enophiliac

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  • Jun 8, 2012 at 5:47pm

    Previously available for $48.00


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  • Jun 8, 2012 at 5:38pm

    Previously available for $54.99



    enophiliac's Review:
    Added Jun 8, 2012 at 5:38pm
    Chronicle (wines) is owned by Mike Hengehold, veteran Napa Valley wine industry guy and someone passionate about vinifying 'varietal correct' Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma and Mendocino County. The wines are made in tiny amounts each vintage worthy of bottling. His current release wines, 2009 Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2009 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (each rated 94pts) were made, respectively, in 88 and 132 cases total. Both highly prized by wine collectors, both rated the same yet each offer their own sense of place in the nose and vastly different flavor profiles. Mike has a very clear vision of how he interprets each vineyard into wine and is unrelenting on the quality. So much so, he will forgo producing wine in any vintage in order to maintain the high quality vintage in and vintage out. Mike has help in the past from Ted Lemon and James Mac Phail on the winemaking front, but, as the producer and driver of the Chronicle brand, Mike Hengehold has converted ancient vineyard sites in Anderson Valley into world class wine drinking experiences in the bottle. The current line up of Chronicle also offers a 2009 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($44) and 2010 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chronicle wines are found in very select and capable wine shops around California as well as being seen on some of the hottest restaurant wine lists in the West. http://www.chroniclewines.com

    enophiliac's Review:
    Added Jun 8, 2012 at 5:38pm
    Chronicle (wines) is owned by Mike Hengehold, veteran Napa Valley wine industry guy and someone passionate about vinifying 'varietal correct' Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma and Mendocino County. The wines are made in tiny amounts each vintage worthy of bottling. His current release wines, 2009 Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2009 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (each rated 94pts) were made, respectively, in 88 and 132 cases total. Both highly prized by wine collectors, both rated the same yet each offer their own sense of place in the nose and vastly different flavor profiles. Mike has a very clear vision of how he interprets each vineyard into wine and is unrelenting on the quality. So much so, he will forgo producing wine in any vintage in order to maintain the high quality vintage in and vintage out. Mike has help in the past from Ted Lemon and James Mac Phail on the winemaking front, but, as the producer and driver of the Chronicle brand, Mike Hengehold has converted ancient vineyard sites in Anderson Valley into world class wine drinking experiences in the bottle. The current line up of Chronicle also offers a 2009 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($44) and 2010 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chronicle wines are found in very select and capable wine shops around California as well as being seen on some of the hottest restaurant wine lists in the West. http://www.chroniclewines.com

  • Nov 23, 2009 at 12:58pm

    Previously available for $21.89



    enophiliac's Review:
    Added Nov 23, 2009 at 12:58pm
    This is a great reminder of the versatility Cabernet Franc offers to the wine lover. Peconic Bay's maritime climate seems to coddle the Cabernet Franc grapes allowing them to ripen slowly. Nice extraction in the glass captures the eye, but, it's the intoxicating nose redolent in North Fork terroir, red fruits and smoke that really put the first sip over the top. I had the Peconic Bay Cabernet Franc with sweet potato gnocchi, forever roasted pork shoulder and rapini. The wine shined all the way through while the low alcohol allowed the food to shine. This is a food lover's best friend and definitely an affordable luxury.

  • May 27, 2009 at 2:15pm

    Previously available for $15.99



    enophiliac's Review:
    Added May 27, 2009 at 2:15pm
    I give a big five glass thumbs up. It's not that it's one of the world's greatest wines; it's one of the world's greatest wines for a PRICE. I find that every time Jayson Woodbridge puts his hands into a project you are going to get something special; without exception his first release of the Malbec from Layer Cake has been extraordinary. Big, plump, lush, accessible and $15 a bottle. We felt like we were drinking a wine that would retail for double

  • May 18, 2009 at 4:30pm
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    Average Price: $14.86



    enophiliac's Review:
    Added May 18, 2009 at 4:30pm
    Plump and rich; the wine was so much different than what I am accustomed to with traditional Cotes du Rhone. From what I understand it's 100% Syrah which explained the richness and mineralities that showed so nicely. There's a peppery hint that melts with the black fruits and subtle leather components. Easy to drink and a value for me

  • Jun 24, 2008 at 7:19pm
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    Average Price: $55.00



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    Added Jun 24, 2008 at 7:19pm

  • Jun 23, 2008 at 8:03pm
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  • Jun 23, 2008 at 7:49pm

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    enophiliac's Review:
    Added Jun 23, 2008 at 7:46pm
    The Soda Canyon vineyards were planned by Helen Turley and John Pina. It's easy to call them 'perfect' from a vineyard management stand point. The wine has been made by Philippe Melka who undeniably has a gift with California wines by allowing their opulence to shine while offering the perfect balance in French Oak. The result at Roy Estate was 95pts from Parker; and for once a great wine that will continue to be great for many years to come.

  • Jun 23, 2008 at 7:44pm

    Previously available for $22.09



    enophiliac's Review:
    Added Jun 23, 2008 at 7:41pm
    What I love about this wine is for $21.99 you can drink a wine that is opulent enough for the California fan and structured enough for the francophile. It's a very passionate wine that offers an incredible mouthful of Cabernet for essentially pittance. To put it into perspective, the same wine in California would hit the 35-45 mark in any retail shop. 91pts WS

  • Jun 23, 2008 at 1:42pm

    Previously available for $124.99



    enophiliac's Review:
    Added Jun 23, 2008 at 1:38pm
    An intensely fragrant first pour gives way to what appears to be nothing short of an immense wine. Deep dark red/purple appears close to black in the glass. Well developed black fruits, cocoa, olive tapenade, and toasted oak coat the palate. Sweet tannins wrap the fruit in such a way that this wine will age gracefully for close to two decades. Low production (700 cases) and back to back 95pt scores from Robert Parker make this one of the most exciting new wines in Napa Valley most will never try...

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    Added Jun 23, 2008 at 1:34pm

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