Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvee Brut ($65.99): On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
E.Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge ($22.99): Dark and deep colour. Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas. A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($53.99): In the glass, aromas of ripe plum, raspberry, and strawberry jam co-mingle with a touch of vanilla and star anise. The bright ruby color belies a rich concentration and viscosity punctuated with blueberry and blackberry notes woven into chewy, ripe tannins. The rich acid backbone ties the palate together and aids the seamless transition into a finish layered with ripe cherries, baking spices, and cocoa.
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay ($49.95): Rich and intense aromas of lemon, lime leaf, citrus flowers, honey and slightly nutty baked pie crust. The creamy texture is nicely complemented by expressions of white stone fruits (nectarines and peaches) and Granny Smith green apple with hints of marzipan on the finish.