Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
La Forge Merlot 2015A deep purple color with bright ruby tints. An intense nose of plum, blackberry, toasted oak and soft spices, with flavors of ripe red berries, roasted coffee and spicy notes on the long and elegant finish. Goes well with barbeque pork, roasted turkey and poultry, and pasta with Bolognese sauce.
Orin Swift Abstract Red 2017Expansive aromas of ripe red fruits-raspberries, bing cherries and strawberries-and a touch of boysen- and huckleberries open the nose. The aromas continue onto the palate with added layers of charred meat, rhubarb, thyme, surrounding a dark fruit core. Smooth, enveloping and lasting, the wine finishes with a pleasing maraschino cherry note.
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015The 2015 vintage endowed this Chardonnay with a profusion of exotic, fresh aromas and flavors - honeydew melon, pineapple, plantains, honey, crème brulee, and mandarin peel - all made more enticing with bright acidity and a long, rich finish.
Jordan Winery Chardonnay 2016Refined aromas of green apple, pear and lemon peel with a flinty note reminiscent of Chablis. Its elegant palate echoes the bouquet with clean, bright flavors of stone fruit and citrus, backed by firm acidity where oak is an afterthought. A touch of creaminess on the mid-palate is followed by lovely mineral notes that carry through an extraordinarily long finish. It would be hard to pick out this bottle as Californian in a lineup of White Burgundies.