SEGHESIO/SIDURI /ROUND POND/ LAIRD/ RH COUTIER MIXED 12-PACK (375ML FORMAT)
Your Price: $16.99/375ml
✓ Drawing from approximately 35 different lots of Zinfandel averaging 25-30 years in age, each distinct lot building on the others to add its own matrix of complex flavors to the final blend. Already having earned an impressive 92 Points in the Wine Spectator, you’ll want to secure a case before it runs out.
From The Wine Spectator, “A lively, zesty red that offers bright cherry and tarragon aromas and sleekly layered flavors of briary raspberry, nutmeg and fresh- cracked black pepper. Drink now through 2021.“
2014 PINOT NOIR
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
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✓ Siduri’s 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is comprised of 11 carefully selected vineyards throughout Russian River. The list of vineyards includes such notables as Keefer Ranch, Elsbree, Pratt and Van der Kamp… It’s no surprise that this wine has already received a glowing review from Josh Reynolds from the barrel sample.
“Saturated red. Lively, focused nose displays spice-tinged aromas of raspberry and fresh flowers, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Smoky and gently sweet on the palate, offering nervy red and dark berry flavors that open slowly with air. Shows very good vivacity on the finish, along with easygoing tannins and an echo of floral pastilles.”
90-91, Josh Reynolds
2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Your Price: $31.99/375ml
✓ Already earning 93 Points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Round Pond’s powerhouse consulting winemaker is Thomas Rivers Brown, (Schrader, Revana, GTS, Maybach, Outpost). Brown made history as the first American winemaker to receive a perfect 100 Point score from the Wine Spectator, and has produced at least eleven 100 Point wines in his career.
From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford shows a black cherry and kirsch-like component often seen in top Rutherford Cabernets, with an almost Margaux-like delicacy and a dense ruby/purple color. It has a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannins, beautiful purity and texture and incremental richness that builds gently and graciously. This is a gorgeous 2012 to drink over the next 10-15 years.” 93 Points
2013 “COLD CREEK”
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✓ Consistently high scoring and always one of my most popular Chardonnays in every vintage… The praise is not surprising, considering that Laird’s Consulting Winemaker is Paul Hobbs. Paul is one of the most celebrated winemakers in the world, having previously crafted such notables as Opus One, DuMOL, Peter Michael & Lewis…
Winery Notes: “Aromas of freshly buttered popcorn, subtle nuances of oak, and vanilla aromatics lead into a rich palate bursting with flavors of lemon meringue pie; with a balanced acidity showing a ripe and lasting finish of roasted citrus fruits and toasted almonds, this Chardonnay is sure to deepen in complexity while it rests in your cellar.“
GRAND CRU CHAMPAGNE
NV, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE
Your Price: $26.99/375ml
✓ A Grand Cru level Champagne is very rare as only 17 of the 319 villages in Champagne produce Grand Cru grapes. RH Coutier’s stunning Grand Cru Champagne comes from Ambonnay, located in the heart of one of Champagne’s Prime locations in the Montagne de Reims. Spending an impressive 4 to 6 years ‘sur lie’, this is a wonderful introduction to the magic of Grand Cru Champagne.
Winery Notes, “70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay Produced entirely from Grand Cru grapes from the village of Ambonnay, this stunning Brut Tradition shows rich, leesy fruit obtained through extended bottle aging prior to disgorging. Quite vinous in texture, it is full and long with crisp apple fruit notes on the finish and showing some toasty notes in the nose. Very low dosage levels allow the great Ambonnay fruit to shine.”