Conundrum Red 2017
A playful purple hue, this vintage opens on the nose with the pure essence of chocolate mixed with notes of berry pie, wildflowers, vanilla and a fresh oak character. The palate is lively and mouthwatering, featuring lush cherry flavors infused with unsweetened chocolate and intriguing notes of clove and nutmeg. Tannins provide structure and vibrancy from the moment of entry all the way through to the finish, enhancing this wine's freshness and calling you back long after you take an initial sip. Endless options for food pairings. It is a perfect complement to richly flavored or spicy foods like spaghetti Bolognese, Asian or Indian cuisine, Mexican tacos or fajitas, smoked meats, and of course, BBQ (meaning pretty much anything that fits on the grill).
Sean Minor Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017This Central Coast Chardonnay is a golden straw color and displays aromas of apricot, apple, and honeydew with subtle notes of butter. On the entry, tropical fruit notes with green apple flavors are framed by nice acidity which integrates well with the medium body mouth feel. The green apple and pear finish with juicy acidity which provides a lengthy finish. - Sean Minor Winery was founded to celebrate the things in life we prize most: delicious, approachable wines, expressive terroir-driven flavors, great value for the price… and family! Every once in a while we discover a brand that is a complete no-brainer, and Sean Minor certainly falls into that category. All of the varietals offer tremendous quality and balance at incredibly fair prices. Sean Minor has been in the wine business for 20+ years. He got his start at Beaulieu Vineyards, and then moved to Oregon where he ran King Estate for several years before moving on to Benton-Lane. He returned to California to oversee Renwood Winery and then ultimately started his own label in 2005. As Sean states, "My winemaking philosophy is to offer wines that exude quality and truly represent the appellation from which they’re produced, yet are affordable for everyday enjoyment."