Perrier Jouet81Fresh and lively with spiraling bubbles, delicate bouquet, and a subtle complex flavors.
Moet Chandon89An impressive consistency of lemon and lime flavors, smooth, crisp and easy to drink. A good length that is clean and full of apple and honey notes. Richness and softness fills the finish with a clean aftertaste.
Archery Summit, 2013 Pinot Noir 83The palate is cerebral and extremely detailed, showing a wine that is both approachable and refined. The entry exposes juicy, dark fruit tones and plush flavors of forest floor and crushed truffles.
Domaine Serene, 2012 Pinot Noir 89The 2012 Yamhill Cuvée offers an alluring nose rich with aromas of Bing Cherry, blackberry, and sarsaparilla. The aromas carry through on the palate and burst with intense fruit that is completely integrated with playful tannins, finishing with spicy notes.
Carlton Cellars, 2010 Roads End Pinot Noir79This fantastic Pinot Noir is created using twelve premium French oak barrels. With estate fruit from the Russell-Grooters Vineyard atop Savannah Ridge in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, terroir, grape & oak tannins blend smoothly in this lush red wine.
Ken Wright Cellars, 2014 Pinot Noir99The Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir is floral and spice focused. The wine has a seamless palate weight with red and blue fruits, including anise, cola, raspberry and black cherry.
Phelps Creek, 2011 "Regina" Pinot Noir89A dry weather “Miracle". October rescued this harvest, secreting the clusters into perfectly balanced ripeness. The finest 10 barrels from their oldest block, entirely planted to the Pommard, compose this beautiful offering.
Edi Simcic, "Duet" Red Blend, Slovenia79Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc. It is reminiscent of blackberries, red cherries and a little of pepper. A wine of medium body and a more complex character of robust reds from the Goriška Brda region holding a soft texture and nice length, it has an ageing potential of up to five years
Tyrus Evan, 2011 Walla Walla Syrah75From Walla Walla's Seven Hills Vineyard, this Syrah is a customer favorite for it's richness and balance.
Mazzacco, 2012 Zinfandel, Thurow Vineyard65Brambly flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry with a drop of spice greet the nose while the palate is loaded with dark berry fruit, cherry cola and a smidgen of pepper. This Zinfandel's core is framed with ripe tannins, accented by toasted almonds and cocoa.
Yangarra, 2013 High Sands Granache140This wine walks a tightrope of power and finesse. Aromas of very concentrated, spiced dark fruits appear alongside pretty florals, which become more apparent the longer the wine is open. The palate is rich and plush, with its trademark tight line of tannin and acidity.
Yangarra, 2013 Ironheart Shiraz140The dark Ironheart Shiraz is wound up like a coil, put it in a decanter and let it spring open. As a young wine the typical dark fruit aromas are elusive, but on the palate the power and concentration of the fruit unfolds, with big soft tannins so typical from this site, and the iron-like sanguine finish.
St. Henri 2006 Shiraz120Very deep garnet-purple colored, it has a purely fruited nose giving notes of intense cassis, crushed blackberries, some kirsch, black pepper, baking spices and cloves. Full, rich and concentrated, it’s still a bit taut with very crisp acid and firm finely textured tannins, giving a long berry laced finish.
Giuseppe Lonardi, 2011 Armarone115A great intensity with ripe fruit and wild berry notes combined with cassis and raisin aromas. Powerful and complex with a silky texture and a long finish.
Brunelli, 2010 Brunello di Moltacino105The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is surprisingly juicy and exuberant, with lovely overall resonance. Sweet red cherries, plums and stone fruits abound.
Elia Poderi, 2008 Barbaresco105This spectacular Barbaresco bouquet offers tones of red currant and Morello cherry over a layer of toasty oak; the structure is marble-solid, with fine grained tannins that perfectly compliment the Nebbiolo fruit.
Brown Estate, 2014 Zinfandel91Medium body with silky mouthfeel, the palate at first delivers a burst of ripe red fruits, heavy cream, and loads of cascading exotic spice, finishing with a surprise of subtle crushed black pepper.
Penfolds, 2008 Grange700Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label.