Ever since we began making our Fireside Wine suggestions, our customers have regularly made them part of their winter activities. We choose Fireside Wines for their heartiness as much as their flavor. With one of these wines, wherever you are, you can feel the warmth of the fireside, turning winter from dreary into cheery.
Beyra 2016 Reserva
Super cool, weighty winter wine. 70% tinta roriz and 30% touriga nacional from vineyards planted in the plateau area of the Beira Interior wine region. Vineyards are all of native varieties perfectly adapted to environmental and climatic characteristics created by the altitude, chosen depending of the vintage. Fruity aroma with discreet minerality in balance with barrel aging notes. On palate, rich berries, raisins, spices, subtle notes of vanilla and toast. Fruity and persistent with fresh and elegant aftertaste. Try it with beef roasts, Iberian ham and cheeses
Domaine de la Solitude 2016
The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhône was wonderful and this is a great example. Rich blend is 50% grenache, 25% syrah, 10% cinsault, 15% mourvèdre. Nose has a garrigue bouquet, rockrose flowers, anise, and black currants. On the palate, the wine is fullbodied, creamy, lush, plump with leather and savory notes, leather, red berries and stone fruit. It remains fresh and fruit-driven through the long spice inflected finish. Drink now through 2030. Wine Advocate - 93 Points.
Soléna 2017 Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley wine has a vibrant nose of plum, cherry, and rich blackberry syrup. The soft mouth feel gives way to flavors of dark fruit with savory elements of toasted almonds, tobacco, ripe olives and a light spice of clove. Classically styled and just lovely.
Neyers Vineyards 2016
Chardonnay Carneros District
Rich, smooth, lush, old fashioned chardonnay with a nice toasty note. Crème brûlée at first with juicy citrus acidity for balance. Additional contact with yeast lees after barrel fermentation results in a lovely aroma that the French call “Noisette” after the hazelnut character it resembles
Quest 2016 Proprietary Red
Red blends are the rage and this beauty from Paso Robles is terrific. 57% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 15% petit verdot, 5% petite sirah from an outstanding vintage. Look for rich black cherry/currant/blackberry/cassis, espresso and caramel aromas and flavors. The wine finishes with firm tannins and a long toasty, French vanilla accent. 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast.
Domaine Seguinot-Bordet 2017 Chablis
This elegant wine is a Wine Sellers’ personal favorite. 100% chardonnay from vines that average 80 to 100 years old. Bright, luminous and limpid. The nose is copious, fresh and expressive. It illustrates its maturity with bright colors, sparkling yellows and shining gold. The taste reveals its powerful nature, rich, charming and elegant. A harmonious combination of powerful richness, earthy accent and tender vivacity. The big, long obviously mineral finish is a perfect illustration of the wine’s serious yet charming character.