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Lily Pad Noir 2008 - 86 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast./ Another great value from The Humble Winemaker, producer of the Arrogant Frog wines. R... Read more
Arrogant Frog is an estate-bottled wine from the Languedoc region of southern France. Like its creator, winemaker Jean-Claude Mas, (aka the Humble ... Read more
The first US brand developed by the Taub family, owners of leading importer Palm Bay International, Au Contraire represents the family’s return to ... Read more
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
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Lily Pad Noir 2008 - 86 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast./ Another great value from The Humble Winemaker, producer of the Arrogant Frog wines. Raspberry and blueberry flavors abound with accents of cocoa and foliage. Lightweight but round and well structured with a moderate finish.
Arrogant Frog is an estate-bottled wine from the Languedoc region of southern France. Like its creator, winemaker Jean-Claude Mas, (aka the Humble Vintner), this wine is proud to assert its Mediterranean origin. Generations of the Mas family have tended to vineyards and made wine in the Languedoc region, and over the years, their wines have retained their vibrancy and refined charm. The wine is sealed with a dependable screw cap to preserve freshness and youthful appeal. Arrogant Frog delivers exceptional quality for the price and is confident of its ability to impress. Production Area Made from 14-year-old vines in the Languedoc region of France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Hérault Valley. The vineyards are managed with respect for the ecological environment, “agriculture raisonnée." Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir Vinification De-stemmed grapes are vinified separately. Skin contact at 10°C for three days. Skin contact at 10 °C for 3 days prior to 6 days fermentation at 24/26°C with daily pumping over followed by a 9 day maceration. Only the first presses are reincorporated into the wine. 50% of the blend is aged in new oak barrel for 7 months. The other 50% are matured stainless steel vats. After taking the wine off the barrels we have aged it for a further 2 months in vats prior to bottling. Color Bright and lovely light garnet-red Bouquet Very elegant with aromas of strawberry, cherry, and soft spices with a hint of vanilla Taste Medium-bodied with ripe tannins and acidity; develops very delicate aromas and a long lasting finish Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Drink with flavourful appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, white meat entrees and cheese platters.
The first US brand developed by the Taub family, owners of leading importer Palm Bay International, Au Contraire represents the family’s return to their roots in the California wine business. This charming French expression, Au Contraire, was used often by Palm Bay’s beloved founder David S. Taub, usually preceding an insight that took a turn from conventional wisdom. President & CEO Marc D. Taub fittingly adopted his father’s favorite saying to embody a new project that takes Palm Bay in a somewhat unexpected and exciting direction: domestic wines. After decades of bringing gems from around the globe to American consumers, Au Contraire is the debut new release from the Taub Family Vineyards selections. This new domestic portfolio is designed to complement Palm Bay’s renowned import selection, and exemplify a commitment to developing outstanding wines from key California appellations. Au Contraire comes from California’s prestigious Sonoma Coast AVA. With over 2,000 acres of vineyards, this appellation extends from San Pablo Bay in the south to the border with Mendocino County in the north. With most vineyards located above fog line, a cool climate and beneficial rainfall levels, it is an ideal growing area for fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Production Area This wine is a blend of Sonoma Coast vineyards from Sebastopol, CA to the new Fort-Ross Seaview AVA overlooking the Pacific. Th¬e full spectrum of Pinot Noir clones are represented in this wine. Older traditional California selections such as Martini, 2A, and Pommard are complemented by the more recently available Dijon clones (115, 667, 777), as well as low vigor selections from the Swan and Calera vineyards. Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir Vinification Fruit was rigorously hand sorted and fully destemmed with no crushing. Moderate cold soaks (4-5 days), warm fermentations (85-90° F) with mostly native yeasts, with minimal punchdowns. Total skin contact ranged from 11-18 days with all fermentations carefully basket pressed and put into barrel on their lees for malolactic fermentation. Racking was minimal. The wine is aged for 12 months in 100% French oak barrels (35% new). Color Brilliant ruby Bouquet Layers of cherry, raspberry and plum with a hint of violet are surrounded by subtle spice Taste An elegant and silky mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins and firm acidity showcase the wine’s ripe red fruit. Alcohol 13.8% Serving Suggestions Pairs well with grilled and roasted meats such as lamb, pork, poultry, duck and light sauces, or with delicate cheeses.
Lily Pad Noir - Top 100 Value Brand of 2012, Wine & Spirits/ A perfect wine for intramural sports including pétanque, sailing, wine tasting and beach volleyball!
Principato, meaning “Princely Realm” or principality, refers to northeast Italy’s Tre Venezie, a region embracing the majesty of the snow-capped Dolomite Alps and the picturesque beauty of Italy’s romantic Lake District. For wine lovers the Tre Venezie is also a source of Principato; one of Italy’s most popular and affordable wines. Introduced in 1978, it has become a welcome and familiar feature of daily American family dining. Production Area Lombardy’s province of Pavia Grape Varieties 100% Pinot Noir Vinification The grapes are picked at peak maturity and undergo fermentation for 6-8 days under controlled temperatures in small stainless steel vats. The wine then is placed in larger oak barrels, where it rests on its lees until malolactic fermentation has occurred. The wine is refined in tank before bottling and release. Color Vivacious purple Bouquet Rodolent of black cherry and dark berry fruit Taste Well structured, with flavors of red berries Serving Suggestions A perfect complement to grilled meats, salmon and turkey.
Pinot Noir 2008 - The New York Times/ Flavors of cherries and berries; very sweet.
Pinot Noir 2007 - 92 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2007 Pinot Noir is impressive: a fresh, crisp, slightly leafy nose redolent of a Pommard -- very fresh with scents of cranberry and raspberry leaf. The palate does not disappoint with vibrant acidity , that almost transclucent quality that defines great Pinot Noir: taut, fresh with a touch of red cherry and cranberry towards the finish. An absolute delight! Bravo! Drink now - 2013.
The grapes for this wine are hand harvested from Grove Mill's vineyards in Marlborough. Fermentation on skins is conducted in closed stainless steel tanks with pump-overs. Pre- and post ferment maceration is practised, as well as partial barrel fermentation to build complexity. This Pinot Noir is of a lighter style with more elegance. It is characterised by dark berry fruits, violets and mocha chocolate. It has attractive tannins, good weight and length with an excellent structure.
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