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Veramonte Carmenere 2019

$33.90
CARMÉNÈRE | 2019 Colchagua Valley Organic Wine COMPOSITION 100% Carménère WINEMAKER’S NOTES After destemming, the grapes are cold macerated for five days in open top stainless-steel tanks and fermented with native yeasts. After primary fermentation, the wine is macerated with its skin for another ten days to achieve greater smoothness and intensity of flavors. Finally, the wine is racked to neutral oak barrels and aged for 8 months. 2019 VINTAGE A good harvest in the Colchagua Valley, with favorable weather conditions that, despite the scarcity of precipitation, gave us a good ripening curve. Harvest began during the projected timeframe and gave us intense fruit with great balance between the acidity and the tannins. It gave us a fresh carménère, with structure and a smooth finish. Food Pairing: Beef, Pasta, Lamb, Poultry
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Orin Swift Papillon 2019

$188.00
A true five-varietal Bordeaux blend is hard to find anywhere in the world. But lucky for us, we’ve been able to source all five across the Napa Valley to produce one of our flagship wines. From the mountain tops of Atlas Peak to the gravelly soils of St. Helena and everywhere in between, the resulting blend elicits a dialectic found on the label: a butterfly may be delicate and elegant while the hands of a farmer are anything but. Similarly, the sensory introduction to Papillon is overwhelming and breathtaking; yet, as the wine opens, it transforms slowly into a wine of elegance and opulence in one. It is truly the epitome of our style of winemaking. The 2019 Papillon pours a neon crimson and settles into a dark core with a ruby rim—crimson through and through. Nose: Aromatically, the wine opens with powerful notes of blackberry, kirsch, coastal sagebrush and evolves into ripe pluot and roasted fig. Palate: An enveloping entry of grandeur, the palate reveals a more elegant side of the wine: black plum, blackcurrant, toffee and trace hints of sweet red vermouth, muddled mint, and orange peel. Polished, balanced and with an imagined sweetness, the wine closes with ripe but firm tannin and a mild drying character, capable of converting even the staunchest of Bordeaux-philes. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot Aged 13 months in French oak, 47% new "Fruit fans will dig this for its open and inviting display of açaí berry, plum sauce and warmed cassis aromas and flavors, all laced with melted black licorice and given a light mocha cloak on the broad, polished finish. A subtle savory tobacco element in the background adds a counterpoint, but this is aimed squarely at the hedonist crowd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc." - 93 points, James Molesworth, Senior Editor and Special Project Director at Wine Spectator
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Luce Lucente 2019

$58.50
A cold and sunny winter was followed by a spring characterized by low average temperatures and heavy precipitation, which contributed to the creation of important water reserves in the soil. The reduced sunlight coupled with the heavy rainfall resulted in a slight delay in the vegetative cycle of the grapevine. Flowering took place between the end of May and early June, after which the growing season continued regularly with a hot summer free of excessive temperatures and some rainfall occurring between late July and early August. The mild temperatures in September and the good water reserves supported a slow and regular ripening of the grapes. Lucente 2019 is an intense purplish red wine. The nose is characterized by notes of ripe red fruit, raspberries and sour cherries, combined with a touch of vanilla and a slight balsamic hint. On the palate, the wine is soft, balanced and well-supported by a pleasant crispness and smooth tannins, characteristics that together with its sweet aftertaste give the wine a persistent finish. Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Veal, Poultry, Cured Meat "Lots of blue fruit, graphite and stone aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with tight and linear tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. Punchy, yet fine, suggesting two to four years of bottle will soften the wine." - 94 points, James Suckling
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Chateau de Pommard Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

$82.00
Across the Côte de Beaune, limestone-rich soils are perfect for producing our Bourgogne Chardonnay, a well-balanced, fruity and fresh wine showing the potential of the Chardonnay grape. The most approachable appellation of Burgundy summarizes the essence of the region’s native white grape. We see it as an entry door on all the Villages, Premiers Crus and Grands Crus Burgundy’s vineyards have to offer.
Pale yellow in color with hints of gold, this Burgundy Chardonnay’s bouquet offers notes of ripe citrus and white flowers. The palate is fresh and generous, with delicious notes of almonds. The long, mouthwatering finish is complemented by the richness of this vintage. It can age gracefully for at least the next 10 years in your cellar.
 
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Veramonte Rose 2019

$33.90
ROSÉ SYRAH | 2019 Casablanca Valley Organic Wine COMPOSITION 100% Syrah WINEMAKER’S NOTES The grapes are harvested in the early morning to keep them bright and fresh. The fruit goes in whole cluster into the press and is then racked off to stainless steel tanks for cold fermentation before it is bottled. 2019 VINTAGE An excellent harvest in the Casablanca Valley. The moderate temperatures during spring, without significant rains, allowed for good bud break and flowering. During summer there were no large diurnal temperatures, benefitting the ripening curve and helping maintain the freshness of the fruit in this zone. Harvest was pushed up by 10 days with respect to last year, and with lower yields that produced intense aromatics and flavors, producing fresh, intense wines with balanced acidity and a long finish. "Delightful red cherries and strawberries. Subtle and dry with light mineral character on the palate. Drink now. Screw cap." - 90 points, James Suckling
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Chateau d’Anglès Classique Blanc 2019

$24.75
Pale yellow colour with golden glints. Elegant bouquet of spring flowers and fresh spices such as anise or fennel. Smooth mouth revealing a rich and long complexity of white fruits balanced by a mineral freshness. Enjoy fresh and fruity in the first 5 years. Ageing potential of 8 to 10 years. Try the Classique White as an apéritif with salmon cream toasts or simply dry nuts! Excellent with grilled fish and also white meat. Perfect with goat and sheep fresh cheese. Aerate and drink at around 14°C. If served too cold, this wine will not develop its full aroma. Mourvèdre (80%), Syrah(10%), Grenache (10%)
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Comte de Malartic Blanc 2019

$78.00
The white wines present exceptional quality. The cool August produced superbly balanced grapes, highlighting their aromatic profiles. 80.9% Sauvignon, 19.1% Sémillon “This has really nice tension with dried lemons with hints of apples and white peaches. It’s long and flavorful. A beauty.” – James Suckling
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Guillaume Gonnet Bel Ami Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019

$74.80
Soft round tannins, a very elegant wine. Red and black fruit bouquet, (cherries, blackberries), hints of garrigues, Christmas cake and peppery spice. A fine wine. This wine will open beautifully if decanted at least 1 hour before serving. Good for pairing with Coq au Vin, Magret de Canard (Duck), charcuterie such as Parma ham, spicy sausage, and a selection of cheeses, such as comté and beaufort. Vines are 50-90 years old. 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mouvèdre, 10% Cinsault "Juicy and vivid, with a mix of cassis, cherry paste, and raspberry coulis flavors that grab your eye, while light anise, floral and applewood notes fill in through the racy finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Best from 2023 through 2036. 3,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported." - 93 points, Wine Spectator
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First Drop Mother’s Ruin McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

$58.00
VINTAGE 2019: A very dry winter and spring, with frost events in September and November disrupting bud burst and flowering, resulted in the lightest crops in the past decade. January and February were warm and dry, and in conjunction with the low yields, ripening was rapid. Quick decision making and early picking resulted in reds with great intensity and structure thanks also to the light crops and early tannin maturity. 2019 was a challenging vintage, but one of the most rewarding, with our alternative varieties showing particularly well. The overall quality is a tribute to our growers and their perseverance in a difficult growing season. We salute you! The fruit is crushed/destemmed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20- 25°C for 10 days on skins. The ferment is managed by a variety of techniques, including ‘aerative pump overs’ and ‘drain and returns’ which assist in extracting colour, flavour and tannin from the grapes. At the end of fermentation, it is drained/pressed, and transferred to 10% new French oak barriques, and the balance to 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo MLF. Post MLF, sulphur dioxide is added, and the wines mature sur lie for 18 months. Body: Medium Bodied Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Orin Swift Mercury Head 2019

$288.00
Mercury Head is our physical manifestation of history, land and art in a bottle of wine. Each dime has lived through at least 76 years of history while winemaking in the Napa Valley has existed longer. This wine brings those together in a unique way—a synthesis à la Orin Swift. We are extremely fortunate and lucky to have access to vineyards of excellent pedigree. This vintage of Mercury Head is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stagecoach, Emerson Day and Morisoli vineyards with a small percentage from the historic Monte Rosso vineyard overlooking Sonoma Valley that was too good to leave out. Together, they combine to create a wine of intensity, nuance and complexity, worthy of our flagship wine The upfront aromatics of the wine transports one to the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards listed above during harvest; notes of ripe and crunchy blackcurrant means it’s almost time to pick. Nose: The nose of the 2019 Mercury Head has a concentrated dose of that aroma along with some redcurrant, fresh thyme, sandalwood and garrigue. Palate: Profound, yet classic, the palate expresses blackberry and raspberry preserves, a touch of rhubarb and toffee with some black tea and licorice accents. A final hint of chocolate covered espresso bean and ultra-soft tannins frames the extensive finish. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot Aged for 13 months in French Oak, 43% new "Ripe, juicy and solidly built, with plum compote and blackberry paste flavors laced with licorice root, tar and sassafras notes. There's a pretty flash of violet through the finish, as the fruit pumps through. Best from 2023 through 2034. 7,022 cases made." - 93 points, James Molesworth, Senior Editor and Special Projects Director at Wine Spectator
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Yangarra Shiraz 2019

$66.30
There are 87 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra, of which 47 are Shiraz made up of thirteen individual blocks. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation. Spread amongst an extra 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation, and native corridors. Our estate has twelve individual blocks of Shiraz. Kept on lees in 20% new French oak, 80% older French oak for 10 months. VARIETY: 100% Shiraz "Straight down the barrel of generous and hearty shiraz with dark berries and plums, framed in cedary oak and spice. The palate is boldly mouth-filling, saturated with ripe blackberry and dark-plum flavors. Drink now. Screw cap." - 91 points, James Suckling
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Handpicked Regional Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

$26.40
Coonawarra, Australia Coonawarra is famed for its ‘terra rossa’. The region has pure underground water reserves and a long, cool ripening season which brings out the best in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. With trademark aromas of dark fruit and choc-mint and a concentrated palate of dark fruits balanced by leafy freshness and firm tannins, this is a classic Coonawarra. "The region is Margaret River and it stands out like the proverbial. Rich and powerful cabernet from this great vintage packs quite a punch as it extends to a sustained finish.” 91 points, Ray Jordan - The West Australian Food Pairing: Roasted leg of lamb, osso buco with gremolata, spicy meatballs.
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