California- plummy colour, clear. nose: dark, ripe, sweet fruits. taste: quite fruity, even balanced. Black cherry, dark fruit & cedar box aromas w/slight spice & chocolate nuances. Flavors of currant w/notes of spices & herbs, and dark licorice.
Tempranillo is a variety of red grape that is widely grown in Spain to produce full-bodied red wines. It has been grown on the Iberian Peninsular since Phoenician times. Tempranillo wines are often characterised by a dark ruby colour with aromas and flavours of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla leather and herbs. Interesting fact: Tempranillo is the most widely planted red grape variety in Spain.
In the mid Uco Valley county of Tunuyan, the Andes mountains kick in to east, bringing them much closer to the vineyards. At 4,000 ‘ elevation lies the district of Los Chacayes which boasts very rock, limestone rich soils. This soil profile produces Malbec with delicate floral aromas, deep blue fruit flavours and a salty mineralogy. The wine is co-fermented with 10-12% Cabernet Franc for additional complexity.
The Uco Valley is located 30 miles to the south, southwest of the city of Mendoza. Altitudes range from 3,700’ to 5,000’ elevation. The Uco Valley has a shallow soil profile with a sandy – silt texture. This soil profile produces Malbecs with intense floral aromatics, dark fruit flavors, rich texture and a bright, fresh finish – mountain soil Malbec.
Sweet entry, persistent, very good concentration, unctuous highlighting the red fruits and black cassis strawberries of elegant round ripe tannins. Smoked towards the end of the mouth. Freshness, excellent acidity; high persistence
The fragrant cabernet sauvignon dominates with bright red fruits and plums. The palate is rich and generous with plush dark fruits. The red and black currants, Satsuma plums and raspberries are balanced by fine savoury tannins and cedary oak.
Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with red meats, hearty pasta dishes, Cheddar cheese, broccoli, fennel, rosemary and mint.Cabernet Sauvignon is great with Chinese beef and broccoli, or a grilled steak sandwich with caramelised onions.
Shiraz pairs well with grilled, roast and barbecued red meats, dark fruit sauces, Mexican, Turkish and Chinese spices, and smoky flavours. Eaglehawk Shiraz is great with Mongolian lamb, or slow-cooked veal shanks with garlic mash.
Sutter Home Pinot Noir offers a fresh take on Burgundy’s most celebrated varietal. To preserve the wine’s pretty violet aromas and delicate, bright flavors, winemakers cold-ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks, and briefly age the wine in French and American oak to impart a silky-smooth texture and light body.