- Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero 2007 Product #25419 (In Stock)
In the 16 months since Tanzer published his review of the 2007 Condado de Haza, it’s rounded out beautifully and opened up for immediate enjoyment. It’s 100% Tempranillo given a long fermentation – 25 days – and then aged 18 months in fine-grained American oak. Easy enough to enjoy on its own on a cold winter’s night, this will sing with grilled meats, rich braises, or most any stew or dish featuring meat and black olives.
“Ruby-red. Musky aromas of berry skin and cherry, with complicating notes of dried flowers and herbs. Firm on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering sweet red fruit flavors and a subtle peppery quality. Sweeter on the anise-tinged finish, where the cherry element lingers with good intensity. This will be drinking well soon, or could even be enjoyed now with a little aeration.”International Wine Cellar 90 points
- Amalie Robert Pinot Noir The Estate 2007 Product #25737 (In Stock)
Ernie and Dena’s first Pinot love was a bottle of Dujac and their winemaking mentor was Cristom’s Steve Doerner. You’ll find both of those influences here. Partial whole cluster fermentation adds structure and exotic spice to the dark red fruit flavors and a little bulk to the fine, firm, tannins. This will continue to unfurl over the next few years, but would be a stunner with duck and cherry sauce tonight!
“Vivid red. Exotically spiced red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of cola, sassafras, star anise and cinnamon. Juicy, impressively precise red fruit flavors are framed by silky tannins and lifted by a zesty suggestion of blood orange. Fine-grained and lithe, leaving sweet red fruit and candied floral notes behind. This sexy wine is drinking very well today but is balanced to reward another five years of aging.”International Wine Cellar 91 points