July 2021 Wine Club Wines

Here’s a quick look at your July wines:

Maison L’Envoye – Straight Shooter Chardonnay – Oregon > Willamette Valley. The nose is ripe with apple and fresh pear that is complimented by juicy meyer lemon and a kiss of French oak. Loads of fresh citrus on the palate with a touch of honey.

Robert Oatley – Grenache – Australia > McLaren Vale. A vibrant, perfumed Grenache with classic raspberry and earthy notes. No oak aging makes this similar in weight and body to a young Pinot Noir. A perfect lighter style red for warm weather drinking.

Italo – Chianti Reserve – Italy > Tuscany. Mostly Sangiovese brings out an intense ruby red color with a spicy bouquet of violets, red fruits and cherries. Well balanced with smooth, fine grained tannins and perfect acidity.

July’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2016 “Ovis” – Petite Sirah – “Betsy’s Vineyard” – California > Lake County > High Valley

30+ year old vines from a single vineyard produce small clusters for intense flavors.

Aromas of ripe blueberries, plums and blackberries with undertones of dark
chocolate, dried herbs and warm spices.
Only 525 cases produced.
Enjoy it now . . or lay it down for 10+ years.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious today – so you can enjoy it now . . or let it develop more fully over the next 10 to 12 years.