WINES OF THE WEEK
03.27 - 04.02
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
WHISPERING VINE SALE $39.99 WINERY $64
Swirling with layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, blackberry pie and ripe cassis, this deep ruby wine enraptures the senses with fragrant dried violet, gingersnap, dark cocoa and sweet basil impressions. Plush and exuberant, the palate opens with red cherry, juicy boysenberry and red plum fruits that intermingle with hints of cinnamon stick and graham cracker pie crust. The complex array of flavors lasts through the lingering finish, framed by velvety tannins and echoes of cherry cordial and roasted espresso bean.
"Cavaso" Red Wine 2014
WHISPERING VINE $34.99
61% Merlot, 31% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Cabernet
The beautiful ruby color leads to floral notes that are vibrantly reminiscent of rose petals. On the palate, a soft silky smooth entry shows ripe red and dark fruit. The fruit hangs on through the well-integrated tannin and lingers delightfully along with hints of barrel spice. This is exactly the type of wine my grandparents loved to share with family and friends.
Russian River Old Vine Zinfandel 2013
WHISPERING VINE $34.99
93pts Vinous-Hartford Vineyard's low-yielding vines produce an elegant Zinfandel characterized by a sumptuous and velvety texture. Creamy blackberry and allspice aromas are echoed on the palate and transition into ripe black raspberry and mulberry flavors with a cinnamon stick finish. Well-integrated tannins juxtapose juicy flavors and an opulent texture in this silky and refined wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
WHISPERING VINE $15.99 WINERY $20
91PTS Wine Enthusiast - "This wine is a bold but well-mannered blockbuster that serves generous helpings of dark color, spicy aromas, concentrated flavors and a luxurious dry texture. It needs full-flavored, rich food to accompany it, and will deliver a lot of pleasure under those circumstances. Best to drink now through 2020. Editor's Choice"
90PTS Tasting Panel - "Toasty and lush with ripe cherry and blackberry; tangy and bright with fresh, rich flavors and a long finish."
Overlook Chardonnay 2014
WHISPERING VINE SALE $19.99 WINERY $25
On the nose, the wine features notes of Meyer lemon tarte, marzipan, toasted almonds, Asian pear, honeysuckle and a hint of Tahitian vanilla. On the palate, notes of apricot, clover honey and toast are in perfect balance with zippy acidity and bright minerality.
90pts Wine Spectator - "Alluring aromas of smoky, toasty oak and rich flavors of fig, apricot and melon give this an appealing, drink-me-now character."