The 2nd bottling of the Claudine Wines Signature Series lineup, this 2017 Pinot Noir is a knockout! It's classic Burgundy, with the weight of California Pinot. On the nose, aromas of rose petal, earth and hint of vanilla. On the palate, a rich blend of dark cherry and perhaps a black tea note. Finesse and depth, beautifully arranged
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
AVA: Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma County, CA
Recommended Food Pairings: Fish, especially salmon, roasted chicken, pasta with red sauce; aged cheeses
Back in the lineup! Our 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was a huge hit, so we knew we needed to find a new source. It took us some time to find a Pinot that met our expectations on price and quality, but we are sure it was worth the wait!
This weighty pinot from the Santa Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County represents our first foray outside of Napa/Sonoma. This pinot saw 16 months in French oak barrels, with 20% being new. Notes of dried cherry, plum and savory spices make this a food-friendly wine for all occasions.
Deux means two. But you knew that. This blend of Cab Franc and Merlot is phenomenally rich and would easily be mistaken for red blends that trade at $75+
(If you managed to snag a bottle of our Diamond Mountain version of this wine a couple of years back, this wine is a step ahead!)
Yountville is one Napa's smaller AVAs and probably better known for The French Laundry, but its location near the southern end of the Valley means that it is slightly cooler and has a bit longer growing season. That allows for the depth of flavor to develop in red wines without the high sugar content that leads to high alcohol. Enough of the wine geek-out. Its fantastic stuff and one you will come back for
We don't normally do a 200+ case production, but this one was so good it is a no-brainer case purchase. You'll enjoy this one all summer and into the fall!
Blend: 50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot
Recommended Food Pairings: If it goes in your mouth, it will go with this wine. Five Guys? Absolutely. Cold pizza by the light of the refrigerator, you bet
While Napa is most famous for Cabernet Sauvignon, this Malbec is a knockout! Deep purple in color and with just the right amount of fruit, this will pair with whatever is on your dinner table...or the couch (judgment-free zone folks)
This is not an $8 Argentinian Malbec (that said, if I only had $8 to spend on a bottle, I am going with a Malbec from Argentina). Taste it blind next to your favorite $40 blend and we're sure this one will win -- hands down
I'll save you the flowery description, but whether you're opening this for a special occasion or a random Tuesday night, you will not be disappointed in the quality for the price
Recommended food pairings: You name it. This wine is versatile enough to pair with anything: from cold Chipotle leftovers to a sous-vide steak dinner
This is Napa Chardonnay at its finest, coming from the Muir-Hanna Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District AVA (well-known as a source for the legendary Chateau Montelena)
On the nose, tart apple leads to a mellow floral note. At first sip, there is a rich, concentrated mouthfeel of subtle butterscotch, pineapple, and lemon curd with a touch of lingering minerality on the finish. This wine was barreled in 50% new French oak (but please don't let that scare you off - it's incredibly balanced and would never be confused with a "butter bomb"!)
Recommended Food Pairings: Meaty fish dishes like halibut or cod; lobster, crab, scallops, shrimp; lightly seasoned chicken and pork
Serving Temperature: 48°-52° (Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator prior to opening)