Pizzaioli 02/21/12 Present: Some of NapaCabs Special Values
Tasting cost: $ 22.00
Trefethen 2009 Chardonnay Estate Oak Knoll District: $ 20.00
A bountiful floral nose with hints from the tropics and classic lemon citrus notes that lead you into the wine’s bright palate. Vibrant mouthfeel with balanced acidity and lemon spice. Delightful with seafood, lemon herb-roasted chicken, creamy pasta dishes, and foods seasoned with a bit of tarragon.
Vincent Girardin 2009 Beaujolais Moulin-A-Vent Domaine De La Tour Du Bief: $ 19.00
WS 92 Pts. - #54 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011 - According to the Wine Spectator: Lush fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry mix with a core of spice and dried herb notes in this fresh red, which is silky, with lightly chewy tannins, followed by lingering hints of dark chocolate and cardamom on the finish. Drink now through 2016.
La Crema 2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast: $ 16.00
The 2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is redolent with layered, beautifully nuanced aromas of fresh Morello cherries, violets and black licorice. Vibrant red plum and cranberry join in on the palate, with notes of tea leaves, orange zest and cocoa. A juicy, complex mid-palate leads to a lengthy spice-driven finish. Made with 100% Pinot Noir.
Campo Al Mare 2009 Red Wine Bolgheri: $ 22.00
Campo al Mare is a deep ruby color with violet reflections. It shows aromas of small red woodland fruits with notes of licorice and discreet oak in the background. On the palate, the wine is full and velvety in texture, with the aromatic impressions confirmed in the flavors, finishing on a long, silky note.
Feudo Maccari 2008 Nero D'Avola Saia: $ 24.00
WS 90pts - Winemaker Notes - Bright, intense ruby red colour, alternate sensations of mature fruit and sweet, elegant spicy notes. Explosive flavour and full body yet very fresh with lots of charisma.
Cuvee Du Vatican 2009 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Reserve Sixtine: $ 62.00
WA (91-94) Pts. - IWC 92 Pts. - WS 91 Pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: Far more structured, with significant minerality, power and tannin is the dense ruby/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine (45% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre). This cuvee is always aged in 100% small barrels, of which 9-10% are new. A backward wine for the vintage, it reveals serious structure, powerful tannin and abundant mineral notes backed up by full body and impressive layers of fruit and structure. It requires 4-5 years of cellaring, and should last 15-20 years thereafter.