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Extended hang time afforded by the region’s chilly afternoon winds is what makes Monterey County Pinot Noir so special. The cooling winds that blow through our vineyards every afternoon slow the sugar ripening process, allowing tannins to sufficiently soften and sweeten before harvest. 24 Knots is hand harvested precisely when an ideal balance of sugar and phenolic ripeness has been struck, yielding a Pinot Noir of exceptional quality and character. Fruit is grown on the Viento and Riverside Vineyards in the Monterey County region. Gradual slopes and calcareous shale soil at Viento produce fruit with vivid aromas and concentrated flavors, while the decomposed granite soils of Riverview Vineyard in northern Monterey County provide intense color and overall balance. Aromas of ripe cherries, red fruit and blood orange with notes of vanilla and butterscotch. The palate shows subtle tannin structure, balanced acidity that allow the bright fresh fruit flavors to shine through.
La Fleur Amour
nextSectionThis Sauvignon Blanc has a charming bright yellow color. Intense fresh nose of white flower with a hint of exotic fruits. Aromatic, fresh and crispy with notes of citrus.
nextSectionPerfect as an aperitif, with fish and white meats but also with asparagus tart, grilled lobster, marinated salmon with dill, sea scallop Carpaccio with citrus fruits, Japanese cuisine. Serve: 50°F
Black Elephant Vintners
nextSectionThe wine has a bright green hue and shows an abundance of tropical fruit flavors, grapefruit and guava. The fruit carries onto the palate and is balanced by the richness of the barrelferment and Semillon, adding texture and weight to the crisp dry finish.
nextSectionA quintessential white wine calling for white meats, from fish and shellfish to chicken and pork.
This is a medium-bodied whisky with the aromas of dried fruits and honey. It has a delicate, mellow taste with a lingering, woody, dry finish. The whiskies are aged in three different kinds of oak casks: American, Spanish and Japanese. This is what gives Suntory Whisky its unique quality.
In “not very hard to believe” news, Russian President Vladimir Putin—he of shirtless horseback riding fame—did something shocking and internationally insensitive. Along with Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (no stranger to controversy himself), Putin helped himself to a 240 year-old bottle of Spanish wine belonging to a Crimean winery. Continue Reading...
As a new generation of wine drinkers emerges in the U.S., the world of wine has begun to adapt to their preferences, with some regions coming along quicker than others. In Bordeaux, some have dragged their feet in evolving with the times.
In fact, Bordeaux has slowly fallen out of favor with Americans in general. Where it was once ABC, Anything But Cabernet, it’s become ABB, Anything But Bordeaux. Continue Reading...
As much fun as nouveau, avant-garde approaches to winemaking can be, no great innovation comes without a deep, unwavering love, and respect for what came before it. Respect thy elders, or something like that.
That is why a wine like Cheverny will never, ever die. Continue reading...