Wine Club Wines

December 2019 Wine Club Wines

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.

November 2019 Wine Club Wines

Coste Mancini – Pecorino – Italy > Abruzzo. A complex, floral bouquet with notes of ripe fruit and a hint of apple. Has a light minerality that is dry, fresh and well-balanced with notes of green apples.

Christopher Michael – Pinot Noir – Oregon. Comes from Oregon vineyards where cooler temps and a mild growing season allowed the grapes to be picked at perfect ripeness. Flavors of cherry, spice and black currant.

Sebastiani – Cabernet Sauvignon – California > North Coast. Aromas of black cherry, coconut and spice. Filled with juicy flavors of blackberry, plum and toasty oak. Soft tannins mingle with a hint of herbs on the finish.

November’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2016 Mad Hatter Red Blend
from Napa Valley

A big Napa blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sarah. Aromas of plum, wild raspberry, fig, Maraschino cherry, cocoa powder and baking spice.

On the palate it has bold and lively flavors with a rich mouthfeel and a long, smooth finish.

October 2019 Wine Club Wines

Italy and France are showcased for your October Wine Club!

Chateau Maine D’Arman – Bordeaux Rouge – France > Bordeaux. Ripe and perfumed – this is packed with juicy black and red fruits along with a great vanilla – almost creamy taste – from the oak aging.

Coeur Clementine – Brut Rose Sparkling Wine – France > Provence. Made from Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Syrah. Bone dry but fruit forward with white peach, green citrus and tangy clementine.

Vigna del Lauro – Cabernet Franc – Italy > Friuli. From Northeast Italy this Cab Franc shows delicious dark berry flavors and pepper notes with a smooth midpalate and finishes with a touch of fresh herbs.

October’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2006 Arcanum
Super Tuscan Red Blend

Be glad you joined the If You Insist Wine Club – because this month you’ve got a rare treat!

Arcanum is the pinnacle of the estate and is made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauv and Merlot from the most prized vineyards in Tuscany.

We were able to get enough bottles for the Club Members

September 2019 Wine Club Wines

A refreshing Rose of Monastrell from Spain . .

a Montepluciano d’Abruzzo from Italy . .

and a Tempranillo from the Rioja region in Spain.

Plus – a special “If You Insist” wine from our trip to Napa!

September’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2016 Robert Biale Vineyards
Black Chicken Zinfandel

This Zinfandel brims with fruit, spices, and a nose of concentrated blackberry, bright raspberries, clove, five spice, black tea, and notes of caramel and vanilla.

AUGUST 2019 Wine Club Wines

It’s the BIG THREE – as we’ve got wines from France, Italy and Spain for this months Wine Club

A vibrant Albarino from the coast of Spain starts you off – followed by a smooth Cotes du Rhone from France – and we’ll top it off with a Cannonau . . (and what’s that you may ask!). Stop by tonight and you’ll find out!

August’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2015 Kenefick Ranch
Cabernet Franc

Lively nose of ripe cherries, blackberry compote, winter spice and heavy cream followed by dark chocolate, tiramisu and fresh baked brioche.

Has a silky mouthfeel, medium-bodied and markedly vibrant!

We’ll be pouring the Kenefick Ranch
“Caitlin’s Select” Cabernet Franc
“By the Glass” at the Pick-Up Party.

JULY 2019 Wine Club Wines

A luscious Vermentino from Sardinia off the coast of Italy . .

a Rose of Pinot Gris from the Uco Valley in Argentina  . .

and a Cabernet Franc Reserve from Uruguay . . Yep .- that’s right –URUGUAY!

July’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2016 Brown Estate
Chaos Theory
Red Blend

Lively nose of ripe cherries, blackberry compote, winter spice and heavy cream followed by dark chocolate, tiramisu and fresh baked brioche.

Has a silky mouthfeel, medium-bodied and markedly vibrant!

JUNE 2019 Wine Club Wines

Le Grand Courtage – Sparkling Brut Rose – France > Burgundy. A big BIG hit. Perfect bubbly refresher for this humid weather. Bright flavors of fresh strawberries and raspberry with a delicate balance of dryness and acidity.

Mottura – Primitivo Del Salento – Italy > Puglia. Deep ruby red color with aromas of ripe red fruit, cherry, blueberry, vanilla and aromatic herbs. Long finish with enjoyable tannins.

Gundlach Bundschu – Mountain Cuvee – California > Sonoma. Bordeaux style blend of Cab, Merlot, Malbec and Cab Franc. The silky texture showcases layers of lush cassis and red fruit with savory cocoa powder on the finish.

June’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

The 2014 Marcey’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellareese in Napa Valley.

Floral aromatics of Marcey’s vineyard show along with summer blackberries, ripe red cherries, and crushed herbs. Only 250 cases of this wine were produced.

MAY 2019 Wine Club Wines

Here’s Your May Wine Club Trifecta!

No need to review the tapes on these wines.

Come try two Italian’s: a Pinot Grigio from Venezie (we’ll tell you where that is!!) . . and a Sangiovese from Tuscany – PLUS a big Paso Robles Cab that makes your Wine Club membership better than a long-shot on Derby Day!

May’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2015 Hartford Court
Land’s End Single Vineyard
Pinot Noir

Leads with black cherry and black raspberry with aromas of dried rose petal.

Layered flavors of dark berries and dried flowers lead to a mid-palate with elegant and polished texture.

The wine ends with a lingering mocha and mineral finish.

April 2019 Wine Club Wines

Chateau Gassier – Rose – France > Provence. This dry Rose is made from Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Vermentino. It has an intense nose with aromas of peach and white flowers. Spicy notes along with scents of clementine make this a refreshing invitation to Spring.

Flora Springs – Merlot – California > Napa Valley. Aromas of cherry, pomegranate and raspberry with hints of espresso bean, cocoa and mint. An unbelievably warm, lush finish.

Muriel – Rioja Reserva – Spain > Rioja. 100% Tempranillo shows complex and intense aromas with hints of vanilla, spices and herbs. Dry as a bone – it begs for some cheese or a juicy steak. Very ripe fruit with a long, pleasant finish.

April’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

The 2016 Rockpile Zinfandel – a Single Vineyard Zin from Mauritson Winery in Sonoma.

The Rockpile sub-AVA is renowned for its rich and classic Zinfandel. Lots of black fruits, dried fig, black pepper and a dash of oak will rock your world!

March 2019 Wine Club Wines

This month we’ve got not one . . but TWO great Spanish wines – both from the Rioja region.

Monopole is a blanco made from the Viura grape and the red – Cune – is mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha to round out the big fruit flavors.

We’ll cap it off with Matthew Fritz – a California > North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon loaded with dark fruit and spice.

March “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2012 Robert Biale Vineyards
Napa Valley – Petite Sirah E.B.A.

EBA stands for “Extended Barrel Age” as this wine was kept for 20 months in wood barrels.

Intense ruby/purple color with sweet blackberry and blueberry fruit, low acidity and lush tannins.