Sensory profile: Deep red in colour, with an elegant presence of aromatic herbs on the nose as well as on your palate. If still young, a scent of raspberry. With age it acquires spicy tones and a pleasant dry taste.
Food pairings: Rich first courses based on meat or game sauces,roasts and grilled red meat.
Winemakers Notes: Like 2012, the growing season was near ideal across the state. Heavy winter rains were followed by mild Spring temperatures with few frost nights or daytime heat spikes. In general, yields were slightly above average and the quality of fruit were truly outstanding. Our Cabernet developed deep color, intense flavors and perfect acid balance. This Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for everyday drinking.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with hearty entrees like roast beef, calzone or a classic comfort food dish, spaghetti and meatballs.
Pinot Noir, Scott's Family Estate - Rutherford Wine Co.
A sweet sage and cherry bouquet with notes of toasted oak and dark roasted coffee, with subtle flavors of dried cherry, vanilla, berries and fresh rosemary. Crisp acidity is balanced with robust tannins for a mouth-filling texture and long, luxurious finish. This 100% Pinot Noir is richly textured with balanced acidity, silky tannins and a smooth, lingering finish. Enjoy this elegant Pinot Noir now or savor for the next ten years.
The Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing: Pair our Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir with hearty and richly flavored dishes like Beef Bourguignon, pan-seared Halibut with a rich and creamy sauce or roasted butternut squash and goat cheese pizza.
The 2016 vintage of Storia Antica (translates to ancient history) is a great value Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore from the Veneto wine region, with rich dark fruit, smoky and toasty on the palate. Generous oak is well woven with rich black fruit, mocha and dark chocolate. Savoury, dark and delicious with full-bodied weight and incredible concentration of flavour. Long finish. Great wine. Well-structured and balanced with supple tannins, this is a comfort wine and a perfect pairing to slow-braised beef ribs and rich meat dishes. Drink: 2018-2024. Score - 91. (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, Oct. 13, 2018)
The name Chianti Classico, today identified by the famous logo of GALLO NERO (black rooster), is reserved to wines produced in the most antique origin area of Chianti.Produced in the hilly area of the provinces of Siena and Florence. Dark red color, leaning towards garnet with aging, it has a full body and structure, with traces of mature fruit of a velvety taste with soft tannins.
It has an intense red colour, a good body and a long lasting bouquet with hints of cherry and spice. It is a smooth, fresh and well balanced wine.Enjoy this wine with red meat, venison, roasts and aged cheese.
The Goddess Rhiannon is a figure of power and mystery in Celtic mythology, associated with magical birds and horses, and the contrasting qualities of change and steadfastness. Crafting a distinctive blend likewise balances change and steadfastness: the uniqueness of each harvest must consistently express the winemaker’s personal vision. 2017 is our 7th vintage of Rhiannon. The wine is a blend of Petite Syrah, Syrah and Barbera. Complex yet approachable in style, our California Red Wine expresses elegant red fruit flavors and toasty oak notes.
Blend:57% Petite Sirah, 37% Syrah, 7% Barbera
Aromas: Soft and round with fruit-driven flavors of blackberry, Bing cherry, sweet oak, vanilla and caramel. Deep ruby color with a lush mouthfeel and a long finish.
Food Pairing: Barbecue chicken and ribs, spicy Asian cuisine and Mediterranean lamb