Wine Club Sixpack #69

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This set of 2 whites and 4 reds come in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag and contains nearly $100 worth of wine for the special price of $49.99. When you bring the empty bag back in, you receive a club discount on the purchase of six bottles or more of any of our in-stock wines.   Our sixpack club has no rules and no obligations, just a good value collection of specially selected wine.   Here is what is included in our latest collection...

Chateau Grand Abord Graves Blanc, Bordeaux France (suggested retail $13.99)  The Château Grand Abord is situated in Portets, in the Graves region near to Bordeaux, where was born the first vineyards of Bordeaux. The origin of Grand Abord’s vineyard goes back to 1720 and remains in the original family, passed down generations. The Graves is distinguished by its minerality and high percentage of Semillon, making it arguably the greatest white wine terroir in Bordeaux. Try this crisp, invigorating blanc with a platter of fresh seafood.

Domaine d’ Orfeuilles Vouvray “Les Courdraies” Loire France (suggested retail $21.99) This estate’s vineyards are planted in 'argilocalcaire,' a chalky clay that produces Chenin with dazzling acidity. The vines range from 35-50 years old. Honeycomb aromas with fig and pineapple nuances. The flavors lean more toward citrus, with lovely firm guava-like acidity. The residual sweetness is therefore moderate and is neither bone dry nor demi-sec. When served chilled, the residual sweetness is barely discernible. The finish lingers on with complexities of honeyed lemon zest and quince.

Bodegas Borsao Garnacha, Campo de Borja Spain (suggested retail $9.99)   Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Issue 226 87 points: “The 2015 Garnacha, which comes in the bright, modern orange/red/copper label is a naked expression of its blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Tempranillo. This sees no oak, and is all the better for it. Plenty of black cherries, black raspberries, dusty/loamy soil notes, a touch of underbrush, pepper and spice are all present in this ripe, medium-bodied, luscious and delicious wine.”

Mountain Door Malbec, Mendoza Argentina (suggested retail $11.99) This vineyard near Mendoza grows on ancient glaciated soils of stone and gravel with vines up to 60 years of age. The resulting wine is dark red in color with violet hues. On the palate, expect fruity notes of Morello cherries and raspberries, combined with hints of vanilla.  It has a plush core of plum, raspberry, and cherries and has soft and balanced fruit and acidity. The tannins are soft, mouth filling and the finish is harmonious.  Try Mountain Door Malbec with grilled steak, chicken or wild salmon.

Pierre Andre Bourgogne “Les Forges” Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, France (suggested retail $21.99)  The Maison Pierre André was created in 1923. The Château de Corton was then re-baptized when purchased in 1927 as the ‘Château de Corton-André’. Half of this wine is aged in oak, in 1 to 5 year old barrels allowing complexity from the barrel without the excess tannin. Lovely garnet in color, the wine has a very fruity nose of red cherry with hints of vanilla and violets. Very smooth on the palate with good fruit, this wine’s complexity and length make you think of something more expensive. It typically is more open and fruity than their Hautes-Côtes de Nuits bottling, with slightly less tannin.

Vina Las Perdices “Reserva Don Juan” Red Blend, Central Coast California (suggested retail $24.99)   Intense ruby color with purple edges, complex berry aromas, hints of pepper, spices, violets and dried plums, with tobacco, chocolate and vanilla notes. Good attack in the mouth, smooth, round, well balanced structure with ripe tannin. Fruit notes combine with the oak to create a long-lasting, evolving explosion of flavors typical of exceptionally fine wines. This special wine is an excellent accompaniment to game dishes, braised meats and stews.