Wine Showcase

Wine Showcase for 2/28/2014




2011-velvet-glove2011 VELVET GLOVE


Wine Spectator Score:  92 

"This bright red exhibits floral, cherry and tar flavors, with a firm edge of tannins closing the wine down on the finish. An elegant Barbaresco that should fall into place in a few years. Best from 2015 through 2024. 9,200 cases imported. –BS









Robert Parker Score:  91 

"Very deep purple-black in color, the 2011 Velvet Glove is chock full of ripe and spicy blackberries, fresh blueberries and creme de cassis aromas that are accented by Chinese five spice notes and hints of chocolate, vanilla and some tar. Full-bodied, it is ripe and rich with a nice line of acid and medium-firm, fine-grained tannins. Concentrated and persistent on the finish, it shows beautiful elegance and freshness and is a nicely delineated and expressive example of the varietal and its regional home. However, it needs another year or more in bottle. Drink it from 2015 to 2025+." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Feb 2013)




























mollydooker-enchanted-path-20112010 MOLLYDOOKER


Wine Spectator Score:  93

"A rich mouthful of compelling blackberry, black coffee, black cherry and black pepper flavors (see a trend here?) balances on a supple, velvety background and persists into a long and expressive finish. Just delish. Drink now through 2018. 1,940 cases made." –HS (Feb 29, 2012)


Robert Parker Score:  94

"Blended of 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 Enchanted Path was matured for 12 months in 85% new oak (97% American and 3% French). Very deep purple-black colored, it gives notes of ripe cassis and black cherry compote over hints of smoked bacon, dark chocolate, espresso, cedar and cloves. Very full bodied, densely packed and opulent in the mouth, it has a medium level of grainy tannins, very crisp acidity and a long finish with some mintiness coming through. Drink it 2014 to 2022+." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Feb 2012)
































silverado-estate-cab2009 SILVERADO VINEYARDS




   The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark cranberry in color. It has plum, spice, earth, dried herb and sweet oak aromas. Medium-bodied with well-integrated fruit, spice and oak flavors. Balanced acidity and tannins give a long finish with flavors that linger.



































Wine Spectator Score:  95

"Vibrant, focused and deliciously complex, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020."

#3 of top 100 from wine spectators 2013 top 100!