Wine Club – June 2015

Primary Red Wine

Jason Stephens 2010 MerlotJason Stephens 2010 Merlot

  • California > Santa Clara Valley
  • Grapes: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 15.2%

Aromas of grilled figs, black plums, and a touch of menthol and herbs. Full flavors of ripe, juicy black fruit and black pepper linger on the palate. This wine achieves a wonderful balance of bright acidity and the tiniest touch of sweetness, all with silky smooth tannins.

Primary White Wine

d’Arenberg 2013 The Hermit crabd’Arenberg 2013 The Hermit Crab

  • Australia > McLaren Vale
  • Grapes: Viognier 64%, Marsanne 36%
  • Alcohol: 13.0%

The nose displays an enticing mix of white stonefruits and sweet pineapple with a hint of ginger. The palate is luscious with nectarine and peach and a twist of candied citrus rind. These sweet flavors evolve into more savory flavors of raw almonds and spice.

Secondary Red Wine

Lava Cap 2011 Red BlendLava Cap 2011 Red Blend

  • California > El Dorado County
  • Grapes: Cabernet w/ Sangiovese, Merlot & Barbera
  • Alcohol: 14.7%

Opens with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and a hint of bay leaf. Layers of spicy oak frame a generous, plush and juicy mid-palate. Red fruit flavors linger into a toasty vanilla finish.