Le Mistral – Viognier – California > Monterey. A single vineyard Viognier with creamy aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and rose petal along with notes of lemon blossom and wildflowers.
Mas Neuf – Le Clos Costieres de Nimes – France > Rhone Valley. From the southern-most part of the Rhone Valley this classic blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache and Carignan shows notes of dark berries, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg with a velvety finish.
Gravel Bar – Cabernet Sauvignon – Washington > Columbia Valley. Strikes a wonderful balance between fruit and herbal flavors. Black cherry and raspberry marry with fennel and mint along with a backdrop of firm tannins.
December’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:
2017 Hour Glass HG III Red Blend
from Napa Valley
Explosive aromas of black cherry, blackberries and roasted hazelnut. Blackberry jam, ripe plum and cola nut carry forward on the palate with a hint of dark chocolate.
Spends 16 months in new and seasoned French oak.