White Oak Chardonnay 2015, Russian River
Golden delicious apple, Anjou pear and subtle toasty oak notes form the basis of this impeccably balanced Chardonnay. The tropical fruit flavors and the weight of this wine along with a silky texture combine to create an exceptionally long finish. 100% Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley.
Miura Pinot Noir 2015, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA$32
Born in the United States, but raised in Spain and England, Emmanuel Kemiji is a graduate of the University of California at Davis. After a remarkable career as a Master Sommelier, Emmanuel Kemiji took his passion for wine to the vineyards in 1995.The name Miura is derived from Don Eduardo Miura, the most famous breeder of Spanish fighting bulls and a name synonymous with nobility, boldness, and power. The Miura Pinot Noir 2015 bottle is unique, sporting an etched image of a red-eyed bull rather than a paper label. From the Mission Ranch we get an extremely luscious and full-bodied fruit that oozes with strawberry and raspberry fruit. From the cooler Silacci Vineyard we get a more perfumed and brighter fruit with pleasant earth tones underneath.
Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Columbia Valley, Wshington, USA$32
Waterbrook is known for fruit-forward, food-friendly wines–primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. With more than 150 combined best buys and critical scores of 90 points or higher, Winemaker John Freeman works with outstanding vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley and throughout the greater Columbia Valley. The Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 starts off with leathery, fresh tobacco aromatics followed by flavors of juicy blueberry, black cherry and mineral-driven notes are supported by refined, silky tannins. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich, lingering finish. Already drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to improve with age over the next few years. Great with roasted rosemary lamb, pepper steak and grilled vegetables. 91 Points – Wine and Spirits Magazine!