California (USA), Central Coast (USA)
12 x 750ml
Hard Cheese, Red Meat
Angels & Cowboys
California (USA), Sonoma (USA)
12 x 750 ml
The dark cherry/mahogany red color is indicative of the luscious palate structure which leads with briar/bramble berry fruit backed by notes of violets, sweet hibiscus juice, black currant conserves, and red-flesh plum. Meaty and mouthwatering with succulent edges, the full body is built on a tannin structure that starts out silky and fine then builds to a firm yet smooth finish that lingers indulgently on the palate.
95 points - Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
California (USA), North Coast (USA)
12 x 750 ml
Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Veal roasted
With a reputation for delivering great quality at a remarkable price, Decoy has established a loyal following for its distinctive style, which emphasizes ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full charm and complexity in their youth. The lush Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sonoma Valley appellation is created the with the same care and attention as their Napa Estate wines at a price hard to turn down. Prime grapes from vineyards in Sonoma County create this value Cab that's pure Duckhorn and drinking beautifully right now. 2018 was another excellent vintage in Sonoma and offered beautifully ripe fruit. This is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 4% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Syrah, 2% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new French oak for 10 months.
"Produced by the Duckhorn Wine Company, a rich and generous Cabernet Sauvignon-driven red blend with some Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County, California. Medium- to full-bodied with aromas of dark fruit, grilled fine herbs, spicy and smoky on the palate. Pair with chicken mole or dark chocolate studded with dried red berry fruit."
93 points - Natalie Maclean, Dec 2020
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Aromas of baked cherry cobbler and ripe cranberries are front and center. Framed with nutmeg and allspice delivered from aging 2 years in American oak. All wrapped with peppercorn, anise and juniper berries which are abundant flavors found in the Petite Sirah and Zinfandel varieties.
Don't be fooled by the seductive nose. At first sip the Phantom is generous and mouth filling. This wine is packed with big color, dark fruit and ample tannins. While the Phantom is perfect today there is enough structure here to age well into the next decade.
California (USA), Sonoma (USA), USA (USA)
12 x 750 ml
Cured Meat, Red Meat
"From the team at Failla, the 2017 Zinfandel looks to be one heck of a base appellation blend, offering loads of plums, black raspberries, spice, and classic cedar notes. This medium to full-bodied, rounded, charming barrel sample is going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet keep for a decade."
90-92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, June 2019
At WineOnline.ca we travel the world to ensure we can offer our clients the best red wine, along with the best red wine to be found anywhere. There are all sorts of types of red wines. To name some we have, dry red wine, sweet red wine, full bodied red wine, medium bodied red wine, light red wine, tannic red wine and structured red wine. There is a litany of words used to describe red wine types. There are 10’s of thousands of red wines produced all over the world. There are 1000's of different red grape varietals. Italy, on its own, has over 2000 indigenous grape varietals used to produce red wines of differing style. The most famous grape varietals used in the productions of top red wines are likely those from Bordeaux which include; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Pinot Noir is another very popular red wine varietal which is the only red grape they use for red wine production in Burgundy. In Burgundy, they do not even label the wines with the varietal, but rather the vineyard from which the grapes were grown. A few of the famous ones are Romanee Conti, La Tache, Vosne Romanee, Nuits St Georges, but there are many more good red wine types. At WineOnline.ca, one of our many, but perhaps our most important, job is to taste as many of these wines as possible, and bring in the best, along with the best values, in order to make them available to our clients. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
When it comes to red wine, people’s preferences can be all over the map. Some people choose to take the safe road when it comes to drinking red wine. We do not advocate this approach. Different red wine is going to be appropriate for different times of the day/night/evening etc. The food you are eating is going to affect the taste of your red wine and the taste of your red wine is going to change the flavour of your food. The trick is to find the best red wine takes some experimentation. Don’t just go with the tried and true as you are missing out. Pinot Noir with your fish can be delectable. Nebbiolo with lamb is divine. How could you not love a little Chianti, (Sangiovese), with your eggplant Parmesan? We encourage experimentation. We consider it our job, to help you improve your wine life.