The 2014 vintage was good overall, but there were some problems.
In Europe, much of the summer was marked by dank and humid conditions, ideal for the fruit fly drosophila suzukii. The fly plays havoc with grapes and other fruit crops when the females pierce the fruit and lay their eggs in them, often alongside a healthy dose of acetic acid. Infected fruit is prone to sour rot and often take on an undesirable vinegar-like quality.
2014 Delamotte Champagne Blanc De Blancs 2014 Delamotte Champagne Blanc De Blancs Foremost a mineral 2014 wine, Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV has textbook chalkiness; with time in the glass showing its complexity from the lees and white flesh fruit. Delamotte The House of Delamotte is the fifth-oldest Champagne house in the region, founded in [...]
2015 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Gorgeous black fruit, gravel, violets, black cherry, anise, juicy palate with nice stucture and velvety tannins along with chocolate flavors. Finishes with very elegant bittersweet tannins. 90 Robert Parker: Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of baked berries, mulberries and kirsch with hints of [...]
2014 Chateau La Grave Pomerol Trigant De Boisset 2014 Chateau La Grave Pomerol Trigant De Boisset Heavy complexity on the nose. Like a massive “lava” that has amassed honey, oaky, vanilla, blackberries in to a silky smooth dark matter of pleasant senses. Heavy mouthfeel that builds upon the nose. Dark matter with indistinguishable fruits continue. [...]
2014 Marquis De Mons Margaux 2014 Marquis De Mons Margaux Marquis de Mons is the second wine of the Château La Tour de Mons. It comes from the same terroir and is vinified with as much care as the Grand Vin, and the blend is similar. It uses the younger vines of the estate. Marquis [...]
2014 Trinchero Forte 2014 Trinchero Forte This Bordeaux-style blend is a vibrant and elegant 2014 red wine, delivering intricate aromas of lavender and juicy blackberry on the nose. Layered flavors of spiced ripe plum and cassis are revealed across a multi-layered palate, framed by smooth tannins and a voluptuous mouthfeel. Made from a majority of [...]
2014 Chateau Ausone Saint Emilion 2014 Chateau Ausone Saint Emilion Finesse and freshness linger long on the palate of this 2014 wine, finishing with exquisite balance. Then comes the Merlot, round and pure with a chiselled texture. Ausone Ausone takes its name from the Roman poet Ausonius who owned over 100 acres of vineyard around [...]
2014 Ambyth Estate Counoise Grenache Noir Paso Robles 2014 Ambyth Estate Counoise Grenache Noir Paso Robles This 2014 wine is vibrant bright and pulsing with fruit. Picked as a field blend. Foot stomped whole cluster in open top fermentation bins. Fermented on skins 14 days through primary. Bright garnet/light ruby color with delicious bright red [...]
2014 Cusumano Nero D’Avola Sagana 2014 Cusumano Nero D’Avola Sagana This elegant and savory Nero d’Avola offers cassis, blue flower and baking spice aromas. This 2014 vintage is a full-bodied expression of the grape, boasting ripe black cherry, blackberry and black pepper hints alongside fine-grained tannins. Red wine Red wine has been prevalent since prehistory [...]
2014 Chateau Durfort-Vivens Margaux 2014 Chateau Durfort-Vivens Margaux The second wine from the biodynamic estate of Durfort-Vivens, this is a deliciously ripe fruity wine, dominated by 82% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a crisp accessible character that will allow it to age relatively quickly. The wine has juicy acidity, red-berry fruits and final acidity. Red wine [...]
The attack is clear and the wine progressively gets bigger reaching a very sophisticated balance between the magnificent quality of the tannins substance tension and freshness. There is 50% Cabernet Franc in the blend which elevates the elegance of the wine’s tannic structure and makes the finish complex and long.
2014 Blason De L’Evangile Pomerol 2014 Blason De L’Evangile Pomerol Deep color with hints of violet. This 2014 is fresh, fruity nose such as raspberry, Morello cherry, black currants with notes of mocha. Soft attack with fruity notes and silky tannins. The palate is long, and very fruity as a result of the well-ripened tannins. [...]
2014 Dehesa La Granja Vino De Mesa 2014 Dehesa La Granja Vino De Mesa Dark cherry-red, with a high intensity of color. The nose presents subtle aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant marmalade, with balsamic notes of licorice and vanilla. Humid and mineral notes like graphite. Its fine acidity provides a light entry and an easy [...]
2013 Louis Roederer Reims Cristal Rose 2013 Louis Roederer Reims Cristal Rose Refined bouquet of freshly-picked tart red fruit (wild strawberry, raspberry) and lemon scented flower petals surrounds this 2013. The pure, precise fragrances delicately intertwine and are gradually joined by overtones of fresh almonds, bread and spices (cocoa bean). These nuanced, intricately interwoven fragrances [...]
2014 Chateau Rauzan Segla Margaux 2014 Chateau Rauzan Segla Margaux, Bordeaux Red Blend from Margaux, Bordeaux, France Blend: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc Critical Acclaim; JS95 James Suckling; Fantastic aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and strawberries follow through to a full body, super-integrated tannins and an extremely long finish. The bright [...]
Deg 12/17/2015, this will BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER, and is of course a radical departure for Gimonnet, a Club monoterroir. It hails from 54% Terres de Noel and Brulis, 23% Champs Nerons (chalk) and 23% Fondy (limestone). It’s a sexy-pants Champagne; it’s got wiggle; toasted brioche, allspice, sauteed peaches, but what really makes this fly [...]
Appearance: Brilliant and ruby color. Nose: Aromas of fresh fruits and vanilla. Mouth: Fresh, well balanced with sweet tannins and nice final of cherry stone.
Generous aromas of cassis, plum and fennel root leap from the glass. The palate displays a classic old world profile with dusty tannins and savory flavors. The creme de cassis, black tea, and dried rosemary linger through the long finish. Elegant and rounded the oak is perfectly integrated with the fruit. Velvet in the mouth.
A dense and deep colour, the wine has an intense and complex, slightly saline nose which reveals notes of blackcurrant and very ripe fruit with airing. From a powerful attack on highly refined, velvet tannins, the smooth and dense mid-palate offers attractive and expressive flavours, leading into a long and elegant finish.
Colour : deep ruby color with purple reflections. Nose : blackcurrant, blueberry as well as hints of cocoa and fresh tobacco. Mouth : fresh on the palate with full flavor and round body. Long finish, final note of minerality and a hint of chalkiness.
Colour : Lovely ruby-red with medium depth of colour and slight brick-red hues, the text-book definition of Rioja Gran Reservas. Aroma : Great aromatic intensity on the nose, less fruit-driven, but generous aromatics of lavender, ginger and saffron. Palate : A round and balanced palate, displaying silky tannins while still remaining fresh and lively. The [...]
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich complex wine that combines generous fruit flavors with a smooth-but-structured mouthfeel to display the full character of oustanding Napa Valley Cabernet. The wine is a beautiful dense purple and opens with aromas of ripe dark fruit and spice. On the palate intense flavors of blackberry black cherry [...]
Very deep black and red fruits with hints of blackberries plums and cured olives; good acidity ample smooth tannins and a long finish reminiscent of black cherries tea spices figs and plums. Best served with roasted meats game and fowl.
Named after the vineyard from which it is produced Tauleto is made from specially selected clones that are densely planted and hand picked at peak maturity. The grapes are left to dry for a short period before beginning a temperature-controlled maceration in oak vats. The wine is then aged in French oak barriques and tonneaux. [...]
This Brut is made via Methode Champenoise. Hand picking at night and gently pressing ensures that this wine retains all of its best qualities. After a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrel aging the wine gains complexity by aging on the lees in the bottle for a minimum of 36 months. At disgorging [...]
This Brut sparkling wine is made via Methode Champenoise with our estategrown Chardonnay. Aged on the lees in the bottle for a minimum of 40 months this wine showcases aromas of lemon cream and toasted brioche. Crisp apple almond and vanilla on the mouth. Delicate bubbles with full round mouthfeel and lingering acidity.
This Chardonnay shows big aromatics on the nose with notes of passionfruit pear Gravenstein apple and petrichor (wet stone). The palate is fresh and rich with flavors of Bartlett pear crushed white rose and the slightly acidic creaminess of a Meyer lemon tart. Overall this crisp aromatic wine is lively yet weighty and a perfect [...]