2017 Beyer Ranch Zinfandel, Wente, California, USA
2018 Sandstone Merlot, Wente, California, USA
2018 Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Wente, California, USA
The fruit comes from the valley floor and southern hills of Livermore Valley with its gravelly alluvial fans. The soils on the estate and climate help to give Wente a Cabernet that is rich in flavor with an appealing structure. Aromatics of dried cranberry, bay leaf
2014 Acaibo Red, Trinité Estate, Sonoma, California, USA
A deep coloured and richly flavoured blockbuster of a wine. This traditional, Bordeaux style, blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc is produced by the Lurton family, one of the grand old families of Bordeaux.
The 2014 vintage produced beautiful, evenly ripened fruit, and following 16 months ageing in French oak barrels the result is a concentrated red with silky tannins, vibrant fruit and a touch of sweet spice to the finish.
2009 Nth Degree Syrah, Wente Vineyards, California, USA
The Nth degree is a selection of handcrafted, limited production wines created by fifth generation winemaker Karl D. Wente. The focus of this small lot program is to create wines that reflect the distinctive terroir of the Wente family’s estate vineyards. This Syrah brings notes of black olives, coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate. A bold and complex wine with silky tannins and a smooth finish.
2011 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Napa Valley, California, USA
"Winemaker Christopher Carpenter, who is also responsible for the wines of Lokoya, has fashioned an opaque ruby/purple-colored 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offering notes of black cherries, black currants, and spicy oak, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, low acidity and light but sweet tannin. Another strong effort in this challenging vintage, it should drink well for 10-12 years. Cardinale's Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot aged in 90% new French oak, has always been one of the most impressive offerings from the Kendall-Jackson portfolio." Wine Advocate