Wine Club Wines

Wine Club – August 2015

Primary Red Wine

Graffito 2013 Malbec

  •  Argentina
  • Grapes: Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14.4%

The palate balances red currant fruit and hints of black pepper with loads of mouth-coating ripe tannins that are common in old vine Malbecs. Finishes with smooth, lush tannins, ripe acidity and good length. The ultimate steak wine.

Primary White Wine

Rocca delle Macie 2013 Toscana

  • Italy > Tuscany
  • Grapes: Pinot Grigio 20%, Chardonnay 35%, Vermintino 30%
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

A straw-yellow color with intense aromas of white flowers with hints of flint.  On the palate you’ll get fresh mineral notes that blend perfectly with citrus notes.  Goes great with seafood dishes soft cheeses and white meats.

Secondary Red Wine

Errazuriz 2012 Pinot Noir

  • Chile
  • Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

Aromas of red berries with light balsamic notes, rosemary, and a soft touch of damp earth and mushrooms. Medium bodied.  The  palate mimics the nose plus adds in some notes of dried fruits and toasted bread.

Wine Club – July 2015

Primary Red Wine

Canchales 2011 RiojaCanchales 2011 Rioja

  •  Spain > Riojas
  • Grapes: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

This 100% Tempranillo is made with a combination of stemmed and crushed grapes. The result is a soft and youthful red with cherry red color and a fresh and fruity profile. Light tannins and a caressing texture.

Primary White Wine

Puerta Vieja 2013 Rioja BlancoPuerta Vieja 2013 Rioja Blanco

  • Spain > Rioja
  • Grapes: Macabeo
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

Clean, bright, pale yellow-green. Aromas of limes and lemons with overtones of pineapple and some floral hints. Light on the palate with hints of a well-integrated acidity. Balanced finish with a pleasant floral aftertaste.

Secondary Red Wine

Blau 2013 Red BlendBlau 2013 Red Blend

  • Spain > Montsant
  • Grapes: Carignan 50%, Syrah 25%, Garnacha 25%
  • Alcohol: 12.5%

Brilliant ruby color. Lively red berry and Asian spice aromas with notes of mocha and licorice. Flavors of fresh raspberry and cherry with a touch of herbs. Finishes with lingering spiciness and a note of tangy berry.

Wine Club – June 2015

Primary Red Wine

Jason Stephens 2010 MerlotJason Stephens 2010 Merlot

  • California > Santa Clara Valley
  • Grapes: Merlot
  • Alcohol: 15.2%

Aromas of grilled figs, black plums, and a touch of menthol and herbs. Full flavors of ripe, juicy black fruit and black pepper linger on the palate. This wine achieves a wonderful balance of bright acidity and the tiniest touch of sweetness, all with silky smooth tannins.

Primary White Wine

d’Arenberg 2013 The Hermit crabd’Arenberg 2013 The Hermit Crab

  • Australia > McLaren Vale
  • Grapes: Viognier 64%, Marsanne 36%
  • Alcohol: 13.0%

The nose displays an enticing mix of white stonefruits and sweet pineapple with a hint of ginger. The palate is luscious with nectarine and peach and a twist of candied citrus rind. These sweet flavors evolve into more savory flavors of raw almonds and spice.

Secondary Red Wine

Lava Cap 2011 Red BlendLava Cap 2011 Red Blend

  • California > El Dorado County
  • Grapes: Cabernet w/ Sangiovese, Merlot & Barbera
  • Alcohol: 14.7%

Opens with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and a hint of bay leaf. Layers of spicy oak frame a generous, plush and juicy mid-palate. Red fruit flavors linger into a toasty vanilla finish.

Wine Club – May 2015

Primary Red Wine

Le FarneteLe Farnete 2012 Tuscan Red Blend

  • Italy > Tuscany > Carmignano
  • Grapes: Sangiovese 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%
  • Alcohol: 13.0%

In the 18th century, the producers of the Carmignano region developed a tradition of blending Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, long before the practice became popularized by the “Super Tuscan” of the late 20th century. Combines Sangioveseʼs lush red cherry fruit and fresh acidity with Cabernet Sauvignonʼs structure and backbone.

Primary White Wine

Villa dei PavoniVilla dei Pavoni 2013 Pinot Grigio

  • Italy > Veneto
  • Grapes: Pinot Grigio
  • Alcohol: 12.0%

Light golden in color this Pinot Grigio exhibits characteristics true to its varietal and terroir. The orange blossom and apple on the nose is followed by clean lemony citrus and unripe pear on the palate. With medium body and crisp acidity.
Enjoy alone or pair with oysters, prawns, scampi or dishes with chicken.

Secondary Red Wine

Masseria SuraniMasseria Surani 2012 Ares – Rosso Puglia

  • Italy > Puglia
  • Grapes: Primitivo 50%, Negroamaro 30%, Cab Sauv 20%
  • Alcohol: 13.0%

Named for the Greek god of war, this red blend comes from the “heel of the boot” in Italy (Puglia) has an intense ruby red color. Youʼll find red fruits and black cherry on the nose and palate. Spends 6 months in large Slavonian oak casks.