Wine Down Sundays
Because of our close friendships with winemakers all around the world, we have access to limited-edition bottles at wholesale prices. And we’re all about sharing the love.
With only a few bottles of each wine to our name each week, you won’t want to miss out on these amazing finds. Stay tuned to our instagram for each week’s wine announcement.
SEPTEMBER 8: PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay, 2017
The cooler Carneros site in Napa imparts this wine with fresh green apple, Bosc pear, and lemon zest on the nose, while the warmer St. Helena site lends some tropical and melon notes. On the palate, the Carneros site gives gorgeous, bright acidity that is beautifully balanced by the creamy, lingering texture of the St. Helena fruit. A kiss of oak adds subtle layers to the nose and palate of toasted almonds, baked vanilla and spice.
SEPTEMBER 15: Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
RATED 92 POINTS BY WINE.COM
On the nose, this wine delivers delicious aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and elegant expressions of lavender alongside a touch of vanilla. Allomi Cabernet is concentrated upon entry with dense, but well-integrated tannins that provide a round, plush mouthfeel. Layers of juicy black fruit, notably black plum and black cherry, lead to elements of bittersweet chocolate supported by a subtle oak spice that adds to the personality of the wine.
SEPTEMBER 22: Miner Family Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016
An impressively elegant wine from this rugged mountain top vineyard on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley. Bursting with black cherry and licorice flavors flanked by firm yet lush tannins; a wine as special as this undeniably unique vineyard.
SEPTEMBER 29: Paul Hobbs & Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux Crocus ‘Le Calcifère’ Malbec, 2014
RATED 92 POINTS BY WINE ENTHUSIAST
This is one of the wines in a joint venture between Bertrand Vigouroux of Cahors, France and California winemaker Paul Hobbs. It is rich without ever being too firm or extracted. The fruits are right there along with vibrant acidity and plenty of room for the wine to open up. Made in southwest France, this wine would be triple the price if coming from Napa or Argentina.