Red Gems from Around the World “Ready to Drink” from the Yates Cellar

Red Gems from Around the World “Ready to Drink” from the Yates Cellar

Item #: 34
1 – 750 ml bottles  – 22 bottles total
 
Marchesi Antinori Solaia Red 2000 has aromas of black currants, thyme and sage, much eucalyptus and chocolate on the palate along with ripe, sweet fruit and a sizeable finish. RP 90
 
Marchesi Antinori Tignanello 2004 is deeply expressive, and reveals black cherries, licorice, tar and sweet toasted oak on a linear, silky-textured frame of great class and elegance, showing outstanding presence on the palate and fine tannins to round out the finish. RP 93
 
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 2009 is temptingly rich and layered, with complex mocha, plum and wild berry fruit that's spicy and aromatic. WS 93
 
Chateau Le Gay Pomerol Bordeaux 2000 is a powerful, firm, chunky offering with a dense plum/purple color, notes of Chinese black tea intermixed with minerals, earth, black currants and cassis. This is a relatively rugged, tannic, old-style wine. RP 90
 
Clos Du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape la Cuvee du Papet 2009 has a gorgeously aromatic bouquet of dark fruits, kirsch, raspberries, licorice, spice box and pepper that soar from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. It is opulent and voluptuously textured with moderate tannins, and a broad, fleshy mouthfeel. RP 95
 
Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Red Burgundy 2009 is a harmonious, sophisticated version, combining saturated black cherry, licorice, black currant and spice flavors with dense, yet ripe, tannins. The aftertaste of black fruit, spice and mineral goes on and on. WS 94
 
Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio 2006 offers up a super-sexy nose of underbrush, incense, lavender, blueberry muffin and black currant. Voluptuous and creamy on the palate, this loaded, well-balanced wine is a total turn-on. RP 95
 
Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 presents pure crème de cassis, black cherry, wood spice, crushed rock and subtle oak characteristics.
 
Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz 2004 presents warm black fruits, black plums and cassis with underlying Mediterranean herb, spice box and truffles nuances. Full-bodied and rich, it has plenty of acid lift alongside medium to firm, rounded tannins. RP 96
 
Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard 2005 has a sensational nose of pen ink, graphite, forest floor, crème de cassis, a hint of white chocolate and cedar wood. It is a majestic, multi-layered wine built like a skyscraper. Perfection! RP 100
 
Kapcsandy Family Winery Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard 2005 reveals loads of licorice, graphite, and blackcurrants in a sexy, toasty style with hints of earth, loamy soil notes and a floral underpinning. The wine is fragrant, with great intensity, has a full-bodied mouthfeel, and almost a Mouton-Rothschild-like crème de cassis element. RP 98+
 
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2004 is a vibrant effort bursting with expressive aromatics and layered, well-delineated fruit, showing much purity on the palate and closing with a long, finessed finish. RP 95
 
Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Wine 2003 possesses deep, rich black currant fruit notes intermixed with hints of white chocolate, spice box, flowers and subtle background oak. It is rich, authoritative and full-bodied. RP 94
 
Rudd Estate Oakville Estate Proprietary Red Wine 2004 Flawlessly assembled with not a hard edge to be found, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color, copious notes of graphite and black fruits, sweet tannin, a voluptuous, opulent texture, and terrific purity as well as freshness. RP 96
 
Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2003 possesses aromas of graphite, acacia flowers, blueberries, crushed rocks, and a touch of pepper that jump from the glass of this formidably endowed, full-bodied monster. It is deep, rich, but well-balanced and pure. RP 92
 
Tierra Roja Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 exhibits a deep ruby/plum/purple color, supple tannins, and aromas of cedar, licorice, black currants, and background herbs and oak. RP 93
 
Vine Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Private Stock 16 Rows 2008 is firm, ripe, dense and concentrated, with a tight aromatic mix of focused currant, blackberry, anise, cedar and mineral notes. WS 92
 
Vineyard 29 Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 boasts a pure nose of crème de cassis, cedar and spice box. It is full-bodied with velvety tannins, good minerality and a rich, stylish personality. RP 92

Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 has gorgeous flavors and beautiful, velvety tannins. The palate offers dark berry, cassis and tobacco flavors and the finish is long.
 
Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 bursts forth from the glass with opulent crème de cassis, baked cherries and mocha notes. Big, rich and full-on sexy in the mouth, it is framed by soft, fine-grained tannins and finishes with anise and chocolate-covered cherry notions. RP 97
 
Plumpjack Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 gives a fragrant nose of crushed black cherries and blueberries. The voluptuous, full-bodied palate layers on the fruit and spice flavors, framed by plush tannins and culminating in a very long, fruit-driven finish. Decadent stuff! RP 96
 
Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 has a very classic nose of cassis, warm plums and crushed blackberries. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and minerally. RP 96

 
Donated By: Terry and Jeff Yates