Most think Rose is plumb weak north of it’s ears. But, don’t judge a wine by it color. This Rose makes her weak in the knee’s. I’d give a Rose like this any Valentines day.

Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate. 

2009 Caymus “Special Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Any conversation about the elite tier of Napa Valley Cabernet must involve Special Selection. The only wine to be named Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” twice, it is nothing less than an icon. Vibrating with purple berries and crème de cassis with a brilliant oak overlay, there’s good reason that this has become one of California’s benchmark reds. Now a hot score of “97-points” just posted, and the floodgates have opened! Consider this a softly spoken “last call”… Elvis is headed towards the exit sign.