Founded in 2010, Aviary Vineyards launched with the 2009 vintage of our Napa Valley Red Blend. That first vintage took advantage of tiny lots of different varieties from 13 different vineyards throughout Napa Valley. Much like an aviary, the blend of different grapes interacted and harmonized to create a wine that was beautiful, enjoyable, and…
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Husband-wife team (Didier Bertrand and Chantal Delespierre) started this estate, 24 acres in all 1er cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims. A grower-producer, or Récoltant-Manipulant or Farmer Fizz), they practice organics in the vineyard and sustainability (HVE certified, Haute Valeur Environnementale). Occasional large oak, malo when it happens. Delicious.
Winemaker and Enologist, Alessandro Lanterna, has been using 100% organic practices since 2018. Working with only 2.5 hectares of land with 5 vintages of history behind the label, his small batch wines are regionally distinct and plot specific. His yearly production is 5-6000 bottles.
‘PIAGGONE’ CHARDONNAY IGT
“PIAGGIONE” is the name that the people of Castello delle Forme have given to that particular area of soil, whose composition almost resembles that of a beach.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Training System: Spur-Cordon
Harvest: Early September
Vinification: Only free-run must from softpressing, in new 225-litre French oak barriques
Aging: In French oak barriques for 6 months on the lees
Black Stallion Estate Winery Chardonnay opens with aromas of yellow pear, lemon curd, jasmine and hint of oak. The flavors are tantalizing notes of citrus, chamomile, orange blossom and brown butter. The Chardonnay from the cooler vineyards provides the bright acidity, citrus notes, and lean backbone of the wine, where the Chardonnay from the warmer…
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Electric Chardonnay Acid Test is a mind-bender. The Chardonnay is planted on limestone soils and the bit of Riesling gives it an extra jolt. Rocky, mineral, and supple this fascinating Chardonnay is filled with golden apples and ripe pears. The Brand brothers make soulful wines that are defining what the northern Pfalz region is capable of.
Pale sun-bleached straw color. Ripe apple and yellow plum fruit aromas, citrus blossom, and sweet baked dessert. Sensuous entry, showing appealing mountain fruit, elegance, balanced acidity, and a beautiful mineral aftertaste.
A single vineyard selected by Peter Weygandt, “Sous le Bois” means Below the Woods which is just where this protected vineyard lies, at the highest point above La Roche Vineuse, always producing a deliciously fuity and fresh Chardonnay for any occasion. Vincent and Isabelle Greuzard started to work with Weygandt about fifteen years ago and…
PALATE : Green apple, candied orange peel, and baking spices anchor a panoply of vineyard flavors. Seamlessly interwoven between each is fresh, bright acidity along with incredible minerality and depth that slowly build texture and weight.
FINISH : The contrast between silky toast and sweet pear highlights an exceedingly rich finish that will only become more supple and dynamic with age.
Enticing aromas of blackberry, plum, and raspberry leap
from the glass with underlying notes of caramel, dark
chocolate, and rose petals. Fresh and vibrant flavors of
cherry, pomegranate, nutmeg, and vanilla are seamlessly
integrated with bright acidity, polished tannins, and a
long, velvety finish.
Winemaker NotesWith the 2019 vintage, we’ve slightly reduced overall oak aging to allow the wine’s freshness, bright acidity, and vibrant red fruit flavors to shine. This bright and expressive Cabernet is ideal for al fresco lunches and picnics, pairing beautifully with a variety of meals.
Critical AcclaimThis shows lots of ripe dark and blue fruit on the nose, together with some leafy character. Notes of spices, cedar wood, and walnuts, too. Medium to full-bodied with firm tannins and a fresh, juicy-fruit profile. Polished and smooth with an array of succulent berries and blue flowers in the aftertaste. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years. Try after 2024.This is a well-balanced red with small amounts of other varieties like Merlot. Spicy, it shows well-integrated oak and tannin within a taut, elegant and lengthy palate of blueberry and black currant.
A sleek, polished style, with cassis and plum notes driving through, carried by a graphite spine and backed by tobacco, briar and savory notes. Drink now.The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon includes small proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec and was aged 16 months in 44% new French oak. For entry-level Napa, it’s a solid effort, marrying ripe cherries and hints of cassis with gentle notes of sage and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, it’s soft enough to drink now, yet it shows enough velvety tannins to age at least through 2030. Nicely done.