Matchbook Wine Company - Chardonnay 'The Arsonist' Dunnigan Hills, Central Valley, California 2019
If you like big, voluptuous Chardonnays the Arsonist is for you. There is enough sumptuous fruit and toasty oak to satisfy the classic-California Chard lover.
The Arsonist is always the blend of the best barrel lots of the winery's estate-grown Chardonnay, designed to showcase their house style of extreme balance of fruit and oak. The 2019 vintage is classically rich and luscious with dense flavors of butterscotch, Crème brûlée, honey and pineapple. An underlayer of toasty oak and caramel from barrel aging adds complexity. Tropical flavors, so characteristic of the Dunnigan Hills appellation, add a fresh balance. The creamy texture and bright, crisp fruit linger in the finish.
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Clos St. Antonin - Cotes du Rhone, Southern Rhone 2018
Pure Grenache Expression by the Master Winemakers Isabelle and Christophe Sabon of Domaine de la Janasse!
Made from 30-50 year old vines within the village of Plan de Dieu, grown on the iconic terroir of red clay, sand, and the famous Rhone galets. Made with as minimal intervention as possible, neutral oak aging, and zero sulfates added, the 2018 Clos St. Antonin Cotes du Rhone is Isabelle's purest expression of Grenache elegance. The wine opens with delicate aromas wild violets and fresh black raspberry, followed by a depth of mineral rich earth and peppery spice. The palate is silky smooth, clean, and easy drinking. This is as close to Chateauneuf du Pape as you can get without breaking the bank!
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Aperture - Red Bordeaux Blend, Alexander Valley, Sonoma 2019
Wine Advocate 95-97 - Deep ruby-purple in color, the nose bursts with lilac perfume, Morello cherries, cured meats, star anise, tar and a mineral undercurrent. The palate is pixelated and lifted with glorious perfume lingering on the very long finish.
Newsletter Special - $42.99
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