Every once in a while, we check the shelf for wines that we have offered. Occasionally, we publish a list. Here it is.
Tuesday night we collaborated with Cuvaison winery for a tasting of their single vineyards. Cuvaison now represents Brandlin, one of the oldest Cabernet growers in Napa, featuring some of the oldest Cabernet vines. If you like rich, round Cabernet, both the Mount Veeder Cab and the Prorietary Blend blend, show with and extreme voluptuous opulence that only old vines deliver. Read more.
Yesterday we met with Francesco Visani, the Marchesi di Antinori Brand Ambassador for Solaia. We tasted 3 vintages, the 2011, the 2012 which are in town and the 2009 which came with him from the winery. All three vintages were mind blowing, but that is to be expected, Solaia is one of the worlds most heralded wines. If you don't know Solaia, it is the original world class Super Tuscan, based in Cabernet and from the top of the heralded micro climate Bolgheri. Solaia is also one of the world's most active gray market wines and counterfeited wines. What we would like to stress here is that these are perfect examples of Solaia, direct from the winery and only with winery approved shipping and storage procedures, oh and each bottle is chipped. Our pricing is below, also the critics accolades. Further, any vintage listed will increase in value substantially over the next few years. Wines tasted and pre-arrival wines.
2014 Ottimino Zinfinity, Sonoma
Pricing $23.50 per 5
% off 6, 10% off 12
750 cases produced
85% Zin, 15% Petite Sirah
10 cases available at this price
There are a great many twenty dollar wines to choose from. The key to choosing a really good twenty dollar wine is in finding those with forty dollar components. Ottimino Zinfinity is that. Zinfinity is made by Bill Knuttel. Though the 2014 Zinfinity has not yet been rated, previous vintages are all 90 plus points as are the ratings for virtually every wine Bill makes. So there you have the winemaking component. Great winemakers tend to make wines with excellent structure and balance. The Zinfinity is that witha polished dark spicy plum and cherry flavor profile finishing in lengthy brambly smoky black and blue fruit. Bill added old vine Petite Sirah to get that finish. The Zinfinity is a completely delightful dinner wine, reminding me more of a high quality, velvety Italian Rosso than it does Zinfandel. This wine is a compliment to red meats, pizza, pasta, a variety of cheeses and without question BBQ! click here for the entire offer.
The proof is always in the glass!