedonistic wine. The exotic, well-knit aromas and flavors include ripe cassis, allspice, star anise, vanilla and black licorice. Upon entry, this full-bodied wine envelops the palate with its luxurious concentration and supple, silky tannins, supported by vibrant freshness from the balanced acidity, and perfectly-integrated French oak. Very long and expansive in the finish, the 2018 Rubicon will be memorable for decades to come.
“Subtle and complex red with blackberry, black truffle, sweet tobacco and mahogany.
Highlights of lavender and violets. Full-bodied and very tight with finesse and tension.
Very polished, fine tannins. Long finish. Delicious already, but best after 2022. James Suckling – 97 Points
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Jeb Dunnuck – 95 Pts,Wine Enthusiast – 94 Pts- Cellar Selection,Vinous – 94 Pts,
Wine Advocate – 94 Pts,Wine Spectator – 93 Pts.
Rabble Tempranillo 2017$28.00
From the Rioja clone and aged 12 months in French oak, the Rabble Tempranillo 2017, Mossfire Ranch Vineyard. Made up of 100% Tempranillo, it is opaque purple-colored, offering up a super-expressive bouquet of bacon, tar, mineral, pencil lead, blueberry, black raspberry, and licorice. Smooth-textured, layered, ripe, and sweetly-fruited, this forward pleasurable, lengthy effort has 2-3 years of aging potential but can be enjoyed now and over the next 10 years. Rabble labels are renditions of historical wood block prints from the Nuremberg Chronicle (late 1400’s), textured and tactile, depicting nature’s wrath. Nature is ruthless when it goes ignored. This label illustrates the Great Wave smashing into the Spanish Coast.