Fireside Wines

Feel the warmth that melts the icy shadows of winter. A blazing fireplace. A Fireside wine. A joyful heart. Our Fireside Wines are hearty, substantial selections that cheer body and spirit.


2016 Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon - $57

  • 80% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot
  • Considered the second label of the winery and it is a knockout!
  • Expressive nose shows plum, dark berry, sandalwood, while the palate delights with lots of red currants, black cherries, dried flowers, bouquet garni, and tobacco leaf notes
  • Medium to full bodied, nicely rounded, juicy acidity, well-balanced
  • Drink now though 2035

  • Northstar 2012 Merlot - $40

  • 82% merlot, 16% cabernet sauvignon, 2% petit verdot
  • From the vault and the vintage was considered a “classic”
  • Bold, highly structured wine was created to enjoy now, or for many years to come as it will age gracefully
  • Rich concentrated aromas of black cherry, raspberry and bitter chocolate
  • Flavors of cedar and vanilla with a lingering toasted oak finish
  • Silky smooth texture, long finish with a bit of heat
  • Has some sediment – decanting recommended
  • Columbia Valley, Washington

  • Beaucanon Estate 2011 Cabernet Franc Cuvée Louis - $37

  • Intense aromas of blackberry/blueberry fruit, cocoa, smoky tea and toasty oak
  • Tart juicy cherry, rose petal, lavender and mineral earth add depth
  • Acidity vies with tannins
  • Napa, California

  • Chappellet 2018 Mountain Cuvée - $43.50

  • 44% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, 10% malbec, 8% petit verdot, 5% cabernet franc
  • Dark and spicy, with nose of currant, cassis, sage and thyme, plus hints of cinnamon and clove from barrel aging
  • On the palate, tannins are impeccably balanced, adding depth to the lush ripe berry flavors, with layers of cola and grenadine emerging as the wine evolves in the glass
  • Napa, California

  • Scarpetta Timido - $20

  • Cool sparkling wine, limited production, great price
  • 100% old vine pinot nero from the foothills of the Friulian Dolomites, Italy
  • Berry nose accented with floral notes
  • On palate, crisp and dry with dry berries, herbal accents
  • Refreshing and just delicious
  • Timido means timid or shy

  • Wines to Watch

    G.D. Vajra 2017 Barbera D’Alba - $24.50

    Piemonte, Italy

  • Intense and rich on the nose, both fresh and harmonious
  • Floral and fruity notes give way to hay, tobacco and spices
  • On palate, round, exuding black cherry, blackberry and iron/graphite flavors
  • Builds to a lengthy, velvety conclusion

  • Soléna 2018 Pinot Noir Grand Cuvée - $35

    Willamette Valley, Oregon

  • Lively aromas of tart cherries, strawberries and cranberries
  • Flavors of earth, licorice, cola and baking spices balance perfectly
  • Lovely freshness through the finish

  • Talley Vineyards 2017 Estate Chardonnay - $27

    Arroyo Grande Valley, California

  • Lemon tart, jasmine and orange blossom on the nose
  • Nectarine, green apple, yuzu and meyer lemon on the palate
  • Rich in style, showing excellent clarity
  • Impressively long, mineral and floral-accented finish leaves melon and pear notes behind
  • 23% new French oak – drink now through 2026





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