Useful and fun things to download!
Price Includes Shipping: $129.95
NVWE Notes: This already tasty Cabernet sports a fruit-dominated nose, with blackberry, black cherry, black currant and a hint of violet rising above notes of blueberry, vanilla, sandalwood and baking spices. It has a slightly more jammy tone on the palate, where soft tannins bring structure without harshness to its soft-edged, lingering flavors of blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, violet and sandalwood. Although it seems more or less ready to drink, it should grow silkier and a bit more complex over the next two years. Blended with 6% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot and 4% Malbec.
NVWE Notes: This impressive Merlot displays the class and firm structure of the 2013 harvest in its focused aromas of dark plum, black currant, blackberry, vanilla, coffee toffee, cola, bouillon and humidor-spice. It proves attractively gutsy on the plate, where zest keeps the mouth-feel sleek and the texture is notably polished. The flavors are led by dark plum, blackberry, vanilla and black tea, and the other promised fruit and spice notes kick-in to add depth and round the lingering finish into balance. Deliciously dinner-worthy now, it should improve in the cellar for another few years.
NVWE Notes: This delightfully easy-going wine is bright and perky to the nose, where scents of guava, quince, honeydew melon, lemon blossom and a hint of white pepper find a genteel harmony. The elegant balance enjoyed in the aromas is replicated on the palate, as the notes of lemon, honeysuckle, white pepper and minerals contrast but never clash with the richer guava and quince core of flavor. This one would make an especially tasty compliment to Sole in butter sauce or deep fried calamari.
NVWE Notes: This tasty Chardonnay is from a fruit source new to Whitehall and the tasting profile is intriguingly reminiscent of French Macon. The nose shows bright zest and some minerality in support of scents of fresh apple, apple skin, preserved lemon and hazelnut. There is good rich fruit on the palate and hard dryness, and the flavors of dried apple, golden fig, preserved lemon, minerals and hints of toasted nut are lingering and food-worthy. Fruit sourced from the Francis Mahoney vineyard.