Alta Cima Carmenere 2019
The Carménère 4.090 from the 2016 harvest has a deep ruby-red colour with dark violet shades. To the nose it is exuberant, combining black and red fruits that compliment the black pepper, sweet green pepper and slightly toasted notes. It presents a rich structure, very well accompanied by its fruity and spicy flavour, creating an intense persistence within the mouth.
Bodega Stagnari Bella Donna Marselan 2017
Violet blue in the glass with aromas of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, plums and pepper. In the mouth it presents a real fruit explosion, because this Marselan is a wine of great volume, spectacular, dense and extremely juicy with a slight sweetness. Very typical of the variety with beautiful tannins.
Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2018
A beautiful, deep ruby in the glass with purple hues. This Zinfandel is saturated with flavours of red berries and cranberries on both the nose and the palate. Laced with a hint of savoury herb in the background, the traditional tones of juniper lead to a full and ripe finish, while 12 months of ageing in two year old barrels wraps the wine in spicy oak and a touch of vanilla wafer.
De Martino Viejas Tinajas Muscat 2018
Made with ancestral winemaking techniques, this natural wine is truly unique. 100% Muscat de Alexandria, using tinajas (terracotta amphorae), with no outside intervention. A tradition in the region from the 16th century that De Martino has revived. Beautiful aromas of lychee, white flower blossom, jasmine and orange peel. This Muscat is dry, bold and delicious with flavors that just keep on giving! Extremely limited production.
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Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
Bright citrus notes, white flower, nuances of dried apricot and hints of flint. Palate is energetic with acidity and tension balanced with flavors of orchard fruit and almond, finishing long and bright. 100% French Oak, 18% new, for 11 months. Aged for three months on lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
Lo-Fi Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018
Hand harvested and sustainably grown; Whole cluster pressed to tank. Settled 48 hours prior to racking to barrel and concrete amphora. Fermented on the native yeasts, followed by partial malolactic by naturally occurring bacteria. No sulfur used at pressing. Quite an elegant delicately buttery style of Chardonnay. Not about oak, just nice mouth filling texture with a good line of citrus keeping the wine lifted.
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Lo-Fi Santa Barbara County Malbec 2018
The 2018 Santa Barbara County Malbec is hand-harvested, foot-crushed, whole-cluster fruit vinified in neutral barrels with native yeasts, almost no sulfur, and no additives. Aging is done for 8 months in 100% French oak barrels (4 years old). Fuller medium-bodied, dry. Purple in the glass with a nose of kirsch, flowers, and black olive. The full yet structured palate shows brambleberry and plums. Finishes with notes of oak and mint over balanced acids & tannins.
Marichal Tannat 2017
This Tannat has a brilliant Bordeaux colour with cherry glints. On the nose shows notes of fresh red fruits, raspberry, strawberry and plum. Those aromas are confirmed in the mouth, accompanied by the characteristic flavor of the variety. Medium to long finish.
Tabernero Vittoria Malbec 2016
It has a deep purple colour. Aromas of figs and dried apricots and a lot of vanilla stand out in its scent. These are reinforced on the palate with tastes of prune and caramel. Tannins are refined and elegant and leave sensations of softness and roundness on the palate.