Wine of the Day: 2015 St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weiss Wiltinger Alte Reben Riesling

…On the palate it leans toward medium-bodied, and off-dry with mouth-watering acidity. It’s impeccably balanced with peach, key lime, apricot, honey and a hint of lemongrass   Grapes for this wine were sourced from  the “Alte Reben”, a special 22-acre parcel of very old vines (“Alte Reben” in German that are part of the Schlangengraben…

Wine of the Day: 1970 Bodegas Franco-Españolas Rioja Crianza Bordón

Last weekend we celebrated a friend’s milestone birthday at Boulevard in San Francisco.  We dined the “Wine Vault”, a wine inspired semi-private room with a brick lined ceiling that brings to mind dining  in an underground cellar in France.  As the evening was winding down,  our gracious (and generous) hosts asked if we wanted anything…

Wine of the Day; 2012 Acorn Syrah Axiom Alegría Vineyards

A harmonious, food friendly wine that’s flat-out delicious! This wine is a field blend of 98% Syrah (3 clones) and 2% Viognier.  The wine was aged 16 months in a combination of French, American, Hungarian, and European barrels carefully selected to add structure and notes of vanilla and spice, while enhancing the spicy berry flavors…

Wine of The Day: 2013 Silverado Vineyards SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

 2013 Silverado Vineyards SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon; An elegant and well-structured Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag’s Leap District. Fruit for this wine is from a single eponymous vineyard that surrounds their estate winery in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley.  It is 100% UCD FPS 30, the Disney Silverado Heritage Clone.  It was aged…

Wine Of The Day; 2013 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor

2013 Don Melchor – “It shows enticing cassis, black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and extra dark chocolate with espresso bean flavors”. Concho Y Toro’s Don Melchor vineyard is situated at an altitude of 2,145 feet, at  the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River.  It is part of the Puente Alto (“high…

Wine of the Day: 2007 Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard

2007 Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard – “The flavors are just as enchanting, if a bit feral, as the aromas showcasing boysenberry, black and red currant, olive, smoked meat and dark roasted nut flavors”… I must confess that when I purchased this wine, and I noted the vintage (almost 10 years old) and the…

Wine of the Day: 2013 Fields Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel

“On the palate it’s medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and focused with a harmonious cool climate Zinfandel character.” Dark ruby color with exuberant kirsch, black raspberry, bramble and spice aromas.  On the palate it’s medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and focused with a harmonious cool climate Zinfandel character.   It shows ample kirsch, pomegranate, and peppery spice flavors wrapped…

Wine of the Day: 2012 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Selection

While Rombauer is best known for their Chardonnay, over the last few years they have been refining their red wine program Fruit for the 2012 Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Rombauer estate vineyards and top grower vineyards in Stags Leap, Calistoga, Atlas Peak, St. Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs.  It is…

Wine of the Day: 2014 Bodega Garzon Tannat

Grapes for the Bodega Garzon Tannat were hand-picked and fermented in large concrete casks.  After fermentation the juice was transferred to neutral French oak barrels and untoasted French oak casks (2.5-5k liters) for 12 months of aging – six months on lees, plus six months in French oak barrels and casks. Nearly opaque violet color with…

Wine of the Day; 2015 Peter Zemmer “Rollhütt” Pinot Noir

2015 Peter Zemmer “Rollhütt” Pinot Noir  – If you’re looking for an Old World Pinot Noir for under $20 …look no further! This wine hails from the Suditrol sub-region of the Alto Adige DOC, which borders Austria and Switzerland in northern Italy.  Grapes for this wine were sourced from vineyards in the immediate vicinity of…