Cork 'n Cap Sixpack Wine Club Sixpack #44

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Wines from Spain, Italy highlight this collection

as summer winds down

This set of 2 whites and 4 reds come in our reusable, partitioned, eco-friendly six bottle bag and contains over $70 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.

Bit A Cora Verdejo, Rueda Spain (suggested retail $11.99)  This dry, crisp white comes from the Rueda region of Spain and is produced from the Verdejo grape. The wine has a pale yellow color in the glass, and bright citrus aromas, it is medium bodied with lively acidity and great flavor. This is a perfect aperitif but also pairs well with seafood or grilled chicken.

Chateau de la Roulerie Chenin Blanc, Anjou France  (suggested retail $17.99)  With the estate dating back to the 11th century and the chateau built mid-15th, Roulerie's terraced vineyards really come to relevance in a more recent time. In 1996, winemaker Philippe Germain's father, Bernard (of the Bordeaux Germain-Sancrits), purchased Roulerie from famed chef Gaston Lenotre and they started producing stunning examples of old-vine Chenin. This wine loves everything from fish & fowl to fruits & veggies. Match it with pan-seared scallops over pasta or baked chicken breasts in a pear-cream sauce.

Poderi del Nonnonanni Chianti, Tuscany Italy (suggested retail $11.99)  This wine is produced following the ancient recipe: a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia.  It follows a wine fruity, fresh and tasty, which reflects the characteristics of the terroir that represents.  This is a Chianti wine with brilliant ruby red color and the nose is characterized by a hint of violet and red fruit that is typical of Sangiovese. Don't let the traditional wicker bottle fool you.  This wine is young and easy going, with fresh balanced and medium body with tannins balanced by a not too aggressive acidity. Great with grilled meats or tomato based pasta dishes.

Bodegas Atalaya Laya, Almansa Spain  (suggested retail $10.99)  The 2012 Laya, a blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Monastrell, has a superb bouquet of pure dark cherries, blackberry and incense that would normally grace a wine far more expensive. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of succulent black fruit that is neatly entwined with the subtle French oak. It is not a complex wine, but it is supremely well-crafted.  This wine pairs nicely with Paella, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom dishes, stewed meat, sausage, pork, beef roasts, red and/or white meat with sauces.

Rosenblum Cellars “Stark Raving Cab”, California (suggested retail $12.99)   Sticking with our belief that wine, like life, should be bold, daring and irresistibly interesting, we crafted our Cabernet Sauvignon. It's hauntingly seductive nose surrounds the senses with boysenberry, cassis and black cherry, embraced by rich mocha and hints of black pepper. The intensity continues across the smooth, well-structured palate, with an abundance of fruit and spice that extends into a lingering and enjoyable finish. We recommend you pair the wine with dishes equally interesting and flavorful, such as pasta puttanesca or spice-rubbed steak.

Mas Dels Frares Priorat, Spain (suggested retail $19.99)  La Perla Del Priorat is one of Priorat's oldest wineries. Founded in the 15th century by the carthusian monks of Scala Dei under the name of "Mas Dels Frares" (House of the Friars), it used to be an important monastery of Priorat. Robert Parker gave this wine 89 points: “The 2008 Mas del Frares is an unoaked blend of 50% Carinena, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Garnacha. The nose gives up earth notes, mineral, lavender, and black cherry. Substantial on the palate with good density and ripe flavors, this friendly effort is a good introduction to the region and an outstanding value.”

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