White Wines    Chardonnay    Central Coast    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Talbott Logan Chardonnay 2010
Talbott Logan Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 114663)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The combination of barrel and tank fermentation for this wine has resulted in bright, forward aromatics with beautifully balanced fruit and oak. The texture is soft, with round oak tannins and well-integrated acidity. The layers of melon, pear and pineapple are enhanced by rich toasty oak that leads to a long finish.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Talbott:

About Talbott:

Robert Talbott Sr., his wife Audrey, and their son Robb moved to Carmel, California, in 1950, where they started a luxury tie company. During silk buying trips to Europe for their growing tie business, the Talbotts visited French and Italian vineyards and became interested in fine wines and soon aspired to produce their own California wines, using the Burgundian techniques that they had become passionate about during their European vineyard tours.

They founded Talbott Vineyards in 1982 along with son Robb, with the planting of the 24-acre Diamond T Estate Vineyard and the construction of the first winery in Carmel Valley.

In 1994, when presented with the opportunity, the Talbotts jumped at the chance to acquire the Sleepy Hollow property. With the addition of Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, the Talbotts enjoy the benefits of being a 100 percent estate winery, with direct control of all farming of their vineyards.

Today, Talbott Vineyards produces estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under four labels: Talbott, Logan, Case, and Kali Hart. Each line of wine is its own "winery within a winery," with its own distinctive style. The Talbott family plans to keep production small to maintain exacting quality standards and continue to create distinctive handmade wines with intensity, balance, and finesse.



Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Veneto    Italy   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/18/2014
La Marca Prosecco
La Marca Prosecco
(search item no. 24828)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This sparkling wine is a pale, golden straw in color. Bubbles are full textured and persistent. On the nose the wine brings fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers. The flavor is fresh and clean, with ripe citrus, lemon, green apple, and touches of grapefruit, minerality, and some toast. The finish is light, refreshing, and crisp.
My Notes:

About La Marca:

La Marca Prosecco is named for the La Marca Trevigiana zone, located in the heart of Italy's Prosecco region, where its grapes are grown. Founded more than 40 years ago, the La Marca winery joins tradition and innovation, ensuring the highest quality product.

In 2007, the winery was awarded a "Top 100 Wines of the Year" by Wine Spectator. La Marca is the only Prosecco producer from the Veneto region to be awarded this honor.



Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Napa Valley    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Mumm Napa Cuvee M
Mumm Napa Cuvee M
(search item no. 80229)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The naturally ripened fruit selected from more than 50 separate vineyards, reveals layers of crisp and creamy textures that are rich and lingering. Individually selected lots were kept separate during initial fermentation in order to highlight their vineyard differences and extract the quintessence of their specific strengths. The resulting blend is a soft and elegant wine that highlights the delicious and powerful ripe fruit flavors that characterize the world-class grapes of the Napa Valley.

Cuvée M exhibits a graceful stream of very fine bubbles gently rising to a persistent mousse cordon with a light peach rose color. The aromas are elegant, rich and complex, showing fresh white and yellow stone fruits with subtle hints of wild strawberry. A light touch of fresh brioche, with hints of vanilla and honey add to the wine's complex bouquet. On the palate, full flavors of peach and pear combine with a creamy caramel character, which lingers into a long satisfying finish.

Mumm Napa's Cuvée M is the perfect sparkling wine for champagne cocktails or as an apéritif to pair with hors d'oeuvres. It is also a perfect match with creamy desserts and spicy foods.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Mumm Napa:

About Mumm Napa:

Mumm Napa draws from the rich heritage of Champagne Mumm of Reims, France while integrating a unique Napa Valley style to make internationally respected wines of excellent quality. Ludovic Dervin carries on the inspiration that began with Guy Devaux in making Mumm Napa wines, bringing the ripe character of Napa fruit to the forefront while maintaining the classic balance and structure necessary in an outstanding sparkling wine.