Vivid ruby-red. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied cherry and black raspberry, with musky herb and dried rose nuances. Sappy, penetrating red and dark berry flavors show very good intensity and pick up subtle cola and sassafras qualities with air. Finishes smoky and very long, with resonating spiciness and lingering mocha and cola notes.
Rich and seductive, the 2010 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard is endowed with serious structure. Black cherries, mint and sweet spices flesh out beautifully in this large-scaled, striking Pinot. This is a vivid, multi-dimensional Pinot from Talley. Layers of sweet, perfumed berries linger in the empty glass.
A deeply colored, powerful wine that showcases the richness of Ambonnay at its finest. The Rose needs some time in the glass to find its inner balance, but when it does the fruit gains delineation and intensity through to the dramatic, sweeping finish. The NV Brut Rose Grand Cru is predominantly Pinot Noir (including 6% still Pinot) with a dash of ..
The fruit takes on gorgeous shades od red-hued nuances. Pomegranate, raspberry, sweet spices and flowers are all very much alive in the glass. The Moonshine ranch is distinguished for its striking inner perfume and a super ripe flashy personality. Round silky tannis frame the finish.
Exhibits abundant aromas of black raspberries, plums, Asian spice and forest floor in addition to a more precocious, front end-loaded, fruit-driven style without quite the complexity, density and richness of the 2008. More elegant, but slightly less concentrated, it is another exceptional Pinot Noir from Paul Hobbs.
(Barrel Tasting 91-93) The aromas and flavors are all beautifully articulated. Pretty and fruit driven and laced with sweet tobacco, cedar, sage and smoke. I very much like the way Hobbs has drawn out the density of the fruit but without any excess heaviness.
The pale-colored 2004 Brut Rose flows with subtle, silky layers of perfumed fruit. This is an understated, almost shy wine, although its class and pedigree are evident. 70% Pinot Noir from Cumieres that was cold-macerated on the skins for 6-7 days, and 30% Chardonnay from Avize and Mesnil.
Complex tobacco and cocoa notes. Juicy palate entry then a fine interplay between red and black fruits. Black tea, cranberry and apple skin tartness. Darker woodsy-truffle notes. Broad silky texture develops with air but always framed by muscular enveloping tannins.
As always we have selected the best barrels in the cellar to create Homer. This Homer is a blend of 56% Wadenswil and 44% Dijon 777. Dark, opulent and ripe, this wine offers aromas of spice that hint at the velvety blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors that explode on the pallet. It all ends in a long, long finish.
A champagne house is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut non vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art at which which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards owned by the company and the consistent nature of their House ..
An amazing and expansive bouquet of deep plum, boysenberry, bay leaf, ripe blackberry and tarragon lead into a high-toned and layered mouthful of flavors; mineral, French prune, star anise, cassis, violets, sandalwood, dried basil and cinnamon. This 2010 Jensen is rich, savory, concentrated and smooth, with a floral hint, gorgeous balance and tight..