2018 Montesquieu Democracy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Painstakingly sourced from the highest organically farmed vineyard parcels in the majestic Spring Mountain AVA, the 2018 Democracy is a stirring expression of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep crimson in color, the Democracy’s nose is a Bordeaux-like perfume of cherry skins and violets with hints of dried sage and spice. Rich flavors of red currant and licorice mingle on the palate with hints of smoky herbs and tobacco, all packaged with a smooth mouthfeel and effortless tannin structure. The finish retains the palate’s elegance and balance and offers fine hints of damp earth and mocha. The ideal food pairing wine, particularly with grilled meats.
2017 Josephine Napa Valley Chardonnay
2017 Kendric Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir
There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve just found your new favorite Pinot , it’s the 2017 Kendric from the Petaluma Gap! Stewart Johnson is an amazing winemaker, he started this Old World-inspired project back in 2000, and his Pinot is his flagship wine. He knows every vine in his steep, terraced 8.5 acre vineyard like it’s his own child, and he definitely knows how to get the very best out of them!
2017 was a powerful year for this wine and it shows with its deep magenta color. The nose has so much going on, especially after it opens up a bit. You get a cool mix of raspberry and pomegranate with hints of clove, potpourri, and black tea. Then the palate really digs deep with bold black cherry flavors, hints of damp earth and spice, and a rich velvety mouthfeel. And then the finish just goes on and on, I get a ton of cherry skins and sandalwood and great acidity. You’ll be stunned by how this drinks today but this is built for the long haul - this should be some special for the next 15-20 years no problem.
2017 Viaggio Sangiovese Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Viaggio is Italian for journey. This 100% Sangiovese from a vineyard site just north of Tuscany, is a classic expression of the country's most venerable red varietal. Soft crimson in color, the nose offers an abundance of peppered strawberry, roses, and vanilla, all with a hint of smoke and grilled meat. The palate is full-flavored with savory flavors of plum, bing cherry and classic notes of black pepper and dusty earth. The Viaggio's finish is long and persistent thanks to the grape's naturally high acidity and smooth tannin, a style that promotes drinking this wine now and over the next 5-7 years. Lovely on its own, it is best served alongside grilled steaks, roasted pork, or any classic Italian pasta dish with a hearty tomato sauce.
Intersekt Sparkling Rosé - Rheingau, Germany
A delicious Pinot Noir-based Sekt from Germany’s Rheingau region. Bright salmon in color, the Intersekt’s flutter of bubbles releases a bouquet of peppered strawberries and cream with a trace of zested citrus. Bright cherry and sweet raspberry flavors grace the palate with a creamy texture and a balancing touch of acid. There are infinite food pairing options with the Intersekt, and you may never have another brunch without it!