As the name suggests, this is a velveteen and plush merlot, with ripe blackberry jam, cushy plum and cherry blossom. Tannins are soft and nubby at the finish, closing out the dry palate and ending on a short, pinched blueberry note. This everyday Merlot requires meat to show its best; think burgers or ribs.
Crème de cassis, blackberry, spice, mint and vanilla are found in this vibrant and full-bodied red. Acidity is higher than you would expect and the tannins are rounded. Excellent length and priced right for a Napa Cab. A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Petit Syrah.
Mellow ripe citrus and yellow pear scents carry through in the mouth with a touch of barley sugar, light mineral grip and clean, balanced acidity. Mainstream California style.
Lemon citrus, a whiff of grapefruit and a hint of butterscotch on the nose rounds out on the palate with creamy lemon citrus and a light splash of butterscotch balanced by refreshing acidity.
A well-priced Napa Chardonnay with the oak influence of cinnamon and vanilla working in tandem with banana, yellow apple, pineapple and cream. There is sound acidity which gives lift. Pair with fish tacos topped with tropical fruits salsas.
A well-priced California Chardonnay. Golden straw in colour, it offers a spicy, clovey nose of ripe apple and pear; rich and full on the palate with a sweetness of fruit at the core balanced by lively acidity.