August 2021 Wine Club Wines

Here’s a quick look at your August wines:

Domaine Les Asseyras – Cotes du Rhone Blanc – France > Rhone Valley. In the 1820’s the Asseyras farm was a post office where horses were changed for the delivery riders. The estate is now dedicated to wine growing and is run by the (appropriately named) Blanc family! This CDR white is mostly Viognier along with other Rhone varietals . It’s dry and crisp with light lemon, tropical fruit and classic minerality.

Maison L’Envoye – Rose of Gamay – France > Beaujolais. After pressing – the juice was in skin contact for eight hours to extract color and build texture. It was then fermented in stainless steel which made it lively with tangerine, watermelon, lime blossom and wild strawberry flavors. It’s a perfect . . “end of summer” . . Rose.

Domaine Les Asseyras – Cotes du Rhone Rouge – France > Rhone Valley. The companion to the CDR Blanc – this red is a blend of Syrah and Grenache. It has a beautiful intensity with red plum aromas and flavors. Fresh and easy with silky tannins, red current and some earthiness that will make it pair well with food.

August’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – Daou Winery – California > Paso Robles

Has a silky palate that’s integrated with toasty oak, graphite, mineral and forest floor.

Shows ripe fruits and exotic spices that linger on a generous, full-bodied finish.

Drink now . . or age for even more complexity.
93 – 95+ Points
Robert Parker Wine Advocate.