Sandeman Character Sherry
Aromatic and complex on the nose, slightly pungent, with notes of PX. Medium golden in colour with hints of red amber. Very harmonious on the palate, with an agreeable touch of sweetness at the first moment, giving way to a nutty complexity and a long clean finish. A traditional match to soups, Character Amontillado is a good accompaniment to pâtés , smoked meats, rich seafood dishes and some cheeses. Well chilled it is excellent as an aperitif.
|Region||Spain, Jerez / Sherry / Manzanilla, Amontillado|
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Pizzolato Moscato DolcePure golden silver color with a vigorous rocky, mousse. Aromas of chalk, banana custard pie and nectarine with a supple, fruity medium body and a frothy spiced apple and mineral finish. A nice drier styled Moscato.
Castelo do Papa Godello 2017Made from the indigenous Spanish varietal Godello (planted in 1988, organically farmed vines), this wine shows restrained yet intense minerality along with spicy ginger, citrus, flinty and orchard fruit notes. It is juicy, focused and with vivacity; Papa Godello finishes with lingering floral and lime qualities. This fresh, mineral-inflected Godello will pair well with swordfish sautéed in butter and wild herbs, grilled or pan-fried sweet veal or pork sausage, and a host of casual foods like tapas, pasta with white clam sauce or fried oyster sandwiches.
Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Señorio de P. Peciña Rioja CosechaMade from grapes from our youngest vines, “La Veguilla” and “Valseca”, which average 25 years in age. The grapes are destemmed and crushed and macerated for 3-4 days before fermentation begins naturally with the wild yeast on the skins. Fermentation then continues for 10-12 days more. Aged in stainless steel with racking to another tank every 3 months. No oak aging. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Nugan Estate SV Drover's Hut ChardonnayLimpid yellow. Ripe pear, white peach and a suggestion of honey on the highly fragrant nose. Silky, broad and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors that tighten up and slowly become more spicy with air. Shows impressive energy and cling on the finish, which leaves a strong suggestion of pear nectar behind. VEGAN-FRIENDLY!
Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2017Made with native yeast. No fining or filtration. Certified biodynamic and organic.
Lunaria by Orsogna Pinot Grigio (Orange Wine) 2018THE VINEYARDS Pinot Grigio (85%) and other authorized, medium aged vineyards cultivated in Guyot shape and located 450/500 m. a.s.l. THE WINEMAKING The grapes are sent to the pneumatic press for soft crushing, then the must is fermented with the skins and with their indigenous yeasts at low temperature (12- 14°C) in stainless steel tanks, for about 30 days. AGEING in stainless steel tanks for a year on fine lees, followed by ageing in bottle. TASTING NOTES Copper color, the nose is intense, floral with yellow fruits; on the palate is fresh, intense and fruity. FOOD PAIRINGS Seafood, cod, pasta with clear sauces, white meat.
Chateau Belregard Figeac Tellus Vinea 2017The grapes for this wine are harvested (by hand) from vineyards that border the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. The grapes undergo a three-day cold maceration; the alcoholic fermentation then proceeds for eight to ten days. The wine is racked several times during its elevage in stainless steel and cement tanks before being bottled after an egg-white fining. The grape composition is predominantly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc in the blend that provides additional structure to the wine. Approximately 8000 bottles are exported under our care for the US market annually. Organic.
Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2017Colour: Deep plum with a violet rim Nose: Blueberries, dark red cherries with Mediterranean herbs, tobacco and spice. Palate: This is a warm and fruity wine with medium tannins and gentle acidity. There are dense dark fruits – blackcurrant's, blueberries as well as strawberries and pomegranate with a touch of Eastern spice.
Lunaria by Orsogna Civitas Pecorino 2018THE VINEYARDS Pecorino (85%) and and other authorized varieties, grown on medium aged vineyards cultivated in Guyot shape with low production yield on loose soilstructure. THE WINEMAKING The grapes are sent to the pneumatic press for soft crushing, then the must is fermented with their indigenous yeasts at low temperature (12-14°C) in stainless steel tanks for about 30 days. AGEING In stainless steel tanks, followed by ageing in bottle. TASTING NOTES Straw yellow color, intense nose with hints of broom, white fruits and ethereal. The palate is fresh, intense, fruity and full-bodied. FOOD PAIRINGS Elaborated seafood dishes, medium cured cheese, pasta dishes, white meats.
Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2019Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc displays intense lifted aromas of passionfruit, citrus notes and fresh herbs. The palate introduces a delightful lime/citrus based mouth-watering intensity and finishes with a strong textural component.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2018Fresh fruit dominates the nose with aromas of apple, pear, pineapple, and vanilla mixed with floral notes and a kiss of oak in the glass. The 2018 is rich and full bodied with hints of citrus and bright flavors of pear, apple, tropical fruits and peaches. The Viognier adds a floral component and contributes to the rich mouth-feel. This 2018 has nice acid balance, a little minerality and a very long finish. Perfect with halibut, cod, shellfish, poultry and pork. Compliments creamy or citrus based sauces.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017This is an elegant wine with aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, vanilla, oak and a hint of chocolate. In the glass there are lush flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry and chocolate. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon evolves with each sip. This is a graceful wine with great balance and a long, lingering finish. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to lay down a few bottles.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot 2017This wine always impresses red wine lovers, and we refer to it as a Merlot for Cabernet lovers. There are spicy aromas of dark fruits, cassis, black/red cherry, plum, vanilla, oak and slight chocolate in the glass. This wine has broad mouth-feel with flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum and chocolate. This is a big, nicely balanced wine with chewy tannins on the long, structured finish. Big wines pair well with big foods - try lamb chops, prime rib & steaks.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2018*This item may have limited availability - please call ahead to have us check stock!* Our Estate Pinot Noir has classic style with balanced acidity and bright fruit. There are aromas of cherry, plum, slight raspberry, vanilla, oak and a touch of nutmeg. This is an earthy wine with silky texture and flavors of fresh cherry, blueberry, plum and vanilla along with a long, structured finish. Food Pairings: Pinot Noir is versatile - serve with both red and white meats. Our favorites include roasted chicken, mushroom risotto, grilled salmon and beef bourguignon.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah 2017*This item may have limited availability - please call ahead to have us check stock!* This Syrah is a deep purple wine with rich aromas of plum, violets, black cherry, vanilla, boysenberry and oak. The vintage is a classic with flavors of blackberry jam, black cherry, plum,white pepper and vanilla. In a nod to its Rhône heritage, our Syrah has a slightly “meaty”quality along with the classic floral notes. It has silky tannins and a long juicy finish.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Homestead Red Blend 2017Appearance: Dark purple wine. Aroma: Complex aromas of dark cherry, black pepper, plum, oak, vanilla and spice. Mouth Feel: In the glass there are spicy flavors of red fruits, berry, plum, cherry, oak and vanilla. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and a long structured finish. Food Pairing: Perfect with red meats. Try it with grilled foods in the warmer months and long slow braised dishes in the cooler months.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2015*This item may have limited availability - please call ahead to have us check stock!* This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is fruit forward with great balance and a medium mouthfeel. In the glass are earthy aromas of dark fruits, cassis, chocolate and clove, along with flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, spice, oak and chocolate. This wine has good structure and a long juicy finish. Alexander Valley Vineyards and the Wetzel Family have been known for world class Cabernet Sauvignon for 40 years, and this organically grown wine continues that tradition while celebrating our commitment to sustainable agriculture and family farming.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2015This vintage marks 38 years of Sin Zin at Alexander Valley Vineyards. Our first vintage in 1978 was given out to family and friends, quickly attaining cult status among those lucky enough to receive a few bottles. Everyone loved the spicy flavors, memorable name and risqué label. The wine was so popular, that in 1980 we offered a few cases for sale and Sin Zin quickly became a cult classic. Sin Zin is an elegant style of Zinfandel, due to our growing region and winemaking style. We harvest grapes from throughout the Alexander Valley - including the valley floor, hillsides and benchlands looking for a balance of ripeness and acidity in each lot to showcase our valley. This balance explains Sin Zin's restaurant popularity; it is always a food friendly style of Zinfandel. The western drought continued in 2015 and was once again the topic of much discussion. A cool spring, rain at bloom and a hot July along with the continued effects from the lack of rain contributed to lower yields. The Alexander Valley's warm days and cool nights assure a remarkable balance of ripeness and acidity in the grapes. This climate, along with the effects of the drought resulted in grapes with terrific concentration and superb fruit flavors at harvest. After fermentation the wine was aged for fourteen months in American oak barrels to add depth, complexity and texture. There is a spicy, earthy nose and the aromas of dark fruits, raspberry and vanilla hint at the luscious fruit in this dark purple, red-hued wine. There is great up front fruit with big flavors of black cherry, plum, chocolate and black pepper. This is a rich Zinfandel with good balance, chewy texture, nice acidity and a long, spicy finish. Food Pairing: Grilled meats, roasted poultry, stews, Italian dishes and hard cheeses.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Temptation Zinfandel
Alois Lageder Pinot BiancoColor: Brilliant, clear, green-yellow color. Aroma: Delicate aroma, pronounced bouquet, youthful, fruity (apple, pear, citrus) floral. Flavor: Light to medium bodied, well balanced, fruity, fresh dry. Food: Starters, salads, asparagus, all kinds of seafood and pasta dishes.
Alois Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2018Color: Straw-yellow with a red shimmer. Aroma: Slightly aromatic, pronounced bouquet, fruity (melon, peach) spicy, mineral. Flavour: Rich and quite opulent, lively, fresh, fruity, dry. Food Pairing: Starters, pâtés and terrines, cold meat, all kinds of fish and seafood, white meat and poultry.
Altano Douro TintoDeep, crimson colour. This Altano red reveals scented floral aromas and focused, fresh fruit. Simultaneously full and silky on the palate, well-defined red fruit flavours come to the fore, enveloped in soft, ripe tannins and spicy notes. Generous, well-structured and elegant.
Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah 2016We refer to our "everyday" and easy-drinking Syrah as "Tous les Jours". A red wine blend of Syrah from Paso Robles and Santa Ynez Valley vineyards, it is carefully blended to produce a soft, smooth Syrah full of ripe berry aromas and flavors. Tous les Jours is consistently lauded as a 'Crozes-Hermitage look-alike' by wine critics and has been touted as one of the best wines under $20.