Wine Features: Reds.
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Manifesto! California Zinfandel 2011 15.99/750 ml.
Zinfandel is the newest addition to Jamey Whetstone's Manifesto! line. Winery notes: " The 2011 Zinfandel is ruby red in color with high-toned nose of currants, red raspberry, wild strawberry, and Asian spice with a touch of dusty earth. Medium bodied flavors of red raspberry and currant follow through with hints of baking spice, citrus and garrigue. Finishes long and lean. 4000 cases made."
Manifesto! California Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 15.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "The 2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon displays a bright, floral nose of cassis, dark red cherry, and rose petals. Secondary aromas of chocolatey rhubarb with hints of saddle leather and mint evolve. Silky, medium bodied flavors of ripe red cherry, plum and cassis lead to back end notes of rhubarb, red meats, and Baker's chocolate."
Magnificent Wine Company House Wine Red 2010 8.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "This Washington State red blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 15% Syrah, and 3% Cabernet Franc. Tantalizing blueberry, cassis, leather and pine bark aromatics swirl in the glass. Deep fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry blend with notes of licorice on the palate. Dusty, firm tannins support lingering fruit on the long finish."
Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 4.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "Cabernet Sauvignon offers character, complexity, and longevity, while Merlot adds softer tannins and elegance. The wine is fruity with aromas of chocolate, black plums and vanilla. A medium body gives way to black cherry flavors, soft tannins and a pleasing finish."
Frontera Merlot 4.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "The color of the wine is a deep red with great intensity. On the nose, the wine shows delicious hints of plums and herbs. This Merlot reveals hints of chocolate and spice, while integrating perfectly with the toasted American oak. The wine is smooth with great structure."
Frontera Pinot Noir 4.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "With a red ruby color, this Pinot Noir has a fruity aroma with notes of ripe cherries and vanilla. Completely mouth filling and with a persistent aftertaste. Ideal with cheeses, white meats and grilled fish."
Chateau Bel Air Bordeaux 2009 14.99/750 ml.
Tasting notes: "The Chateau Bel Air 2009 is a skilfully made claret and the 2009 is a good vintage. It has notes of blackberry, blueberry, and oak with a hint of cherry and vanilla. It is a fruit forward, supple wine that is perfectly counterbalanced by a good tannic structure and an elegant finish. This wine will be great with beef wellington, casseroles, steak and kidney pudding, roast duck and even lightly spiced, rich oriental dishes."
Domaine Du Bouscat Caduce 2009 14.99/750 ml.
Wine Advocate/Parker rating 87. James Suckling rating 91 points. "The 2009 Caduce (70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Malbec) exhibits loads of black cherries, licorice, forest floor and earth. It is a sexy, lush, medium-bodied, silky-textured wine that finished at 14.9% natural alcohol. - The Wine Advocate" "Wonderful nose of blueberries with lemon rind and black cherries. Full to medium body, with bright acidity and fine tannins. Hints of milk chocolate and spices underneath it all. - James Suckling.
Kris Heart Rosso 2010 13.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "This blend attains its silky smooth character from Merlot grapes grown in the calcareous hillside vineyards of Sicily, its deep purple color and robust body from Montepulciano grapes grown in the alluvial soils of Le Marche, and its exquisite structure from Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards perched on the steep, rocky alpine foothills of Alto Adige. Final tasting, blending and bottling are carried out at the Haas family estate in Alto Adige to ensure the quality one has come to expect from the Kris labels. Garnet in color with an intense perfume of wild berries, crushed fruit and leather. Ripe fruit flavors are enhanced by its lively acidity. Recommended with roasted meats, rich pastas, smoked sausage and flavorful cheeses."
Boxhead Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 11.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "This wine may look cute and cheeky at first, but underneath all that, she's got a layer of intensity you might never expect. Strong, rich and full-bodied, she's anything but boring, and certainly the type that you should never make the mistake of underestimating. This shows hints of herbaceous cabernet combined with rich fruits of ripe raspberry and currant. The palate is equally rich, with intense red fruit, herbaceous mint and smoky oak combined with strong tannin structure, balanced acid and layered finish. McLaren Vale. 50% Stainless, 50% 10 months once-used and seasoned oak. 15% ABV."
Boxhead Australia Shiraz 2010 11.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "This wine comes from three vineyards, one in Kangarilla, one in Mclaren Flat and one in Sellicks Beach. The nose has notes of ripe cassis and warm blackberries over hints of coffee, tar and licorice. Medium-full bodied, crisp and with a medium level of chewy tannins, it finishes with good persistence giving lingering licorice notes. 15% ABV."
Duck Pond Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010 15.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "Our Pinot Noir is crafted almost entirely from estate-grown fruit from our vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. A lighter style red wine, our Pinot is an excellent partner for salmon, poultry or mushroom dishes." Winery price is $20.
Santa Rita Reserva Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 11.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "This estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Alto Jahuel, located in Chile's famous Maipo Valley, one of the finest wine producing regions in the world. The result is an expressive ruby red color wine. Its aromas recall ripe, black fruit gracefully combined with vanilla, tobacco and cloves. The result is a medium bodied wine, balanced and pleasant persistent wine." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 87 points, with Jay Miller's comments; "a spicy, forward wine with savory red and black fruit flavors, a supple texture, and an easy-to-understand personality."
Francis Coppola Director's Pinot Noir 2010 18.99/750 ml.
Winery notes: "This vintage of Director's Pinot Noir blends grapes from Carneros, which produces fruit with spice and earth notes, with grapes from the Russian River Valley, an area known for creating rich, dense wines noted for bright cherry and cranberry flavors. As a result of combining fruit from two appellations, we designate this wine Sonoma Coast. Both of these regions experience a cool climate and fog that rolls in from the coast, conditions that favor Pinot Noir. Our 2010 Director's Pinot Noir boasts an intense perfume of fresh strawberries, orange peel and tea leaves, while the silky texture accentuates sweet, luscious flavors of raspberries, cherries, cloves and spicy oak."
Angels Landing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 17.99/750 ml.
This is one of our best selling Napa Cabs because of its outstanding value. Tasting notes: "The 2010 Angels Landing Cabernet Sauvignon, with its ripe black fruits and tannic structure tastes like a hypothetical blend of a rich valley floor Cabernet from Oakville and a structured Howell Mountain Cabernet. Aromas of blackberries on the nose. On the palate there is black currant, some cassis, dark chocolate, mocha, and good structure. The finish is long with tannins that are silky with some of the cassis fruit mixed in."
Angel's Landing Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2010 15.99/750 ml.
Tasting notes: "Angels Landing has become a household name for great quality just like Robert Mondavi, Joseph Phelps, etc. Not only do they make a great Napa Cabernet for the money, a Napa Merlot made more in the style of Pomerol, but also this Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir that drinks more like a $30 bottling. Packed with plenty of ripe cherries, blackberries, and plum. Very silky on the mid-palate and the finish. It also is not overdone with the oak. Just the great fruit flavors you get from ripe Pinot Noir."
Cuvee Prestige Vacqueyras 2010 18.99/750 ml.
Wine Spectator 91 points. Tasting notes: "A blend of 70% Grenache 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. A subtle understated style with dark bitter cherry black tea and iron notes all wound around a core of mulled plum fruit. Shows a silky texture and long finish."
The Culprit Sonoma County Red 2010 16.99/750 ml.
The Culprit is a blend predominantly of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah, with six other varietals thrown into the mix to give it plenty of complexity. Like the highly successful 2009 vintage, 2010 is a big, bold, and intense wine. Tasting notes: "Rich and deeply concentrated with ripe raspberries, black cherries, briary spice, and silky tannins. There is a long finish with more raspberries and a nice elegant structure on the finish that should blossom with even more fruit flavors and spice after it's been opened."