As the leaves start changing color so should our choice of wine! It’s time to consider what you’ll be drinking as the days become shorter and nights get longer and to assist in the planning, here is a selection of 8 wine offerings that would be a perfect choice for any of your early fall or pre-holiday happenings!
Newton Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Spring Mountain (SRP: $190) Part of a trio of new releases from Newton Vineyard, this single-origin Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Spring Mountain Vineyard in Napa Valley. Newton Vineyard returns to its routes using grapes solely from its founding vineyard on Spring Mountain and refocusing on Cabernet This rich red wine is both balanced and wild, with hints of herbs, mulberry, and violets. Complex yet approachable, the Single Vineyard Spring Mountain Cabernet makes a perfect pairing with grilled red meat.
Numanthia Numanthia 2014 ($72.99)
Numanthia Numanthia is layered with several rich aromatics. With strong notes of red and black fruits, sweet spices and vanilla characters, Numanthia is a full-bodied wine that shows exceptional acidity. It holds an extremely long finish, allowing more subtle notes – like chocolate and toasted spice – to come through, highlighting the handcrafted nature of this special wine.
Cheval Des Andes 2014 (SRP $110)
Released in May 2018, Cheval des Andes’ newest offering honors the unique heritage of Château Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de Los Andes, Pasquini focused on creating a new groundbreaking blend that honors the legendary, Bordeaux “First Growth” winemaking expertise with the very best terroir in Argentina. Cheval des Andes 2014 is an elegant, precise and distinguished Malbec.
2016 Smoke Tree Pinot Noir (SRP: $24.99)
Tasting notes: Plum, dark cherry, forest floor, raspberry, and cola aromas are a seductive sensory start to this wine. Its pleasing texture and freshness create an ideal structure for the ripe plum, raspberry, and watermelon fruit flavors that make this wine irresistible. The balanced acidity cuts through fatty foods and the spicy fruit profile adds an exciting dimension.
Terrazas de Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2016 (SRP: $19.99) This wine displays intense floral and fruity notes on the nose. Aromas of violet, ripe black cherry, and plum are accompanied by a toasty and spicy character of black pepper and chocolate. Chef Aarón Sánchez has created several dishes that pair perfectly with this wine, including adobo rubbed pork ribs.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Launching October 2018 (SRP: $30.99)
Bright, lifted citrus aromatics of kaffir lime and grapefruit abound, supported by ripe nectarine-like notes. An elegant, concentrated palate reveals juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a lovely minerality. Its crisp acidity leads to a mouth-watering and persistent finish, suggesting a sauvignon blanc with age-ability.
Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (SRP: $71.99)
Cape Mentelle has a rich history of exceptional quality and consistency with Cabernet Sauvignon. Our single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays classic varietal characters and opulence, strong regional identity, and an ability to evolve over time. The generosity of the nose will increase with age, the young 2014 Cabernet already displays abundant red fruit jam notes, supported by blond caramel, sweet licorice, and cocoa nibs that let through hints of dried herbs and fresh forest floor
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s “Enchanted Meadow” Réserve Exclusive Brut NV (SRP: $36)
As France’s top-selling Champagne brand and #3 worldwide, Nicolas Feuillatte’s signature bubbly is the perfect accompaniment to any bubbly celebration. Aged for a minimum of 3 years, Feuillatte’s Brut Réserve NV is and is a delicately structured fruity champagne offering elegance and finesse. Featuring fresh fruit aromas, the bouquet becomes more expressive as you enjoy