Wine Club Wines

March 2020 Wine Club Wines

Ca Maiol – Lugana White Wine – Italy > Marche. Made mostly from Turbiana – this is a 100% Italian white grape. It shows fresh lemon, light minerality and a tangy flavor that makes it pair well with shellfish, seafood, pasta and fresh vegetable salads.

Finca Os Cobatos – Mencia – Spain > Galicia. A delightful mix of violets, blackberries and plum notes on the nose. Sweet black cherries, ample spices make this an easy drinking red wine.

Ca Maiol – Giome Red Wine – Italy. A blend of four Italian grape varieties. Made in all stainless steel which creates a fresh, well balanced wine with aromas of berries and a hint of tobacco and spices.

March’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2015 Galerie ‘Pleinair’ Cabernet Sauvignon
from Napa Valley

Pronounced baked berries, warm black currant notes with touches of baking spices, olives and dried herbs.

It has concentrated black berry and savory layers with soft, velvety tannins and balanced freshness, finishing on a spicy note.

February 2020 Wine Club Wines

Bisol Jeio – Brut Prosecco – Italy. Extremely fine and lively bubbles on this dry Prosecco. Intense and fresh nose of citrus fruits, saline and fruit forward palate.

Piedra Negra – Malbec – Argentina > Mendoza. Dark ruby color with a purple rim. The nose has smokey oak and olives with a palate of dense dark fruit, blackberry and blueberry.

Mercer Vineyards – Edge of Heaven Blend – Washington > Horse Heaven Hills. Made with Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon – this could be one of the finest red blends we’ve ever had in the Wine Club! You really need to come taste this one.

February’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

2016 Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Washington State

This is just a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley.

Medium bodied with expressive tannins that wrap around a core of dried herb and black cherry.

January 2020 Wine Club Wines

Matthew Fritz – Sauvignon Blanc – California > North Coast. Aromas dominated by melon and pink grapefruit with hints of pepper and elderflower. Nice, fresh acidity.

Paul Ponnelle – Pinot Noir – France. Subtle herbal accents add to the ripe berry and plum fruit on the nose and mouth of this wine. A sweet kiss of sweet spice on the end.

Silver Palm – Cabernet Sauvignon – California > North Coast. Dark ruby color with aromas of blackberry and dark fruit. Flavors of black cherry, spice and oak with round tannins that lead to a soft, lingering finish.

January’s “If You Insist” Wine Club:

This month we feature the 2016 Dry Creek Zinfandel from Papapietro Perry Winery in Sonoma. Deep red and blue fruit aromas with dark cherry, blackberry and fresh plum mingle with notes of vanilla and caramel on the finish.

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.