This Saturday, we present a festive lineup of wines,
Each of which makes a perfect gift, but…
We secretly hope to get!
Rusack's love of blending has resulted in a marriage of exceptional fruit aromas with carefully balanced acidity, capturing the best qualities of the Santa Barbara area. Honeydew melon, Asian pear, orange blossom, as well as citrus notes are highlighted in this appealingly crisp white wine.
Pale gold in color with golden highlights. Intense, complex nose reminiscent of flowers opening up to fruitier notes of mango and lemon tart with a touch of meringue on the finish. Rich, round attack that fills the mouth giving way to increasing freshness on the mid-palate and ending on a pleasantly vivacious note. Flavors of yellow peach and poached apricots are strongly echoed on the palate.
Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine.
Tall, dark and handsome, M-2 Syrah presents itself in a seductive and brooding bouquet with notes of earth, spice and blueberry that intertwine with roasted meats and cocoa. The palate is balanced and intense with flavors of chocolate and dark fruit. The super-tight extract offers a journey of textures juxtaposed within savory complexities, leading to a blueberry and cream finish.
“Artistry” showcases aromatics of black, red and blue fruit notes with hints of leather, cedar and spice which add an earthy character. The palate is bursting with blackberry, currant, raspberry and blueberry layered with a variety of spices like nutmeg, peppercorn and cinnamon. Mocha powder and vanilla accent the tannins and the wine boasts a long finish showcasing the very best the vintage had to offer.
Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavor characteristics of a Napa Valley Cabernet. This ripe, sleek, elegant wine is carefully crafted then properly cave aged in French oak within one of the most extensive natural cave systems in North America, providing the ideal temperature and humidity throughout the aging process.