The 2012 Domaine du Grand Tinel Châteauneuf-du-Pape is another outstanding effort from Grand Tinel, one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s most consistently high performing estates. Kirsch, plum, and hints of savory herb abound in the bouquet.
To reach the Xiloca estate one must first climb a steep, narrow road into the rugged heart of Aragon. Instead, a massive orchard of century-old cherry trees with ancient Garnacha vines interspersed among the trees.
The 2014 Mr. Riggs Generation Series Montepulciano d’Adelaide Hills makes its North American debut with The International Wine of the Month Club. This is an International Wine of the Month Club exclusive: we took the entire lot of this limited.
Edgebaston, renowned for its luxurious long-lived GS Cabernet Sauvignon, has turned out a remarkably similar wine in the estate’s 2014 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, with one exception: the 2014 Stellenbosch offering is approachable now.
Soft, succulent, yet fresh and vivacious, the Signal Ridge Bubbles Méthode Traditionnelle Brut offers a very satisfying bubbly that delights the senses. For starters, it exhibits a light pretty bouquet replete with the scents of crisp mountain apples.
Reminiscent of the finest wines from France’s Maconnais, the 2014 Pietra Santa Cienega Valley Chardonnay displays a bright sun-kissed Chardonnay color that evokes a smile, but that’s just for starters. The best of this wine is still to come.
The 2014 Domaine Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko is indeed special and absolutely unique. It appears the color of the bright Aegean sun and offers an aroma that is nothing short of intoxicating; a mélange of citrus and floral tones reminiscent of Clementine.
The 2015 Casas del Bosque Pequeñas Producciones Sauvignon Blanc garnered 91 pts from James Suckling, 94 pts from South America’s highly-regarded wine guide, Descorchados, and Gold at Chile’s top wine competition, the Catad’Or Wine Awards.
The 2012 Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero ranks as another unequivocal success from Alejandro Fernandez and his incomparable Condado de Haza. The deeply saturated 2012 Condado de Haza reflects the bold and brilliant winemaking style.