89 Points, Ultimate Wine Challenge This full-bodied wine is full of juicy red and black plums, vanilla cream soda, and spring flowers. It has a bright freshness to it that makes it easy to visit time and again, making it a perfect party wine.
Winemaker's Notes There’s only one way to improve our perfectly crisp Rosé: add bubbles. Winemaker Beth Liston selected premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for this blushing Brut Rosé, leading to the subtle fruit character and vibrant aroma that make this sparkling Rosé stand out from the crowd. Every single bottle of this unforgettable sparkling is something to celebrate.
Winemaker's Notes This Sparkling Brut does exactly what every sparkling wine should—bubble up and taste amazing—but with the same no nonsense Dark Horse attitude. It’s dry and lightly fruity. It’s delicate and aromatic. This is a reason to celebrate that won’t last long at your next gathering.
Beautifully Full-Bodied Winemaker's Notes: A rich, golden yellow color with complex aromas of vanilla and honeysuckle layered with subtle nuances of oak. On the palate, this wine has a full body with an eruption of tropical fruit flavors that develop into a long, toasty finish.
93 Points, Robert Parker The 2015 Chardonnay El Camino Vineyard from the Varner brothers is lovely, wafting from the glass with an expressive bouquet of honeycomb, ripe peaches and fresh apricot. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, pure and textural—displaying a touch more mid-palate ripeness than the 2014 rendition—and concludes with a long, saline finish. This is a characterful Chardonnay that represents terrific value.
92 Points, Ultimate Wine Challenge Sweet and redolent with sappy fruits of overripe green grapes, sweet cider apples, and summer, fragrant flowers, this vigorously sparkling wine refreshes and benefits from a few berries in the glass or to be served alongside fresh summer fruits.
91 Points, Habersham Tasting Panel Winemaker's Notes: Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes. Authentic Brut epitomizes is light-hearted Champagne, perfect for every occasion.
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Unlike for the red wines, this was an excellent vintage for the sweet wines of Bordeaux. Richly textured, full of dried fruits, marmalade and honey, this has great botrytis intensity that gives a dry core. It is starting to age well, so drink from 2021.
93 Points, Wine Spectator Rich, smoky oak and plump dark berry, mocha, cedar and sage flavors form an enticing mouthful, supported by a supple, caressing texture, ending long and full. Drink now through 2030.
Winemaker's Notes Ruby red in color, our Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot fills the glass with rich aromas of molasses, maple, and black plum. Well balanced flavors of jammy plum and blackberries with toasted coconut, baking spices and rich vanilla lead to a long, lush finish.
2017 - 90 Points, California Grapevine Medium-light golden yellow; assertive, fragrant, grassy, herbal, grapefruit and passion fruit aroma with hints of gooseberry, kiwi, and orange blossom, and a light buttery note; medium to medium-full body; slightly rich, herbal, grassy, fleshy, citrus and tropical fruit lavors with bright acidity and a crisp finish; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.
Winemaker's Notes Bota Box Nighthawk unveils rich aromas of raspberry, blackberry, caramel and hints of vanilla. With lush flavors of deep berry, fig jam, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow and baking spice, this smooth, full-bodied wine culminates in a juicy, lingering finish.
Winemaker's Notes Holds a dark ruby color with aromas of brambly raspberry, fresh-from-the-oven cherry pie, cinnamon-infused tea, toasted cedar and clove. The flavors start with touches of Bing cherry, sweetened cranberry, raspberry jam, caramel and toasted coconut. The finish lingers with a medium body and notes of dried cranberry, Mexican vanilla and a round mouthfeel from American Oak aging.
89 Points, Natalie Maclean Lots of attractive toasty oak and fleshy blackberry on the nose of this full-bodied South African red wine, which also delivers on the palate. This juicy, full-bodied red wonder is pretty darn incredible for the price. Pair it with roast beef or prime rib.
Winemaker's Notes Deep dark purple color. Aromas of dark bing cherries, black currents, and hints of leather, cedar and vanilla. The wine is rich, full-bodied and has tart cherry and ripe plum fruit avors with licorice undertones. The Cabernet has chewy but rounded and smooth tannins and nishes with warm lingering toasty notes.
90 Points, Robert Parker At its best, it has beautiful black raspberry, licorice, peppery herbs and spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless style on the palate. A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Carignan, drink it anytime over the coming 5-7 years.
93 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine A very polished wine for the price, showing rich apple, pear, spice and hitting my crisp and creamy marker with a viscous texture and a bright acid bump in the finish that keeps the flavor coming. Try this with sea bass simply prepared.
93 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine Lemon verbena combines a citrus floral perfume for this lighthearted white. On the palate, tart, mineral-driven stone and lime notes ascend with a vibrant acidity. Building character up the lean and edgy staircase of flavors are underlying flavors of pineapple and mango. This is a food-worthy partner with a touch of salinity of the finish, reminiscent of a Sancerre. Oysters, anyone?
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck One of the best values I’ve seen in a long time, the 2016 Ventoux Les Ribes du Vallat checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah brought up all in stainless steel. It offers a huge nose of garrigue, saddle leather, rare meat and loads of blackcurrant fruit. With full-bodied richness, a ripe, decadent, opulent profile and no hard edges, it’s a no-brainer purchase and ideal for drinking over the coming 2-4 years.
92 Points, Ultimate Wine Competition Radiantly bright in the glass, it displays a blood ruby color. The nose is highly perfumed with notes of red roses, acacia and wild berries. On the palate, juicy lychee comes through along with dragon fruit and red cherries. On the sweet side but balanced and fresh.
92 Points, Wine Spectator This juicy red has grip, setting the backdrop for pure cherry, blueberry, earth, iron and tobacco flavors. Though light-weight, this should develop over the next three to five years. Best from 2019 through 2024.
Winemaker's Notes This lush pink wine is showcased in a crystal-clear glass bottle with embossed foil labels: a luxurious and striking package for the exquisite cuvée within. An oak aged dosage and a uniquely proportioned grape blend sets Luxe Rosé apart from the other wines in our line.
In the glass, aromas of fresh strawberry and raspberry awaken the senses. The wine is creamy and rich on the palate, with more berry flavors coming to the fore, along with a light touch of wood. A long, velvety finish is the perfect final touch for this surprisingly light, drinkable wine.
Belaire Luxe Rosé may be served as an aperitif, with or without ice and fresh fruit, and is a wonderful match for cheeses and desserts.
Winemaker's Notes Gnarly Head Chardonnay raises the bar for this classic varietal. This Chardonnay is a juicy, full-bodied wine that explodes with bright citrusy aromas of lemon zest, honeydew melon and just a hint of toasty oak. Big bold flavors of citrus and apple with a touch of vanilla ensure a perfect match with a range of cuisine, including chicken curry, grilled shrimp and spaghetti carbonara.
Winemaker's Notes This powerful pinot touts voluptuous aromas of red cherry, vanilla, earth and spice, followed by a rush of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted hazelnut, tobacco and cigar box on the palate. Supple, sleek tannins and lush fruit make this wine a perfect pair for salami and arugula pizza, slow roasted pork loin, or dry brined chicken stuffed with sausage and peppers.
95 Points, Ultimate Wine Competition Winemaker's Notes: Lightly sparkling with a fresh, fragrant bouquet composed of peach and apricot aromas. It is clean on the palate with tiny bubbles tingling the palate. A pleasantly sweet wine with a crisp, refreshing finish. Villa Rosa Moscato d’Asti is an incredibly approachable wine. The sweet fruit is balanced by agreeable acidity and minerality. An easy sipper that will wonderfully complement desssert, or stand on its own to toast the evening.
91 Points, Vinous Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Intense cherry and red berry scents, along with hints of cracked pepper, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated red currant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly and turn sweeter on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build on a long, spice-laced finish that leaves behind a suggestion of cherry compote. In the context of top-notch California Cabernets, this wine delivers remarkable value.
Winemaker's Notes Toasty barrel tones frame ripe cherry fruit in this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and concentrated with smooth integrated tannin the wine builds on the palate and leads to a lengthy ripe finish. This wine will pair nicely with grilled meats and is also great to drink on its own.
90 Points, Beverage Testing Institute Winemaker's Notes: Stella Rosa Black is a proprietary blend of several red grape varietals including Brachetto. The wine is combined with natural flavors of ripe blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry.
Winemaker's Notes Do you like to do it in the dark? You will, after we captivate you with our gorgeous garnet color, and seduce your palate with our bold blackberry and plush spiced plum flavors. But it doesn’t stop there. We also bring you joy with hints of mocha, and exotic spiced kisses, which will linger on your lips. Our supple, expressive taste with its long, flavorful finish intermingles with blackberry pastilles and hints of violet. Once you embrace our velvety Midnight Red Blend, you’ll reveal your deepest, darkest desires.
Winemaker's Notes Swooping in to rescue your palate from the ordinary, this sleek, rich Viognier will excite the senses and tickle your fancy. Flirtatious green apple, honeysuckle and white peach aromas playfully engage with flavors of pear and melon. A medium to full bodied white wine, with a balanced and sustaining finish.
Winemaker's Notes Our Ecco Domani delle Venezie DOC Pinot Grigiois made primarily from hand-harvested grapes grown in the high-altitude region of delle Venezie. This signature wine has a straw yellow color, with light green and gold flecks.On the palate, it is a complex wine with notes of citrus and exotic fruit. It offers delicate floral and tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and mango. On the finish, an intense aroma of Williams pear complements the lively acidity. With its food-friendly and approachable style, our Pinot Grigio pairs beautifully with light pastas, poulty and fish, and it can also be enjoyed as a refreshing “after-work” aperitif.
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
92 Points, Wine Spectator Concentrated raspberry and brambleberry aromas mix with iron and brown mushrooms on the nose of this wine from a historic vineyard originally planted in 1972. The palate is sanguine with bloody meats and pencil lead, with earthy beet-juice flavors and unrelenting minerality, almost like licking the earth itself.
92 Points, Natalie Maclean Winemaker's Notes: Boasting a brilliant yellow color with deep golden highlights, this wine offers delicate bubbles and an intense nose of ripe fruit with hints of brioche. It is supple and full on the palate, while preserving its delightful, inherent freshness. After cellaring for two to three years, the Demi-Sec will take on even richer notes of praline. When serving Demi-Sec, connoisseurs continue a tradition unique to the Champagne region: they offer Veuve Clicquot in a decanter. A French style of life that celebrates the refined Epicurean.
93 Points, Wine Spectator Rich and smoky on first impression, yet this harmonious Champagne is elegant overall, with sleek acidity and a minerally underpinning deftly married to flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, toast, mandarin orange peel and crystallized honey. Offers a lasting, vibrant finish. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2028.
93 Points/Top 100 of 2016, Wine Spectator Firm and focused, with crinkly tannins around a sleek core of blackberry, currant and plum flavors that keep singing on the expressive finish. This has room to grow. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.
Winemaker's Notes A more fun style than your typical Shiraz, this fresh, fruity, semi-sweet wine displays aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy berries with dark chocolate undertones. The perfect balance between sweetness and acidity makes for a refreshing approachability. It is versatile food wine, best served lightly chilled.
Winemaker's Notes An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely, positively Bonterra Chardonnay, vintage after vintage.
Winemaker's Notes This Cabernet offers aromas of bright cherry, currant and raspberry with notes of toasted oak and vanilla. In the glass, you will find flavors of cherry and currant and a lingering and thoughtful finish. Good structure, a moderate weight, polished tannins and balanced acidity.
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Rich, soft and mouthfilling, this wine from Francis Ford Coppola has plenty of ripe black-cherry, black-plum and strawberry flavors, a broad mouthfeel and gentle texture. Light on acidity and heavy on fruitiness, it's easy to enjoy.
Winemaker's Notes Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, plum and a hint of bittersweet cocoa powder. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe Bing cherry, juicy plum and delicate hints of soft, toasty oak. The pedigree of the grapes makes 667 an appropriate wine for dinner parties, to be enjoyed on its own or with nearly any cuisine, particularly salmon, roast lamb, or salads with cheeses or nuts.
93 Points, Wine Spectator Delicate aromas and flavors of rose, strawberry and cherry are accented by licorice and tobacco notes, while a firm base of tannins lends support. Fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste complete the lovely impression.
92 Points, Robert Parker The 2009 Cistum was sourced from 120-year-old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines aged for 6 months in new French oak. Cedar, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, and black cherry liqueur aromas are some of the elements leading to a voluminous, focused, layered wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. This remarkable example of old-vine Garnacha will be at its best from 2014 to 2024.
94 Points, Decanter Delicate, complex and subtle floral and strawberry aromas. The palate has power, offering a finish with various nuances of violet, fresh red berries and gentle oak. A light and elegant style.
92 Points, James Suckling Plenty of fresh blackcurrant character as well as tons of crushed stones, violets, iodine and ink. Full-bodied, very grippy but structured in terms of tannins and fresh and minerally on the finish. Made from a blend of cabernet, merlot, sangiovese.
Double Gold Medal, San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition Winemaker's Notes: has a deep opaque ruby-black color. Bright blackberry and blueberry aromas fill the glass with an intriguing note of Rainier cherry alongside lavender, clove and a kiss of vanilla. On the palate, the dark fruit play out in concert with the cherry flavor, while accentuated by sweet vanilla and toasted oak. It’s firm yet velvety tannins are balanced by mouthwatering acidity and a long, silky finish.
Gold Medal, International Women's Wine Competition Winemaker's Notes: Summer is forever where there is Stella Rosa Peach, a refreshing semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine that will tickle your tongue and keep your days fun. Share a bottle with friends and relish in the moments.
Winemaker's Notes This Old Vine Zinfandel is medium-bodied with aromas of black cherry, red currant, blackberry bramble and a hint of spice. Concentrated ripe fruit, dark berry flavors and black pepper carry through to the palate while nicely balanced acidity and plush tannins lead to a lingering finish.
Winemaker's Notes This Chardonnay is a medium-bodied wine, offering aromas of refreshing citrus, honeydew melon and hints of soft, toasty oak. Crisp flavors of lemon zest, apple and touches of honey and vanilla provide a full mouthfeel, leading to a rich, juicy finish.
Winemaker's Notes This Cabernet Sauvignon has lively aromas of blackberry and black cherry with underlying notes of violet and black peppercorn. Featuring plush tannins, flavors of blackberry and black currant are complemented by a hint of earth, followed by spice on the finish.
Winemaker's Notes Celebrate Halloween with Wicked Red Limited Edition, a fruit forward red blend with rich avors of blackberry and black cherry and hints of oak and mocha, leading to an eerily smooth nish.
Winemaker's Notes An authentic Argentine wine that thrives in Mendoza’s high altitudes, our Alamos Argentinian Malbec wine blends the deeply concentrated plum flavors of the country’s signature variety–Malbec–with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda to add dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Well-integrated hints of brown spice and vanilla contribute layers of complexity. A full structure, firm tannins and a long finish create an expansive palate that is hard to forget. With crisp, clean air and intense sunlight, growing conditions in Mendoza are truly ideal for Argentinian Malbec.
Winemaker's Notes Our Nighthawk Black Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold, rich and dark portrayal of this classic variety. Sourcing grapes from select vineyards and allowing extended cold soak maceration gives this wine intense fruit flavors, smooth velvety tannins, and a color as dark as the night sky.
90-92 Points, Robert Parker The 2015 Crozes Hermitage looks outstanding based on this sample. It boasts scents of crushed stone, black currants and blueberries, ample body and weight in the mouth and a velvety texture.
93 Points, Wine Spectator Purity is the hallmark of this sleek red, whose vibrant structure marshals the flavors of cherry, raspberry and currant to a lingering conclusion. Balanced and focused, this fades gracefully with berry, orange zest and spice notes. Drink now through 2030.
Winemaker's Notes Has a beautiful dark purple color that leaves a gentle trail of color after giving the glass a swirl. The aroma jumps out of the glass with notes of fig jam, ripe cherry and fresh blackberry as well as hints of vanilla and toasted coconut. Dark black fruit flavors are balanced with supple tannins, dark chocolate and espresso flavors that linger on and on. The finish has flavors of sandalwood, dried currants, and brambly fruit notes.
Winemaker's Notes Deep purple in color, with dark alluring aromatic notes of blackberry, molasses, leather, cinnamon and toasted cedar with hints of mint and rosemary. The first sip shows juicy flavors of dark ripe cherry, raspberry compote, graham cracker pie crust and toasted marshmallow. The finish is long and drying with notes of plum, vanilla and toasted pecan.
Winemaker's Notes Pale yellow in hue, ripe tropical aromas leap from the glass with melon, pineapple, lemon zest and lychee. The mouthwatering palate is vibrant and nicely rounded, layered with flavors of crisp apple and fresh citrus, finishing with a touch of minerality to cleanse the palate for the next sip.
90 Points, Robert Parker Coming from a notable vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, the 2015 Primitivo Northridge Vineyard is another downright irresistible red from this label. Offering up loads of ripe, jammy berry fruits, owers, spice and hints of incense, it hits the palate with medium- bodied richness, no hard edges, lots of sweet fruit and a weightless, elegant and gulpable texture. This beauty has class and is well worth drinking!
90 Points, Stephen Tanzer Medium red. Wonderfully pure, complex aromas of red berries, dried cherry, smoke, spices and rose petal. The varietally accurate dried cherry quality carries through on the palate, where smoky soil tones add complexity. Finishes with rm, dusty Sangiovese tannins and excellent cut and length. This wine reminded me of a very good high-elevation Chianti Classico.
Winemaker's Notes Columbia Winery Red Blend is primarily a blend of Merlot and Syrah. Sourced from Washington’s finest growing regions, the supple Red Blend wine has a solid, fruit-forward foundation of fresh blackberry, cassis and blueberry flavors, with hints of ripe raspberry and red cherry. Soft, approachable tannins are enhanced on the medium-bodied palate with Syrah’s notes of pepper and clove, with a mouth-filling texture. Notes of vanilla, toasted oak and brown spice linger on the Red Blend’s long finish.