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  • “Quartet” Rosé Brut N.V., Anderson Valley, Roederer Estate, California, 12% vol, 75cl

    “Quartet” Rosé Brut N.V., Anderson Valley, Roederer Estate, California, 12% vol, 75cl

    SW10

    The Roederer Estate Rosé is a blend of 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay. For colour, a small portion (3-5%) of Pinot Noir wine that has undergone an extended maceration is added to the blend before the secondary fermentation, imparting a subtle salmon tinge. The second fermentation in the bottle lasts for a minimum of 24 months.

    As with all Roederer Estate wines, the Brut Rosé is comprised of 100 percent estate-grown grapes with about 10-20% of the blend being oak-aged reserve wines from the Estate’s cellars.

    The Roederer Estate Brut Rosé is full and round with smooth flavours and fine persistent bubbles. The Pinot Noir is eveident both on the nose and the palate – the Chardonnay contributes elegance and austerity, which balance nicely with the delicate fruitiness of the Pinot Noir.

    £28.86

  • Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Maria Valley, Au Bon Climat, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Maria Valley, Au Bon Climat, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    USR6

    Jim Clendenen, the “Mind Behind” Au Bon Climat, creates internationally recognized, Burgundian-focused wines of balance and intrigue – but in California.

     

    Au Bon Climat’s Santa Maria Valley is a very approachable, fruit-forward Pinot. Lifted strawberry and raspberry aromas on the nose follow through to a palate that is full of juicy berry flavours and hints of spice and cloves. Not too hefty but with good balancing fresh acidity, gentle tannins and just a touch of Pinot spice and  earthiness.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    £30.00

  • Chardonnay 2013, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    Chardonnay 2013, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    USW2

    Eugene Trefethen and his wife Catherine purchased 600 acres in 1968 to create Trefethen Vineyards. At the time, there were fewer than 20 wineries in the Napa Valley which put the Trefethens in a small group of wine families dedicated to a vision of crafting world class wines from Napa Valley. Their first wine was released in 1973 and at the 1979 Gault Millau World Wine Olympics, their 1976 Chardonnay won “Best Chardonnay in the World”.

     

    Rich fruit, crafted in an elegant, age-worthy manner are the hallmarks of the Trefethen style.  The third generation is now active with Loren and Hailey poised to put their generation’s stamp on the Trefethen credo of ‘One Family, One Estate, One Passion.’

     

    100% Chardonnay from the Main Ranch vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The excellent growing season of 2013 has resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavours, that are balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.

     

    Barrel fermented and then aged for 9 months in predominantly French oak, 25% of which is new.

     

    Fruit aromas of white peach and apple with hints of toast and a touch of spice. The palate is fresh and zingy with bright acidity. Ripe apple and pear fruit flavours are backed with lovely tropical and pineapple flavours. A round and creamy mouthfeel finishes with a crisp and clean finish.

    £31.08

  • “Dragon’s Tooth” 2014, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Dragon’s Tooth” 2014, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    USR16

    Eugene Trefethen and his wife Catherine purchased 600 acres in 1968 to create Trefethen Vineyards. At the time, there were fewer than 20 wineries in the Napa Valley which put the Trefethens in a small group of wine families dedicated to a vision of crafting world class wines from Napa Valley. Their first wine was released in 1973 and at the 1979 Gault Millau World Wine Olympics, their 1976 Chardonnay won “Best Chardonnay in the World”.

     

    Rich fruit, crafted in an elegant, age-worthy manner are the hallmarks of the Trefethen style.  The third generation is now active with Loren and Hailey poised to put their generation’s stamp on the Trefethen motto of ‘One Family, One Estate, One Passion.’

     

    45% Malbec, 35% Petit Verdot & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, Dragon’s Tooth” is a reminder of the Trefethen family’s Welsh origins with the red dragon of Wales on the label. The wine is from new plantings of Malbec and Petit Verdot from the rockiest part of the vineyard.

     

     

    This powerful blend is almost completely opaque in appearance with a nose full of sweet fruit (cherry and blueberries) with hints of cinnamon and smoky spice. The palate is very big and soft with warm spice and toasty oak flavours giving way to a long, chocolatey finish. Malbec brings a mix of fruits, Petit Verdot adds colour and structure & Cabernet Sauvignon offers dark fruits and elegance.

     

     

    A wine that definitely needs to be decanted or given several hours to “breathe” before drinking.

    £45.60

  • “Geyserville” 2016, Ridge Vineyards, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Geyserville” 2016, Ridge Vineyards, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    USR20

    Ridge has made the Geyserville as a single-site Zinfandel in every year since 1966. The grapes are grown in three adjoining vineyards on a defined stretch of gravelly soil approximately one-and-a-quarter miles long and a half-mile wide located on the western edge of the Alexander Valley, Sonoma County.

     

    The youngest vines are 10 years old and the oldest over 120 years. 65% of the vines are in excess of 45 years old.

     

    The blend of the 2016 Geyserville is 73% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 3% Alicante Bouschet

     

    The sustainably farmed, hand-harvested estate-grown grapes were destemmed and crushed. Fermentation was with native yeasts, followed by full malolactic. Ageing was for 12 months in American oak barrels – 20% new, the balance 1-4 years old.

     

    Winemakers tasting note:

     

    Deep ruby in colour. Plum and black cherry fruit aromas, mint, and gravelly earth. Ripe bramble fruit on entry, balanced acidity, and elegant tannins. Long finish.

     

    Eric Baugher – winemaker at Ridge

     

     

     

     

    £46.92

  • “Lytton Springs” 2016, Ridge Vineyards, Sonoma County, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    “Lytton Springs” 2016, Ridge Vineyards, Sonoma County, 14.5% vol, 75cl

    In 1972, Ridge made its first Lytton Springs from vines planted on the eastern half of the vineyard at the turn of the century. Both the eastern and western portions of the vineyard were purchased in the early 1990s, and Lytton Springs, in Sonoma County, became part of the Ridge Estate in 1991. The vineyard is planted to Zinfandel and its principal complementary varietals.

     

    The 2016 Lytton Springs is 69% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignan & 2% Mataró (Mourvèdre).

     

    The sustainably farmed, hand-harvested estate-grown grapes were destemmed and crushed. Fermentation was with native yeasts, followed by full malolactic. Ageing was for 14 months in American oak barrels – 15% new, the balance 1-5 years old.

     

    Winemakers tasting note:

     

    Complex aromas of vanilla, raspberry and black pepper. Full bodied with firm acidity, focused blackberry fruit and an elegant lingering finish.

    £46.92

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    USR8

    From the famous Monte Bello Vineyard, this is the “baby brother” to Ridge “Monte Bello” and the wine that, until 2008, was called “Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet”.

     

    The Monte Bello vineyard, situated a mere 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits at an altitude of 2,600 ft, high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California’s coolest Cabernet producing area.

     

    75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 5% Cabernet Franc from between fifteen of twenty estate parcels.   The oldest vines date back to 1949 with further plantings in 1968/9, 1972, 1982, 1987/8, 1990, 1995, 1997/8 and 2008. 

     

    The grapes were de-stemmed, and carefully sorted before being fermented using the native yeasts. The wine was pressed after six days. Natural malolactic was initiated in tank and finished in barrel with additional 16 weeks of lees contact.


    The wine was aged for 19 months in American oak barrels; (70% new, 30% two and three years old).

    Winemakers tasting note:

     

    Deep purple colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, cherries, clove spice, toasted oak, and cocoa. Ripe bramble fruit entry, medium-full body, supple tannins, and sweet oak; firm acid persists in a long finish.”

     

    Eric Baugher – winemaker at Ridge

    £57.18

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    From the famous Monte Bello Vineyard, this is the “baby brother” to Ridge “Monte Bello” and the wine that, until 2008, was called “Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet”.

     

    The Monte Bello vineyard, situated a mere 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits at an altitude of 2,600 ft, high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California’s coolest Cabernet producing area.

     

    81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc from between fifteen of twenty estate parcels.   The oldest vines date back to 1949 with further plantings in 1968/9, 1972, 1982, 1987/8, 1990, 1995, 1997/8 and 2008. 

     

    The grapes were de-stemmed, and carefully sorted before being fermented using the native yeasts. The wine was pressed after six days. Natural malolactic was initiated in tank and finished in barrel with additional 16 weeks of lees contact.

     

    The wine was aged for 18 months in American oak barrels – 45% new wood, the balance 1-3 year old wood.
    Winemakers tasting note:

     

    Opaque purple in colour. Aromas of cassis, anise, and clove spice from barrel ageing. Blackberry fruit on entry, fine grain tannins, black olive, and forest floor. A long finish.

     

    Eric Baugher – winemaker at Ridge

     

    £61.92

  • “HaLo” 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “HaLo” 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    USR14

    Eugene Trefethen and his wife Catherine purchased 600 acres in 1968 to create Trefethen Vineyards. At the time, there were fewer than 20 wineries in the Napa Valley which put the Trefethens in a small group of wine families dedicated to a vision of crafting world class wines from Napa Valley. Their first wine was released in 1973 and at the 1979 Gault Millau World Wine Olympics, their 1976 Chardonnay won “Best Chardonnay in the World”.

     

    Rich fruit, crafted in an elegant, age-worthy manner are the hallmarks of the Trefethen style.  The third generation is now active with Loren and Hailey poised to put their generation’s stamp on the Trefethen motto of ‘One Family, One Estate, One Passion.’

     

    HaLo is the Trefethen flagship wine and is named after Hailey and Loren. Made only in exceptional years, production is tiny. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot from the finest lots of Trefethen’s “Hillside” vineyard.

     

    Extremely dark in appearance, the complex nose has aromas of blackberries and bay leaves with hints of tobacco and mint in the background. There is also the scent of smoke and a touch of forest floor. The palate is rich and juicy with flavours of plums, chocolate, cinnamon and hazelnut. Layers of flavours give way one to the next with cloves, chocolate, plum, raspberry and gamey spice. The wine is wonderfully textured with great structure.

     

    The bottle is made of extremely heavy glass, and the label a real work of art, based on an original piece crafted out of hand painted wine foil by French artist Gérard Puvis.

     

    **  Only 1 Bottle Remaining of the 2012 Vintage  **

    £169.20