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Characterised by a rich and powerful red fruit nose with notes of vanilla and toast, this elegant oak matured ruby red wine delights the palate with its overtones of licorice, delicate spice and red fruit, while its tannic content provides a long and firm finish.
Our wines can be kept to age for 8 to 12 years.
In order to drink our full-bodied yet elegant wines at their best, decant two hours before tasting and serve at a temperature of 17 to 18C.
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92 Points - James Suckling
A silky and fresh Chardonnay with aromas of honeysuckle, lemon zest, and apricot. This wine shows perfect balance in body and intensity with abundant flavors of pear and lemon peel on the palate. Subtle notes of chamomile, apricot and a touch of vanilla lead to a luxurious finish.
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Vineyards in Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo. Altitude between 2,306- and 3,927-feet elevation. Semi-desert climate.
The 2018 vintage was characterized by excellent climactic conditions throughout the growing season. Temperatures within the historical averages, minimal rainfall, and a larger thermal amplitude compared to previous years resulted in a characteristic growing season for Mendoza. The excellent health conditions of the vineyard allowed for a harvest of high- quality fruit with good color and concentration. The harvest began on February 16th with Chardonnay de Los Árboles, Tunuyán and ended on April 20th with Cabernet Sauvignon de El Peral, Tupungato.
Fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8- and 17- ton closed-top stainless-steel tanks. Aged in American oak barrels (10% new) for 8 months. Bottled in February 2019. Unfined.
Bright and deep purple color. Aromas of black fruit reminiscent of fresh plum mixed with graphite notes. On the palate the wine is balanced and energetic, with sweet and round tannins and long finish.
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91 Points Wine Enthusiast
A deep, nearly candied aroma of boysenberry meets with baking spice on the nose of this powerful bottling. The palate is loaded with rich flavors of black cherry and vanilla, framed by sandy tannins.
“The least expensive wines in Dave Phinney’s mine are his Locations portfolio. It is a blend from diverse California areas, ranging from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino to the Sierra Foothills, of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Grenache. This is an outstanding wine, the kind of bistro/bras- serie red that consumers will love. Opaque deep ruby/purple, it is loaded with intense wild berry fruit and a Zinfandel-like briariness, offering pepper, herbs, a touch of smoke and loads of black fruits and background oak. This is a big boy at 15.5% alcohol, but it’s not the least hot – just savory, luscious and opulent. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.”
-Robert Parker | eRobertParker.com - 90 points
“Dave Phinney - is one of the more creative young minds in all of the world’s winedom. He is doing things that are far beyond his modest age and deserves to be commended for the brilliant individuality/singularity of all of his efforts.” -Robert Parker
“As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candi- date. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with the Wine Advocate.’ –Robert Parker
Domaine Cigalus enjoys a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate (described as “semi-arid with temperate spring variants”) ensuring early ripening of all the grape varieties. This arid climate (low rainfall) is offset by the very deep soils (sediments deposited by the Aussou, a stream at the edge of the estate) which store the winter rains for longer but which are less fertile due to the presence of a slightly chalky sandstone in the subsoil, dating back to the Campanian (secondary era, prior to the emergence of the Pyrenees). Grape varieties: Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, syrah, grenache and caladoc.
Sold Out $33.00"Soif" is "thirst" in French. First sip grips the palate with fine tannins. The wine quickly opens up to show wild raspberry, blueberry and red cherry flavors + cracked pepper, dried thyme and tarragon. A wine for the dinner table. Valdiguie, Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Dolcetto, Negroamaro, Mourvedre. 70-135 years old vines. Aged 4 months neutral French oak.
Chardonnay grapes blended with Grechetto, and Sauvignon Blanc.
The hand harvested grapes are destemmed, the juice is then cooled and left with the skins for a brief period of time. After pressing and settling the wine is fermented under temperature-controlled conditions
Excellent as an aperitif or with typical Mediterranean cuisine, such as salads, pasta, seafood and white meats. Excellent also with flavorful, spicy Asian foods.
Sangiovese up to 70%: Cabernet and other varieties up to 30%. The exact proportions can vary with each vintage.
The two grape varieties are vinified separately, since they ripen at different times. Toward the end of fermentation they are blended and placed in small wooden casks where they slowly complete alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.
Given its fruitiness, Dogajolo can be paired with first courses and white meats, but shows at its best with full-flavored dishes such as roasts, grilled meats, cold cuts and Tuscan regional specialties.