David Waddington - Sigel's # 1 - 214-739-4012
Elio Perrone Bigaro 2012 - $17.99
At the same time that he was branching out into Barbera, Stefano Perrone produced his first vintages of Bigaro—a softly sweet, gently effervescent salmon-colored sparkler made from Brachetto and Moscato. Robert Parker called the debut 2001 Bigaro “beguiling,” and the wine rapidly developed a cult following. Our faith in Stefano has been rewarded by an unbroken string of sensational wines since we began working with him in 1995.
Bigaro is an innovative blend of Brachetto and Moscato. Similar to Moscato, it substitutes red fruits for Moscato’s typical tropicals fruits.
Domaine de la Cadette 2011 “la Chatelaine”, Bourgogne Vezelay
From vineyards located deep in the Morvan, the mountains that run west by Northwest, the wines Vezelay have long been unnoticed. In 1987, the Montanet family created Domaine de la Cadette and by 1997 they had achieved AOC status and received organic certification in 2002.
The marine soils are largely marl and limestone with great sun exposure yielding wines balanced between generous fruit and deep mineral structure. “La Chatelaine” is harvested by hand then undergoes natural fermentation and is aged 7-10 months in stainless steel.
Citrus blossoms lead to lemon scented Asian pears and a full, mineral driven mid palate. The finish is clean. Perfect as an aperitif or served with cold or spicy shellfish.
Cote de Brouilly 2011 Nicole Chanrion, Beaujolais, France - $18.99
Beaujolais has become a forgotten appellation to most modern day wine lovers. It is a wine we drank as neophyte wine drinkers, now known mainly for the light and grapey Beaujolais Nouveau and a plethora of insipid Beaujolais villages.
BUT the wines of Nicole Chanrion tell a completely different story. Since taking over the domaine in 1988, Nicole works her 6.5 hectares entirely by herself, from pruning the vineyards to driving the tractors to winemaking and bottling. And the wines of Cote-de-Brouilly are something else as well. The appellation sits on a prehistoric volcano with blue schist stones and volcanic rock which yield structured wines with great minerality.
Nicole’s Cote de Brouilly comes from 50 year old vines, is hand-harvested and made with purely traditional cellar techniques. The wine shows deep red berry flavors with bright structure and mineral edge which lingers through the finish. Serve with the lightest of chills to accompany your best grilled chicken or salmon.
Domaine de la Quilla Muscadet 2011 - $10.99
One of our favorite aperitif wines at an unbeatable value. Made from 100% Melon de Bourgogne, this is a bright, lean, refreshingly crisp Muscadet with loads of citrus, and stone and orchard fruits—especially pear and green apple—and faint flinty minerality.
Drew Pinot Noir Fog-Eater 2010 - $38.99
If you love sumptuous California Pinots with a touch of Old World maturity about them, then check out this beauty from Anderson Valley. Elegant yet earthy, with lots of black cherry and plum fruit, a richly floral nose, and a plush, almost velour-like structure to complement a variety of autumn seasonal dishes.
Darrell Gibson, CSW - Sigel's Addison - 972-387-9873
Andre Brunel Cuvee Sabrine Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010 - $14.99
Discover the classic roots of today’s popular red blends within this beautifully crafted old world wine. Exceptionally balanced and expressive with notes of dark fresh cherry, black plum and Kalamata Olive. The initial flavor profile is then accompanied by a subtle introduction of an elusive mocha-like characteristic on the finish.
Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010 - $34.99
Truly unrestrained with intense notes of kirsch, red cassis and black currants. Curiously, it remains brilliantly balanced with an extraordinary level of fresh, lively and invigorating acidity to frame its unforgettable flavor profile. Considering the impressive and historic lineage of Robin Lail, it comes at no surprise that this wine is so outstanding.
Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 2010 3D Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills - $38.99
The second bottling from this site which marks our first “ground to glass” undertaking. Planted by our crew on land leased from the Davidson family, this chardonnay block is comprised of five selections (4, 76, Hyde, Mount Eden and Wente) planted on a gentle west-facing slope in sandy loam soil.
Hibiscus, straw and citrus peel aromatics give way to flavors of Meyer lemon, pine needles and Clementine orange. Very creamy and viscous mouth feel while still maintaining very direct precision.
Jim Fleming - Sigel's Elite - Cole & Fitzhugh - 214-635-3162
Neyers Sage Canyon 11 Red Blend - $19.99
This Rhône varietal blend from Neyers Vineyards combines organically-farmed Grenache from the Sierra foothills; Mourvèdre and Carignane from 130 year-old vines grown in northeast Contra Costa County, near Oakley; and Syrah from the Sonoma Coast. In the tradition of Rhône wines, each varietal seems to add a component that makes the whole much more than the sum of its parts. This is the wine we've wanted to produce for twenty years. It was worth waiting for.
Steele Outcast 2009 Lake County Red Blend - $21.99
Four California counties have been legally recognized as the North Coast Grape Growing Region. These four counties, lying to the north of San Francisco are Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. Due to the remoteness and splendid isolation, Lake County has never received the tourist attention of its north coast neighbors. It has 8,500 acres of grapes, but its resident wineries are few. While the quality of its grapes is widely recognized, most all of them are shipped out of county to fuel the wines of its more popular neighbors. We in Lake County, in this sense, feel ourselves to have become an "Outcast". The special blend in this bottle clearly demonstrates the excellence of wine from Lake County grapes. In drinking and enjoying this wine, you will be helping us to shed the chains that have for so long bound us in the role of "Outcast". 45% Syrah, 22% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 10% Barbera, 3% Petite Verdot.
Margerum Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Sybarite - $19.99
SYBARITE is our definitive Sauvignon Blanc. An amalgamation of all of the top Sauvignon Blanc vineyards we work with. It is crafted from Sauvignon Blanc grown at McGinley Vineyard (38%), Three Creek Vineyard (32%), Grassini Vineyard (22%) and Curtis Vineyard (8%). By blending these diverse vineyards we get bold expressions of Sauvignon Blanc’s range of flavors. The result is a wine with remarkable complexity, texture, persistence, and length. SYBARITE is a general term for describing one fond of pleasure and luxury. SYBARITE is derived from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southeastern Italy noted for the luxurious, pleasure-seeking habits of many of its inhabitants. It is pronounced Sib-bar-right.
Bill Robinette Sigel's - Skillman & Abrams - 214-343-4399
Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2011 $39.99
From the cool-climate charm of our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to our sought-after single-vineyard bottlings from the Russian River Valley, Carneros, Mendocino and the Santa Lucia Highlands, our Pinot Noir program captures the vibrant diversity of this exceptional varietal. In the winery, we craft wines that balance the depth, power and purity of Pinot Noir with elegance, structure and finesse. This is an aromatic wine with layers of flavors, vivid and pure fruit of red cherries, raspberries, and cinnamon. A long creamy finish makes this an exceptional food wine.
Bodegas Oliveras Altos de la Hoya Monastrell 2010 $10.99
(93% Monsatrell; 8% Garnacha; raised in Demimuids and barriques ranging from new to three years old) Bright violet. Spicy, floral-accented aromas of black raspberry, sassafras, dried flowers and allspice, enhanced by a subtle mineral overtone. Lively and precise, with sweet red and dark berry flavors and a nervy mineral spine. Shows very good energy on the finish, leaving tangy red fruit and spice notes. This is quite unlike most wines from Jumilla, which can show more richness than balance. Some of these vines date back to 1872. Rich blackberry fruit, candied cherries, and floral and herbal qualities make this an outstanding wine and a great value. $10.99
David Olivas - Sigel's Fine Wines - Plano - 469-241-8800
Larkin Cabernet Franc 2010 Napa - $54.99
My flagship wine. From the first vintage back in 1999, I’ve made every e ort to stay true to both the uniqueness of the varietal and the particular jolt of power that Napa Valley provides. The objective then, as it is today, is to coax a wine that manages to telegraph those beautifully aromatic high fruit tones while packing a hedonistic one-two punch of intensity on the palate. The bottling rocks blueberry and blackberry flavors and notes of savory herb, black licorice and purple flowers, with just the right bounce of acid to balance out some serious, albeit refined tannins.
Loring Chardonnay 2011 "Rosella's" - $46.99
We decided to make Chardonnay to sell because it's getting harder and harder to find the richer style Chardonnays that we prefer in the marketplace. It seems that stainless steel fermentation and non-ML Chardonnays are all the rage these days. Maybe I'm just not "hip"... but I like some buttery, toasty, oaky goodness in my Chardonnay. Not gobs and gobs of butter and oak, but enough to add texture and depth.
Jerry England - Sigel's Fine Wines - Plano - 469-241-8800
Lail Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Blueprint, Napa - $34.99
Born in a single vineyard in St. Helena, Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc has a delicate pale straw robe, an elegant and intense floral perfume (geranium, melon and lime), and crisp fruit flavors with profound richness and length.
Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 2010 Sea Smoke Vineyard - $44.99
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the rare chardonnay from this prestigious vineyard predominantly planted to pinot noir. We have access to a three acre parcel from which we receive clones 76, 95 and 96. The block is Metz loamy sand immediately adjacent to the Santa Ynez River.
“Bright, green-tinged color. Powerful orchard fruit and orange marmalade aromas and flavors, with intense spice and anise qualities and a touch of agave. Deeply pitched but lively pear and lemon curd flavors pick up spiciness with air, along with sweet butter nuance. The rather smoky finish shows outstanding clarity and resonating spiciness. For a big wine this is quite lithe.” 92 points. Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar 290 cases produced
Armando Cervantes - Sigel's - Buckingham - 972-480-8484
Domaine Cordier Pouilly Fuisse 2011 - $34.99
Christophe Cordier is one of the hottest winemakers in Burgundy. The domaine is located in Fuissé and is renowned for making first class wines from fruit grown in only the best terroirs or sites.
Aromas range from butter toast throught tropical notes. Its flavor profiles are grilled nuts, creamy apples and marzipan.
Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas 2010 - $39.99
Yves Gras is the young, passionate owner of Domaine Santa Duc. The vineyards are incredibly done and he’s improved every segment of this already excellent estate. Gigondas is a rugged area of mountains and very rocky terrain located in the eastern Rhône Valley. Black currant, dried fig and blackberry reduction notes. Lots of bay tabacco.
Randy McLaughlin - Sigel's Office - 214-350-1271
J. Lassalle Brut Cuvée Préférence 1er Cru - $41.99
This is a true growers Champagne. The house was established in 1942 and produces a signature style of elegant, tightly knit wines with a certain ampleur. The wines are vinified in wooden basket presses with each plot handled separately. It is one of the rare Champagnes that have been allowed to finish its malolactic fermentation, just like the great white Burgundies of the Côte d'Or. Every bottle is riddled by hand and all cuvées are aged a minimum of five years. This is a 'tour de force’ Champagne.
Vouvray 'La Dilettante' 2011 Sec - $19.99
The wine comes from 50-year old Chenin Blanc vines planted in flinty soil. A very gentle pressing is followed by a short vinification in stainless steel. There is no malolactic fermentation. Catherine’s brilliant natural Vouvrays are in two words – de-licious. High toned white fruit notes meld with honeycomb and goats milk wrapped in a loving shroud of sweet blossom. 2011Vouvray La Dilettante is distinctively delightful. Pear, Persian melon, and pineapple dominate the nose and a silken-textured, luscious palate, with subtle chalk and salt inflections in its caressing finish. This vintage-typically generous, relatively low-acid, yet buoyant and (at only 12.2%) almost astonishingly light 2011 should hold its appeal for at least the next 18-24 months.