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March 2017

Spellbound Petite Sirah 2014

The Spellbound Petite Sirah has an intense color and generous bouquet of rich blackberries and blueberries, vanilla bean and roasted coffee. The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Petite Sirah.

February 2017

Crios Rosé of Malbec 2016

A beautiful, deep, vibrant rosé color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rosé wine, and beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe wild strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish. Keep one in the fridge at all times and you’ll always have a delicious wine to enjoy with light snacks and cheeses.

January 2017

Simi Sonoma County 2014 Merlot

The Simi Merlot is weighty with a dark ruby color. Full bodied and structured with blackberry to plum flavors. Bold aromas of dark fruit, cedar and smoke jump from the glass. Followed by an ultra-smooth and generous finish.

December 2016

Cambria 2014 Benchbreak Chardonnay

The 2014 Benchbreak Chardonnay opens with lively fruit and oak spice aromas. Citrus, pineapple, white peach and apple flavors carry through the mid-palate and into the fresh, clean finish.

November 2016

Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel

Blended from 16 different vineyard blocks of old vine zinfandel vineyards with an average age of 85 years. With berries and spice on the nose, dark, sweet fruit fills the palate with just a hint of black pepper. This wine has a long, lingering finish.

October 2016

Concannon Conservancy 2012 Petite Sirah

Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah has wonderful depth and character. The Petite Sirah is a finely structured and complex wine. Plum, black currant and caramel aromas on the nose lead to more dark fruits on the palate. Subtle notes of cocoa and earth tone lead to a smooth, silky finish.

September 2016

Graffigna Centenario Pinot Grigio Reserve 2015

Argentina’s Graffigna Centenario Pinot Grigio is the perfect refreshing treat! Fresh aromas of fragrant melon, citrus and honey with light pear and floral tones. Dry, light to medium bodied. Graffigna’s Pinot Grigio is subtle and soft with balanced acidity and a pleasant finish.

August 2016

2014 Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

From its deep ruby and violet hue to its enticing fruit-forward aromas of blackberry, currant and black cherry, this wine showcases what we love about great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon! On the palate, the lush fruit is balanced by smooth, rich tannins and lovely layers of spice, cocoa and hints of sweet and toasty French oak.

July 2016

2015 Crios Rose of Malbec, Argentina

With a beautiful, deep, vibrant rosé color, this wine has a surprising amount of body for a rosé wine. Rose of Malbec has beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe wild strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish. This is the perfect wine to pair with chicken and it’s a charming companion to mildly spicy Asian cuisine. It’s also a delicious wine to enjoy with light snacks and cheeses!

June 2016

Chateau Bubba Tight Fittin’ White

A succulent introduction hinted by the gentle scent of honey and herbs. This dry straw-colored wine is light yet pleasingly tart with softening hints of green melon. The finish is clean and crisp. It marries well with pastas in cream sauce, fish, and grilled chicken. BUBBA SAYS to try it with the other white meats like fried frog legs or grilled squirrel!

May 2016

Graffigna Malbec, Reserve 2013

This 2013 Reserve Malbec is dark purple-red in color with violet hues. Graffigna Malbec is profound and fruit forward, with ripe red berries, sweet spices and a hint of black pepper backed by toasted notes from its oak aging. Structured and balanced, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity that leads to toasted and vanilla hints on the finish. This very versatile Malbec pairs well with lamb and grilled beef, spicy food and poultry.

April 2016

Davis Bynum, 2013 Russian River Valley, Chardonnay

This 2013 Davis Bynum Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of baked apple, citrus and white floral. On the palate the wine opens up with brioche, lemon meringue and toasty baking spices, with a lush finish that is balanced with acidity and a rich creaminess. Enjoy this Chardonnay with roasted butternut squash soup, sautéed scallops or lobster or a creamy vegetable pasta dish!

March 2016

Simi Sonoma County 2012 Merlot

Don’t miss out on this spicy and versatile, medium-bodied Simi 2012 Merlot! This elegant wine has layers of red and black fruit, providing a wonderfully balanced experience. With fruit aromas of blackberry, red cherry, and plum as well as earthy hints of black pepper and vanilla notes, pair this Simi Merlot with duck or beef and enjoy!

February 2016

Napa Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

The Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc opens with enticing aromas of fresh pineapple, white nectarine, sweet spring grass, jasmine, guava and hints of Meyer lemon oil. Full and lively on the palate, flavors of melon, guava, green apple, white grapefruit, floral and honey tones complement a crisp and bright acidity. The body has a round mouthfeel and the delectable finish is clean and long.

January 2016

2013 Cartlidge & Browne Cabernet

There’s no better way to kick off the New Year than with this bold 2013 Cartlidge & Browne Cabernet Sauvignon, from the North Coast of California! Cardinal red in color, this Cabernet meets you with rich and delicious dark red and black fruits such as ripe blackberry and candied plum. Cartlidge & Browne has toasted vanilla notes as it leaves you with a smooth finish.

December 2015

Secco Italian Bubbles 2014 Chardonnay

This classy and vibrant Secco Italian Bubbles 2014 Chardonnay by Charles Smith is the perfect drink for all of your holiday festivities this month! With bright layers of floral and melon flavors, this Chardonnay is a refreshing compliment to any meal or occasion!

November 2015

Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

This Katherine’s Vineyard 2013 Chardonnay will brighten up your November! You will be pleasantly met with bright fruit and oak spice aromas. Citrus, pineapple, white peach and apple flavors all meet your palate while the oak spice offers the perfect balance. This Chardonnay will leave you with a crisp and bright finish.

October 2015

Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Kick start fall with this delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Tom Gore Vineyards! This Californian Cabernet is dark red in color with aromas of currant and plum and wonderful hints of mocha and coffee on the palate. Fruit forward with a supple mouth-feel and medium body, don’t miss pairing this Cabernet with your fall dishes!

September 2015

Muscrat Love, 2013 Texas Orange Muscat, Kerrville Hills Winery

Muscrat Love greets you with a delightful orange blossom aroma. This refreshing, smooth wine has a soft tangerine flavor and a light, sweet peach finish. Perfect for relaxing in the late afternoon or after a wonderful meal!

August 2015

Wine Time, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Kerrville Hills Winery

Don’t miss this August treat! From Kerrville Hills Winery, Wine Time 2012 Sauvignon Blanc greets you with a soft sweet floral aroma and follows with a delicate blend of pear, honeydew melon and pink grapefruit. This sweet crisp white wine is perfect anytime, day or night.

July 2015

Concannon Conservancy 2012 Petite Sirah

Looking to change things up a bit this July? Concannon Conservancy 2012 Petite Sirah is the perfect wine to try! It’s dark purple color and rich scent of fresh blackberries offers an inviting experience to those looking to try something with a little more power. Subtle notes of cedar, cocoa and earth tones, give this Petite Sirah depth and character. Full bodied, but not overwhelming, Concannon Conservancy leaves you with a smooth & silky finish.

June 2015

Ruffino Prosecco

Great for a summer celebration or a relaxing evening on the porch, Ruffino Prosecco is the perfect pair to any meal! This sparkling white wine, made only in northeastern Italy is refreshing and versatile. Easy to drink, Ruffino Prosecco is great to mix into your favorite summer cocktail or enjoy as an aperitif. This sparkling wine is intensely fruity and fragrant, with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples that leave you with a crisp and refreshing finish.

April 2015

Kung Fu Girl, Riesling 2013, Washington State

Spring’s here and it’s the perfect time to try this crisp Kung Fu Girl Riesling! With tasting notes of white stone fruit, white peach and apricot, this Riesling is cool and delicious. It is the perfect wine to pair with any spicy dish you are cooking up from Thai food to Chinese style BBQ. With hints of fuji apple, shiro plum, and lime leaves, this Riesling has a citrusy finish sure to leave you feeling refreshed!

March 2015

2012 Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

Bursting with abundant aromas of pineapple, honeydew, lime leaves and lemon zest, this bright acidic Sauvignon Blanc will surely keep your palette refreshed as it lingers in your mouth before ending with a hint of citrus zest. Pairing this vibrant and fruit-forward wine with any meal containing sharp ingredients and fresh seafood is a perfect match!

February 2015

Ruffino Ducale Chianti Classico, Riserva 2010

Try this bold Tuscan red wine to warm your palate this February! Although complex, this classic red is well balanced and smooth. With tasting notes of sweet cherry and red berry fruits, it has a delicately spiced finish. Be sure to enjoy this Chianti paired with Italian favorites or a classic Tuscan meal!

January 2015

Caposaldo Sweet Moscato

Happy New Year! Start 2015 off right with our Wine of the Month – Caposaldo Sweet Moscato! With grapes from northern Italy’s Lombardy region this bright gold colored Moscato will be sure to awaken your taste buds. This classically sweet Italian sparkling wine has intense flavors of refreshing fruit and spice. Grab a chilled cobalt blue bottle (or two!) and enjoy with a nice peach or strawberry fruit tart!

December 2014

Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2012

Enjoy the lovely 2012 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon this December. Sure to be a crowd favorite with aromatics of roasted blueberries, sweet blackberries, and cherry cola with hints of graham cracker and vanilla. Beginning with a concentrated fruit palate, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a long, vibrant finish. A great choice for gathering with family and friends.

November 2014

Meiomi Chardonnay, Vintage 2013

The Napa Valley winemakers, the Wagner family, released this 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay that speaks true to their talent and skills. If you are looking for something refreshing this fall season, don’t miss out on this elegant and balanced Chardonnay. Meiomi embodies characters of California’s most notable coastal wine regions. With notes of sweet spice, crisp apple and a creamy texture, Meiomi is sure to leave you with a refreshing taste this fall!

October 2014

Chateau Riotor Cotes de Provence Rosé, 2013

From the vineyards in the heart of the Massif des Maures mountains in Provence comes this elegant Rosé. Pale, salmon pink in color, this dry rosé is very refreshing and lively. Its intensely perfumed character of zesty red berries and hints of peach pairs wonderfully with grilled fish and white meats. If you’re interested in mixing it up this fall for something a little lighter, be sure to try this vibrant rosé, especially if you are typically a red wine drinker!

September 2014

Paso Creek: 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

As summer turns to fall, we’re excited to pair the bold colors of the season with a wine that’s just as gallant! This dark Cabernet Sauvignon has plum, dark chocolate, vanilla, and cayenne tones. Its spiced taste will pair well with the warm rich dishes of the season, such as a roast with fresh roasted squash, or even a slice of warm pumpkin pie! The fruit is grown in the Paso Robles region of California, experiencing the widest range of temperatures in the wine-growing region. This broad range produces small, flavorful grape clusters, resulting in the intensity of this great wine!

August 2014

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio, 2012

This sandy colored Pinot Grigio is the perfect wine to end your summer with! With aromas of citrus, highlights of lemon and hints of pear this dry full-bodied wine will give a sense of youthfulness and liveliness! Try Tiefenbrunner with your favorite fish dish and experience the crisp and refreshing finish this August.

July 2014

Simi Sonoma County Merlot, 2011

This spicy, elegant, and versatile medium-bodied wine, with layers of red and black fruit, is not one you want to miss out on! Containing fruit aromas of blackberry, red cherry, and plum as well as earthy hints of black pepper and vanilla notes, Simi Merlot is wonderfully balanced. Pair it with duck or beef and see for yourself!

June 2014

Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs, California

Cool down this month with a refreshing effervescent Sofia Blanc de Blancs! Sofia Mini has flavors of fresh juicy pears, summer melon and honeysuckle. This delicate sparkling wine, perfect for any celebration, is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat. In a stylish 187ml can, straw included, you can take your Sofia Mini to sip on anywhere!

May 2014

Davis Bynum River West Chardonnay, Sonoma 2012

Just in time for the beginning of summer weather, this light Chardonnay has lemon, floral, oak, and apple tones. Its fresh taste will charm your taste buds. The fruit is sourced exclusively at the namesake vineyard. Over 10 months, the wine is aged in barrels made entirely of French oak. It can be sipped alone or it pairs well with a light meal.

April 2014

Graffigna Centenario Malbec, Argentina

Argentina’s Graffigna Centenario Malbec is a deep wine with a mouthful of flavor. The tempting red and purple hues are complemented by the full body texture. The intense aroma is made up of dark fruits including cherries, blackberries and plums. Highlighted by hints of vanilla and black peppers and balanced with woody earth tones, this Malbec has a desirable complexity.

March 2014

Ruffino Prosecco, Italy

A sparkling wine with fruity and floral flavors, this Prosecco is light and easy to enjoy. This fine wine was produced from grapes grown in the northeastern region of Italy. The combination of apples, pears, peaches and citrus fruits make this wine delightfully sweet. The hints of wisteria and elder add floral notes that contribute to the delicate flavor. This dazzling Prosecco pairs well with any meal and works best with pizza, seafood, and white meats.

February 2014

2011 The Crusher Grower’s Selection Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, USA

A deep, rich wine filled with berry and earth tones, this Petite Sirah will stimulate your senses. The aromatic blend of blackberries and dark cherries with lovely hints of vanilla, sassafras and violets create a wine that will easily become your favorite. Full of body and flavor, the Crusher Petite Sirah pairs nicely with grilled meats, savory pastas and dark chocolate. The sweet, yet oaky flavor makes this bottle perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other event this month.

January 2014

2012 Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

Pairing this vibrant and fruit-forward expression of Sauvignon Blanc with any meal containing sharp ingredients and fresh seafood is a perfect match. Bursting with abundant aromas of pineapple, honeydew, lime leaves and lemon zest, this bright acidic wine will surely keep your palette refreshed as it lingers in your mouth before ending with a hint of citrus zest.

December 2013

Rodney Strong Sonoma County 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rodney Strong Vineyards has cultivated a fine red wine once again, with a deep, saturated color, all while utilizing their social energy system and maintaining their carbon neutral efforts to help preserve the earth. This Cabernet Sauvignon exudes aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and herby black-currant, followed by a rich, layered mouthfeel, loaded with juicy black cherry, cedar and crème de cassis. Spending the holidays with friends and family is always fun, but will be a guaranteed good time with this Cabernet!

November 2013

Saint M Riesling, 2011

Saint M Riesling, 2011 is a product of Germany, and was bottled by Ernst Loosen for Chateau Ste. Michelle. It is a medium-bodied, dry Riesling with a delightful peach aroma. It also has a stony minerality that is a typical product of the weathered sandstone soils found in he Pfalz region. It pairs well with fish and pasta dishes.

October 2013

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012

In honor of Bubba Fest this month, we are featuring one of our very own Chateau Bubba wines, Redneck Rojo. This luscious and fruity wine has a rich flavor reminiscent of plums. It is a medium bodied red wine that is perfect for aging. It pairs well with slow cooked red meats or with wild game. Bubba says it was made for armadillo stew!

September 2013

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012 contains grapes from the varied climates, soil types, and elevations of Sonoma County. The fresh citrus mix of green apple and pear mingled with orange blossom and tangerine fruits make this chardonnay a perfect fit with trout or halibut. The balanced acidity will leave you with a lasting feeling of enjoyment.

August 2013

Leese-Fitch 2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon

The Leese-Fitch 2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy-drinking cabernet that’s also easy on your wallet! It goes great with steak, ribs, pork chops and pretty much anything else you can barbeque. This decadent wine will really leave you wanting more while also spending less!

July 2013

Zibibbo Pink Moscato

This sweet Pink Moscato has the most delicate flavor that goes great with any meal. The mixture of strawberry and red berry fruit overtones make it a fun wine to have at any time of the day, especially when you’re kicking back and relaxing by the beach. Be sure to have a bottle ready to pop open this summer season!

June 2013

2012 La Crema Monterey Pinot Gris

This luscious wine will bring your palate a burst of fruity flavor. The ripe pear and yellow plum extractions gives this delightful wine the perfect light and crisp taste. It is great for those summertime meals by the beach, especially for those of you who love white wine!

May 2013

2008 Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico

One of the leading fine Chianti wines, Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico is an intense ruby red that is perfect to pour with friends while sharing your favorite Italian dish. This wine is characterized by fragrant flower and fruit notes with a fresh rosemary finish. Ruffino has been committed to producing the finest Sangiovese grapes on the Chianti Classico hills and this lends itself to this excellent bottle of Riserva Ducale that you will enjoy from the first sip.

April 2013

2011 Simi Sauvignon Blanc

Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect wine to bring in spring!  With its fresh flavors of lemon and lime and aromas of grapefruit, this brisk wine will keep your taste buds entertained until the last drop.  This wine pairs best with dishes such as Caesar salad, salmon, goat cheese, gazpacho, pizza, or pasta with a lemon sauce.

March 2013

2007 Paso Creek Merlot

Try a bottle of wine as spectacular as the climate it is produced in. From the central coast between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, this bold wine is a treat all will enjoy. Relax to these bold flavors of blackberries, cherries and spices balances with a rich finish and an aroma of sweet toasty oak. This is a wine you will be happy to kick back and enjoy by itself.

February 2013

Meiomi Pinto Noir

This fantastic blend of citrus and sweet taste is sure to be an experience you enjoy. Once you pour a glass of this Meiomi Pinot Noir its sweet aroma will take you right to the coastal vineyards of California where this wine is produced. The combination of dark berry and citrus goes perfectly with BBQ meats like pork and lamb, yet is juicy enough to compliment some mild cheeses.

January 2013

Llano Estacado’s Chenin Blanc

This award winning wine hails from Lubbock, Texas’ Llano Estacado winery, “the largest, best-selling Premium Winery in Texas”. It begins by reeling you in with its delicate aromas of citrus, pear and apple. You are then met by the sweet apple and peach taste of this white wine. The fruitful palate blends well with spicy dishes and seafood.

December 2012

Drops Of Jupiter, 2010 Petite Sirah

Pop open a bottle of the Drops of Jupiter, 2010 Petite Sirah, and experience a burst of boysenberry leaping from your glass. This wine is from the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company, owned by Train guitarist, Jimmy Stafford. The wine company gives a percentage of proceeds to Family House, a Bay Area foundation that provides housing for the families of seriously ill children.

November 2012

2009 Texas Blanc Du Bois

This crisp, dry white wine from the Kerrville Hills Winery has a pleasant lime-melon aroma to it. The Blanc Du Bois is made from Texas grapes grown in the rich soils of Brenham, Texas. The balanced clean flavor along with a light finish makes this a great wine paired with fish or poultry.

October 2012

Thorny Rose, Red Blend from Columbia Valley 2009

From the Columbia Valley, the Thorny Rose, Red Blend has a dry, full-bodied taste to it. A combination of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry with a hint of vanilla makes this wine a wonderful choice. The surprising taste of graham cracker at the end leaves you in bliss.

September 2012

2010 Fontana Candida Terre dei Grifi Frascati

This Italian white wine from the Lazio region, has a lean style to it. The delicious flavors of apple and citrus fruits blend well for a very refreshing taste. With a touch of crushed almonds on the finish, this wine will leave you wanting more.

August 2012

Kenwood Pinot Noir 2010, Yulupa. California.

Pop open a bottle of Yulupa Pinot Noir and devour the fruity aromas of boysenberry, strawberry, and cherry joined by notes of vanilla and spice. Smooth tannins with a hint of sweetness make for a well balanced wine with an exceptional finish. It complements well with a wide variety of foods such as light pasta, cheese plates, chicken, veal, and salmon.

July 2012

Graffigna Centenario Malbec (Reserve 2010)

From San Juan, Argentina, Graffigna Centenario Malbec has an opaque purple-plum color that lightly stains the glass. This Malbecs nose is filled with red and black raspberry aromas and a faint whiff of mint. It has dense, rich and juicy flavors of mixed-berries and peppery spice backed by toasted notes from its oak aging. BUBBA SAYS to try it with grilled seasoned beef, lamb, duck or regional Argentine dishes, such as empanadas, locro, carbonada, or cheeses!

June 2012

Zibibbo Sparkling Moscato

Zibibbo Sparkling Moscato is a refreshing, South Australian wine. This bubbly drink is an ideal compliment for a summer meal out on the patio. Zibibbo is a combination of citrus and creamy flavors that leave a crisp taste lingering. This Moscato is grown by Angove Family Winemakers, who pay close attention to ensure each grape is picked to perfection, making each sip more enjoyable than the last.

March 2012

Sycamore Lane Pinot Grigio

Sycamore Lane wines are produced from carefully selected varietal grapes grown in California’s premier, world-famous growing regions. Aromas of citrus, melon, and pear highlight the crisp flavor of this distinctive wine. A versatile pairing to many foods, enjoy this Pinot Grigio with poultry, seafood, salads, mild cheeses, or light pasta dishes.

February 2012

Paso Creek Zinfandel

Bold. That is the best way to describe this wonderful Zinfandel from Paso Creek. The grapes that go into this wine are grown in an area of California where there a dramatic temperature swings throughout the day. As a result, the vines produce petite clusters with tiny berries leading to intensely concentrated, rich wines. Patient barrel aging completes the process that creates this robust and high quality wine that is Paso Creek Zinfandel.

December 2011

Bubba’s Bubbly

This month we are featuring Bubba’s Bubbly just in time for the holidays!  This is an almond flavored sparkling wine from the Chateau Bubba Collection of wines, which can only be purchased from Cattails.   Bubba’s Bubbly would be a great way to ring in the New Year!

November 2011

Santa Cristina Sangiovese, 2009 Toscana

With its ruby red color the Santa Cristina Sangiovese, 2009 Toscana envelops your nose and palate with a soft and pleasing sense of mature fruits such as cherry with a hint of earth and cedar.  While it is smooth and well structured it will still leave your palate with delicious tannins and a persistent finish.

October 2011

Cambria Katherine Vineyard 2007 Chardonnay

Enjoy a glass of Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay wine, with its bright yellow complexion and unique blend of flavors. This Chardonnay has complex aromas of musky pear skin, lees, iodine and oak spice. Each enjoyable taste begins with sweet fruit flavors and ends with lively, brown spices.

September 2011

Villa Mt. Eden 2009 Pinot Noir – Sonoma Coast

“Aromas of cherries, strawberries and cola lead to rich and complex flavors of red fruit with an earthy accent note. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir exhibits refined acidity and soft, well-structured tannins. A complex and elegant wine, with a lingering, seductive finish.” – Armando De Santiago, Winemaker

July 2011

Greystone Cellars Chardonnay

The Greystone Cellars Chardonnay vineyard sites were specifically chosen for their tropical nature. Cool Santa Barbara grown grapes provide crisp citrus texture, while the Lodi grown grapes give the Chardonnay rich, juicy flavors. A relatively cool California summer allowed for maximum flavor development. The warmer areas arrived at the end of August whereas the coastal fruit languished in cooling fog until the middle of September.

June 2011

Terra d’Oro 2006 Barbera

If you are looking for that elegant and bold but yet still fun then the Terra d’Oro Barbera is for you. This wine will fill your tastes with a richness of ripe cherries, spice and toast coalesce. With each sip you will get a nice aroma of black plum laced with toasty coconut and graham cracker spice. The Terra d’Oro Barabera pairs well with any type of food because of its soft tannins and brisk acidity, but try it with a variety of food ranging from Indian to Thai.

May 2011

Black Stallion – 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Once you pop open a fresh bottle your senses will be engulfed with the aromas of key lime and Mandarin orange accompanied by honeysuckle, coconut, and delectable crème brûlée. This full bodied wine also encompass additional flavors of Asian pear, guava, and pineapple. When deciding what would make the perfect pairing for the Black Stallion 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay you might want to try lobster salad, buttermilk fried chicken, roasted pork loin and semi soft cheeses like Gouda and Havarti. However, this wine is also perfect just on its own.

March 2011

Gnarly Head Chardonnay

It’s hard to imagine that Chardonnay can be gnarly, but a sip of this mouthwatering wine takes you headfirst into crisp apple and pear flavors, followed by a spice accent and hints of honey and vanilla on a creamy finish. Gnarly Head Chardonnay is lively and refreshing – perfect for hard core foods like Tex Mex, Thai, and blackened chicken or fish. This well-balanced wine is equally comfortable as a partner for a huge bowl of popcorn during a movie marathon, pasta night, salad days or on its own.

February 2011

Jacob’s Creek Merlot

With one whiff of this medium body merlot your senses will be enveloped with the sweet smells of ripe cherrys, fresh plum and a hint of blueberry. So the next time you are cooking up some pasta or having a wine a cheese party, be sure to serve a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Merlot and tie the whole evening together.

January 2011

Irony Chardonnay

This Napa Valley Chardonnay layers juicy tropical fruit and mineral notes with lively citrus, crisp green apples, rich cream and vanilla – a veritable apple pie of flavors. Enjoy this wine with salad, oysters, mild cheeses, grilled fish, roasted chicken, creamy pastas or on its own!

December 2010

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin

Robust berry flavors and exotic spice notes from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American, and Hungarian oak, which creates heady layers of vanilla and chocolate and a lingering finish. This luscious wine pairs well with raucous fun at barbecue or pizza parties, a family dinner of hearty pasta or chili, and on its own to celebrate personal triumphs!

November 2010

Kerrville Hills Winery’s Exit 508 – Blanc du Bois

Exit 508 is velvety and smooth, with a hint of melon. It is a crisp refreshing white wine with a light floral finish and a beautiful lemon color. Some describe it has a cross between a buttery Chardonnay and a California Sauvignon Blanc, whereas others describe is as a full-bodied white, a “red-wine drinker’s white.”

October 2010

Jacob’s Creek Reserve – Shiraz

The Reserve Shiraz is a full-bodied, Southern Australian wine with rich fruit flavors of dark berries, plums and velvety tannins. The integration of flavors creates a supple and engaging wine with a lingering finish of spice, chocolate and mocha. The deep crimson with dark red hues will carry you into the South Australian vineyards. This Shiraz is an ideal accompaniment to braised lamb shanks, eye-fillet of beef or hard cheeses.

September 2010

Chateau Bubba’s Jr.’s Juice

This smooth blush wine is gracefully blended with a burst of wild blueberry flavors. It is sweet and exotic with a sophisticated bouquet and still incorporates the refreshing character of white zinfandel. It is the ideal beverage for any casual social event. BUBBA SAYS take it to the beach and have it over some ice in your Sippy cup.

August 2010

Chateau Bubba’s Tight Fittin’ White – Pinot Grigio

A succulent introduction hinted by the gentle scent of honey and herbs. This dry straw-colored wine is light yet pleasingly tart with softening hints of green melon. The finish is clean and crisp. It marries well with pastas in cream sauce, fish, and grilled chicken. This Pinot Grigio is unique from the rest and is rather bold. So if you like a big Pinot Grigio that packs a punch, this is your wine! BUBBA SAYS to try it with the other white meats like fried frog legs or grilled squirrel!

July 2010

Chateau Bubba’s Red Angus Red – Cabernet / Merlot Blend

A medium bodied red, easy to drink, that can be slightly chilled. Savory fruit aromas combine blueberries with hints of cedar and pepper notes – flavors follow suit with a hint of oak. The wine pairs well with chicken, pork, lamb, and pastas. BUBBA SAYS you haven’t lived until you’ve had this wine with a venison backstrap.

June 2010

Chateau Bubba’s Redneck Rojo – Malbec

This luscious and fruity wine has a rich flavor reminiscent of plums. It is a medium bodied red wine that is perfect for aging. It pairs well with slow cooked red meats or with wild game. BUBBA SAYS it was made for armadillo stew!

May 2010

Chateau Bubba’s Tight Fittin’ White – Pinot Grigio

A succulent introduction hinted by the gentle scent of honey and herbs. This dry straw-colored wine is light yet pleasingly tart with softening hints of green melon. The finish is clean and crisp. It marries well with pastas in cream sauce, fish, and grilled chicken. BUBBA SAYS to try it with the other white meats like fried frog legs or grilled squirrel!

April 2010

2006 Pinot Noir from Monterey County California

This Monterey Pinot Noir offers a balance of heady fruit notes and savory characteristics. The wine is bright and fruity up front, with raspberry, sweet cherry and rhubarb flavors. It has some hints of roasted nuts, fresh herbs and spices with a touch of vanillin oak. The tannins firm up towards the finish which becomes nice and lingering. Enjoy this wine with lamb, grilled salmon, salads, roast duck or chicken, pasta and cheese.

March 2010

Brancott, Sauvignon Blanc, 2009, New Zealand

This wine has a pale straw color. It displays real fruit intensity. The gooseberry flavors blend well with fresh red peppers and underlying nectarine, pineapple, grapefruit and passion fruit flavors. The nose features lime, lemon and lemongrass scents. A well-balanced wine showing the lively, crisp acidity associated with this style. This wine goes well with grilled oysters, shrimp and salmon; poached white fish; fresh green salads containing olives and feta.

February 2010

Folie à Deux, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley California

Powerful and fruit forward, this Cabernet is rich with blackberry, raspberry and tart black cherry flavors complimented by overtones of chocolate, mint and leather. The tannin is smooth with essence of dark toffee and treacle for a sweet and satisfying finish. This wine goes well with beef, venison, lamb and other game.