Wine

“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

wine gift ideas

Wine Gift Ideas

Trust me… we have the selection to help you check off your entire list. But here’s just a few we wanted to mention…

Wine Gifts under $20

Alessandro Rivetto Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
On the nose, aromas of red fruit such as amarena and red cherries. Its flavor is powerful and persistent over time, and on the palate it is soft and balanced. In color, it is an intense and brilliant violet-ruby red, with extraordinarily rich extracts.

Bodegas Breca 2015
#29 of the Top 100 Wines of 2018
92 points Wine Spectator
Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral finish. Drink now through 2027.

Charles Krug Chardonnay
The cool and foggy Carneros region is known for producing grapes with a natural balance of acidity and ripeness. Fruit was hand-picked in the cool night to ensure it reached the winery in pristine condition. This elegantly balanced, medium-bodied wine is half barrel fermented and aged sur-lie. The wine displays inviting notes of tropical fruit and citrus blossom on the nose that give way to peach and pear flavors on the palette.

Primarius Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir, a blend of all of our vineyard sources throughout Oregon, is a bright and lively expression of the 2015 vintage. Bright red fruits, citrus blossom and honeycomb aromatics are underscored by hints of candied violets and jasmine. The palate is lively, with flavors of rhubarb, wild strawberry and pie cherries and rounds out to a lingering finish accented with notes of cocoa powder and silky tannins.

Kris Sparkling Cuvee
KRIS Winemakers have combined modern technology and traditional winemaking artistry to handcraft an exquisite modern Italian expression of a fresh, crisp sparkling wine.  The wine is characterized by delicate hints of citrus and pear and subtle floral undertones.

Domaine Houchart Provence Rose 2018
Wine Enthusiast top 100 Best Buy 2019
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
Always an attractive wine, this release remains as reliable in this vintage. The classic blend is full and ripe, with a touch of caramel as well as raspberry flavors. Lightly textured and full of fruit, it is ready to drink.

Protea Chenin Blanc
Lively and fresh entry to the palate with stonefruit, peach and apricot. Crisp and zesty with some citrus notes adding vibrancy. Rounded, fleshy mid-palate with ample fruit character balanced by acidity. Gently lingering light finish.

Francis Ford Coppola Directors Cut Chardonnay
Using only Russian River Valley fruit, we crush the grapes whole-cluster and ferment entirely in French oak barrels to produce a wine with a seductive, round texture and notes of sweet vanilla. This technique also serves to highlight the green apple, honeysuckle and citrus flavors, which are the hallmark of Russian River vineyards.

Wine Gifts for $20 and up

Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red Blend
92 Points Wine Spectator an Wine Enthusiast
“We affectionately call this wine ‘Tamer’ because blending Lion Tamer is both challenging and rewarding especially when you start with Malbec as the core. Malbec on its own brings heady, floral aromas of violets and can be what I call the wild child. Big, bold and juicy upon entry, Malbec is virtually loaded with flavor. When you layer in Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon, you get complex layers of blackberries, milk chocolate, black plums and exotic perfume that carry throughout a plush texture and a ripe juicy core of black fruits. The signature of Lion Tamer is a generous palate of black raspberry and surprisingly lush tannins.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking

Hess Collection Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon
92 Points Wine Spectator
“Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon is plush in texture with heady aromas of blackberries, black cherries and notes of freshly ground coffee. We integrate a touch of Malbec to develop a softness in the tannins, making this a wonderfully smooth and seamless wine. These mouthwatering tannins surround the palate, framing layered elements of bright blueberry, subtle smoke and deliciously rich mocha. I find this inaugural vintage of Lion Tamer Cabernet is perfectly balanced, with well-integrated sweet oak notes presenting on the lengthy, elegant finish.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking

Sandeman Ruby Port
Descended from the fiery ruby Porto Wines originally shipped by George Sandeman in 1790, Sandeman Porto Fine Ruby is still made traditionally to be rich and robust yet with a special depth of flavour and the finesse, achieved by expertly blending wines from Sandeman´s large and varied stock

Opus One

Your one stop shopping for “Opus One, legendary Napa Valley Claret”. We have Opus vintages starting from the 1984 release to 2012. Twenty Four vintages . Quantities are limited. Stop in and inquire for pricing.

Gordon’s Selections

Amalaya

Salta, Argentina

2015 Malbec

Sustainably farmed vines, super rich fruit, delivering intense fruit flavor with a hint of spice, balanced with approachable tannins. Enjoy with a variety of bold dishes. Varietal makeup is Malbec 85% Tannat 10% and Syrah 5%.

MacRostie

Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir 2013

Beautiful wine showing dark ruby color, this Pinot is juicy and ripe, yet soft and elegant. The nose is homemade cherry pie, with hints of toasted spice, and it’s very lush and rich in the mouth, with ripe black cherry and Dutch cocoa flavors. The finish is easy and long. Food pairings include grilled pork loin, cedar plank salmon and seared ahi tuna. $24.99

Northstar

Columbia valley


Merlot 2012

Epitomizing power and finesse, our Columbia Valley Merlot is crafted from the finest grapes grown throughout the Columbia Valley AVA of Eastern Washington State. The 2013 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry and vanilla that lead into flavors of spice and chocolate. It is subtle and soft with a lingering toasted oak finish. This wine was created to enjoy now, or will age gracefully for many years to come. Stunning 91pt. rated wine for $44.99.

( limited supply)

Gordon’s Wine Picks

Pievalta 2015 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi hails from the Ancona province of the Italian coastal region of Marche. Clay and limestone soils amplify fresh minerality and freshness of fruit character. Hints of sweet almonds and a streak of citrus show in this lightly aromatic varietal wine. Because Verdicchio maintains high levels of tartaric acidity, the wine can be crisp, refreshing and highly age-worthy. Verdicchio excels when paired with all things seafood, such as ceviche, steamed mussels and fish tacos. Beautiful wine!

Thomsan & Scott Skinny Prosecco

A premium portfolio of Champagne and Prosecco for the new wave of wine lovers globally who want to enjoy top quality sparkling wine whilst cutting sugar and drinking better. Skinny Prosecco with just 67 calories per glass less than half of an egg! Contains 50% less of the usual sugar only 7g per liter – when you consider the average Prosecco contains on average 12-17g of sugar up to 32g. “ Quality in the bottle with transparency in our labeling”. Certified organic and certified vegan, Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is produced from grapes grown on the south facing slopes of the foothills of the Dolomites, close to Soligo, North East Italy. Crisp, dry and delicious.

 

Gordon’s Wine Picks

Gentleman’s Collection

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

South Australia

Winemaker Notes:  Dark fruits, hints of dried herbs and mocha on the nose. The dense palate sees sour red fruits red fruits balance out the sweet with a chocolate tannin finish. A fine choice for a discerning palate. Rated 90 pts./ Pioppi’s Wine Manager

$15.99

 

La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru “ Cote de Lechet”

2012 Chablis- France

Plenty of smoky reduction to the citrus and floral- suffused nose that easily quaffes a focused sense of minerality on the nose. It offers an excellent intensity to the racy, strong and energetic flavors that are finer and more complex and this really shows on the finish. Great length, impeccable balance and gorgeous fruit are all hallmarks of this amazing value. Rated 90pts.

$25.99

 

Maxville Lake Estate Winery

2014 Cabernet Franc- Chiles Valley California

Maxville Lake wines are handcrafted by renowned Bordeaux- born winemaker Camille Benitah in a new, state-the -art winery on a 1,000 acre property. Garnet red in color this Cabernet Franc has a heady richness of black fruit, smoke, and wood. Warm nutmeg and ripe blueberry aromas, followed by hints of vanilla and a silky finish. Rated 90pts.

$69.99

Gordon’s Selections

Treana Blanc 2014 Central Coast

45% Viognier,  45% Marsanne, 10% Rousane
Treana Blanc is hailed from select vineyard sited along California’s Central Coast and has vibrant flavors of tropical and stone fruits with nuances of flowers and honey. Pair with crab cakes, lobster & mac & cheese and baked scallops.

 

Big Fire 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir

Dusty medium dark garnet color. Bright, earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of dried cherries, olives, and smoked nuts. A soft, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-length borscht nuances of citrus, and nutskin that finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A solid Pinot. Pair with cedar plank salmon, wild mushroom ragu and seared duck breasts.

 

Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2014

One of Italy’s top ten best white wines! Knockout nose combines peach, almond oil, white flowers and a light herbal nuance. Lush, tactile and deep yet fresh. Flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon peel, ginger and minty herbs. Finishes with an almost tannic impression and a touch of spicy apple butter and almond paste. Rating: 92 points

 

 

Fantastic Favorite Fall Picks

FANTASTIC FAVORITE FALL PICKS

FANTASTIC FAVORITE FALL PICKS

Check out these fabulous fall faves that Gordon has put together which are perfect for any occasion. From Halloween parties to the Thanksgiving table these are sure to impress.

Juan Gil Dry Muscat

This white wine is made from the vineyards of Moscatel de Grano Menudo-Small Grain Muscat- located on gently sloping hillsides at 700 meters of altitude in the valley of La Aragona, north of Jumilla, with chalky soils, dry climate and long hours of sun forming a microclimate perfect for growing this variety.

Light, green-tinged gold. Fresh melon, peach and kiwi aromas are complemented by jasmine and white pepper. Juicy, tightly wound pit fruit and honeydew flavors.
Delivers a lot of juicy, refreshing fruit and comes off almost weightless on the long, intensely spicy finish.

 

Gruet NV Brut

Aromas of green apple and citrus mineral notes make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. Our NV offers bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. A classic house style. 75% Chard. 25% Pinot Noir aged en Tirage for 24 months.( Aged on the yeast for 2 years.

 

Gruet Sauvage

Gruet Sauvage NV is a bone-dry sparkler, pale straw in color with a delicate but persistent mousse. The aromas of bright mineral and citrus notes tickle the nose followed by touches of green apple, lemon and grapefruit. The finish is structured, flavorful & long. The bright acidity makes this a perfect pairing for oysters, sushi and  cream sauces.

 

Antigal Uno Malbec 2013

French and American oak barrels aged for eight months. Intense red color with violet tones. Aromas of wild berry and dark plum continue to the palate with smoke and vanilla lingering through the persistent finish. Pairs well with red meats, beef Wellington, roasted lamb, grilled vegetables, and semi-firm cheeses.

 

Gordon's wine selections

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Zenato Alanera Rosso 2012 –  A stunning Italian red blend from Verona that shows a full bodied freshness with flavors and aromas of fresh and dried cherries, coffee, tobacco, prunes and sweet spice. Pair with grilled meats and meaty fish.

 

Priest Ranch Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – Always a big hit for summer! Known for high quality sauvignon blanc that showcases notes of papaya, mango with hints of sweet basil and key lime zest. Bright Layered and delicious.

 

Les Voiles Saint Tropez Rose 2015 – An elegant mouth watering rose that flows with bright citrus and floral notes. Ideal for pairing with sushi, shellfish, and smoked seafood.

 

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Gordon’s Wine Selections

Uppercut Meritage Napa County 2013

 Meritage is a term used to describe Bordeaux-style red and white wines that are made in the United States. This selection shows  earthy and vanilla notes with some deep cherry, nutmeg, and  red raspberry wrapped around  medium tannin. Smooth and supple with a persistent finish. Pairs well with an array of meat selections including boar, duck, venison as well as steak & lamb. Best value for under $20

 

SATRICO BIANCO/LAZIO IGT 2014

 SATRICO, AN ANCIENT PRE-ROMAN CITY FROM WHICH THE WINE TAKES IT’S NAME LOCATED THIRTY MILES SOUTH OF ROME. DRY, FRUITY AND AROMATIC ON THE NOSE. SATRICO OFFERS A CLEAN MINERAL CRISPNESS ON THE PALATE AND A LENGTHY FINISH. I LOVE THIS WINE! A TRUE SUMMER SIPPER!

 

SARDUS PATER TERRE FENICIE VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA 2013

 THE NAME REFERS TO THE ISLAND OF SANT ANTICO AND COASTAL AREAS OF THE SOUTHWEST OF SARDINIA. MADE WITH 100% VERMENTINO THAT SHOWS A BRIGHT STRAW YELLOW. A NICE FRESH FINISH ON THE PALATE, WITH AN ATTRACTIVE MINERAL NOTE. PERFECT PAIRING FOR FISH, SHELLFISH AND SEVICHE.

 

FLEUR DE MER COTES DE PROVENCE 2015

HINTS OF FRESH LEMONS WITH A WATERMELONS RIND KISSED WITH STRAWBERRY. LOVELY! FUN AND FANCY FREE. A SNAPPY MINERAL STREAK GIVES THIS DRY ROSE A NICE ZIP. ENJOY WITH FISH, CHICKEN, PIZZA AND FANCY SALAD.

                

 

Freemark Abbey Super Bowl 50 Commemorative bottle

Freemark Abbey Fiftieth Reserve 2013 Spring Mtn.

Super Bowl 50 Commemorative Offering

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The only commemorative Super Bowl 50 wine. A stunning Meritage wine made from mostly Merlot, showing opaque depth of red ruby color. Rich, dark fruit aromas of cherry, bay leaf and dried herbs.             

On the palate, ripe boysenberry, spicy oak complemented by a milk chocolate nuances. Long supple finish –  drink now or enjoy for up to 20 years. Celebrating their 130th anniversary in 2016.Very limited availability. $99.99