12 Must Have Wines to Try This Labor Day Weekend - Chosen by Big Hammer Wine Experts

12 Must Have Wines to Try This Labor Day Weekend

2019 Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay Russian River Valley

2019 Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  Intense aromas of ripe citrus and stone fruits are complemented by soft vanilla and cashew notes. The voluptuous palate reveals layers of sweet yellow fruit, crisp Gravenstein apple and meringue flavors that are balanced by a refreshing line of acidity through the long-lasting finish.
2019 Greg Norman Estates Chardonnay Russian River Valley

2016 Qupe Central Coast Chardonnay

2016 Qupe Central Coast Chardonnay
"Qupe" is a Chumash Native American word for poppy, the California state flower often found in the area. The Bien Nacido vineyard translates to "of good birth" and is part of a larger parcel, associated with an original California land grant.
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2016 Greg Norman Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

2016 Greg Norman Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley
This delivers a blast of cherry and red currant compote flavors out front, backed by lightly toasted vanilla and red licorice notes. An open, bramble-edged finish lets the fruit play out. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2025. ~91 Points, Wine Spectator.

2016 Greg Norman Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

2015 Amapola Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma

2015 Amapola Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma
Amapola Creek wines are characterized for small productions but of extremely high quality Aromas of juicy red plum and blackberry, fruit notes of black currant, accented with subtle notes of oak and toasted vanilla. Firm acidity that opens quickly into dark black fruit with just a touch of anise and a bare hint of pomegranate. Deeply structured tannins. 
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2015 Apriori Pinot Noir Hicks Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

2015 Apriori Pinot Noir Hicks Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
This vibrant Pinot Noir displays captivating aromatics of dark cherry, raspberry, and shaved truffle. Layer after layer unfolds flavors of red berry tart, wild strawberry, and cranberry while nuances of white pepper and sweet spice linger on the finish.
2015 Apriori Pinot Noir Hicks Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

2018 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley

2018 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley
The Martin Ray estate is only beginning to make waves with its Napa Valley Cabernet. If you're a fan of Napa Valley Cab and aren't familiar with the talents of Martin Ray, then it's time to acquaint yourself.
2018 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley

2018 Grand Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cellar Selection' Napa Valley

2018 Grand Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cellar Selection' Napa Valley
Reveals a deep purple hue as well as a toasty, spicy nose of red and black currants, toasted bread, spring flowers, spice box, and dried, cedary herbs. Showing plenty of richness and depth on the palate, with velvety tannins and a nicely balanced mouthfeel, enjoy this already complex, nuanced Cabernet any time over the coming 15 years or more. It improves nicely with time in the glass and is a beautiful wine. ~93 Jeb Dunnuck
2018 Grand Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cellar Selection' Napa Valley

2016 Piedra Creek San Floriano Vineyard Pinot Noir Edna Valley

2016 Piedra Creek San Floriano Vineyard Pinot Noir Edna Valley
A “rocket science” wine. Beautiful old-world style. San Floriano Vineyard Pinot Noir is made in Burgundian classic style and it is a limited production, typically only available from the winery direct. 
2016 Piedra Creek San Floriano Vineyard Pinot Noir Edna Valley

2018 Meadowcroft Louvau Vineyard Dry Creek Zinfandel Sonoma County

2018 Meadowcroft Louvau Vineyard Dry Creek Zinfandel Sonoma County
Meadowcroft is one of Sonoma's hidden treasures. These vineyard-specific, limited-release wines exhibit a Sonoma backbone with European exuberance. The Ultra-premium fruit source to construct this masterpiece is ready to dance across your palate even after the last sip. Excellent with pork ragù or mushroom risotto with truffles. 

2018 Meadowcroft Louvau Vineyard Dry Creek Zinfandel Sonoma County

2018 Suzor Sunflower Chardonnay Willamette Valley

The 2018 'Sunflower' Chardonnay from the up-and-coming Suzor wines is the 1st commercial release from this relatively unknown estate. Nestled in the beloved Willamette valley, Suzor produces wines with minimal intervention that show the true essence of terroir. The 2018 Sunflower Chardonnay will immediately remind you of elite Bourgogne blanc from the moment it graces your nose. 

2016 Piedra Creek San Floriano Vineyard Pinot Noir Edna Valley

2018 Roppolo Primitivo Puglia

The Primitivo grape delivers very unique, juicy and powerful wines. If you love BBQ ribs, grilled dishes, cold cuts, Bolognese pasta, powerful and spicy flavors, this wine will be the perfect pairing!
2018 Meadowcroft Louvau Vineyard Dry Creek Zinfandel Sonoma County

2020 Safràn Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie

Fall hard for this stunning but little-known Pinot Grigio adored by Luca Maroni, the Robert Parker of Italy! Available exclusively through BHW, this vintage explodes with fruity flavors, particularly ripe pear, and notes of sage and spice to add complexity to the well-rounded bouquet. It's a masterclass in elegance, balancing exactly the right amount of acidity with a creamy fullness, an uplifting mineral zing, and a lingering fresh fruit finish. 

2016 Piedra Creek San Floriano Vineyard Pinot Noir Edna Valley


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