MARCH 2021 new wines from horizon ma
UPDATED MARCH 4, 2021 1:15PM EASTERN
Simi Sonoma Coast Chardonnay: If you love Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay, try this light summer citrus, a tease of autumn, then right back to that mouth-watering acidity and cool minerality of the Sonoma Coast. A great wine for those who prefer a slow transition of the seasons. Each of Sonoma County’s most prestigious regions for growing Chardonnay offers a remarkably distinct fruit profile. Most of the grapes for our 2019 Chardonnay were sourced from the coolest sections of the Sonoma Coast appellation, closest to the Pacific Ocean. With cooler, moderate growing temperatures, the fruit from our vineyards brings elegant minerality and bright, pure, mouthwatering flavors
Ruffino Rosso Red Blend 1.5L Box
Ruffino introduced an innovative blend of Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot—in 2005 as an expression of Tuscany that marries the refinement of traditional Tuscan winemaking with a contemporary, fruit-driven style. The Sangiovese contributes elegance, acidity and finesse. The Merlot brings colour, structure and roundness, while the Syrah offers spicy, black fruit notes and a silky texture.
This is a wine with classic Tuscan roots and a modern soul. The wine shows notes of cassis, cherries, plums, and chocolate, which then fade into aromas of vanilla, tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus, and spice. The wine opens with fruit-driven notes that unfold into round, elegant tannins. This well-balanced wine finishes with ripe fruits and aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs. This is a modern Tuscan wine born from Ruffino’s century-old winemaking traditions.
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 1.5L Box
Pinot Grigio has become Italy's most famous white wine, beloved the world over. Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio comes from the growing regions best suited for high quality Italian Pinot Grigio: Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino. We carefully select the best fruit from high-altitude vineyards that rise dramatically out of flat plains.
The name Lumina, 'illumination of the moon' in Italian, brings attention to the importance of moonlight during a grapevine's life. The label's quarter-moon represents the ancient alchemist's symbol for this satellite of the earth. Notes of meadow flowers, pears, and golden apple. The bouquet is fresh and complex, showing refined notes of sage and mint accompanied by an elegant minerality typical of Pinot Grigio. Medium bodied, lively, and elegant. A touch of minerality lingers in the finish, with notes of lemon peel.
SIMI Russian River Pinot Noir 2019
Simi's 2019 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir has an opulent, garnet color and opens with aromas of wild strawberry, plum, rose petal, toffee, and aromatic tea leaf. The palate brings notes of dark plum and cherry, dried herb, forest floor, and a hint of oak spice. This Pinot Noir offers vivid acidity and beautiful minerality on the finish. Bottom of Form
For this release, the vintners turned to the Estate Silk Ranch, Dutton, and La Petite Etoile vineyards in the Russian River Valley, where coastal fog, varied topography, and legendary Goldridge soils lead to complexity in fruit structure, aromas, and flavors. The great variety in microclimate and sense of place across our vineyards make this Reserve Pinot Noir a special offering.
Pairs well with roast pork with herbs and fennel, Porcini risotto with Parmigiano-Reggiano, or rabbit cacciatore with polenta.
SIMI 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
SIMI 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is deep red in color with a vibrant ruby edge. Earthy cassis and high-tone red fruit frame and add depth to notes of dark cherry and blackberry, lending generosity, layers, and aromatic complexity. Black fruit dominates the entry. Blackberry and dark plum is followed by black licorice and cocoa with a fleshy mid-palate. Succulent acidity and sturdy tannins lead the finish.
2018 had a long, cool growing season, starting with winter rains and leading to a late bud break. Flowering in mid-June occurred during a stable window, contributing to uniform fruit set. Ideal weather throughout summer helped the fruit ripen slowly, keeping acidity high and allowing flavors to fully develop and intensify. Hand-harvesting the fruit for this wine began on October 11 and finished on November 2. Brix at harvest ranged from a most desirable 24 to 26 degrees.
Pair with grilled steaks with roasted mushrooms, Moroccan spiced lamb, and braised duck breast with carrot purée.
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Ava Grace Cabernet Sauvignon
Ava Grace Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the sun-drenched vineyards of California where warm days slowly ripen our grapes to ensure a bold, savory wine. During fermentation color, flavor and tannins develop producing flavors of blackberry and ripe cherry creating a juicy mouthfeel balanced by soft notes of spice.
Cupcake Vineyard’s new collection of delicious, lower alcohol wines offer a style that is bright and bursting with refreshing fruit-forward flavors that entice the senses. Cupcake LightHearted wines are only 80 calories and less than 1g of sugar per 5oz serving! Winemaker Jessica Tomei picked grapes throughout California, blending the lots and creating delicious wines that are lower in alcohol and calories. At only 8% alcohol, Cupcake LightHearted brings full flavor to all of life’s lighter moments.
Cupcake Lighthearted Chardonnay
Medium-bodied with flavors of fresh cut pineapple and ripe pear. A portion of the wine was aged on oak to impart subtle notes of toasted oak and vanilla on the finish.
Cupcake Lighthearted Pinot Grigio
Refreshing citrus aromatics that lead into bright, crisp flavor of lemon and honey crisp apples. The finish is long with hints of white nectarine and apricot.
Cupcake Lighthearted Rose
Beautifully blush in color and bursting with notes of fresh grapefruit and bright watermelon. Subtle hints of peach and honeysuckle give way to a finish that is long and silky.
Cupcake Lighthearted Pinot Noir
Light in body and bursting with juicy fruit flavors of wild strawberry and plum that intermingle with subtle notes of fresh cherry and vanilla
Silver Spur Sauvignon Blanc
Aromatic with refreshing acidity, this Sauvignon Blanc features lively citrus, crisp apple, vibrant stone and tropical fruit notes. Balanced and smooth, the grassy character and dry minerality leads to a clean and refreshing finish.
Avaline Rosé: Light and fresh with notes of melon and zest
Avaline White: Dry with a crisp, fresh finish
Silver Spur Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of black cherry, blackberry and toasted oak delight the senses. In this full-bodied and layered wine, flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, black current and violet unfold. Soft, well-integrated tannins lead to a long, lingering finish filled with savory spices. This wine is balanced, bold and elegant.
Double Lariat Cabernet Sauvignon
Enticing aromas of cocoa, mocha, and juicy blackberries intrigue the senses and jump out of the glass with this beautiful, dark Cabernet Sauvignon. While flavors of black cherry, cassis, plum, and savory baking spices delight the palate, the soft, rich mouthfeel and supple tannins carry through to a lengthy finish. Bold and elegant, Double Lariat is accessible for any occasion and any connoisseur.
This food-friendly Chardonnay shows juicy, fresh fruit aromatics and flavors of apple blossom, honeydew melon, guava and grapefruit zest. The creamy texture and rich flavors of toasted oak are framed by a bright acidity that lifts the fruit and leaves a lingering finish that will keep you wanting more.
Reata Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is blended from Three Counties to ensure it is fruit-forward with well-integrated tannins. Every year, Winemaker Linda Trotta hand-selects vineyards from each county to complete this blend. The portion from each county depends on the growing conditions of that vintage.
Brilliant ruby red in color, this Zinfandel is full-bodied with a graceful touch of oak. Dynamic fruit including dark cherry, plum and blueberry combine with captivating hints of spice. Layered fruit flavors, soft tannins and hint of sweetness lead to a delightful finish.
Whiplash Red Blend
Whiplash Red Blend is fruit-forward with warm, comforting aromas. Notes of blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry, pomegranate, and fig elegantly mingle with flavors of nutmeg and allspice. Medium-bodied with bright acidity, the smooth, juicy tannins grip the mid-palate and lead to sweet oak-filled finish.
Dark in color, this is a fruit forward and full-bodied wine with elegant, yet structured tannings. Notes of blueberry, black currant and dark plum mingle with layers of spices including cocoa and nutmeg. Floral and earthy notes enhance the complexity while toasted oak and mocha prolong the already delightful finish.
Aromas of juicy apricot, peach and melon combine with rich notes of warm chestnuts and toffee. With its balanced acidity, this Chardonnay is refreshing, rich, well-rounded and smooth. The long finish will leave you wanting more.
Whiplash Pinot Noir
Intriguing notes of red fruit, plum and black cherry mingle. Allspice and cinnamon combine with touches of oak and vanilla, which lead to a graceful finish. Medium in body, this wine possesses supple acidity and mellow tannins.
Cooper & Thief Father’s Day Gift Pack
Some traditions were meant to be broken. Leave the ties and socks behind and get Dad something unexpected with the Cooper & Thief Father’s Day Gift Pack. It includes their artisan blend red wine — stashed in ex-bourbon barrels for three months — and two gold-rimmed whiskey glasses, so you can enjoy the rich finish together.
Stella Rosa Blueberry Blended Wine
Stella Rosa Blueberry is the Riboli family's proprietary blend of several red grape varietals that are harvested, pressed, and held cold as juice at 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The wine is combined with natural blueberry distillates & purée then the blended wine is fermented at various intervals, "Charmat-style" in pressurized tanks so the naturally carbinated wine remains fresh and delicate throughout the year. Once the desired sweetness is achieved, the wine is centrifuged and bottled. The alcohol level stays at approximately 5% and contains 10% residual sugar. Its natural acidity and low pH strike the perfect balance with the wine’s natural sweetness. It is not cloying or heavy.
Domaine de Paris Rosé Côtes de Provence Vin Breban
The Breban company is one of the last family owned company producing artisanal sparkling wines in the South of France. The House of Breban Wines ("Vins Breban") has been producing and supplying a wide range of wines of varying styles and aromas to restaurants and retail distributors since 1952.
- Grenache 40 % Syrah 30 % Cinsault 20 % Carignan 10 %
- The vinification of rosés is a mix of both traditional and modern techniques:
stripping, pressing and cool-steeping of the grapes, followed by bleeding the
must that is fermented under controlled temperatures of 18°-20° in order to
extract the maximum aroma.
- Brilliant pale pink colour; fine and pleasant nose with fruited notes where raspberry and wild strawberry are predominant. In mouth, fresh and delicious wine, well - balanced.
CRAFTERS UNION WINES: new premium wines in a can are artfully crafted from the inside out, combining incredible taste with striking style giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite wines wherever you are. At 375ml each, you can throw them in your cooler for the day and enjoy when the time is right for you. Try one of 5 vibrant varietals today: Pinot Grigio, Rose, Red Blend and sparkling Brut or Brut Rose.
CHARLES SMITH WINES: AWESOME WINE. IN A CAN. The freedom to enjoy your favorite wines wherever you are. And at 375ml each, you can ditch the corkscrew and share the love… if you want!
- Kung Fu Girl Pinot Grigio — a vibrant dry white wine with shimmering aromas and flavors of bright citrus and white peach, in a portable and easily chillable can.
- Band of Roses Rose — a dry blush wine with a silky palate and vibrant floral notes to enjoy with your latest playlist and serve to your favorite guest list. This rose wine has hints of crisp tangerine and a touch of passion fruit. Enjoy this portable canned wine chilled - no glass needed!
- The Velvet Devil Red Blend — a fresh and appealing blend, with flavors of pure velvet, black cherry and toasty oak - all in a conveniently portable can.
Bread & Butter 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
This expressive Sauvignon Blanc shines with bright aromas of lemon zest and a hint of tropical fruit. The palate is fruit-forward, with lively flavors of fresh citrus, lemon and lime. A rich texture is complemented with enticing minerality that leads to a clean, refreshing finish. This Sauvignon Blanc pairs excellently with dishes like prosciutto-wrapped peaches, goat cheese arugula salad, or halibut tostadas with yogurt-lime sauce.
Bread & Butter 2019 Rose
The nose expresses generous aromas of fresh strawberry, green melon with hints of hibiscus and rose petal. This elegant style of Rosé enters the palate with layered flavors
of strawberry and melon. The rich texture is complemented with balanced acidity leading to a refreshing and supple finish. A versatile wine for pairing, great with roasted chicken, salads with apples and walnuts, Thai food (especially Pad Thai) butternut squash soup, crab or salmon.
Franzia Sauvignon Blanc
This bright, light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc features flavors of grapefruit and lemon and hint of nectarine with a vibrant and crisp finish.
Franzia Bold & Jammy
Our boldest, most jammy Cabernet Sauvignon we’ve ever put in a box with aromas of dark berry and a rich, toasted oak finish.
Seven Deadly Cabernet
Layers of abundant dark fruit with toasted vanilla notes and a combination of French and American oak aging deliver the robust signature 7 Deadly winestyle.
Chloe Sauvignon Blanc
Layers of fresh citrus, ripe lychee and juicy pineapple unfold into a crisp, well balanced wine
RUFFINO ORGANIC PROSECCO D.O.C.
Ruffino Organic Prosecco is produced from organically grown grapes from the highly sought-after northeastern region of Italy. Its bouquet is fragrant and bursting with fruit notes. Its clean aromas of apples, pears and citrus with hints of wisteria with tantalize your taste buds. Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubbles on the palate. Intense flavors of apple and peach lead to a pleasant finish with lingering fruit and floral notes. Ideal as an aperitif or with your favorite appetizers.