Gramona Gran Reserva Imperial Cava ($29.99): This Cava is rich and full bodied. The grapes rest on their lees for 5 years. The palate show notes of white peach and an extremely pleasant note of yeast, that is reminicent of very high end champagne. Complexity abound this can hold it’s own against Champagne at much higher price points.
Crystallum ‘Peter Max’ Pinot Noir ($34.99): Stephen Tanzer: 91 Pts.-
High-toned aromas of ripe wild strawberry and baking spices in a very lush, easygoing style, with lovely sweetness and depth to the compote of red fruit on the palate. Finishes sweet and long, with gentle tannins.
Chateau Maris Syrah ‘La Touge’ Minervois La Liviniere ($16.99): The nose is open and expressive with great complexity. There are ripe black fruits (blackcurrants, elderberries) alongside more spicy characteristics. Very attractive in the mouth with firm yet silky tannins. Aromatic, spicy with a fabulously generous weight. The finish is long and delicate.
Andrew Rich Table Cabernet Sauvignon ($22.99): This Columbia Valley Cabernet, made by the talented winemaker Andrew Rich, exhibits dark plums and blueberries on the nose. The palate is silky and smooth showing notes of juicy black fruit, and a hint of chocolate on the rich lingering finish.