2017 was a phenomenal year in the world of wine. We have selected our very favorites of the year.
These delicious wines are not to be missed!

Gérard Bertrand Kosmos
France

Gérard Bertrand is the leading expert from the South of France recognized by all wine lovers. As a wine-grower and owner of flagship estates, he has acquired a unique expertise in the terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon.

This organic wine, produced with a natural and biodynamic approach, is an interesting blend of 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 10% Marselan. It offers pronounced earthy characteristics, as well as a citrusy kick (like tangerine oil) to the blueberry and blackberry fruit core. The mouthfeel is creamy and velvety, with plush tannins and lingering baking-spice flavors. 89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay
Monterey County, California

Mer Soleil’s fruit is from the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation of Monterey County. Mer Soleil is fermented in French oak barrels chosen from an array of coopers. Just like the weather where it is made, Mer Soleil Chardonnay is a dramatic and artful combination. Creamy and rich, the wine is balanced by a lively acidity. Fermentation and aging take place in French oak barrels for 12-15 months, using a mix of new and used for just the right amount of oak component. Only a portion of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation to ensure a firm acidity along with a hint of butter. Mer Soleil also practices hand stirring of the barrels to impart a creamy texture.

Tasting Notes: Golden and sun-kissed, the 2014 vintage opens up with the fresh, tropical scents of pineapple and citrus blossom, balanced by the smooth character of vanilla. White peach comes through on the palate, which has a vibrant acidity balanced by the natural character of fully ripe fruit. Medium to full-bodied, this wine has a finish that is lengthy but never heavy, its mix of oak, butter and fruit characteristics blending seamlessly and leaving a harmonious, lingering impression. Charlie Wagner, Winemaker and Viticulturist

Guild Red Wine
Guild Winemakers Red Wine Lot #11
Columbia Valley, Washington

Guild is a cooperative of vintners in Portland, Oregon. This wine is a blend of 56% Syrah, 22% Mourvedre, 14% Counoise, 6% Carignan and 2% Grenache.

Guild Red Wine Lot #11 may be the best Guild Red yet. This bottling is a blend of wines sourced from some of the top cellars in the Columbia Valley. Thank the generous and perfectly ripe 2014 harvest!

As usual, this Guild Red pours a deep ruby, crimson color with a dark core. This wine is wonderfully aromatic with a blend of red and black fruits, peppered meat and a savory, toasty component that's knit together nicely.

The wine is full bodied but sleek, with rich but not heavy flavors of blackberries, brown spices, cured meat and just the right amount of oak toast. Gentle tannin and good acidity make this fresh and delicious now, but it should develop nicely for a few years if people want to hold on to some.


Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon

The Commuter Cuvee is the first Pinot Noir GC blends and bottles every year. The wine is from almost all of the vineyards they work with. Every year the assemblage is different with the goal being to blend a wine that is bright, fresh and floral; showing the pretty side of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. With the warm summer and small grapes, the resulting wine is darker in color and flavor profile with good concentration and bright acids.
- John Grochau


Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

Winemaker Notes: Light straw with yellow and green hues. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity and fruit sweetness, providing a balanced flavour profile. The finish is fresh, zesty, and lingering.

A substantial effort, the urbane 2016 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc offers loads of citrus, melon, and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. The wine's layered palate pairs it well with grilled oysters. (Tasted: November 20, 2017, San Francisco, CA) Critical Acclaim, WW 90, Wilfred Wong of Wine.com


Rombauer Zinfandel
Napa Valley, California

Introduced to California during the Gold Rush, Zinfandel is considered by many to be America’s heritage grape. A tribute to California wine history, this Zinfandel was sourced from some of the state’s oldest and most revered wine regions, from family-owned vineyards that in some cases date back over 100 years.

Rombauer's classic California Zinfandel is dark purple-ruby, with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberry and raspberry meld with clove and spice. Lush flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of pepper in the background. Plush and round tannins and great length make for a fresh and enticing finish.


Boen Pinot Noir
Sonoma County

Deep, dark ruby-red in color. On the nose aromas of bright Bing cherry, dark chocolate, coconut, black licorice, a hint of toast, smoked meat, blueberry and barrel spice. Chocolate and black licorice carry thorugh on the palate. Dried strawberry flavors with hints of cranberry and prune. Fresh, bright acidity. A dustiness or earthiness and very fine and persistent tannins.

A beautiful sipping wine, the 2015 Böen Pinot Noir appears to be the perfect casual drinking wine. Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner—cognizant of the i-generation wine and what they are looking for in their wines—has produced a well-balanced, yet relaxed style of wine that be enjoyed with or without food. Drinks well now. (Tasted: September 21, 2016, San Francisco, CA) ~ WW 90, Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

A rich, plush style, dark in color, with dark berry flavors and touches of licorice, jazzy oak, vanilla, cedar and dill. Ends with a long finish. Drink now. ~ WS 90, Wine Spectator


Trimbach Gewurztraminer
Alsace, France

The Trimbachs have always had a purist vision. For 12 generations, the family has been producing dry wines, very strictly structured, long-living and fruity, elegant and balanced: it’s the Trimbach Style! For almost four centuries, the Trimbach Family has been promoting Alsace and its history, its exceptional terroirs and fine wines. Maison Trimbach is still located in Ribeauvillé and still owned by the two grandsons of Frédéric Théodore, Bernard and Hubert.

The fruitiest and the spiciest of the varietals in Trimbach GewurztraminerTrimbach Gewurztraminer make for a unique wine. It is in Alsace that this grape variety reaches the height of perfection. Its dry personality makes it ideal as an aperitif and it pairs extremely well with specialty cuisine with pronounced flavors.


Falanghina Feudi di San Gregorio
Italy

Winemaker Notes: Pale gold with green highlights. Elegant, intense aromas of apple, banana and pineapple with hints of white flowers. Medium-bodied with a lingering finish of citrus and minerals.
Critical Acclaim, WW 89, Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

An ancient grape from the east of Naples in the Campania region of Italy, this aromatic wine delivers pure pleasure. One does not have to be an experienced enophile or a wine geek to enjoy this one, though some will say it helps. Just order up a plate of the freshest sashimi and enjoy! Medium straw in color; aromatic of flowers and tropical fruits, medium bodied, soft and endearing on the palate; dryish, soft acidity, nicely balanced; pleasing flavors of mangos and faint flavors; easy aftertaste. (Tasted: March 4, 2016, San Francisco, CA)

Notorious Pink Rosé
France

La Vie en Rose ~ Notorious Pink is a special cuvee made from Grenache, the leading grape varietal at Domaine la Colombette in the South of France. They use mature berries to balance the flavors of ripe berries that gives it a wonderful acidity and soft minerality.

Rosé has often been considered a summer wine but it the winemaker's goal to bring rosé to the forefront of everyday indulgence. Notorious Pink has won Double Gold Medal Top Fifty Rosé 2015, five Gold Medals and two “Judges favorite,” in addition to a myriad of silver and bronze medals in regional competitions, as well as in Paris.

At Domaine la Colombette, the techniques used have been tried and tested. The grapes from the oldest vines are bled, while those from younger vines are pressed. After settling, the musts are fermented at low temperatures (14-18c).

These delicious wines are not to be missed!




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