Wine Club Sixpack #74

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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...

 

Rose Infinie Cotes de Provence Blanc    This dry white blend of Vermentino and Ugni Blanc from southern France and has a pale yellow color with green hues. It reveals white fruit aromas such as pears, peaches and sometimes melon. Also found with citrus notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit. In the mouth this white wine is characterized by a delicate freshness, one can find citrus and white fruit sometimes embellished with notes of white flowers. Get a nice sense of "old world" earth and fruit integration. Try this wine with an olive tapenade or pan seared salmon.

Wrath “Ex Anima” Chardonnay, Monterey California   The Wrath Ex Anima Chardonnay not your typical oaky butterball coming out of California, but is instead a bright and direct, yet deceptively rich, white wine. Aromas of citron, pineapple, and guava combine to add a subtle tropical note to the nose. The palate counters with lively stone fruits and citrus, a noticeable but balanced acidity, and a full mouth feel that precedes a crushed-stone mineral finish. This white wine is certified sustainable.

Essay Syrah, South Africa       Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave this wine 89 points: “The 2015 Essay Syrah Grenache Cinsault Mourvedre (based on 69% Syrah) has a composed, clean and attractive bouquet with red berry fruit, garrigue, cloves and a touch of iodine that blossoms in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, fresh and crisp with white pepper and cloves jostling for attention on the finish.”  Try it with barbecued ribs, pork chops and stews.

Barton & Guestier Paring Collection Chicken & Turkey Cotes du Rhone, Rhone France    Yes, the label has a left profile portrait of a chicken. That doesn’t make for the most confidence inspiring marketing campaign but Wine Enthusiast awarded this wine a “Best Buy”. This bright, fruit-forward blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan is filled with snappy cherry fruit. It's not overly rich or complex, but instead goes down easily, ending with just a light dusting of tannins.  This versatile red goes with a variety of fare; try it with the usual suspects - burgers, pizza, or pasta.

Terrapura Carmenere, Colchagua Valley Chile   This wine stands out because its ruby red color with profound and expressive aromas of strawberries, cherries and a touch of pepper. In the mouth, it is silky, with sweet tannins and a long, pleasant finish with an elegant touch of oak. Perfect partner for a broad range of dishes such as fish, red sauce pasta dishes and both red and white meats.

 Azabache Garnacha Seleccionada, Rioja Spain      Violet-red color, with glints of purple. Dominant aromas of black fruit in liquor, melon, and tangerine, very clean and powerful, well balanced, very tasty, with mature, sweet tannins which provide it with softness and volume. Is very long, sweet and glyceric, reminiscent of sweet black fruit An excellent companion for steaks, red meats and all kinds of cheeses.

Wine Sixpack #75

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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...

 

Terrassous Cotes Catalanes Muscat Sec    This is not your normal run of the mill sweet muscat.  This wine is bone dry. It is a yellow bright color with green hues. Intense nose with aromas of fresh grapes, litchi and grapefruit. The palate is dry, yet well balanced, displaying aromas of citrus fruits. It’s a crisp and lively Muscat demonstrating all the character of the variety. Food and Wine pairings: Try with a salad, Tai fare, or enjoy it by itself as an aperitif or at the end of the meal.

Mateo Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands California    Mateo is the fruit of the friendship between two winemakers (José Ignacio Cuenca & Brian Loring), two countries (Spain & the US) and two worlds (the Old & the New). This wine is a unique blend of California's finest Chardonnay grapes and is dedicated to José Mateo Cuenca Anderson. This wine has bright lemon on the nose with graham cracker and toast which continues through the finish.

Chateau Galochet Bordeaux Rouge       This wine is 100% Merlot.  Thierry Bergeon has managed Château Galochet with his wife and brother since 1996. The estate is located 30 km from Bordeaux. Enthusiastic about being winegrowers and delighted to live in the country, this inseparable trio has also started breeding dairy cows and selling raw milk in bottle, which is quite rare. This wine has an attractive deep garnet-red color and a fruity nose with hints of redcurrant. The wine starts out firm and fruity on the palate, with soft, very round tannin. The finish is smooth and long.

Peirano Estate Vineyards “Six Clones” Merlot    This wine is produced from 6 different clones, or sub-varieties, of Merlot grown on the estate.  Peirano Estate was the first commercial winery to grow and produce wine from these rare Merlot clones. Aromas of black cherries, red ripe raspberries, strawberry and spice (white pepper), join together in a single sensation of olfactory bliss. The mouth is filled with an array of flavors, including black cherry, strawberry and raspberry with lingering hints of cocoa and toasted oak. Moderate tannins and good acidity leave a pleasing finish.

Echeverria Gran Reserva Carmenere, Curico Valley Chile   100% hand-picked and carried to the estate winery immediately after cutting.  The grapes are then carefully sorted before processing. After aging in French barrels between 10 and 12 months, the resulting wine is garnet red with violet legs with intense aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries, with hints of red bell peppers, dried fruit and spices. Smooth and full-bodied, it has a round and delicate mouthful due to its oak-ageing. An extremely rich and velvety wine from this Chile’s signature grape variety.

Mazzolino Bonarda Oltrepo Pavese Italy      Made exclusively from Croatina grapes (locally referred to as Bonarda) from the Mazzolino Estate’s vineyards. This wine carries the name of the Estate to highlight its strong link with the most important native grape variety in the Oltrepò Pavese area, grown here since the dawn of time. It has a strong ruby-red color with bright purplish highlights. On the nose it is stylish and candid with overtones of small red fruits, blackberries and ripe cherries. On the palate straightaway it has goodly tannins typical of the variety, which add structure and complexity, leaving a good almond finish.  It goes well with local Lombard cuisine: cured meats, meat-filled ravioli, risotto, roast red meat and boiled meat.