Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir 2015
Aromatic and complex with ripe red cherry, strawberry jam, pomegranate, brown spice and attractive autumn forest and floral notes. The palate is crisp and beautifully balanced with a mix of ripe red fruit and spice on entry, with savory tobacco and leather notes and a broad mineral texture on the mid-palate. Attractive fruit, spice and savory elements interact through the finish, framed with wonderfully fine tannins. The 2015 Overlook Pinot Noir is an amazingly versatile food pairing wine that can be served with a diverse range of dishes from oak fire grilled salmon to pan seared five-spice duck breast or with grilled vegetables drizzled with olive oil, a few drops of balsamic glaze and freshly cut herbs.
Albet I Noya Classic Tempranillo 2016On the nose, this wine expresses notes of dark fruits such as blackberries. Medium-bodied in style, it is well-structured on the palate with soft, rounded tannins. Flavors of sweet berries such as strawberry and cherry abound. Vinified in stainless steel, the Albet i Noya Tempranillo is a pure expression of one of Spain's most popular varietals. This wine will evolve nicely over 2-3 years.
Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2014The best way to understand Shea Vineyard in any given vintage is through the Estate, as the grapes used to make this wine are sourced from five different Pinot noir clones harvested throughout the vineyard. Aromatically the 2014 Estate expresses blue and black fruit, black cherry, hints of rose petal, and subtle spice notes. The palate is defined by lush blue and black fruit with a long finish and fine grained tannins.
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2015The Chianti Classico has a vivid ruby color and a strong nose of fresh red fruit with hints of cherry. This is a well-structured wine with a fruity finish.
Domaine Paul Autard Côtes du Rhône 2013The 2013 Cotes du Rhone was aged in stainless steel tanks until bottling in May, 2014. The 2013 Autard Cotes du Rhone is deeply colored and very aromatic, with concentrated, fresh and pure ripe, black fruit, nuanced by violet and spice notes, and a rich texture. "The fruit was magnificently ripe," observed Jean-Paul on October 9th, "and despite the small quantity of Grenache, I have nothing to complain about compared to other regions."