90 POINTS from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The efforts that the winery has been making since 2012 to grow grapes organically have finally paid off in this 2017 vintage. This Bonarda is an organic certified wine, presenting notes of crispy red fruits and white pepper, with soft tannins in the palate and intense flavors. It has a long and fresh finish, with lots of character. Its deep and vibrant mouthfeel makes it a true pleasure wine. Ideal to pair with pasta Pomodoro dishes, pizza and light meats.
This estate-grown wine is from Hawke's Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Small production, certified organic. Not your typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at all. Smoky and spicy with pear, lime and honeysuckle notes. This is a rich, distinctive, aromatic treasure and it comes with a beer-cap enclosure. Just a cool wine for a warm afternoon.
All the botanicals in this gin are distilled separately (time-consuming and labor intensive) and then blended to create this American Gin *Wall Street Journal
From Robert Parker.com: "This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile, and not a hard edge to be found. It's a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-4 years."
This winery has been producing Zinfandel ever since Edoardo Seghesio planted grapes is the Alexander Valley is 1895. It is one of our staff’s favorite wines to suggest, and never fails to please. Rich black raspberry and briary, spicy flavors are at the forefront here. Sustainably farmed by the Seghesio Family.
From Wine Spectator: “This is loaded with zesty blackberry and raspberry fruit, offering a vibrant structure and appealing accents of toasted sage, white pepper and licorice. Drink now through 2027. 102,000 cases made.”