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October 2022 Wine Club release

V A R I E T Y

Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur Rouge – France, Bordeaux - Bordeaux Superieur - 51% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon. Normally $17.99. Marie-Christine, the daughter of Henri Ducourt, purchased this prestigious left-bank property in 1979, which lies on the border of the Graves appellation. The 60-hectare vineyard was rapidly replanted and the château building, which dates from 1348, was restored. Dark garnet hue, red fruits, almond and hazelnut, with a faint vanilla aroma. The silky, velvety attack reveals a pleasant, concentrated and well structured wine. It offers a combination of fruits pastes’ flavors, licorice and toasted notes, and an elegant finish. Pair with Charcuterie, tapas, red meat, white meat, cheeses

Grace Town Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - Grace Town Wines - United States - California – Lodi - 90% Old Vine Zinfandel + 10% Petite Sirah. . Normally $17.99. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the area during the California Gold Rush, therefore it holds a special place in Lodi’s history as a winegrowing region. The vines are naturally low-yielding due to their age, and they consistently produce high quality fruit. The wine is ruby red in color with toasty aromas; smoke and vanilla flavors. Classic Lodi Zinfandel notes of plum and ripe fruit. Some richness and a moderately long finish. Enjoy this wine with grilled vegetables, grilled steak, baby back ribs, Gruyere and Gorgonzola cheeses.

Hugl Gemischter Satz Hugl-Wimmer Austria – Weinviertel - 50% Grüner Veltliner, 40% Gelber Muskateller and 10% Riesling. Normally $15.99. "Gemischter Satz" has a long history in Austria. It is a field blend where different grape varieties are picked at the same time and vinified together. In Vienna, the tradition of planting different and complementary grape varieties together in a vineyard – then harvesting and fermenting them together as well – has survived to the present day as Gemischter Satz. Thanks to the dynamic efforts of ambitious winegrowers, this traditional rarity has grown in stature and recognition to become the calling card of viticulture in Austria’s capital city.

Gemischter Satz is very popular in Vienna’s Heurigen (the Viennese term for wine taverns). Historically, Heurigen were simple places, where vineyard owners would open their doors during wine season to serve glasses of this years wine and juices to guests. At most, a plate of cold meats and cheese could be served along with the delicious wine.

Montebuena Rioja Blanco. Cosecheros de Labastida ( Montebuena ). Spain - La Rioja – Rioja - 80% Viura and 20% Tempranillo Blanco. Normally $16.49. What truly sets Montebuena apart is its unique position where the Ebro river is closest to the Sierra Cantabria mountains, creating a blend of Mediterranean and Continental climates that prevents an excess of rain and extreme cold. In addition, the shallow, calcareous soil limits the yield of the harvest and the size of the grapes while increasing the volume of the skins, resulting in deeper color and a greater concentration of flavor.

Montebuena Blanco is straw yellow colored, translucent with greyish hues at the edges. Dominant white fruit aromas of apple and ripe banana on the nose with citrus notes in the background. Fresh and intense on the palate, although the acidity gradually smoothes out as the wine passes through the mouth and gives way to sweetness combined with a slightly bitter note and silky feel that balances the first sensation. Fresh salads and vegetables, grilled fish, young cheeses, seafood and shellfish.

 

 

R E D S

Indwe Pinotage Riebeek Cellars South Africa - Western Cape - Coastal Region – Swartland. Normally $17.49

Indwe is the Xhosa name for the Blue Crane, also called the Stanley Crane or Paradise Crane. It is South Africa's national bird and is almost exclusively endemic to South Africa (an estimated 20-25 birds are found in Namibia). The Indwe is highly revered culturally – its feathers and regalia can only be worn by the Zulu king and royalty. The species faces threats from climate change, as well as illegal trade, domestication and habitat loss. Kysela has partnered with the International Crane Foundation and Endangered Wildlife Trust, donating proceeds from the sale of each bottle of Indwe Pinotage to help support their conservation efforts.

Indwe Pinotage offers an array of red cherry and bright plum flavors that follow through on an elegant palate with smooth tannins and a juicy finish. Let this chill half an hour in the fridge and then you can chill with your friends and some casual summer grilled foods.

Terra Barossa Shiraz - Thorn Clarke - Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley. Normally $19.99

Deep purple red. Aromas of ripe plums, cherries and earth with subtle notes of vanilla and cloves. The aromas follow through onto the palate with a fruit focus, subtle oak notes and soft, rounded tannins. The wine walks the line between medium and full bodied with a plush mouthfeel. "This is a gently spicy shiraz with aromas of red berries and plums, gentle spice and a little perfume and spiced pastry, too. The palate has a supple and fleshy feel with bright and ripe red to dark-berry flavors. Soft, plump tannins. Pair with grilled and barbecued foods like kebobs and grilled vegetables, beef and lamb.

Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur Rouge – France, Bordeaux - Bordeaux Superieur - 51% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon. Normally $17.99.

Marie-Christine, the daughter of Henri Ducourt, purchased this prestigious left-bank property in 1979, which lies on the border of the Graves appellation. The 60-hectare vineyard was rapidly replanted and the château building, which dates from 1348, was restored. Dark garnet hue, red fruits, almond and hazelnut, with a faint vanilla aroma. The silky, velvety attack reveals a pleasant, concentrated and well structured wine. It offers a combination of fruits pastes’ flavors, licorice and toasted notes, and an elegant finish. Pair with Charcuterie, tapas, red meat, white meat, cheeses

Grace Town Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - Grace Town Wines - United States - California – Lodi - 90% Old Vine Zinfandel + 10% Petite Sirah. . Normally $17.99.

Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the area during the California Gold Rush, therefore it holds a special place in Lodi’s history as a winegrowing region. The vines are naturally low-yielding due to their age, and they consistently produce high quality fruit. The wine is ruby red in color with toasty aromas; smoke and vanilla flavors. Classic Lodi Zinfandel notes of plum and ripe fruit. Some richness and a moderately long finish. Enjoy this wine with grilled vegetables, grilled steak, baby back ribs, Gruyere and Gorgonzola cheeses.

 

 

W H I T E S

Siegel Special Reserve Chardonnay - Vina Siegel - Chile - Central Valley Region - Colchagua Valley - 100% Chardonnay. Normally $21.49 This Chardonnay has a pale yellow color. On the nose it is complex with citrus and tropical fruit aromas balanced with notes from the oak aging. On the palate it has good acidity and a long finish. the Special Reserve is aged in French oak for 6 months. It offers good typicity of the Chardonnay varietal with notes of orchard fruit accented by hints of honeysuckle and flint. The mouth feel is soft, balanced and lightly flavored. Pairs well with fish like Tilapia, salmon and white meats.

 

Montebuena Rioja Blanco. Cosecheros de Labastida ( Montebuena ). Spain - La Rioja – Rioja - 80% Viura and 20% Tempranillo Blanco. Normally $16.49

What truly sets Montebuena apart is its unique position where the Ebro river is closest to the Sierra Cantabria mountains, creating a blend of Mediterranean and Continental climates that prevents an excess of rain and extreme cold. In addition, the shallow, calcareous soil limits the yield of the harvest and the size of the grapes while increasing the volume of the skins, resulting in deeper color and a greater concentration of flavor.

Montebuena Blanco is straw yellow colored, translucent with greyish hues at the edges. Dominant white fruit aromas of apple and ripe banana on the nose with citrus notes in the background. Fresh and intense on the palate, although the acidity gradually smoothes out as the wine passes through the mouth and gives way to sweetness combined with a slightly bitter note and silky feel that balances the first sensation. Fresh salads and vegetables, grilled fish, young cheeses, seafood and shellfish.

I Veroni Achilleva Vermentino di Toscana- Central Italy – Toscana. 100% Vermentino. Normally $17.49

Made from Vermentino grapes. Light yellow in color with flavors of yellow flowers and aromatic herbs. Fresh on the palate with a mineral and silky taste and an elegant acidity. Excellent as an aperitif, with light and creamy cheeses or pair with fresh seafood. Vermentino is an ideal wine to pair with a wide variety of vegetables. This is one of the few wines that pair well with artichokes and for that reason alone is worth seeking out. Spinach, beans, arugula, and zucchini all pair very well with this wine.

Hugl Gemischter Satz Hugl-Wimmer Austria – Weinviertel - 50% Grüner Veltliner, 40% Gelber Muskateller and 10% Riesling. Normally $15.99. "Gemischter Satz" has a long history in Austria. It is a field blend where different grape varieties are picked at the same time and vinified together. In Vienna, the tradition of planting different and complementary grape varieties together in a vineyard – then harvesting and fermenting them together as well – has survived to the present day as Gemischter Satz. Thanks to the dynamic efforts of ambitious winegrowers, this traditional rarity has grown in stature and recognition to become the calling card of viticulture in Austria’s capital city.

Gemischter Satz is very popular in Vienna’s Heurigen (the Viennese term for wine taverns). Historically, Heurigen were simple places, where vineyard owners would open their doors during wine season to serve glasses of this years wine and juices to guests. At most, a plate of cold meats and cheese could be served along with the delicious wine.