Roederer Estate Brut NV
Region: Mendocino, CA; Appellation: Anderson Valley
The Roederer Estate Brut achieved the Wine Spectator 2018 Top 100, scoring 93 points and placing 27th on the list. This sparkling wine primarily comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor. It has been aged a minimum of two years on the yeast.
Diving Into Hampton Water Rose 2017
Region: Languedoc-Roussilon, FR
Diving into Hampton Water Rose achieved the Wine Spectator 2018 Top 100 scoring 90 points and placing 83rd on the list. This wine is a collaboration between Gérard Bertrand, and Jon and Jesse Bon Jovi. It is clean and fresh, with bursts of bright red fruit flavors (cherries, strawberries, and watermelon), balanced acidity, a touch of minerality and a long, dry and refreshing finish.
The Four Graces 2015 Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley, OR
The Four Graces Pinot Noir achieved the Wine Spectator 2018 Top 100 scoring 93 points and placing 50th on the list. This 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a beautiful ruby color with expressive aromas of red cherry, peppercorn and forest floor. The palate is medium bodied with bright, bold flavors of red currant, dark chocolate and dusty tannin on the finish. Its bold yet balanced acidity make it an ideal pairing for a tomato mushroom and ricotta bruschetta.
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2016
Contra Costa County, CA
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel achieved the Wine Spectator 2018 Top 100 scoring 91 points and placing 40th on the list. The 2016 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging on new and used oak has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.