Frog’s Leap 2015

 

Intense aromas of wild berry and fresh fruit are punctuated by spices that include clove, cinnamon, and white pepper. Lush layers of cherry and boysenberry fill the palate, while the nuances of oak and earth never overwhelm. The wine's bright acid and soft tannins offer a plush, lingering finish. Rich yet quaffable.

 

Grape: 100% Zinfandel

Region: Napa Valley

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £27.95 per bottle

Frog's Leap Zinfandel

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone 2016

 

From a single vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara. Deep and pure colour, lovely aromatics of violets, rich berry fruit and sweet plum, fruit flavours of black cherry, some cranberry and a little vanilla and nutmeg. Full bodied with velvety soft tannis and a fine, long finish.

 

Grape: 100% Pino Noir

Region: Santa Barbara

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £51.95 per bottle

Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noi

Belle Glos Las Alturas 2016

 

Deep ruby red in colour with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black liquorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavours. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich withrefined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.

 

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Santa Barbara

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £51.95 per bottle

Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir

Edmeades 2016

 

Aromas of ripe cherries and blueberries mingle with cocoa powder and graham crackers in the 2010 Mendocino Zinfandel. The lushness of the fruit gives the wine wonderful breadth and texture. Petite Sirah and Syrah lend black fruit to the blend, while their tannins frame the wine nicely. Subtle notes of toasted oak, caramel, and freshly roasted coffee linger on the finish.

 

Grape: 100% Zinfandel

Region: California

Abv: 15.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £23.85 per bottle

Edmeades Zinfandel

Scotto Old Vine 2014/2016

 

Deep dark rich chocolate and spice with a touch of toffee cream on the finish.

 

Grape: 100% Zinfandel

Region: Lodi

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.85 per bottle

Scotto Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

Rodney Strong 2014

 

Sonoma County Merlot is lush with predominate notes of black plum, black cherry and blueberry with a hint of dried sage. This wine is silky and voluptuous with soft tannins. The luscious dark fruit flavours are enhanced by aging in small French and American oak barrels for a nice baking spice, vanilla and creamy finish.

 

Grape: 100% Merlot

Region: Sonoma County

Abv: %

Size: 75cl

Price: £25.75 per bottle

Rodney Strong Sonoma County Merlot

Stag's Leap Artemis 2015

This ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon opens with intriguing plum, ripe fig and allspice aromas. On the palate, the wine offers flavours of ripe blackberry, chocolate-covered cherry and hints of cedar.

Grape: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 2% Malbec  

Region: California

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £61.75 per bottle

Stag's Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Mac Murray Central Coast 2015/2016

Mac Murray Central Coast Pinot Noir opens with delicate aromas & flavours of cherry, raspberry and pomegranite, accented by hints of vanilla and toast with a silky mouthfeel. With time to breath this wine will display an excellent balance of flavour, acidity and texture.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir  

Region: Sononma County 

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £19.85 per bottle

Mac Murray Central Coast Pinot Noir

Mac Murray Russian River 2015

Opens with aromas of lavender and boysenberry, giving way to dark cherry and pomegranate flavours. This luscious wine has a silky mouthfeel, framed by subtle hints of oak from barrel ageing.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir  

Region: Sononma County 

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £31.25 per bottle

Mac Murray Russian River Pinot Noir

Maggio Old Vine 2016/2017

This traditional Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is deep and rich, showing ripe black fruit flavours with subtle jam and chocolate overtones, typical of these family grown vineyards. Gentle on the palate with a subtle, smoky finish.

Grape: 79% Zinfandel 10% Merlot 8% Other Varieties 3% Cabernet Sauvignon   

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.45 per bottle

Maggio Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel

Cakebread Cellars 2014

Fragrant aromas of ripe black cherry, plum compote, blackcurrant and herbal spice introduce the lush red and black cherry, raspberry, and black plum flavours of this remarkably sumptuous merlot. Mouth-filling and deeply concentrated on the palate, it is perfectly balanced by bright acidity and supple, fine-grained tannins, culminating in a long, spicy, cherry-laced finish. Enjoy this delicious merlot now or age it another 5-7 years to fully savour its developing complexity.

Grape: 100% Merlot   

Region: Napa Valley

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £57.75 per bottle

Cakebread Cellars Merlot

Cakebread Cellars 2013

A perfect example of its type, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is well structured and rich on fruit.  This complex Cabernet Sauvignon is blended from prime vineyards across the Napa Valley. Grapes from the northern area give opulent black fruit and firm tannins, while those from the south provide bright fruit and crisp acidity.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £72.85 per bottle

Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Tenet The Pundit 2015

The colour is deep purple with ruby highlights. Ripe cherry and plum aromas are complemented by earthy undercurrents of smoky cocoa and cola, and highlighted by traces of citrus blossom and lemon. A very smooth mouthfeel glides into a long silky finish with flavours of red cherry and blackberry, hints of toasted vanilla, and a tantalizing slate element.

Grape: 89% Syrah 5% Grenache 4% Mourvedre 2% Viognier     

Region: Washington

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £28.95 per bottle

Tenet The Pundit Syrah

Ramey 2014

An attractive, mid-weight wine, especially within the context of the Russian River, where the wines can be much more exuberant. Bright red cherry, game and spice notes open up in this very pretty.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir     

Region: Russian River Valley

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £47.95 per bottle

Ramey Russian River Pinot Noir

Brewer Clifton 2015/2016

Brewer-Clifton farm with a focus of ripening the stems alongside the fruit, allowing the cluster to be in harmony. Working with the stems allows for wines that are structured, earthy and balanced with the ripe SRH fruit. Aromas of pomegranate, blood orange, white tea aromatics with flavours of spice, dried fig, and white truffle. Complex, simultaneously savoury and fruity, with an elegant touch and a long finish.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir     

Region: Santa Barbara

Abv: %

Size: 75cl

Price: £57.95 per bottle

Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir

Schug 2015/2016

This classic Carneros region Pinot Noir offers a wide range of flavours and aromas. Clonal diversity is achieved by blending several vineyard lots, each retaining its own unique clonal signature in the blend. The result is a complex wine with a rich bouquet of cherries, berries and hints of spicy new oak. It has flavours reminiscent of black cherry, currant and strawberry, followed by a rich, spicy texture and a long silky finish.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir     

Region: Carneros

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £37.45 per bottle

Schug Carneros Pinot Noir

Andrew Will Sorella 2012

This Cabernet Sauvignon dominant red blend shows how Champoux Vineyard continues to produce some of the highest quality fruit in Washington State. This full-bodied wine offers up a bouquet of cassis, dark fruit and graphite. On the palate the wine shows of well-integrated tannins, bright acids leading to a long and memorable finish.

Grape: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot 2% Malbec    

Region: Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £69.95 per bottle

Andrew Will Sorella Cabernet Sauvignon

Fog Monster Bedrock Red 2014

A forthcoming and very appealing nose of red and black berries, floral fragrance and spice. The palate is light bodied and fresh with fine tannins, complex and beautifully poised.

Grape: 55% Zinfandel 20% Carignan plus approximately 25% other varieties

Region: Sonoma County

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £65.85 per bottle

Fog Monster Bedrock Red

Orin Swift Abstract 2017

Abstract is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah grapes from all over Northern California. It's quirky label and bold style have propelled this wine into cult status. This wine is bursting with juicy red and dark fruits including raspberries, dark plums and cranberries. On the palate, the wine is voluptuous in body, incredibly smooth with similar fruit notes and a touch of sweet vanilla.

Grape: 44% Syrah 29% Petite Sirah 17% Grenache  

Region: California

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £39.95 per bottle

Orin Swift Abstract

Cannonball 2016

Balance in the mouth is exceptional from start to finish - strawberry, blueberry, and red apple dipped in dark chocolate, all-spice and a layer of toasted oak. Tannins are structured but not overwhelming, with very well balanced acidity.

Grape: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Petite Sirah 

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £19.35 per bottle

Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon

Orin Swift Machete 2016

Powerful aromas of crème de cassis, boysenberry and ripe cherries with a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate can be found on the nose. On the palate, dark plums are prominent with hints of vanilla and chocolate, enhanced by a smooth velvety texture.

Grape: 45% Syrah 40% Petite Sirah 5% Grenache 4% Malbec  

Region: California

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £68.95 per bottle

Orin Swift Machete

Orin Swift Palermo 2016

Delicious aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry are intermingled with notes of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The palate is softly textured and smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry notes & finishes with a long length.

Grape: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 3% Syrah 3% Petite Sirah  

Region: California

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £67.35 per bottle

Orin Swift Palermo

Stag's Leap Fay 2011

A single vineyard, estate grown wine from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, the winery which put California on the wine map in 1976 when it beat Bordeaux’s best in a blind tasting competition that became known as the Judgement of Paris. The fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Fay Vineyard, one of the great sites in the Napa Valley; these complex grapes create a wine which shows an abundance of supple red and blackberry character, voluptuous perfume and a luscious, fine-grained texture. As well as the layers of bright, smooth fruit, the wine shows hints of red liquorice, black tea and sage, culminating in a lingering floral note on the finish.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon  

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £117.15 per bottle

Stag's Leap Fay Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap SLV 2013/2014

Single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from a legendary Napa Valley estate, packed with red berries lightly sprinkled with cardamom and exceptionally fragrant with chocolate-covered cherries, roasted chestnuts, black tea and cloves.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon  

Region: California

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £191.65 per bottle

Stag's Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Cask 23 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from two top vineyards make for a wine spilling over with dark berries and strawberries and fragrant with cedar, cocoa and spice, with a trace of white truffle on the finish.

Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon  

Region: California

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £335.45 per bottle

Stag's Leap Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells 2016

Vital, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon, concentrated and intense, with notes of macerated cherry and blackcurrant in the mouth and vanilla and dried herbs on the nose.

Grape: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah  

Region: Washington

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £24.75 per bottle

Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Caber

Orin Swift Slander 2017

Fragrant and forceful California Pinot, packed with red fruits, particularly cherries and raspberries and fragrant with dried rose petals.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir  

Region: California

Abv: 15.2%

Size: 75cl

Price: £69.95 per bottle

Orin Swift Slander Pinot Noir

The Big Top Old Vine

Big, juicy and round, loaded with plum notes and a generous helping of spice.

Grape: 100% Zinfandel  

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £12.15 per bottle

The Big Top Old Vine Zinfandel

Fior di Sole 'Long Barn' 2016 

Pale ruby red in colour with a soft nose of red cherries. On the palate, notes of bramble fruit and cherries combine with a subtle sweet spice character and a fresh acidity. Well structured with soft tannins and a silky mouthfeel, the fresh fruit flavours linger on the palate.

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir  

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.45 per bottle

Fior di Sole 'Long Barn' Pinot Noir

Fior di Sole 'Long Barn' 2016 

A soft and juicy Californian Zinfandel made by Italian winemaker Stefano Migotto. Round in the mouth with notes of sweet black cherries, brambles and chewy tannins. Oak ageing gives a vanilla and toasty character which lasts long into the finish.

Grape: 100% Zinfandel  

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.45 per bottle

Fior di Sole 'Long Barn' Zinfandel

Orin Swift Mercury Head 2017

A familiar nose of pedigree, the wine opens with aromatics of ripe raspberry, blackcurrant, cigar box and a hint of fresh sandalwood shavings and Herbs de Provence—mysteriously intriguing at first but evolving into a thoroughbred with time and air. Dense and layered on the palate, an immediate note of mixed berry strudel topped with fresh cream, fresh black raspberry and soft tannins akin to baking chocolate transition to a finish of both nuance and concentration. Still young, the wine will continue to evolve gracefully while retaining its luscious quality and classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon nature.

Grape: 100% Caberbnet Sauvignon  

Region: California

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £167.45 per bottle

Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvign

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