Its our 1st Anniversary, 3rd Week!!
This anniversary month we will be offering Specials, & Exclusives every week as a HUGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Our 2nd week of Anniversary Specials:
Calera Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Our 2nd Anniversary Exclusive:
Rocca Del Principe “Auralia” Taurasi, Aglianico, Italy, 2016
Introducing our New Pronunciation & Grape Guide
Our First Grape is Aglianico
Vinous: The 2016 Pinot Noir (Central Coast) is soft, fruity and delicious, all qualities that make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, and wild flowers are front and center in this gracious, mid-weight Pinot from Calera. The Central Coast Pinot is a terrific introduction to the range.
Wine Enthusiast 91/00: There’s a strong mineral quality through the entire palate that accents flavors of lemon juice & yellow pear. *Editors’ Choice*
Vinous 90/100: This is absolutely delicious, not to mention one of the very finest values readers will find in California Chardonnay. Orchard fruit, floral and chamomile notes are beautifully woven together, with gentle tropical inflections that add character throughout.
Vinous 92/00: This shows the more earthy & animal characteristics of Taurasi, as musky black cherry gives way to savory herbs & mineral tones, with balsamic spice & hints of sous bois. It floods the palate with silky textures, which are quickly contrasted by sour cherry, yet gaining energy & lift as vibrant acids stimulate the senses. The finish is long & structured with an acid twang, showing all the qualities of a young Taurasi that’s geared for the cellar, as its spicy red fruits slowly fade.
I am a huge fan of Taurasi as it is the premium zone for Aglianico…. a grape everyone should taste!
Pronounciation & Grape Guide
This high-quality Italian red is grown almost exclusively in southern Italy and is at its best in the mountainous vineyards of Campania and Basilicata.Its most famous DOCG is Taurasi. High levels of tannin and acidity and its attractive perfume have led to it being known as the Barolo of the south.